While families are “all in” throughout Illinois to stay home and stay safe, the Rockford Park District’s camp staff are All In 4 Camp!
Youth ages 5-12 and their families are invited to join live Zoom virtual camp sessions with counselors from the Park District’s Nature Quest summer camp!
Sessions will be held Fridays, May 15, May 22, May 29, and June 5, 2020 from 2:00 until 4:00 p.m. for $20 per household per date. Each session will feature a unique theme; households can sign up for one session, or all four.
“With area youth unable to take part in after school activities or sports we hope these Friday afternoon virtual camps fill that void and offer an interactive way to have some fun, stay safe, and provide a much-needed break for kids and parents. Our well-trained team of recreation experts will be leading fun activities that require little to no supplies from home and most importantly, an opportunity to connect with friends their age,” said Laurie Anderson, Superintendent of Operations.
All Session themes are:
- May 15, 2020 – Growing Wild: Explore fun ways to start an easy garden, play some games to release some energy, and take a virtual field trip to learn about plants, to know what to look for (and what to look out for!) the next time you go hiking!
- May 22, 2020 – Animal Mania: Join camp staff and imitate animals, learn all about how to identify animals based on their tracks and scat, and take a virtual field trip to Lockwood Park to see some of the park’s live animals!
- May 29, 2020 – We’ve Got Talent: Play games that showcase your skills, while learning new skills in a Zumba dance class, and joining in on a talent show!
- June 5, 2020 – Virtual Escape: Help camp staff catch a world-famous cartoon villain, survive on a deserted island, and locate a vaccine that was hidden by a mad scientist! Your reward is a virtual escape to the tropics of Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens.
To participate, families will need a phone, tablet, or other internet capable device. Registration is available now for “All in 4 Camp” along with a variety of other virtual recreation programs at www.rockfordparkdistrict.org/virtual. For registration questions or to inquire about fee assistance call 815-987-8800.