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June 2014

Van Transportation

Warner can provide transportation to and from the Science Museum of Minnesota in St. Paul for all-day (9:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.) camps for participants ages 6 to 18. Transportation costs $12 daily per child. The van leaves the Science Museum at 8:45 a.m. and returns at 4:15 p.m. Van space is limited and spaces will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis so register early. Van shuttle service is contingent on a minimum number of riders registering each week. Transportation for off-site portions of WNC’s summer camps will be provided by WNC, and those transportation costs are included in the camp fees. Transportation costs for camps having an overnight will be reduced by $12 per day of the overnight.
Age(s): 6-18
Date: Monday through Friday, Jun 23, Jun 24, Jun 25, Jun 26, Jun 27
Time: 8:44am-4:14pm
Location: Warner Nature Center
Course Code: WMVAN0623
Fee: $60, $60 Members/Friends of Warner

This class is full but you can get onto the waitlist for free.


Nature Play

Build a fort. Catch frogs. Dig in the dirt. Sneak up on a grasshopper. Make a mud pie. Make a nature journal. Fish with your hands. Watch birds. Climb trees. Splash in puddles. Eat cookies baked in the sun. Roll down a hill. Sound like fun? Join us as we explore nature’s playground...the possibilities are endless!
Age(s): 6-8
Date: Monday through Friday, Jun 23, Jun 24, Jun 25, Jun 26, Jun 27
Time: 9:30am-3:30pm
Instructor: Anne Cammack
Location: Warner Nature Center
Course Code: WCNAP0623
Fee: $165, $150 Members/Friends of Warner

This class is full but you can get onto the waitlist for free.


Digital Nature Photography

Back by popular demand! Learn how to compose stunning pictures in this hands-on class. Each camper will get to use one of Warner’s digital cameras to capture the beauty and mystery to be found in our 600 acres. We’ll photograph flowers, landscapes, and even a live bird of prey. Each student will select one photo for a large print to take home. You’ll also get to take a CD burned with all of the images you took during the camp. This class will teach the basics of how to become a polished nature photographer. Class size is limited to 8
Age(s): 9-11
Date: Monday through Friday, Jun 23, Jun 24, Jun 25, Jun 26, Jun 27
Time: 9:30am-3:30pm
Location: Warner Nature Center
Course Code: WDBPH0623
Fee: $210, $180 Members/Friends of Warner

This class is full.


Ultimate Survival

Do you have what it takes to survive in the woods? Join us for a week of adventures as we learn how to make debris hut shelters, start fires, use a GPS, and learn the skills needed to survive in the woods. Once again we’ll cook up chocolate covered crickets for the adventurous to try!
Age(s): 9-11
Date: Monday through Friday, Jun 23, Jun 24, Jun 25, Jun 26, Jun 27
Time: 9:30am-3:30pm
Instructor: Paul Smithson
Location: Warner Nature Center
Course Code: WDULS0623
Fee: $175, $160 Members/Friends of Warner

This class is full.


Advanced Canoe & Kayak Adventures

Are you ready to take your canoeing and kayaking skills to the next level? Looking for new adventures on the water? We’ll refresh our paddling skills and play games on the lakes of Warner before we go off site on trips paddling down the St. Croix River and around the Rice Creek Chain of Lakes. Class size is limited to 10.
Age(s): 12-14
Date: Monday through Friday, Jun 23, Jun 24, Jun 25, Jun 26, Jun 27
Time: 9:30am-3:30pm
Instructor: Kelly Amoth
Location: Warner Nature Center
Course Code: WEACK0623
Fee: $200, $180 Members/Friends of Warner

This class is full but you can get onto the waitlist for free.


Van Transportation

Warner can provide transportation to and from the Science Museum of Minnesota in St. Paul for all-day (9:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.) camps for participants ages 6 to 18. Transportation costs $12 daily per child. The van leaves the Science Museum at 8:45 a.m. and returns at 4:15 p.m. Van space is limited and spaces will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis so register early. Van shuttle service is contingent on a minimum number of riders registering each week. Transportation for off-site portions of WNC’s summer camps will be provided by WNC, and those transportation costs are included in the camp fees. Transportation costs for camps having an overnight will be reduced by $12 per day of the overnight.
Age(s): 6-18
Date: Monday through Wednesday, Jun 30, Jul 1, Jul 2
Time: 8:45am-4:15pm
Location: Warner Nature Center
Course Code: WMVAN0630
Fee: $60, $60 Members/Friends of Warner

Forest Fairies and Pirates

A combination of our two most popular preschool summer camps! Prepare to be enchanted by nature as we enter the magical world of pirates, fairies, and gnomes. We’ll go on captivating scavenger hunts, build fairy and gnome villages, and search for the long lost treasure of Warner.
Age(s): 3-5
Date: Monday through Wednesday, Jun 30, Jul 1, Jul 2
Time: 9:30am-12pm
Instructor: Anne Cammack
Location: Warner Nature Center
Course Code: WSFFP0630
Fee: $60, $55 Members/Friends of Warner

This class is full but you can get onto the waitlist for free.


Wildlife Espionage

Do you love to solve mysteries, go on scavenger hunts or discover clues in nature? If so, join us for this exciting camp where campers will get the chance to track animals in the woods, learn how to set live traps, observe bird banding, and spy on the hidden wonders of Warner.
Age(s): 6-8
Date: Monday through Wednesday, Jun 30, Jul 1, Jul 2
Time: 9:30am-3:30pm
Instructor: Kelly Amoth
Location: Warner Nature Center
Course Code: WCWES0630
Fee: $105, $90 Members/Friends of Warner

This class is full.


River Valley Explorations

How was the St Croix River Valley formed? What people first lived here? How has it changed over time? We will investigate the role glaciers, native cultures, pioneer settlement, and current uses work together to create the river valley we love so much. We will explore the river and the people and animals that call it home now and in the past. Part of the time will be spent examining the nature center’s role in the valley and the rest of the time will be spent exploring the valley itself including a one room schoolhouse, glacial formations, wetlands, and forests.
Age(s): 9-11
Date: Monday through Wednesday, Jun 30, Jul 1, Jul 2
Time: 9:30am-3:30pm
Instructor: Paul Smithson
Location: Warner Nature Center
Course Code: WDRVE0630
Fee: $121, $110 Members/Friends of Warner

Dragon Hunters

This class is destined to be a fun and hands-on experience in the amazing world of dragonflies—the largest, fastest, most fierce, and yet most beautiful, of our insect predators. We will be spending most of our time wandering fields and wetlands, or canoeing our lakes, as we chase, observe, photograph, and sample the incredible variety of dragonflies found in and around the Warner Nature Center. This camp is one of a kind for the region, so don’t miss this opportunity! Class size is limited to 10.
Age(s): 12-14
Date: Monday through Wednesday, Jun 30, Jul 1, Jul 2
Time: 9:30am-3:30pm
Instructor: Ron Lawrenz
Location: Warner Nature Center
Course Code: WEDRH0630
Fee: $105, $90 Members/Friends of Warner

Forest Fairies and Pirates

A combination of our two most popular preschool summer camps! Prepare to be enchanted by nature as we enter the magical world of pirates, fairies, and gnomes. We’ll go on captivating scavenger hunts, build fairy and gnome villages, and search for the long lost treasure of Warner.
Age(s): 3-5
Date: Monday through Wednesday, Jun 30, Jul 1, Jul 2
Time: 1-3:30pm
Instructor: Anne Cammack
Location: Warner Nature Center
Course Code: WSFFPP630
Fee: $60, $55 Members/Friends of Warner

July 2014

Van Transportation

Warner can provide transportation to and from the Science Museum of Minnesota in St. Paul for all-day (9:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.) camps for participants ages 6 to 18. Transportation costs $12 daily per child. The van leaves the Science Museum at 8:45 a.m. and returns at 4:15 p.m. Van space is limited and spaces will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis so register early. Van shuttle service is contingent on a minimum number of riders registering each week. Transportation for off-site portions of WNC’s summer camps will be provided by WNC, and those transportation costs are included in the camp fees. Transportation costs for camps having an overnight will be reduced by $12 per day of the overnight.
Age(s): 6-18
Date: Monday through Friday, Jul 8, Jul 9, Jul 10, Jul 11, Jul 7
Time: 8:45am-4:15pm
Location: Warner Nature Center
Course Code: WMVAN0707
Fee: $60, $36 Members/Friends of Warner

Birding Minnesota

Birds are found in every habitat in Minnesota. This week will be spent searching Warner’s habitats to identify as many birds as possible. Learning new skills in identification and tool use will help us achieve our goal. We will take part in bird banding, habitat restoration, and other bird focused activities. We will discover when and where to look for the birds you want to see!
Age(s): 10-14
Date: Monday through Friday, Jul 11, Jul 10, Jul 9, Jul 7, Jul 8
Time: 9:30am-3:30pm
Instructor: Paul Smithson
Location: Warner Nature Center
Course Code: WNBRD0707
Fee: $200, $180 Members/Friends of Warner

Canoe & Kayak Adventures

Every Warner camper wishes for more time paddling on our lakes, so here’s your chance! This weeklong class is a favorite! Join us in our paddling adventures where we’ll start off by building basic canoe and kayak skills and work our way up to slalom and relay races, “dead fish” polo, and all kinds of wacky games and challenges both on and off the water. Our week together concludes with a day trip canoeing down the St. Croix River. Class size is limited to 10.
Age(s): 9-11
Date: Monday through Friday, Jul 7, Jul 8, Jul 9, Jul 10, Jul 11
Time: 9:30am-3:30pm
Instructor: Kelly Amoth
Location: Warner Nature Center
Course Code: WDCKA0707
Fee: $175, $160 Members/Friends of Warner

This class is full but you can get onto the waitlist for free.


Nature Play

Build a fort. Catch frogs. Dig in the dirt. Sneak up on a grasshopper. Make a mud pie. Make a nature journal. Fish with your hands. Watch birds. Climb trees. Splash in puddles. Eat cookies baked in the sun. Roll down a hill. Sound like fun? Join us as we explore nature’s playground...the possibilities are endless!
Age(s): 6-8
Date: Monday through Wednesday, Jul 7, Jul 8, Jul 9
Time: 9:30am-3:30pm
Instructor: Anne Cammack
Location: Warner Nature Center
Course Code: WCNAP0707
Fee: $105, $90 Members/Friends of Warner

This class is full.


Ultimate Survival

Do you have what it takes to survive in the woods? Join us for a week of adventures as we learn how to make debris hut shelters, start fires, use a GPS, and learn the skills needed to survive in the woods. Once again we’ll cook up chocolate covered crickets for the adventurous to try!
Age(s): 9-11
Date: Monday through Friday, Jul 7, Jul 8, Jul 9, Jul 10, Jul 11
Time: 9:30am-3:30pm
Location: Warner Nature Center
Course Code: WDULS0707
Fee: $175, $160 Members/Friends of Warner

This class is full.


Van Transportation

Warner can provide transportation to and from the Science Museum of Minnesota in St. Paul for all-day (9:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.) camps for participants ages 6 to 18. Transportation costs $12 daily per child. The van leaves the Science Museum at 8:45 a.m. and returns at 4:15 p.m. Van space is limited and spaces will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis so register early. Van shuttle service is contingent on a minimum number of riders registering each week. Transportation for off-site portions of WNC’s summer camps will be provided by WNC, and those transportation costs are included in the camp fees. Transportation costs for camps having an overnight will be reduced by $12 per day of the overnight.
Age(s): 6-18
Date: Monday through Friday
Time: 8:45am-4:15pm
Location: Warner Nature Center
Course Code: WMVAN0714
Fee: $60, $36 Members/Friends of Warner

Wildlife Espionage

Do you love to solve mysteries, go on scavenger hunts or discover clues in nature? If so, join us for this exciting camp where campers will get the chance to track animals in the woods, learn how to set live traps, observe bird banding, and spy on the hidden wonders of Warner.
Age(s): 6-8
Date: Monday through Friday, Jul 18, Jul 17, Jul 16, Jul 15, Jul 14
Time: 9:30am-3:30pm
Location: Warner Nature Center
Course Code: WCWES0714
Fee: $165, $150 Members/Friends of Warner

This class is full.


Canoe & Kayak Adventures

Every Warner camper wishes for more time paddling on our lakes, so here’s your chance! This weeklong class is a favorite! Join us in our paddling adventures where we’ll start off by building basic canoe and kayak skills and work our way up to slalom and relay races, “dead fish” polo, and all kinds of wacky games and challenges both on and off the water. Our week together concludes with a day trip canoeing down the St. Croix River. Class size is limited to 10.
Age(s): 9-11
Date: Monday through Friday, Jul 18, Jul 14, Jul 15, Jul 16, Jul 17
Time: 9:30am-3:30pm
Instructor: Paul Smithson
Location: Warner Nature Center
Course Code: WDCKA0714
Fee: $175, $160 Members/Friends of Warner

This class is full but you can get onto the waitlist for free.


Little Gardeners

Get out your garden gloves and your watering cans — it is time to start planting! Discover the life of a seed and how plants grow by starting your very own mini garden to take home. There will be plenty of digging in the dirt so make sure to wear your gardening clothes!
Age(s): 3-5
Date: Monday through Wednesday, Jul 16, Jul 15, Jul 14
Time: 9:30am-12pm
Instructor: Anne Cammack
Location: Warner Nature Center
Course Code: WSLIT0714
Fee: $60, $55 Members/Friends of Warner

This class is full but you can get onto the waitlist for free.