Registration is now open!Are you ready to explore the great outdoors? Join us this summer for a week of excitement and exploration.
We’ll use the aquarium as our home base as we set out on a new adventure every day. At each destination, outdoor activities and environmental investigations will open your mind and help you find your connection to the living world. The week will end with an overnight stay at the aquarium!
Environmental education programs are powered in part by support from Exelon.
Registration is now open!
Must be entering grades 6 through 8 in the fall of 2017 (minimum of 11 years old)
Session 1: June 26 - July 1, 2017Session 2: August 7 - 12, 2017
Register for only one week of camp.
Each camp session runs Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
On Friday, 9 a.m. drop-off, a full day of camp and a sleepover at Shedd with pickup Saturday at 9 a.m.
$315 ($285 for members)
Scholarships are available based on family financial need. Scholarship application forms are included in the registration packet and should be sent along with your registration forms.
Must be comfortable near water and open to outdoor experiences; no kayaking experience necessary. Participants should have the capability and endurance to partcipate in physical outdoor activities such as hiking and kayaking.
Please review our refund and cancellation policy.
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Identifying plants at different stages of dune development
A camper chooses to explore plant cells during free exploration time
Assessing the health of a stream by sampling macroinvertebrates
Every Shedd program is evaluated so we never stop learning from you. Here’s what we’ve learned from our participants about Summer Road Trip:
• Campers enjoy time outdoors, using science to explore nearby environments.
• Campers get first-hand access to use real science tools and techniques in the living world.
• Campers can face and investigate challenges from the nearby ecosystems.
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