Summer Camps

Join us for Carroll University’s Prairie Springs Environmental Education Center and Greene Field Station’s nature-based summer camps. All camps sessions include indoor and outdoor activities and provide a unique combination of content-rich programming and complementary games and crafts. All programs are designed to encourage the curiosity of the natural world, allow exploration of natural areas, and promote a sense of stewardship in the next generation.

Dinosaur Discovery

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Date: July 6–10, 2020
Time: 9 a.m.–Noon daily
Ages: 6–8
Cost: $75 - Camp is Full – Register only if interested in being on a waiting list.
What to bring: Check out our Preparing for Camp list

Mastodons, mammoths, and prehistoric sharks…oh my! For five days learn about the creatures that roamed the water, land, and skies of Wisconsin millions of years ago. Come and dig for fossils, hike the trails that once were home to giant beavers, and swoop into a variety of games, crafts, and activities that will bring these ancient creatures to life.

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Ocean Explorations

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Date: July 13–17, 2020
Time: 9 a.m.–4 p.m. daily
Ages: 9–11
Cost: $175 - Camp is Full – Register only if interested in being on a waiting list.
What to bring: Check out our Preparing for Camp list

Did you know that Wisconsin was once covered by an ocean? From whales to reefs, to trilobites - this week we will explore oceans both in today’s world and from long ago. Get ready for some fun as we dive into learning about the plants and animals that call these salty waters home as well as investigating how weather, climate, and human activities are effected by ocean patterns and change.

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Pioneer Rangers Program

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Date: All camp dates available
Time: Time varies per camp
Ages: 12-17
Cost: Free (Limited positions available. Program is full for the 2020 season.)

Returning this year, we will be offering the opportunity for students aged 12-17 to serve as mentors and assistants in the Dinosaur Discovery and Ocean Explorations summer camps. Rangers must commit to helping for at least three days of a camp and will receive instructions and training from the Prairie Springs educators before that camp begins. This is a great option to get to have fun outside while building useful skills.


Contact Jenna Gatzke at or 262.524.7645 for more information.



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Camp Resources

Parent Packet 

Download a printable checklist for what to bring to camp, safety information, contact forms and waivers needed for your student to participate in camp. 

Download a Summer Camp Parent Packet

Camp Confirmation

Your child will be enrolled once we have received your completed registration and payment. Camp packets can be sent in print by email 1–2 weeks prior to when your registered session is scheduled. Please  call 262.524.7645 if you have questions regarding the processing of your registration.

Camp Refund/Cancellation

There are no refunds for cancellations within 14 days from the camp start date including illness or injury. A $10 processing fee could also be charged for any cancellation prior to one week before a camp start date. If a camp is canceled, you will be notified by the Tuesday before the camp start date and you will receive a full refund.

Camp Location

All camps are held at the Prairie Springs Environmental Education Center located at W307 S4706 Hwy. 83, Genesee Depot, WI 53127.

Download directions to Prairie Springs Environmental Education Center


Jenna Gatzke
Coordinator of the Prairie Springs Environmental Education Center and Greene Field Station
262.524.7645  |

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