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River Bend Nature Center is a 743-acre nature and environmental learning center located in Faribault, Minnesota which is about 40 miles south of the Twin Cities metro area on I-35. We seek to help people of all ages discover and connect with the natural world so they will understand its value in their lives, and work to conserve the natural world for current and future generations. Our beautiful acreage contains diverse habitats including ponds, forest, restored prairie, sandstone quarries, and the Straight River, making for infinite possibilities for exploration. Our 10 miles of trails are open 365 days of the year for hikers, bikers, winter skiers, and those seeking a few moments away from the busy world. Our Interpretive Center in open weekdays and Saturdays and offers interactive displays, restrooms, information, outdoor equipment rentals, and a wildlife viewing area.

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  • River Bend Nature Center

    Summer Camp2014

  • Register Online: www.rbnc.orgRegister By Phone: 507.332.7151

    Register In Person: 1000 Rustad Rd, Faribault, MN

    River Bends Summer Camps River Bends summer camps are directed by experienced environmental educators and staffed by trained, dedicated naturalists. Enrollments are kept low to ensure individual attention and to enhance each childs experience. Sessions are designed using different themes so children can participate in multiple camps. Creative hands-on activities, games, and art are age-appropriate to encourage learning about nature while having fun. Our goal is to provide a safe,

    nurturing experience.

    River Bend Nature Center is a 743-acre nature and environmental learning center located in Faribault, Minnesota which is about 40 miles south of the Twin Cities metro area on I-35. We seek to help people of all ages discover and connect with the natural world so they will understand its value in their lives, and work to conserve the natural world for current and future generations. Our beautiful acreage contains diverse habitats including ponds, forest, restored prairie, sandstone quarries, and the Straight River, making for infinite possibilities for exploration. Our 10 miles of trails are open 365 days of the year for hikers, bikers, winter skiers, and those seeking a few moments away from the busy world. Our Interpretive Center in open weekdays and Saturdays and offers interactive displays, restrooms, information, outdoor equipment rentals, and a wildlife viewing area.

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    Summer Campat River Bend Nature Center 2014

  • Goslings 3-4 Year Olds

    * Half-Day Camps *

    Eric Carle Camp P Our daily adventure will begin with an Eric Carle story and a special critter that stars in that story! Snack provided.

    SC14-GS1: June 24-27 Tues-Fri 9am-12pm

    Wonders of Water This camp will be all about ponds, rivers, streams, and splashing! We will learn about some of the different and important plants and animals that call River Bends aquatic habitats home. Bring your boots or water shoes and prepare for some silly fun water adventures. Snack provided.

    SC14-GS2: July 22-25 Tues-Fri 9am-12pm

    Animal Adventures lCome discover reptiles, amphibians, mammals, and more! Well spend this camp meeting some interesting and friendly live animal ambassadors while also adventuring out into the nature area to find some critters in the wild. Snack provided.

    SC14-GS3: August 5-8 Tues-Fri 9am-12pm

    For Goslings camps: Children may attend on their own or be accompanied by an adult.

    Children must be toilet trained.

    Cost: $115 ($80 for River Bend members)

  • Puddle Jumpers 5-6 Year Olds

    * Half-Day Camps *

    Woodland Wanderers CThe woods of River Bend are full of adventure and mystery! Join us for an exciting exploration of how the woodland ecosystems work, including checking out birds, trees, decomposers, and lots of other forest life. Snack provided.

    SC14-PJ1: June 24-27 Tues-Fri 9am-12pm

    Fantastic Flyers MIn the summer there are so many critters flying around River Bend! Come explore and discover some of the fantastic flyers that call River Bend home. We will be looking at birds of all shapes and sizes as well as insects and even some unique mammals. Snack provided.

    SC14-PJ2: July 22-25 Tues-Fri 9am-12pm

    Investigating Insects rInsects fly, crawl, scurry, jump, scuttle, and swim! From the prairie to the forest, down to the river, and into the wetlands, there are insects everywhere. During this camp well be taking a closer look at the different insects that call River Bend home -- learning about the habitats they live in, what and who they eat, and some really special adaptations that bugs have. Snack provided.

    SC14-PJ3: August 12-15 Tues-Fri 9am-12pm

    Cost: $115 ($80 for River Bend members)

  • Water Tigers 7-9 Year Olds

    * Half-Day Camps *

    Aerial Adventures qGet ready to take to the skies with River Bend because this camp is all about flying. Birds and insects make flying look easy, even reptiles and mammals have mastered the art of gliding, but how does it really work? Together well investigate some professional fliers from eagles to bumblebees and see how they do it. Well even try our hand at building nature-inspired gliders. Snack provided.

    SC14-WT1: June 24-27 Tues-Fri 9am-12pm

    Cost: $115 ($80 for River Bend members)

    Caves are Cool gFrom crazy critters to dark cool tunnels, caves are super amazing! We will discover that caves are more than a place for just bears and bats by taking a tour of Minnesotas longest cave, Mystery Cave, located in Preston, Minnesota. Join us for this adventure with unexpected turns and fun new discoveries. All activity fees included in registration. Snack provided.

    SC14-WT2: July 8-11 Tues-Thurs 9am-12pm & Fri 9am-4pm

    Cost: $125 ($90 for River Bend members)

    Who Calls It Home? LCome explore different animal homes and discover all of the places animals can live at River Bend. We will be looking under logs, in mud, in trees, and in burrows as well as learning about some exotic animal homes. You can expect to meet some of the animals as well as build your own animal home in this hands-on camp. Snack provided.

    SC14-WT3: August 12-15 Tues-Fri 9am-12pm

    Cost: $115 ($80 for River Bend members)

  • Nature Explorers

    * full-Day Camps *

    Experiments, Explosions & Exploring D 10-12 Year OldsWhat could be more fun than a week full of exploding experiments, crazy science investigations AND exploring River Bends nature areas? In this experiment-filled camp, well learn about the chemical reactions happening all around us. Well conduct indoor and outdoor chemistry experiments to discover that science is happening everywhere. Be prepared to learn about chemical reactions and phases of matter through mind boggling experiments that turn into tasty treats. Bring a lunch, snacks provided.

    SC14-NE1: June 17-20 Tues-Fri 9am-4pm

    Cost: $145 ($120 for River Bend members)

    All About Ology j 10-12 Year OldsBi-OLOGY. Ornith-OLOGY. Herpet-OLOGY. This camp is all about the ologies! Ology means the scientific study of a particular subject and in this camp well sample several different ologies through hands-on exploration including birds, reptiles & amphibians, insects, and rocks. Bring a lunch, snack provided.

    SC14-NE2: July 15-18 Tues-Fri 9am-4pm

    Cost: $145 ($120 for River Bend members)

    Park Explorers t 6-12 Year OldsMinnesota is full of excellent places to explore! This camp is all about discovering adventures in southern Minnesota. Each day we will hop in the River Bend van and reveal the excitement in our own backyard. Well meet native species at Oxbow Park, travel back in time at Farm America, canoe our local waters, and picnic by Hidden Falls in Nerstrand Big Woods. Bring a lunch, snacks provided. All activity fees included in registration.

    SC14-NE3: July 29-August 1 Tues-Fri 9am-4pm

    Cost: $160 ($135 for River Bend members)

  • Outdoor Adventures Camps

    * full-Day Camps *

    Adventure is Out There! !New and improved for 2014! Be ready for action packed days of canoeing, rock climbing, fishing, geocaching, archery, and more! Which activity will be your favorite? This camp is staffed by experienced outdoor educators. Bring a lunch, snacks provided.

    SC14-OAP1: 8-10 Year Olds June 10-13 Tues-Fri 9am-4pm

    SC14-OAP2: 10-12 Year Olds July 8-11 Tues-Fri 9am-4pm

    SC14-OAP3: 6-8 Year Olds August 5-8 Tues-Fri 9am-4pm

    Cost: $175 ($140 for River Bend members)

    A Great Option for Busy Families!Early Drop-Offs & Late Pick-Ups

    We offer early drop-offs and late pick-ups for those campers in any of our full-day camps. You may elect this option when you register.

    Early drop-offs: 8-9am Late pick-ups: 4-5pm

    Cost: $3 per early drop-off or late pick-up

  • * away Camps *Discover Minnesota S 12-14 Year OldsCome join us on this adventure to Blue Mounds State Park in southwestern Minnesota. We will explore all that this park has to offer including the wild bison herd, rock climbing, canoeing, and more. This camp will start at the Nature Center early Tuesday morning and we will head west! The group will arrive back at the Nature Center on Friday evening. Bring a lunch for Tuesday, the rest of the meals, all necessary equipment, and camping/activity fees are included in the price of the camp. Specific details available upon request.

    SC14-AWY1: July 22-25 Overnight from Tues 9am to Fri 5pm

    Cost: $400 ($350 for River Bend members)

    Wilderness Ways L 14-16 Year OldsGive backpacking a try this summer! This camp will explore the North Shore via the Superior Hiking Trail. We will be hiking a moderate distance each day and will explore the sights and sounds along the way. This camp will start at the Nature Center early Tuesday morning and we will head north! The group will arrive back at the Nature Center on Friday evening. Bring a lunch for Tuesday, the rest of the meals, all the necessary equipment, and outfitting fees are included in the price of the camp. Previous camping experience preferred. Specific details available upon request. SC14-AWY2: August 19-22 Overnight from Tues 9am to Fri 5pm

    Cost: $450 ($400 for River Bend members)

    Canoe Camp S 16-18 Year OldsThe call of the loons, great fishing, and amazing scenery, these are just a few of the things you can expect to experience on this Boundary Waters canoe trip! We will be paddling the scenic loop of lakes including Saganaga, Red Rock, Alpine, Sea Gull, and Gull. The portages are short and paddling distances moderate. This camp will s