Dinosaurs, field trips on docket


Children attending Summer Daze this year in St. Joseph will take a step back in time as they study dinosaurs.

"The camp will be participating in a dino dig at the Orpheum Children’s Museum," said Victoria Becker, St. Joseph's Parks and Recreation Director.

Each child will become a junior paleontologist and be given a chance to use special tools to find artificial remnants of dinosaur bones.  

The camp will also feature dinosaur crafts and games throughout the summer.

The camp won't only focus on dinosaurs though. Numerous field trips are planned.

"We will also be going on a new field trip to Prairie Fruits Farm on June 19 to take a tour of their goat milking facility and learn how their special cheeses and gelato are made," Becker said. "We will even be given some samples to try."

Other field trips include Staerkel Planetarium on June 24, Anita Purves Nature Center on July 8, Meadowbrook Park on July 10, Blacklight Mini Golf on July 15, a movie at the Church of Christ on July 17 and a trip to the Centennial High School Pool every Friday.

"The camp offers three field trips per week including a trip to an indoor pool every Friday," Becker said.

The camp operates Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. until noon. The camp cost $10 per day.

Tennis lessons are provided for free on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.  The camp has a staff of local high school and college counselors.  "Many of the staff members went to the camp themselves as children," Becker said.   

New campers will be accepted continuously throughout the months of June and July.  Contact Becker at 469-9504 or at victoria.becker@stjosephillinois.org for information.

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