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Summer Camp 2018

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Age Group Course Details Price Member Price
Hartley Halfpints
3 years (no parents)
Hartley Halfpints (HH)
Hartley Halfpints are taking their first solo steps into the wilds of Hartley Park with opportunities to create, explore and learn in a shortened week. Staff will immerse campers in one fascinating theme for the entire camp, inspiring wonder and allowing for in-depth, hands-on fun. Campers must be three years old and fully toilet trained before camp begins.
$78.00 $60.00
 
June 20-22 (Hello Hartley), 9:00-12:00
Section full
June 27-29 (Sticks & Stones), 9:00-12:00
Section full
July 11-13 (Water Play), 9:00-12:00
Section full
July 18-20 (Mud!), 9:00-12:00
Section full
July 25-27 (Hello Hartley), 9:00-12:00
Section full
August 1-3 (Sticks & Stones), 9:00-12:00
Section full
August 8-10 (Mud!), 9:00-12:00
Section full
Young Explorers
4-5 years (grades PreK-K)
Going Wild
Jump into the wild outside with this nature sampler! Themes change with each day as we investigate bugs, delve into dirt, splash in the pond and explore the park in search of a wild time.
$130.00 $100.00
 
June 25-29, 1:00-4:00
2 seats open
July 30- August 3, 9:00-12:00
Section full
Young Explorers
4-5 years (grades PreK-K)
Water Stompers
Few things are more fun than water, mud, ponds and creeks. Bring your own rubber boots or borrow ours-you'll need them-as we cool off with many wet adventures and explorations. We will leave no slimy rock unturned!
$130.00 $100.00
 
June 18-22, 1:00-4:00
Section full
July 23-27, 9:00-12:00
Section full
Young Explorers
4-5 years (grades PreK-K)
Hartley's Greatest Hits
Get a piece of the action from our most beloved summer camps. We'll examine pond critters, build nature sculptures, chase butterflies and explore hidden nooks and crannies of the forest with our new-found friends. * No class on July 4
$104.00 $80.00
 
July 2-6*, 9:00-12:00
Section full
Young Explorers
4-5 years (grades PreK-K)
Hartley Greatest Hits
Get a piece of the action from our most beloved summer camps. We'll examine pond critters, build nature sculptures, chase butterflies and explore hidden nooks and crannies of the forest with our new-found friends.
$130.00 $100.00
 
July 30-August 3, 1:00-4:00
12 seats open
Young Explorers
4-5 years (grades PreK-K)
Forest Friends
Up for a little fairy fun? We'll learn about our friends with feathers, fins and fur while exploring some of Hartley's best spots.Add art projects, songs, stories and outdoor playtime and you might just emerge a forest friend yourself!
$130.00 $100.00
 
August 6-10, 9:00-12:00
Section full
Young Explorers
4-5 years (grades PreK-K)
Forest Friends
Up for a little fairy fun? We'll learn about our friends with feathers, fins and fur while exploring some of Hartley's best spots.Add art projects, songs, stories and outdoor playtime and you might just emerge a forest friend yourself! * No class on July 4
$104.00 $80.00
 
July 2-6*, 1:00-4:00
6 seats open
Young Explorers
4-5 years (grades PreK-K)
Creepy Crawly Critters
Creepy crawlies are some of the coolest critters around! We'll search for bugs, worms, butterflies, tadpoles and much more. Learn why these critters are important and discover the best places in Hartley to find creepy crawlies.
$130.00 $100.00
 
July 16-20, 1:00-4:00
2 seats open
August 13-17, 9:00-12:00
Section full
Young Explorers
4-5 years (grades PreK-K)
Trail Trekkers
If you like to hike, this camp is for you! See new parts of Hartley Park as we take to the trails, wander the woods, gaze at the vistas while learning to be good outdoor trekkers.
$130.00 $100.00
 
June 11-15, 1:00-4:00
6 seats open
July 16-20, 9:00-12:00
3 seats open
Young Explorers
4-5 years (grades PreK-K)
Dirt!
Discover how plants and animals use dirt, mud and soil. We will be playing and digging in the dirt, making mud pies and dirt cakes, and learning about Hartley's underground critters. Can you dig it?
$130.00 $100.00
 
July 9-13, 9:00-12:00
Section full
August 6-10, 1:00-4:00
5 seats open
Young Explorers
4-5 years (grades PreK-K)
Nature Play
We're all about getting kids outside to run, dig, jump, climb, splash, invent, imagine and play. Campers will catch tadpoles, pick rocks, create mud pies and explore our nature play area.
$130.00 $100.00
 
June 18-22, 9:00-12:00
Section full
August 13-17, 1:00-4:00
7 seats open
Young Explorers
4-5 years (grades PreK-K)
All About Art
Wildflowers in the breeze, a duck family on the pond, rain clouds above Rock Knob; we'll use nature as our inspiration for painting, drawing, sculpting and much more. Budding artists will hike, play games and create art all week long.
$130.00 $100.00
 
June 25-29, 9:00-12:00
Section full
July 23-27, 1:00-4:00
Section full
Young Explorers
4-5 years (grades PreK-K)
Pond Peepers
Did you hear that? Explore the waterways of Hartley in search of amazing creatures that live there. Use your eyes and ears as we learn more about the animals that call water home.
$130.00 $100.00
 
June 11-15, 9:00-12:00
Section full
July 9-13, 1:00-4:00
3 seats open
Junior Naturalists
6-7 years (grades 1-2)
Water Wanderin'
Slip on your sloppin' boots as we travel Tischer Creek, splash through deep puddles and explore the pond with nets, poles and even an underwater camera. Plants, animals, waves and water will be our focus all week.
$130.00 $100.00
 
July 9-13, 9:00-12:00
Section full
August 6-10, 1:00-4:00
2 seats open
Junior Naturalists
6-7 years (grades 1-2)
FORT
With sticks, mud, leaves, pine needles and more as tools, and the shelters of our favorite forest friends as inspiration, we'll spend the week building the best forts Hartley Park has ever seen.
$130.00 $100.00
 
June 18-22, 9:00-12:00
Section full
August 13-17, 1:00-4:00
Section full
Junior Naturalists
6-7 years (grades 1-2)
Pond Life
Who lives in Hartley Pond? Where are their favorite hiding places? Are they babies or grown-ups? Join us as we learn about animals large, small and even tiny that depend on our biggest body of water!
$130.00 $100.00
 
June 18-22, 1:00-4:00
3 seats open
July 23-27, 9:00-12:00
Section full
Junior Naturalists
6-7 years (grades 1-2)
Bugstruck!
Do you love bugs? We'll learn about bugs and the other crawling critters while leaving no log unturned, no web un-admired and no net dusty in our quest to observe these animals in action. Let your heart sing (or buzz) with adventure!
$130.00 $100.00
 
June 25-29, 1:00-4:00
2 seats open
July 30- August 3, 9:00-12:00
Section full
Junior Naturalists
6-7 years (grades 1-2)
Outdoor Life
What does it take to live the outdoor life? Learn outdoor skills like hiking and setting up camp. We'll tromp to the farthest reaches of Hartley Park, and learn how to be comfortable in the great outdoors. * No class July 4.
$104.00 $80.00
 
July 2-6*, 9:00-12:00
8 seats open
Junior Naturalists
6-7 years (grades 1-2)
Best of Hartley
Each day will be a new adventure featuring Hartley's most popular activities. From fishing to climbing the highest heights, we'll discover and explore the best that Hartley has to offer.
$130.00 $100.00
 
June 11-15, 1:00-4:00
Section full
July 16-20, 9:00-12:00
Section full
Junior Naturalists
6-7 years (grades 1-2)
Outdoor Life
What does it take to live the outdoor life? Learn outdoor skills like hiking and setting up camp. We'll tromp to the farthest reaches of Hartley Park, and learn how to be comfortable in the great outdoors.
$130.00 $100.00
 
July 30- August 3, 1:00-4:00
2 seats open
Junior Naturalists
6-7 years (grades 1-2)
Scramblin' Scientists
Scientists are a curious lot. This week will be full of experiments covering all kinds of topics. Campers will be introduced to basic science concepts with classic games and hikes to keep us smiling and engaged all week long.
$130.00 $100.00
 
June 25-29, 9:00-12:00
Section full
July 23-27, 1:00-4:00
Section full
Junior Naturalists
6-7 years (grades 1-2)
Nature Detectives
We've got a mystery on our hands, detectives. Tracks. Scat. Bones. Holes. Dens. Tunnels. Fur. Teeth marks. Feathers. It's all to be found in the woods. We'll unravel a new mystery each day using clues to learn about Hartley's many animals.
$130.00 $100.00
 
June 11-15, 9:00-12:00
Section full
July 9-13, 1:00-4:00
Section full
Junior Naturalists
6-7 years (grades 1-2)
Nature's Ninjas
Some of Hartley's wild critters are as stealthy as ninjas. They tread lightly, have natural camouflage and slink around hoping avoid attention. Join us as we take to the woods to learn about nature's ninjas via games, crafts and exploration. * No class July 4.
$104.00 $80.00
 
July 2-6*, 1:00-4:00
6 seats open
Junior Naturalists
6-7 years (grades 1-2)
Nature Art & Play
Nature provides the inspiration and material; campers provide the energy and imagination. Join us as we build sculptures, climb trees, dig with sticks, splash in puddles, make messes and create art projects to share with your family.
$130.00 $100.00
 
July 16-20, 1:00-4:00
Section full
August 13-17, 9:00-12:00
Section full
Junior Naturalists
6-7 years (grades 1-2)
Nature's Ninjas
Some of Hartley's wild critters are as stealthy as ninjas. They tread lightly, have natural camouflage and slink around hoping avoid attention. Join us as we take to the woods to learn about nature's ninjas via games, crafts and exploration.
$130.00 $100.00
 
August 6-10, 9:00-12:00
Section full
Bushwhackers
8-9 years (grades 3-4)
Hook, Line & Sinker
After mastering fishing equipment, skills and techniques, we will hit the water of Hartley Park in search of perch, sunfish and bullheads. Campers will explore the ponds and streams of Hartley by foot and canoe. Includes a Friday field trip to Wild Rice Lake.
$130.00 $100.00
 
June 11-15, 9:00-12:00
Section full
July 23-27, 1:00-4:00
1 seats open
Bushwhackers
8-9 years (grades 3-4)
Hartley Sampler
We'll cram as many of our favorite Hartley activities into this week as possible. We may put our animal detective skills to the test in the fields and forests, before gathering supplies to build a cozy fort. Or we'll head to the pond to see what life is like underwater.
$130.00 $100.00
 
June 25-29, 1:00-4:00
6 seats open
July 16-20, 9:00-12:00
3 seats open
Bushwhackers
8-9 years (grades 3-4)
Survival
You're lost in the woods with nothing but the clothes on your back... could you make it out on your own? There are many secrets to staying alive. We'll learn all about how to not only survive in the wilderness, but how to enjoy the experience!
$130.00 $100.00
 
June 18-22, 1:00-4:00
2 seats open
July 23-27, 9:00-12:00
2 seats open
Bushwhackers
8-9 years (grades 3-4)
Art Outside
Perfect for the budding artist, this session includes outdoors-inspired art projects. Each day brings a new art concept and a project, from sculptures to drawings,plus lots of time in the woods in search of inspiration. The week culminates in an awesome art show and a chance to showcase your talents.
$130.00 $100.00
 
June 18-22, 9:00-12:00
Section full
July 9-13, 1:00-4:00
1 seats open
Bushwhackers
8-9 years (grades 3-4)
For the Birds
Become a budding birder! Birds have some great adaptations to live in every part of the world. We'll dissect owl pellets, observe song bird banding at Hartley and maybe take a trip to Hawk Ridge.
$130.00 $100.00
 
August 6-10, 1:00-4:00
Section full
Bushwhackers
8-9 years (grades 3-4)
Mountain Biking
Hartley Park is awesome for biking! Geared toward campers with little to no trail riding experience, we'll learn safety and basic technique, then get out there to experience the hills, pines and bridges. Each day will also include nature study and team games. Campers must bring their own helmet and trail bike (with front and rear hand brakes) each day!
$130.00 $100.00
 
June 11-15, 1:00-4:00
Section full
July 9-13, 9:00-12:00
2 seats open
Bushwhackers
8-9 years (grades 3-4)
Slippery, Slimy Sleuths
Hartley Park has all sorts of animals that creep, crawl and slither. Most of them are small and shy. Think you can find some? We'll be turning over logs, looking under rocks, bushwhacking in the woods and digging into mud as we try to catch them!
$130.00 $100.00
 
July 16-20, 1:00-4:00
10 seats open
August 6-10, 9:00-12:00
6 seats open
Bushwhackers
8-9 years (grades 3-4)
Forest Hideouts
Campers will be exploring the deeper woods of Hartley Park searching for the perfect place to build a great hideout. Looking at the building techniques of park residents like squirrels, beavers and foxes, we will build hideouts using natural materials.
$130.00 $100.00
 
June 25-29, 9:00-12:00
6 seats open
July 30-August 3, 1:00-4:00
Section full
Bushwhackers
8-9 years (grades 3-4)
For the Birds
Become a budding birder! Birds have some great adaptations to live in every part of the world. We'll dissect owl pellets, observe song bird banding at Hartley and maybe take a trip to Hawk Ridge. *No class on July 4.
$104.00 $80.00
 
July 2-6*, 9:00-12:00
4 seats open
Bushwhackers
8-9 years (grades 3-4)
Water Engineering
How does a beaver build such an effective dam? Why do rivers move sideways? We will explore both of these questions and more as we learn about water and how it changes the landscape.
$130.00 $100.00
 
August 13-17, 9:00-12:00
11 seats open
Bushwhackers
8-9 years (grades 3-4)
Basic Outdoor Adventurers
Get your hiking boots ready... campers will come home ready to build a safe fire, read a map and compass and sleep under the stars. We'll cover the basics of camping like knots, shelter building and leave-no-trace camping ethics with plenty of outdoor adventures thrown in for good measure.
$130.00 $100.00
 
July 30- August 3, 9:00-12:00
3 seats open
August 13-17, 1:00-4:00
5 seats open
Bushwhackers
8-9 years (grades 3-4)
Water Engineering
How does a beaver build such an effective dam? Why do rivers move sideways? We will explore both of these questions and more as we learn about water and how it changes the landscape. * No class on July 4
$104.00 $80.00
 
July 2-6*, 1:00-4:00
6 seats open
Outdoor Adventurers
10-12 years (grades 5-6)
Tischer Trekkers
Tischer Creek flows through Hartley Park on the way to Lake Superior. Trekkers will explore Tischer from start to finish and learn about the watershed. Trekkers will also use Glensheen as a base for two days of exploration and data collection.
$140.00 $110.00
 
June 18-22, 9:00-12:00
Section full
Outdoor Adventurers
10-12 years (grades 5-6)
Urban Wilderness Camp
Spend the week exploring other wild Duluth places as we stroll through Chester Park, hike around Lester Park, or enjoy the beauty of Park Point. This full day urban adventure gives us time to play games, catch critters, skip rocks and enjoy Duluth's parks.
$265.00 $225.00
 
June 11-15, 9:00-4:00
Section full
July 9-13, 9:00-4:00
Section full
Outdoor Adventurers
10-12 years (grades 5-6)
Geocaching
Never lose your way again as you learn the ins and outs of modern GPS technology and old school map and compass skills that will never steer you wrong. This camp will keep you on the move with games, treasure hunts and off-trail adventures. *No class on July 4
$104.00 $80.00
 
July 2-6*, 9:00-12:00
Section full
Outdoor Adventurers
10-12 years (grades 5-6)
Boys in Boats!
Having honed basic fishing skills on site, this full-day camp will go a-field, affording campers the opportunity to canoe and fish a few of the area waters. Campers will experience setting up a campsite and practicing skills needed to comfortably enjoy the outdoors on an overnight trip to a nearby northern lake. Campers will be ready for pickup at noon on Friday.
$330.00 $280.00
 
July 16-20, 9:00-4:00
Section full
July 30-August 3, 9:00-4:00
2 seats open
Outdoor Adventurers
10-12 years (grades 5-6)
Girls in the Outdoors!
We'll spend our time hiking,canoeing and exploring on off-site field trips. Meet women in leadership positions in the science field. Explore science with the help of activities from SciGirls, a PBS TV series and website that helps girls get excited STEM. Learn basic camping skills and use them on an overnight campout. Campers will be ready for pickup at noon on Friday.
$330.00 $280.00
 
June 25-29, 9:00-4:00
Section full
Outdoor Adventurers
10-12 years (grades 5-6)
Reptiles & Amphibians
Prepare to jump into the world of herpetology, the study of reptiles and amphibians. We'll investigate a different species of reptile or amphibian each day and discover where the animal lives, what it eats and how to find them in Hartley Park. *No class on July 4.
$104.00 $80.00
 
July 2-6*, 1:00-4:00
7 seats open
Outdoor Adventurers
10-12 years (grades 5-6)
Urban Food Find
Where does your food come from? Can food grow in the middle of the city? What can you find at a local farmer's market that you can't find at a grocery store? Explore these topics and more as we explore local food with some hands on field trips for a full week of food related adventures. 
$140.00 $110.00
 
June 18-22, 1:00-4:00
Section full
Outdoor Adventurers
10-12 years (grades 5-6)
Animal Antics
Have you ever wondered why a squirrel wags its tail or why birds build nests? Animal behavior can reveal a lot about animals. During this camp, we will take a look at some of the animals at Hartley to learn why they do what they do.
$130.00 $100.00
 
July 23-27, 9:00-12:00
7 seats open
Outdoor Adventurers
10-12 years (grades 5-6)
Art & Adventures
Let Hartley Park inspire your creativity! Spend each day exploring the forest and creating art inspired by the natural world. Each day will involve a new art media including paints, clay, colored pencils, and more!
$130.00 $100.00
 
July 23-27, 1:00-4:00
4 seats open
Youth with Adult
4-8 years and adult
Family Nature Workshop: Fairy House Building
Grown-ups, grab your favorite littles (4-8 yrs) and head to Hartley for a camp of your own! This one day camp provides an opportunity to try camp for yourself, learn something new about nature and build a hands-on project to take home. No charge for accompanying adult. FAIRY HOUSE BUILDING: Spend the afternoon exploring some of our favorite outdoor spaces in search of fairies. Sing songs, go for a hike, forage for fairy house materials and build your own fairy house.
$35.00 $25.00
 
July 10, 9:00-12:00
11 seats open
Youth with Adult
4-8 years and adult
Family Nature Workshop: Butterfly House Building
Grown-ups, grab your favorite littles(4-8 yrs) and head to Hartley for a camp of your own! This one-day camp provides an opportunity to try camp for yourself, learn something new about nature and build a hands-on project to take home. BUTTERFLY HOUSE BUILDING: Are you interested to raise monarch butterflies? Learn and receive all you need to get started! We will explore the plants and butterflies within our large Butterfly Garden and assemble a simple caterpillar and butterfly house. Learn about butterfly habitat, raising butterflies, explore our native plants, and collect seeds to start your own butterfly garden at home! We will hopefully have an opportunity to observe caterpillars, chrysalises, and release our adult monarchs, if available.
$35.00 $25.00
 
July 21, 9:00-12:00
7 seats open