Summer Adventure Programs

[Registration] Opens February 1st for members and March 1st for non-members (NOW OPEN!). Head on over to Cope Environmental Center to pick up a registration form (one per child), or call us at (765) 855 – 3188 to request a form to be emailed to you. You may also fill out our online registration form at the bottom of this web page.

Click here to access the Summer Adventure 2020 flyer!

[The details] Camps are designed for the grade your child will be entering in the fall.  7th graders-12th graders are able to volunteer as “Junior Camp Rangers” for any of the Pre-K/K or 1st-3rd, and 4th-6th-grade programs.

If your child is staying for lunch, we have a supervised lunch hour from 12-1 pm.  There is an additional cost of $2 per day that your child eats with staff. You will need to provide a healthy lunch with minimal waste for your child (any lunch trash that is brought will be sent back home with your child). 

Please make sure you send extra clothes (shirt, shorts, undies, socks, etc.), a towel, a refillable water bottle, and water shoes on the first day.  Campers can leave their things in their cubbies for the entire week, as needed.  We will send home any wet clothes or shoes daily.

Camp happens rain or shine–please be prepared for the weather!

[Jr. Ranger Program] CEC’s Jr. Ranger program allows students to assist with our summer adventure programs.  We prefer that your child is going into 7th grade or older.  This year, in order to be considered as a Summer Camp Ranger, you must fill out the Jr. Ranger application form as well as attend the free Jr. Ranger Training on Saturday, June 8 from 9 a.m. to noon. We highly recommend also attending the Jr/Teen Master Naturalist Certification Camp the week of June 3-7 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (will be required for all Jr. Rangers who wish to volunteer for Summer 2020). There will be an application for each student to fill out (due at the end of the week and we will need to know the camps/date that they are wanting to help with by the end of the week.  There are limited Camp Ranger positions available and preference will be given to those who have completed Jr. Naturalist training and/or have previous Camp Ranger experience.

[Program Fees]

3-hour morning programs: $60 for members and $70 for non-members

6-hour programs: $120 for members and $140 for non-members

3-hour afternoon programs: $60 for members and $70 for non-members

Registering for multiple camps? Get $5 off each additional camp you register for!

Click here to learn about becoming a member. 

If your child is in Conservation Camp or Wilderness Survival, please make sure he/she brings their lunch to camp.  We also ask that you try and work with your child to pack a lunch that is as “trash-free” as possible! These two weeks also include an overnight option on Thursday night.  Campers will need to bring sleeping gear and be prepared to sleep in a tent. Campers will need to be picked up at noon on Friday.

[Scholarships] Camp scholarships are available, however, they are limited and need-based.  You can download the 2020 summer camp scholarship application(call us if you want more info!) and return it to CEC with the following items:

    1. The completed scholarship application.
    1. A copy of your tax return so that we can calculate your eligibility (based on Federal Free and Reduced Lunch Guidelines.
  1. Your completed summer program registration form.

Please call 765-855-3188 for more information.  If you are granted this scholarship, payment is required BEFORE the first day of camp.


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