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Rock Springs Conservation Area

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3939 Nearing Ln
Decatur, IL 62521
(217) 423-7708maconcountyconservation.org

Upcoming Events

June 2017
Free

Dulcimer Music

June 3 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Dulcimer Club

Enjoy live music performed by the Dulcimer Club.

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Free

Tour Homestead Prairie Farm

June 3 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Saturday and Sunday that lasts 0 day(s) and 3 hour(s), the last of which will begin on October 29, 2017

Visit one of the few remaining log-houses in Macon County that still stands on its original location: the Trobaugh-Good House at Homestead Prairie Farm. Never moved from its original site, this home offers a unique opportunity to peek into the lives of ordinary people in 1860s Central Illinois. Free. For all ages.

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Free

Tour Homestead Prairie Farm

June 4 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Saturday and Sunday that lasts 0 day(s) and 3 hour(s), the last of which will begin on October 29, 2017

Visit one of the few remaining log-houses in Macon County that still stands on its original location: the Trobaugh-Good House at Homestead Prairie Farm. Never moved from its original site, this home offers a unique opportunity to peek into the lives of ordinary people in 1860s Central Illinois. Free. For all ages.

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Free

Summer Concert Series: Cactus Ranch

June 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Bring your lawn chair to Rock Springs Nature Center’s West Lawn to enjoy an evening of music. Rain location inside the Nature Center.

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$120

Earth Adventures Summer Camp

June 5 @ 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday that lasts 0 day(s) and 11 hour(s), the last of which will begin on August 11, 2017

Children ages 6-12 explore “Essential Elements” in this summer’s Earth Adventures summer camp. This all-day, all-week camp allows time for hiking, swimming, canoeing, games, crafts, and more. This summer, campers will explore the world around them through components of our everyday lives, such as energy, water, earth, and culture. Held Monday-Friday from 9am to 4pm, from June 5 through August 11 (no camp on July 4). A fee of $120/camper each week covers all supplies, activities, and transportation for swimming…

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$120

Earth Adventures Summer Camp

June 6 @ 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday that lasts 0 day(s) and 11 hour(s), the last of which will begin on August 11, 2017

Children ages 6-12 explore “Essential Elements” in this summer’s Earth Adventures summer camp. This all-day, all-week camp allows time for hiking, swimming, canoeing, games, crafts, and more. This summer, campers will explore the world around them through components of our everyday lives, such as energy, water, earth, and culture. Held Monday-Friday from 9am to 4pm, from June 5 through August 11 (no camp on July 4). A fee of $120/camper each week covers all supplies, activities, and transportation for swimming…

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$12

Adventure Club Summer Camp

June 6 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until August 8, 2017

Children ages 5-12 explore “Essential Elements” in this summer’s Adventure Club summer camp. Campers explore the world around them through components of our everyday lives, such as energy, water, earth, and culture. Covers all supplies, activities, and a mid-morning snack. Pick and choose which weeks to come, or attend all nine weeks. Space is limited to 25 campers each week. Find more information or register online.

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$6

Mini Camp: Turtles

June 6 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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Once on June 8, 2017

Meet a box turtle and learn about this interesting reptile that carries its home everywhere it goes. For ages 1-5 with an adult buddy. Register online by June 5.

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$8

Mini Camp: Turtles

June 6 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Meet a box turtle and learn about this interesting reptile that carries its home everywhere it goes. For ages 3-5 with an adult buddy. Register online by June 5. Min/Max: 4/12.

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$120

Earth Adventures Summer Camp

June 7 @ 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday that lasts 0 day(s) and 11 hour(s), the last of which will begin on August 11, 2017

Children ages 6-12 explore “Essential Elements” in this summer’s Earth Adventures summer camp. This all-day, all-week camp allows time for hiking, swimming, canoeing, games, crafts, and more. This summer, campers will explore the world around them through components of our everyday lives, such as energy, water, earth, and culture. Held Monday-Friday from 9am to 4pm, from June 5 through August 11 (no camp on July 4). A fee of $120/camper each week covers all supplies, activities, and transportation for swimming…

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$120

Earth Adventures Summer Camp

June 8 @ 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday that lasts 0 day(s) and 11 hour(s), the last of which will begin on August 11, 2017

Children ages 6-12 explore “Essential Elements” in this summer’s Earth Adventures summer camp. This all-day, all-week camp allows time for hiking, swimming, canoeing, games, crafts, and more. This summer, campers will explore the world around them through components of our everyday lives, such as energy, water, earth, and culture. Held Monday-Friday from 9am to 4pm, from June 5 through August 11 (no camp on July 4). A fee of $120/camper each week covers all supplies, activities, and transportation for swimming…

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$6

Mini Camp: Turtles

June 8 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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Once on June 8, 2017

Meet a box turtle and learn about this interesting reptile that carries its home everywhere it goes. For ages 1-5 with an adult buddy. Register online by June 5.

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$6

Mini Camp: Turtles

June 8 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Meet a box turtle and learn about this interesting reptile that carries its home everywhere it goes. For ages 1-5 with an adult buddy. Register online by June 5. Min/Max: 4/12.

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$2

Frog & Toad Show

June 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

See and feel these live amphibians as they teach us about their lifestyles. We have several species to show you. For all ages. Register online by June 7. Min/Max: 5/30.

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$120

Earth Adventures Summer Camp

June 9 @ 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday that lasts 0 day(s) and 11 hour(s), the last of which will begin on August 11, 2017

Children ages 6-12 explore “Essential Elements” in this summer’s Earth Adventures summer camp. This all-day, all-week camp allows time for hiking, swimming, canoeing, games, crafts, and more. This summer, campers will explore the world around them through components of our everyday lives, such as energy, water, earth, and culture. Held Monday-Friday from 9am to 4pm, from June 5 through August 11 (no camp on July 4). A fee of $120/camper each week covers all supplies, activities, and transportation for swimming…

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Free

River Trail Lunch Hike

June 10 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Bring a sack lunch and join us for a 2.5 mile hike on the River Trail. Along the way, we stop and see the historic Rock Springs Bottling Plant, turtle ponds, and more. Register online by June 9. Min/Max: 5/30.

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Free

Ground Squirrels Vintage Base Ball Game

June 10 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Spelled as two words in the 1800s, vintage “base ball” boasts a unique set of rules that are slightly different from the game you know today. The Rock Springs Ground Squirrels and neighboring teams compete with authentic 1858 rules, which include: no gloves, no foul balls, and no ungentlemanly behavior. Cheer for your home team, the Rock Springs Ground Squirrels, against the St. Louis Unions and Springfield Long Nine. Bring your lawn chair, or a blanket and picnic lunch. Located…

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Free

Tour Homestead Prairie Farm

June 10 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Saturday and Sunday that lasts 0 day(s) and 3 hour(s), the last of which will begin on October 29, 2017

Visit one of the few remaining log-houses in Macon County that still stands on its original location: the Trobaugh-Good House at Homestead Prairie Farm. Never moved from its original site, this home offers a unique opportunity to peek into the lives of ordinary people in 1860s Central Illinois. Free. For all ages.

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Free

Bluegrass Music Jam

June 11 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Bluegrass Jam

Enjoy live music during the Bluegrass Music Jam at Rock Springs Nature Center. Bring your instrument to play or just enjoy the music. For all ages.

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Free

Tour Homestead Prairie Farm

June 11 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Saturday and Sunday that lasts 0 day(s) and 3 hour(s), the last of which will begin on October 29, 2017

Visit one of the few remaining log-houses in Macon County that still stands on its original location: the Trobaugh-Good House at Homestead Prairie Farm. Never moved from its original site, this home offers a unique opportunity to peek into the lives of ordinary people in 1860s Central Illinois. Free. For all ages.

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$120

Earth Adventures Summer Camp

June 12 @ 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday that lasts 0 day(s) and 11 hour(s), the last of which will begin on August 11, 2017

Children ages 6-12 explore “Essential Elements” in this summer’s Earth Adventures summer camp. This all-day, all-week camp allows time for hiking, swimming, canoeing, games, crafts, and more. This summer, campers will explore the world around them through components of our everyday lives, such as energy, water, earth, and culture. Held Monday-Friday from 9am to 4pm, from June 5 through August 11 (no camp on July 4). A fee of $120/camper each week covers all supplies, activities, and transportation for swimming…

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$120

Earth Adventures Summer Camp

June 13 @ 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday that lasts 0 day(s) and 11 hour(s), the last of which will begin on August 11, 2017

Children ages 6-12 explore “Essential Elements” in this summer’s Earth Adventures summer camp. This all-day, all-week camp allows time for hiking, swimming, canoeing, games, crafts, and more. This summer, campers will explore the world around them through components of our everyday lives, such as energy, water, earth, and culture. Held Monday-Friday from 9am to 4pm, from June 5 through August 11 (no camp on July 4). A fee of $120/camper each week covers all supplies, activities, and transportation for swimming…

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$12

Adventure Club Summer Camp

June 13 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until August 8, 2017

Children ages 5-12 explore “Essential Elements” in this summer’s Adventure Club summer camp. Campers explore the world around them through components of our everyday lives, such as energy, water, earth, and culture. Covers all supplies, activities, and a mid-morning snack. Pick and choose which weeks to come, or attend all nine weeks. Space is limited to 25 campers each week. Find more information or register online.

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$6

Mini Camp: Owls

June 13 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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Once on June 15, 2017

Children will have a hoot as we discover the world of owls and owlets through our senses, movement, a story, and a craft. For ages 1-5 with an adult buddy. Register online by June 12. Min/Max: 4/12.

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$8

Mini Camp: Owls

June 13 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Children will have a hoot as we discover the world of owls and owlets through our senses, movement, a story, and a craft. For ages 3-5 with an adult buddy. Register online by June 12. Min/Max: 4/12.

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$120

Earth Adventures Summer Camp

June 14 @ 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday that lasts 0 day(s) and 11 hour(s), the last of which will begin on August 11, 2017

Children ages 6-12 explore “Essential Elements” in this summer’s Earth Adventures summer camp. This all-day, all-week camp allows time for hiking, swimming, canoeing, games, crafts, and more. This summer, campers will explore the world around them through components of our everyday lives, such as energy, water, earth, and culture. Held Monday-Friday from 9am to 4pm, from June 5 through August 11 (no camp on July 4). A fee of $120/camper each week covers all supplies, activities, and transportation for swimming…

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$120

Earth Adventures Summer Camp

June 15 @ 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday that lasts 0 day(s) and 11 hour(s), the last of which will begin on August 11, 2017

Children ages 6-12 explore “Essential Elements” in this summer’s Earth Adventures summer camp. This all-day, all-week camp allows time for hiking, swimming, canoeing, games, crafts, and more. This summer, campers will explore the world around them through components of our everyday lives, such as energy, water, earth, and culture. Held Monday-Friday from 9am to 4pm, from June 5 through August 11 (no camp on July 4). A fee of $120/camper each week covers all supplies, activities, and transportation for swimming…

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$6

Mini Camp: Owls

June 15 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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Once on June 15, 2017

Children will have a hoot as we discover the world of owls and owlets through our senses, movement, a story, and a craft. For ages 1-5 with an adult buddy. Register online by June 12. Min/Max: 4/12.

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$6

Mini Camp: Owls

June 15 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Children will have a hoot as we discover the world of owls and owlets through our senses, movement, a story, and a craft. For ages 1-5 with an adult buddy. Register online by June 12. Min/Max: 4/12.

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$120

Earth Adventures Summer Camp

June 16 @ 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday that lasts 0 day(s) and 11 hour(s), the last of which will begin on August 11, 2017

Children ages 6-12 explore “Essential Elements” in this summer’s Earth Adventures summer camp. This all-day, all-week camp allows time for hiking, swimming, canoeing, games, crafts, and more. This summer, campers will explore the world around them through components of our everyday lives, such as energy, water, earth, and culture. Held Monday-Friday from 9am to 4pm, from June 5 through August 11 (no camp on July 4). A fee of $120/camper each week covers all supplies, activities, and transportation for swimming…

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Free

Dulcimer Music

June 17 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Dulcimer Club

Enjoy live music performed by the Dulcimer Club.

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Free

Tour Homestead Prairie Farm

June 17 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Saturday and Sunday that lasts 0 day(s) and 3 hour(s), the last of which will begin on October 29, 2017

Visit one of the few remaining log-houses in Macon County that still stands on its original location: the Trobaugh-Good House at Homestead Prairie Farm. Never moved from its original site, this home offers a unique opportunity to peek into the lives of ordinary people in 1860s Central Illinois. Free. For all ages.

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Free

Tour Homestead Prairie Farm

June 18 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Saturday and Sunday that lasts 0 day(s) and 3 hour(s), the last of which will begin on October 29, 2017

Visit one of the few remaining log-houses in Macon County that still stands on its original location: the Trobaugh-Good House at Homestead Prairie Farm. Never moved from its original site, this home offers a unique opportunity to peek into the lives of ordinary people in 1860s Central Illinois. Free. For all ages.

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Free

Lincoln’s Legacy: Lessons from History

June 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

In the contentious world of politics and public life, the words and actions of Abraham Lincoln can be studied to find positive perspectives and used as a role model. Guest Speaker Dan Guillory, Professor Emeritus at Millikin University and author, explores Lincoln’s examples of compassion, tolerance, civility, and more in the face of great adversities. Register online by June 16. Min/Max: 5/50.

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$120

Earth Adventures Summer Camp

June 19 @ 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday that lasts 0 day(s) and 11 hour(s), the last of which will begin on August 11, 2017

Children ages 6-12 explore “Essential Elements” in this summer’s Earth Adventures summer camp. This all-day, all-week camp allows time for hiking, swimming, canoeing, games, crafts, and more. This summer, campers will explore the world around them through components of our everyday lives, such as energy, water, earth, and culture. Held Monday-Friday from 9am to 4pm, from June 5 through August 11 (no camp on July 4). A fee of $120/camper each week covers all supplies, activities, and transportation for swimming…

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$120

Earth Adventures Summer Camp

June 20 @ 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday that lasts 0 day(s) and 11 hour(s), the last of which will begin on August 11, 2017

Children ages 6-12 explore “Essential Elements” in this summer’s Earth Adventures summer camp. This all-day, all-week camp allows time for hiking, swimming, canoeing, games, crafts, and more. This summer, campers will explore the world around them through components of our everyday lives, such as energy, water, earth, and culture. Held Monday-Friday from 9am to 4pm, from June 5 through August 11 (no camp on July 4). A fee of $120/camper each week covers all supplies, activities, and transportation for swimming…

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$12

Adventure Club Summer Camp

June 20 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until August 8, 2017

Children ages 5-12 explore “Essential Elements” in this summer’s Adventure Club summer camp. Campers explore the world around them through components of our everyday lives, such as energy, water, earth, and culture. Covers all supplies, activities, and a mid-morning snack. Pick and choose which weeks to come, or attend all nine weeks. Space is limited to 25 campers each week. Find more information or register online.

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$6

Mini Camp: Butterflies

June 20 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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Once on June 22, 2017

Explore butterflies through stories, activities, and outdoor exploration. For ages 1-5 with adult buddy. Register online by noon on June 19.

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$8

Mini Camp: Butterflies

June 20 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Explore butterflies through stories, activities, and outdoor exploration. For ages 3-5 with adult buddy. Register online by noon on June 19.

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$120

Earth Adventures Summer Camp

June 21 @ 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday that lasts 0 day(s) and 11 hour(s), the last of which will begin on August 11, 2017

Children ages 6-12 explore “Essential Elements” in this summer’s Earth Adventures summer camp. This all-day, all-week camp allows time for hiking, swimming, canoeing, games, crafts, and more. This summer, campers will explore the world around them through components of our everyday lives, such as energy, water, earth, and culture. Held Monday-Friday from 9am to 4pm, from June 5 through August 11 (no camp on July 4). A fee of $120/camper each week covers all supplies, activities, and transportation for swimming…

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$60

X-treme Camp: Canoe the Sangamon

June 21 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Youth ages 10-15 will hit the road for exciting day trips in this summer’s X-treme Camp. Canoe the river in your own backyard. This full day paddling adventure takes you from Lake Decatur to Lincoln Homestead. Pack a lunch that doesn’t need refrigeration, as we picnic on the river. Dress to get wet, just in case. All other equipment, including life vests,  provided. Space is limited to 12 campers. Register online by June 19.

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$120

Earth Adventures Summer Camp

June 22 @ 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday that lasts 0 day(s) and 11 hour(s), the last of which will begin on August 11, 2017

Children ages 6-12 explore “Essential Elements” in this summer’s Earth Adventures summer camp. This all-day, all-week camp allows time for hiking, swimming, canoeing, games, crafts, and more. This summer, campers will explore the world around them through components of our everyday lives, such as energy, water, earth, and culture. Held Monday-Friday from 9am to 4pm, from June 5 through August 11 (no camp on July 4). A fee of $120/camper each week covers all supplies, activities, and transportation for swimming…

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$12

Pioneer Adventure Camp: Compass

June 22 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Children ages 6-12 explore Inventors and Inventions in this summer’s Pioneer Adventure Camp. Explore Rock Springs Conservation Area after making compasses and learning how to use them. Travel across the world to see how different countries have expanded their empires over the ages. Covers all supplies, activities, and a mid-morning snack. Register online by June 20.

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$6

Mini Camp: Butterflies

June 22 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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Once on June 22, 2017

Explore butterflies through stories, activities, and outdoor exploration. For ages 1-5 with adult buddy. Register online by noon on June 19.

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$6

Mini Camp: Butterflies

June 22 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Explore butterflies through stories, activities, and outdoor exploration. For ages 1-5 with adult buddy. Register online by noon on June 19.

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$120

Earth Adventures Summer Camp

June 23 @ 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday that lasts 0 day(s) and 11 hour(s), the last of which will begin on August 11, 2017

Children ages 6-12 explore “Essential Elements” in this summer’s Earth Adventures summer camp. This all-day, all-week camp allows time for hiking, swimming, canoeing, games, crafts, and more. This summer, campers will explore the world around them through components of our everyday lives, such as energy, water, earth, and culture. Held Monday-Friday from 9am to 4pm, from June 5 through August 11 (no camp on July 4). A fee of $120/camper each week covers all supplies, activities, and transportation for swimming…

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Free

Independence Day 1860

June 24 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Enjoy an Independence Day celebration 1860s style. Tour Homestead Prairie Farm, try old-time games and toys, enjoy a music concert by the Rock Springs Dulcimer Club, and an ice cream social. You're welcome to bring a lawn chair and/or picnic lunch to eat on the lawn. No registration required.

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Free

Tour Homestead Prairie Farm

June 24 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Saturday and Sunday that lasts 0 day(s) and 3 hour(s), the last of which will begin on October 29, 2017

Visit one of the few remaining log-houses in Macon County that still stands on its original location: the Trobaugh-Good House at Homestead Prairie Farm. Never moved from its original site, this home offers a unique opportunity to peek into the lives of ordinary people in 1860s Central Illinois. Free. For all ages.

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Free

Tour Homestead Prairie Farm

June 25 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Saturday and Sunday that lasts 0 day(s) and 3 hour(s), the last of which will begin on October 29, 2017

Visit one of the few remaining log-houses in Macon County that still stands on its original location: the Trobaugh-Good House at Homestead Prairie Farm. Never moved from its original site, this home offers a unique opportunity to peek into the lives of ordinary people in 1860s Central Illinois. Free. For all ages.

Find out more »
Free

Bugs, Bugs, Bugs!

June 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Learn about local insects and try your luck with a sweep net to see if you can catch any! Register online by June 23. Min/Max: 5/30.

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Free

Summer Concert Series: Deep Hollow

June 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Bring your lawn chair to Rock Springs Nature Center’s West Lawn to enjoy an evening of music. Rain location inside the Nature Center.

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$120

Earth Adventures Summer Camp

June 26 @ 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday that lasts 0 day(s) and 11 hour(s), the last of which will begin on August 11, 2017

Children ages 6-12 explore “Essential Elements” in this summer’s Earth Adventures summer camp. This all-day, all-week camp allows time for hiking, swimming, canoeing, games, crafts, and more. This summer, campers will explore the world around them through components of our everyday lives, such as energy, water, earth, and culture. Held Monday-Friday from 9am to 4pm, from June 5 through August 11 (no camp on July 4). A fee of $120/camper each week covers all supplies, activities, and transportation for swimming…

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$120

Earth Adventures Summer Camp

June 27 @ 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday that lasts 0 day(s) and 11 hour(s), the last of which will begin on August 11, 2017

Children ages 6-12 explore “Essential Elements” in this summer’s Earth Adventures summer camp. This all-day, all-week camp allows time for hiking, swimming, canoeing, games, crafts, and more. This summer, campers will explore the world around them through components of our everyday lives, such as energy, water, earth, and culture. Held Monday-Friday from 9am to 4pm, from June 5 through August 11 (no camp on July 4). A fee of $120/camper each week covers all supplies, activities, and transportation for swimming…

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$12

Adventure Club Summer Camp

June 27 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until August 8, 2017

Children ages 5-12 explore “Essential Elements” in this summer’s Adventure Club summer camp. Campers explore the world around them through components of our everyday lives, such as energy, water, earth, and culture. Covers all supplies, activities, and a mid-morning snack. Pick and choose which weeks to come, or attend all nine weeks. Space is limited to 25 campers each week. Find more information or register online.

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$6

Mini Camp: Snakes

June 27 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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Once on June 29, 2017

Campers will explore snakes through stories, activities, and outdoor exploration. We’ll feel snake skin, examine a skeleton, and observe a real snake who is one of Rock Springs Nature Center’s resident live animals. For ages 1-5 with adult buddy. Register online by noon on June 26.

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$8

Mini Camp: Snakes

June 27 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Campers will explore snakes through stories, activities, and outdoor exploration. We’ll feel snake skin, examine a skeleton, and observe a real snake who is one of Rock Springs Nature Center’s resident live animals. For ages 3-5 with adult buddy. Register online by noon on June 26.

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$120

Earth Adventures Summer Camp

June 28 @ 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday that lasts 0 day(s) and 11 hour(s), the last of which will begin on August 11, 2017

Children ages 6-12 explore “Essential Elements” in this summer’s Earth Adventures summer camp. This all-day, all-week camp allows time for hiking, swimming, canoeing, games, crafts, and more. This summer, campers will explore the world around them through components of our everyday lives, such as energy, water, earth, and culture. Held Monday-Friday from 9am to 4pm, from June 5 through August 11 (no camp on July 4). A fee of $120/camper each week covers all supplies, activities, and transportation for swimming…

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$120

Earth Adventures Summer Camp

June 29 @ 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday that lasts 0 day(s) and 11 hour(s), the last of which will begin on August 11, 2017

Children ages 6-12 explore “Essential Elements” in this summer’s Earth Adventures summer camp. This all-day, all-week camp allows time for hiking, swimming, canoeing, games, crafts, and more. This summer, campers will explore the world around them through components of our everyday lives, such as energy, water, earth, and culture. Held Monday-Friday from 9am to 4pm, from June 5 through August 11 (no camp on July 4). A fee of $120/camper each week covers all supplies, activities, and transportation for swimming…

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$12

Pioneer Adventure Camp: Printing Press

June 29 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Children ages 6-12 explore Inventors and Inventions in this summer’s Pioneer Adventure Camp. Discover the importance of written language and how the printing press made a huge impact on the world. Campers make their own prints and learn about the life of Johannes Gutenberg. Covers all supplies, activities, and a mid-morning snack. Register online by June 27.

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$6

Mini Camp: Snakes

June 29 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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Once on June 29, 2017

Campers will explore snakes through stories, activities, and outdoor exploration. We’ll feel snake skin, examine a skeleton, and observe a real snake who is one of Rock Springs Nature Center’s resident live animals. For ages 1-5 with adult buddy. Register online by noon on June 26.

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$6

Mini Camp: Snakes

June 29 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Campers will explore snakes through stories, activities, and outdoor exploration. We’ll feel snake skin, examine a skeleton, and observe a real snake who is one of Rock Springs Nature Center’s resident live animals. For ages 1-5 with adult buddy. Register online by noon on June 26.

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$120

Earth Adventures Summer Camp

June 30 @ 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday that lasts 0 day(s) and 11 hour(s), the last of which will begin on August 11, 2017

Children ages 6-12 explore “Essential Elements” in this summer’s Earth Adventures summer camp. This all-day, all-week camp allows time for hiking, swimming, canoeing, games, crafts, and more. This summer, campers will explore the world around them through components of our everyday lives, such as energy, water, earth, and culture. Held Monday-Friday from 9am to 4pm, from June 5 through August 11 (no camp on July 4). A fee of $120/camper each week covers all supplies, activities, and transportation for swimming…

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July 2017
Free

Dulcimer Music

July 1 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Dulcimer Club

Enjoy live music performed by the Dulcimer Club.

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Free

Tour Homestead Prairie Farm

July 1 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Saturday and Sunday that lasts 0 day(s) and 3 hour(s), the last of which will begin on October 29, 2017

Visit one of the few remaining log-houses in Macon County that still stands on its original location: the Trobaugh-Good House at Homestead Prairie Farm. Never moved from its original site, this home offers a unique opportunity to peek into the lives of ordinary people in 1860s Central Illinois. Free. For all ages.

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Free

Tour Homestead Prairie Farm

July 2 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Saturday and Sunday that lasts 0 day(s) and 3 hour(s), the last of which will begin on October 29, 2017

Visit one of the few remaining log-houses in Macon County that still stands on its original location: the Trobaugh-Good House at Homestead Prairie Farm. Never moved from its original site, this home offers a unique opportunity to peek into the lives of ordinary people in 1860s Central Illinois. Free. For all ages.

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Free

Summer Concert Series: Chickadee Sermon

July 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Bring your lawn chair to Rock Springs Nature Center’s West Lawn to enjoy an evening of music. Rain location inside the Nature Center.

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$120

Earth Adventures Summer Camp

July 3 @ 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday that lasts 0 day(s) and 11 hour(s), the last of which will begin on August 11, 2017

Children ages 6-12 explore “Essential Elements” in this summer’s Earth Adventures summer camp. This all-day, all-week camp allows time for hiking, swimming, canoeing, games, crafts, and more. This summer, campers will explore the world around them through components of our everyday lives, such as energy, water, earth, and culture. Held Monday-Friday from 9am to 4pm, from June 5 through August 11 (no camp on July 4). A fee of $120/camper each week covers all supplies, activities, and transportation for swimming…

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$12

Adventure Club Summer Camp

July 4 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until August 8, 2017

Children ages 5-12 explore “Essential Elements” in this summer’s Adventure Club summer camp. Campers explore the world around them through components of our everyday lives, such as energy, water, earth, and culture. Covers all supplies, activities, and a mid-morning snack. Pick and choose which weeks to come, or attend all nine weeks. Space is limited to 25 campers each week. Find more information or register online.

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$120

Earth Adventures Summer Camp

July 5 @ 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday that lasts 0 day(s) and 11 hour(s), the last of which will begin on August 11, 2017

Children ages 6-12 explore “Essential Elements” in this summer’s Earth Adventures summer camp. This all-day, all-week camp allows time for hiking, swimming, canoeing, games, crafts, and more. This summer, campers will explore the world around them through components of our everyday lives, such as energy, water, earth, and culture. Held Monday-Friday from 9am to 4pm, from June 5 through August 11 (no camp on July 4). A fee of $120/camper each week covers all supplies, activities, and transportation for swimming…

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$6

Mini Camp: Howling Canines

July 5 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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Once on July 6, 2017

Campers will delve into the nocturnal world of coyotes and wolves through stories, activities, and outdoor exploration. We’ll compare and contrast these mammals’ fur, tracks, and size. For ages 1-5 with adult buddy. Register online by noon on July 3.

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$8

Mini Camp: Howling Canines

July 5 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Campers will delve into the nocturnal world of coyotes and wolves through stories, activities, and outdoor exploration. We’ll compare and contrast these mammals’ fur, tracks, and size. For ages 3-5 with adult buddy. Register online by noon on July 3.

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$120

Earth Adventures Summer Camp

July 6 @ 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday that lasts 0 day(s) and 11 hour(s), the last of which will begin on August 11, 2017

Children ages 6-12 explore “Essential Elements” in this summer’s Earth Adventures summer camp. This all-day, all-week camp allows time for hiking, swimming, canoeing, games, crafts, and more. This summer, campers will explore the world around them through components of our everyday lives, such as energy, water, earth, and culture. Held Monday-Friday from 9am to 4pm, from June 5 through August 11 (no camp on July 4). A fee of $120/camper each week covers all supplies, activities, and transportation for swimming…

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Pioneer Adventure Camp: Ice Cream Freezer

July 6 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Children ages 6-12 explore Inventors and Inventions in this summer’s Pioneer Adventure Camp. Step back to the 1840s before modern refrigeration. Cool down by making homemade ice cream while learning about the first ice cream freezer and American Nancy Johnson, who helped jumpstart the popularity of this favorite summertime treat. Covers all supplies, activities, and a mid-morning snack. Register online by July 5.

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$6

Mini Camp: Howling Canines

July 6 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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Once on July 6, 2017

Campers will delve into the nocturnal world of coyotes and wolves through stories, activities, and outdoor exploration. We’ll compare and contrast these mammals’ fur, tracks, and size. For ages 1-5 with adult buddy. Register online by noon on July 3.

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$6

Mini Camp: Howling Canines

July 6 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Campers will delve into the nocturnal world of coyotes and wolves through stories, activities, and outdoor exploration. We’ll compare and contrast these mammals’ fur, tracks, and size. For ages 1-5 with adult buddy. Register online by noon on July 3.

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$120

Earth Adventures Summer Camp

July 7 @ 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday that lasts 0 day(s) and 11 hour(s), the last of which will begin on August 11, 2017

Children ages 6-12 explore “Essential Elements” in this summer’s Earth Adventures summer camp. This all-day, all-week camp allows time for hiking, swimming, canoeing, games, crafts, and more. This summer, campers will explore the world around them through components of our everyday lives, such as energy, water, earth, and culture. Held Monday-Friday from 9am to 4pm, from June 5 through August 11 (no camp on July 4). A fee of $120/camper each week covers all supplies, activities, and transportation for swimming…

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Free

Tour Homestead Prairie Farm

July 8 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Saturday and Sunday that lasts 0 day(s) and 3 hour(s), the last of which will begin on October 29, 2017

Visit one of the few remaining log-houses in Macon County that still stands on its original location: the Trobaugh-Good House at Homestead Prairie Farm. Never moved from its original site, this home offers a unique opportunity to peek into the lives of ordinary people in 1860s Central Illinois. Free. For all ages.

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Free

Bluegrass Music Jam

July 9 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Bluegrass Jam

Enjoy live music during the Bluegrass Music Jam at Rock Springs Nature Center. Bring your instrument to play or just enjoy the music. For all ages.

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Free

Tour Homestead Prairie Farm

July 9 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Saturday and Sunday that lasts 0 day(s) and 3 hour(s), the last of which will begin on October 29, 2017

Visit one of the few remaining log-houses in Macon County that still stands on its original location: the Trobaugh-Good House at Homestead Prairie Farm. Never moved from its original site, this home offers a unique opportunity to peek into the lives of ordinary people in 1860s Central Illinois. Free. For all ages.

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$120

Earth Adventures Summer Camp

July 10 @ 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday that lasts 0 day(s) and 11 hour(s), the last of which will begin on August 11, 2017

Children ages 6-12 explore “Essential Elements” in this summer’s Earth Adventures summer camp. This all-day, all-week camp allows time for hiking, swimming, canoeing, games, crafts, and more. This summer, campers will explore the world around them through components of our everyday lives, such as energy, water, earth, and culture. Held Monday-Friday from 9am to 4pm, from June 5 through August 11 (no camp on July 4). A fee of $120/camper each week covers all supplies, activities, and transportation for swimming…

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$120

Earth Adventures Summer Camp

July 11 @ 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday that lasts 0 day(s) and 11 hour(s), the last of which will begin on August 11, 2017

Children ages 6-12 explore “Essential Elements” in this summer’s Earth Adventures summer camp. This all-day, all-week camp allows time for hiking, swimming, canoeing, games, crafts, and more. This summer, campers will explore the world around them through components of our everyday lives, such as energy, water, earth, and culture. Held Monday-Friday from 9am to 4pm, from June 5 through August 11 (no camp on July 4). A fee of $120/camper each week covers all supplies, activities, and transportation for swimming…

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$12

Adventure Club Summer Camp

July 11 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until August 8, 2017

Children ages 5-12 explore “Essential Elements” in this summer’s Adventure Club summer camp. Campers explore the world around them through components of our everyday lives, such as energy, water, earth, and culture. Covers all supplies, activities, and a mid-morning snack. Pick and choose which weeks to come, or attend all nine weeks. Space is limited to 25 campers each week. Find more information or register online.

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$6

Mini Camp: Daylight Raptors

July 11 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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Once on July 13, 2017

Campers will soar into the lives of hawks and eagles through stories, activities, and outdoor exploration. We’ll explore how these animals move. For ages 1-5 with adult buddy. Register online by noon on July 10.

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$8

Mini Camp: Daylight Raptors

July 11 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Campers will soar into the lives of hawks and eagles through stories, activities, and outdoor exploration. We’ll explore how these animals move. For ages 3-5 with adult buddy. Register online by noon on July 10.

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$120

Earth Adventures Summer Camp

July 12 @ 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday that lasts 0 day(s) and 11 hour(s), the last of which will begin on August 11, 2017

Children ages 6-12 explore “Essential Elements” in this summer’s Earth Adventures summer camp. This all-day, all-week camp allows time for hiking, swimming, canoeing, games, crafts, and more. This summer, campers will explore the world around them through components of our everyday lives, such as energy, water, earth, and culture. Held Monday-Friday from 9am to 4pm, from June 5 through August 11 (no camp on July 4). A fee of $120/camper each week covers all supplies, activities, and transportation for swimming…

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$120

Earth Adventures Summer Camp

July 13 @ 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday that lasts 0 day(s) and 11 hour(s), the last of which will begin on August 11, 2017

Children ages 6-12 explore “Essential Elements” in this summer’s Earth Adventures summer camp. This all-day, all-week camp allows time for hiking, swimming, canoeing, games, crafts, and more. This summer, campers will explore the world around them through components of our everyday lives, such as energy, water, earth, and culture. Held Monday-Friday from 9am to 4pm, from June 5 through August 11 (no camp on July 4). A fee of $120/camper each week covers all supplies, activities, and transportation for swimming…

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$12

Pioneer Adventure Camp: Camouflage

July 13 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Children ages 6-12 explore Inventors and Inventions in this summer’s Pioneer Adventure Camp. Hide from predators as you experience the evolution of camouflage, from ancient worlds into modern military tactics. Learn how humans and wildlife use elements in nature to survive. Covers all supplies, activities, and a mid-morning snack. Register online by July 11.

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$6

Mini Camp: Daylight Raptors

July 13 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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Once on July 13, 2017

Campers will soar into the lives of hawks and eagles through stories, activities, and outdoor exploration. We’ll explore how these animals move. For ages 1-5 with adult buddy. Register online by noon on July 10.

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$6

Mini Camp: Daylight Raptors

July 13 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Campers will soar into the lives of hawks and eagles through stories, activities, and outdoor exploration. We’ll explore how these animals move. For ages 1-5 with adult buddy. Register online by noon on July 10.

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$2

Frog & Toad Show

July 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

See and feel these live amphibians as they teach us about their lifestyles. We have several species to show you. For all ages. Register online by July 12. Min/Max: 5/30.

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$120

Earth Adventures Summer Camp

July 14 @ 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday that lasts 0 day(s) and 11 hour(s), the last of which will begin on August 11, 2017

Children ages 6-12 explore “Essential Elements” in this summer’s Earth Adventures summer camp. This all-day, all-week camp allows time for hiking, swimming, canoeing, games, crafts, and more. This summer, campers will explore the world around them through components of our everyday lives, such as energy, water, earth, and culture. Held Monday-Friday from 9am to 4pm, from June 5 through August 11 (no camp on July 4). A fee of $120/camper each week covers all supplies, activities, and transportation for swimming…

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Free

Dulcimer Music

July 15 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Dulcimer Club

Enjoy live music performed by the Dulcimer Club.

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Free

Ground Squirrels Vintage Base Ball Game

July 15 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Spelled as two words in the 1800s, vintage “base ball” boasts a unique set of rules that are slightly different from the game you know today. The Rock Springs Ground Squirrels and neighboring teams compete with authentic 1858 rules, which include: no gloves, no foul balls, and no ungentlemanly behavior. Cheer for your home team, the Rock Springs Ground Squirrels, against the Belleville Stags. Bring your lawn chair, or a blanket and picnic lunch. Located at BeautifulTrobaughField off the Rodney…

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Free

Tour Homestead Prairie Farm

July 15 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Saturday and Sunday that lasts 0 day(s) and 3 hour(s), the last of which will begin on October 29, 2017

Visit one of the few remaining log-houses in Macon County that still stands on its original location: the Trobaugh-Good House at Homestead Prairie Farm. Never moved from its original site, this home offers a unique opportunity to peek into the lives of ordinary people in 1860s Central Illinois. Free. For all ages.

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Free

Tour Homestead Prairie Farm

July 16 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Saturday and Sunday that lasts 0 day(s) and 3 hour(s), the last of which will begin on October 29, 2017

Visit one of the few remaining log-houses in Macon County that still stands on its original location: the Trobaugh-Good House at Homestead Prairie Farm. Never moved from its original site, this home offers a unique opportunity to peek into the lives of ordinary people in 1860s Central Illinois. Free. For all ages.

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Free

Summer Concert Series: River Ramblers

July 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Bring your lawn chair to Rock Springs Nature Center’s West Lawn to enjoy an evening of music. Rain location inside the Nature Center.

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$120

Earth Adventures Summer Camp

July 17 @ 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday that lasts 0 day(s) and 11 hour(s), the last of which will begin on August 11, 2017

Children ages 6-12 explore “Essential Elements” in this summer’s Earth Adventures summer camp. This all-day, all-week camp allows time for hiking, swimming, canoeing, games, crafts, and more. This summer, campers will explore the world around them through components of our everyday lives, such as energy, water, earth, and culture. Held Monday-Friday from 9am to 4pm, from June 5 through August 11 (no camp on July 4). A fee of $120/camper each week covers all supplies, activities, and transportation for swimming…

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$120

Earth Adventures Summer Camp

July 18 @ 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday that lasts 0 day(s) and 11 hour(s), the last of which will begin on August 11, 2017

Children ages 6-12 explore “Essential Elements” in this summer’s Earth Adventures summer camp. This all-day, all-week camp allows time for hiking, swimming, canoeing, games, crafts, and more. This summer, campers will explore the world around them through components of our everyday lives, such as energy, water, earth, and culture. Held Monday-Friday from 9am to 4pm, from June 5 through August 11 (no camp on July 4). A fee of $120/camper each week covers all supplies, activities, and transportation for swimming…

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$12

Adventure Club Summer Camp

July 18 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until August 8, 2017

Children ages 5-12 explore “Essential Elements” in this summer’s Adventure Club summer camp. Campers explore the world around them through components of our everyday lives, such as energy, water, earth, and culture. Covers all supplies, activities, and a mid-morning snack. Pick and choose which weeks to come, or attend all nine weeks. Space is limited to 25 campers each week. Find more information or register online.

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$6

Mini Camp: Spiders

July 18 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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Once on July 20, 2017

Campers will explore what it would be like to be a spider for a day as we weave a web and catch our prey. For ages 1-5 with adult buddy. Register online by noon on July 17.

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