Education

Little Creek Summer Camp

Birding with binoculars allows campers to learn more about the natural world, develop problem-solving skills, and practice using reference materials.
Birding with binoculars allows campers to learn more about the natural world, develop problem-solving skills, and practice using reference materials.
Education

Little Creek Summer Camp

About Little Creek Summer Camp:

Little Creek Summer Camp (LCSC) is about more than fun in the sun, camp games, and singing songs.  LCSC provides current third through fifth graders from the Ferguson-Florissant School District the opportunity to develop important life skills, explore a passion for the environment, and avoid summer learning loss by participating in experiential programs focused on STEM and literacy skills.

Little Creek Summer Camp is offered for three weeks at Little Creek Nature Area, a 97-acre outdoor oasis and learning lab, owned and operated by the Ferguson-Florissant School District.

Campers learn and develop outdoor skills such as archery, birding with binoculars, campfire cooking, fishing, canoeing, macro invertebrate, animal studies, and nature hikes. Mapping, nature journaling, and plant identification studies build literacy skills. Games and group activities help campers build valuable social skills and round out each week of fun, challenging outdoor experiences.

Who is eligible?

Current 3rd grade through 5th grade students living in the Ferguson Florissant School District boundaries.

Location:

Little Creek Nature Area is located at 2295 Dunn Rd, Florissant, MO, 63033

-If you have never been to Little Creek before, you are welcome to stop by and visit before your student’s session.  Little Creek Nature Area is open to the public Monday through Friday from 9:00 am-4:00 pm.

Bus Transportation:

Bus transportation is provided for campers living in the Fergsuon-Florissant School District. Campers will be picked up at up at their home elementary school.

Lunch:

A hot lunch is provided by the Fergsuon-Florissant School District. One daily snack is also provided by Audubon. Campers may bring a sack lunch, if they prefer.

Contact Information:

If you have any questions before or during camp, please call Little Creek Nature Area:  314-831-7386

Attire and What to Bring:

Campers should dress comfortably and be prepared to spend most of their time outdoors. A comprehensive list is provided below.

  • Closed-toed shoes (no sandals)

  • Clothes that can get wet and dirty

  • Water Bottle

  • Sunscreen

  • Bug Spray

  • Hat/bandana

2019 Dates & Times

Monday-Friday 9AM – 3PM

  • Week One: July 15th-19th

  • Week Two: July 22nd-26th

  • Week Three: July 29th-August 2nd

REGISTER YOUR CHILD FOR 2019: CLICK HERE

How it works:

LCSC is made possible through a partnership between the Ferguson-Florissant School District, Audubon Center at Riverlands, Gateway Arch National Park, US Fish & Wildlife Center, and US Army Corps of Engineers. We are grateful for the support of funders including the Stupp Foundation, Emerson, Ferguson Twilight Run, and other private donors.  

Canoeing gives campers the chance to learn about water safety, test new skills, and build confidence.

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