What is Camp Autrey Mill?
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. Children will also get to meet the animals and learn important lessons about wildlife and nature preservation. The camp ratio is 12 campers to 1 instructor. The largest camp size will be 24 campers led by 2 instructors and assisted by teen volunteers. If you have any questions about Camp Autrey Mill, please email us!
What should my camper bring?
Campers should wear closed-toe shoes that are good for hiking and playing outside. Campers need to bring a refillable water bottle, a lunch, and a snack. Please do not bring food containing nuts. We also recommend that campers staying for after-care bring an additional snack. Our younger campers may also benefit from bringing a spare change of clothes. Campers will need to bring a mask that covers their mouth and nose as we will ask them to be worn inside and when social distancing is not feasible. We will send out a reminder prior to your camp week on what to bring.
When does registration open?
- Autrey Mill Members will be able to register for Summer Camp starting on February 1st, 2022.
- Non-members will be able to register for Summer Camp starting on February 15th, 2022.
How do I register for Summer Camp 2022?
- To register your children for Summer Camp you will first need to create an account in our CivicRec portal. Click here to create an account.
- Once you have a parent account you can add your children to your account.
- You will then be able to select the program you want to register your child for.
How will Summer Camps be divided by age?
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
- Camp Adventurer for ages 5-7
- Heritage Camp for ages 5-11
- Camp Explorer for ages 8-11
- Junior Naturalist for ages 12-13
What are the costs?
- Half-Day 4-Year Old Camp: 9am to 12pm. Fee per week: $200 or $160 for Members
- Full-Day Camp: 9pm to 3pm. Fee per week: $300 or $260 for Members
- Jr. Naturalists: 9am to 3pm. Fee per week: $300 or $260 for Members
- Pre-Care: 8am to 9am. Fee per week: $30
- After-Care: 3pm to 5pm. Fee per week: $60
- Short Week Four Day Camps: $260 or $220 for Members
*These prices do not reflect any credit card fees that may be applied at check-out. Email us if you have any questions.
What are the Covid-19 Accommodations?
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. At this time, campers will be asked to wear masks inside during camp. For more information click here.
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. If campers start exhibiting symptoms they will be sent home. Please do not send your child to camp if they are exhibiting any symptoms of Covid-19.
What are the refund and cancellation policies?
80% of the registration fee will be refunded if the cancellation request is sent at least two weeks prior to the camp start date. Credit card payments will be refunded back to the original card. No refunds are available if the refund request is sent less than two weeks prior to the camp start date.
Health Exception: A refund will be issued if the camper or a member of the household tests positive for covid-19 or another contagious infection i.e. flu. A refund will be issued if the camper’s temperature is above 100.4 upon arrival and they cannot participate. Please do not send your child to camp if they are exhibiting any symptoms of Covid-19.
If you have already registered for a week of camp and would like to switch to a different week, then please email the Camp Director. Switching camps is dependent on availability.
All registration changes and cancellations must be requested in writing via email to email@example.com.
Check out more information about camp themes below:
Campers will explore their creativity by making a variety of arts and crafts! They will also take a step back in time through simple heritage crafts enjoyed in the past. New activities and crafts are introduced each day. Fun games and other activities will round out each day.
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 compare local wildlife to the amazing flora and fauna found all around the world!
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 adventurous 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, pixies, 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! Lots of different activities are offered each week, so sign up for one or more weeks.
Campers will take part in a camp that is out of this world! They will learn about Earth, the Solar System, and all things space! Build bottle rockets, examine and break open rocks, and learn about the phases of the moon. Join us for space camp and feel like an astronaut for the week!
How does a sulcata tortoise survive in the desert? How does a polar bear survive in the tundra? Campers will learn about all the amazing ways that animals survive while meeting our own animal ambassadors. Games, hikes, and crafts will all have an animal focus.
What is a naturalist? A naturalist is someone who studies the world around us and finds patterns in nature! Naturalists explore their environments making observations about the relationships between plants and animals. Understanding the world around us means better understanding the past and the future! Junior naturalists will embark on an outdoor adventure in which they will cover topics from animal adaptations to ecosystems around the world. Junior Naturalists is for campers aged 12 and 13.