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Summer Camp

Summer Camp 2015 - Spend your summer OUTDOORS! - Camp Registration Form

To register your camper today call (618) 462-6979 or use the 2015 Camp Registration Form (link form here). You can also register your camper online through the Lewis and Clark College for Kids by visiting

Up A Creek Kayak Camp - June 19 - $50
This day long kayak camp will introduce campers to the wonderful world of paddling. Before hitting the water, participants will be fitted for lifejackets and receive paddling instruction and safety training from ACA Certified Trip Leaders. Participants will get their fitness on as they learn paddling techniques and kayak maneuvers. The route for this camp will be determine soon. Keep checking back for more information or call (618) 462-6979. For ages 10 and up.



Adventures in Dirt: Can You Dig It? – June 22-25 - $85
Get your hands dirty while discovering what lies beneath the surface of Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary! Paddle your way to mock archaeological sites to excavate and collect artifacts, analyze what we uncover, and unlock the secrets of the past. Work alongside experienced archaeologists during daily digs to better understand everyday ancient life along the rivers. Encounter the amazing interactions among people, animals, and the natural surroundings – careful not to step in the paleo poop! For ages 8 and up.




Survivor: Riverlands – July 6-8 - $75
Harness your inner Katniss during target practice; get in touch with your Top Chef for the campfire cooking competition; navigate your way through the prairie like Meriwether Lewis! Test your outdoor skills during this three day adventure in Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary. For ages 10 and up.



BrainSTEM - July 13-15 - $75
What do the Clark Bridge, the Chain of Rocks Canal and the Melvin Price Locks and Dam have in common? All three structures were engineered to solve a problem! Develop and design your own engineering marvels to solve everyday problems during this three day camp at the National Great Rivers Museum. We will use science, technology, engineering and math to create a perfect container for eggs, build a bridge that can withstand the weight of a bucket of pennies, construct rockets and watch them fly, use simple machines to create a cool Rube Goldberg contraption and much more! For ages 8 and up.



Thanks to all of our 2014 campers. We hope to see you and your friends next year! For information on future camps, contact the National Great Rivers Museum at (618) 462-6979.


The National Great Rivers Museum  2 Lock and Dam Way  Alton IL  62002   877-462-6979