Day Camps

  1. Science Camp at the PAROC
  2. Camp Rec
  3. Camp Wilson

ESU's PAROC building on pondThe Prophet Aquatic Research & Outreach Center (PAROC) and Emporia Recreation Center are excited to partner and provide a unique summer camp experience for young learners. Join us for a fun- filled week of hands-on learning experiences focusing on the natural world. Science topics are introduced in an active learning environment, with lessons that will include plant identification, pollinator conservation, water quality and the local animals and ecosystems on land and in the water. We will also incorporate cross-curricular lessons, including creative writing, art and math. Campers will spend quality time outside, having a great time observing nature up close using tools like binoculars, magnifying lenses and microscopes. Campers must bring own lunch and water bottle each day. Snacks will be provided.

Fee*: $125

Location: ESU’s PAROC

Age: Entering 1st through 6th grade 

Min/Max: 10/12

*ERC Youth Fee Waiver Policy - Science Camp: Those eligible for free lunches will receive a 50% discount, those with reduced lunches will receive a 25% discount.

Session 1: 

Ages 6 - 8 years: Tuesday, May 31 – Friday, June 3
Reg Closes: May 24
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
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Session 2: 

 Ages 9 - 10: Tuesday, June 14 – Friday,June 17
Reg Closes: June 7
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
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Session 3: 

Ages 11 - 12 years: Tuesday, June 21 – Friday, June 24
Reg Closes: June 14
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
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