I am happy to announce that the Summer Entomology Camps are available this summer! There are limited spots this summer, so if you are interested be sure to sign up early. Camp will run 3 days, 9am-2pm (bring a sack lunch) and we will be exploring outdoors, collecting insects, performing experiments and learning all about insects with fellow campers who love insects too. We are required to keep campers in small groups of 4-5, so please indicate if they are attending with a friend when you register so we can make sure they assigned to a group together.
Both camp options will be held indoors in air conditioning, but this is a camp to encourage a love of nature, so we will be spending as much time as the weather allows us to outdoors collecting, walking trails, and learning about how insects and nature interact (so dress for summer heat!).
Below is some additional information about the camp and the costs.
Dates and locations are:
June 23-25 – Clearwater Ranch (Leon Springs area)
July 7-9 – Hardberger Park Gathering Hall (NW Military side)
New Camper – $130
- includes insect collection kit (net, forceps, killing jar, killing solution, pins, spreading boards, magnifier, booklet, pens, collection box, vials & collecting bag).
Returning Camper – $80
- will not include any supplies (kit, net or collecting bag). If you need any materials, you must purchase the entire kit, net & collecting bag.
- Masks are required at all times indoors and when not social distancing outside.
- Campers will be placed in “teams” of 4-5 to ensure social distancing.
This camp is geared through years of design to be best for ages 7-12. If you have an interested camper who is younger or older, please contact Molly Keck (firstname.lastname@example.org).
** WHEN REGISTERING, PLEASE INDICATE THE CAMPER’S NAME, NOT THE PARENT/GUARDIAN. **
Summer Entomology Camps
Campers get the chance to learn all about entomology and become junior entomologists. We will perform experiments and activities with insects, get to hold tarantulas, roaches, millipedes and more. Campers will also collect insects and put together an insect collection. Campers will receive a student collection kit, complete with professional net, all the materials needed to collect and pin insects, a collection bag, and collection box. For more information, contact Molly at email@example.com or 210/631-0400. Camps always fill up fast with a long waiting list, so be sure to get registered as soon as registration information is posted!