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. Students must be in 3rd-5th grade during the school year prior preceding camp.
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 is provided for campers living in the Fergsuon-Florissant School District. Campers will be picked up at up at their home elementary school.
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.
If you have any questions, please call Emily at the Audubon Center at Riverlands: 636-899-0090
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
All campers will be required to follow FFSD COVID-19 guidelines.
LCSC is made possible through a partnership between the Ferguson-Florissant School District, Audubon Center at Riverlands, National Park Service, US Fish & Wildlife Center, and US Army Corps of Engineers. We are grateful for the support of funders including the Stupp Foundation, Boeing, Project Clear, Phillips 66, Emerson, and other private donors.