Thank you to everyone who attended and supported Autrey Mill Summer Camp 2021! Hopefully, we will see you again next year!
Not your “Run of the Mill” summer camp!
Camp Autrey Mill gives children the tools to safely explore the natural environment for a lifetime. We strive to instill an appreciation of history and nature through crafts, games, puzzles, and historical artifacts.
If you have any questions about Camp Autrey Mill, please email us!
2021 Summer Camp
Our Camps are divided by age groups with multiple options for ages 4-13. In an effort to group the ages and offer more age-appropriate lessons when possible, we have divided them into the following groups:
Discovery Camp for age 4
These half-day programs include both nature and creativity-focused camps. Campers will be introduced to a variety of topics through activities, games, crafts, visits with animals, and exploration of our 46-acre nature preserve.
Adventurer for ages 5-11
These full-day programs include both nature and heritage-focused camps. The camps will introduce a variety of topics through activities, games, crafts, exploration of our 46-acre nature preserve, and more. This group may be divided by age, upon check out you will be given the opportunity to choose a “buddy” for your child. Day-of requests to buddy your child with another camp cannot be guaranteed.
Jr. Counselor for ages 12-13
Jr. Counselors will work with the Discovery Camp, they will learn how to implement games, songs, stories, or crafts with the campers.
Half-Day Camp for 4 year-olds: $160 or $140 for Members
Full-Day Camp Fee per week: $260 or $240 for Members
Jr. Counselor Fee per week: $130 or $110 for members
Four Day Camps are priced: $208 or $188 for Members
Extended Care Fee per week: Pre-Care $20 and After-Care $45
Campers will take a step back in time through simple heritage crafts enjoyed in the past. New activities and crafts are introduced each day including making treats for the animals, Native American crafts, and more! Fun games and other activities will round out each day.
Habitat Hunter participants will learn the essential elements that all animals need to live. We will discover and explore habitats all over Autrey Mill Nature Preserve; on land, in water, and in the air. Campers will take a close look at an ecosystem and discover the delicate balance that makes all life possible. Be ready to get hands-on experience with scientific experiments and outdoor activities in this camp.
Campers bring a doll to the Heritage Village to join them in a variety of activities like making dollhouses, doll accessories, and a doll journal. Games, hikes, explorations of our historic buildings, and other fun activities with a historical focus can all be shared with their special friend. Varieties of activities are offered each week, so sign up for one or both weeks!
Using a magnifying glass, campers will take a closer look at local wildlife and history. Participants will be engaged in crafts, animal encounters, historic tours, archaeological digs, scavenger hunts, puzzles, and much more. Campers will be lead on historical and nature mysteries which may include archeologic forensics, secret messages, Morse code, animal signs, and Native American trail signs.
If your camper is seeking an adventure while exploring the outdoors, this camp is for them. Campers will learn what it takes to survive in the wild. Campers will also meet our reptiles and amphibians in this Adventure Camp.
This camp will transport explorers to various periods in history! We will set our time machine and explore life during the time of the Native Americans, Colonists, Civil War era, the Industrial Revolution, Depression, or the groovy 70s. Campers will discover these eras through engaging activities, games, and crafts from the past.
Wild Water Campers will examine the properties of water; learn about the importance of the water cycle while exploring the Autrey Mill Wetlands. Each day participants will get to explore Sal’s Creek at Wild Water Camp. Half-day camp for Discovery 4-year-olds will visit the creek once or twice a week.
Fairies, elves, trolls, and other mythical folks at Autrey Mill? Campers will use their imaginations and build observational skills while discovering the enchanted world of Autrey Mill. The week will include woodland hikes, craft projects, mythology, fairy houses, costumes, and more! Some favorite activities include making fairy dwellings and costumes will repeat. Lots of different activities are offered each week, so sign up for one or more weeks.
Our camp may look a little different from years past as we work to stay in line with all the state requirements. The drop-off and pick-up routine will be updated to a carpool. Parents will no longer drop off or pick up camper(s) from the camp classrooms. Our camp participation numbers will be lowered, groups will be divided, and physically separated by location.
Depending on CDC and State Guidelines at the time summer camp starts, temperatures will be checked at drop-off using touch-free thermometers. Each camper will be required to use hand sanitizer and wash their hands throughout the day. We will diligently clean the classrooms, bathrooms, and surfaces campers come in contact with.
Please let us know if we can answer any more of your questions. We hope that this information finds you well, and we hope to see you at Camp Autrey Mill!