Registration for Discovery Camp 2021 is closed!  All camps are full!  Please check back in 2022.
Please read the instructions carefully so you know how to register. 

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 - Even if you have attended Discovery Camps in the past, please click the new camper registration button to the right to begin registration.

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Classes are open to all students interested in learning more about the beauty and diversity of our natural world. Each week students participate in courses designed to engage them in hands-on, discovery-oriented learning about their environment. Courses are divided by age level. Drop-off for Discovery Camps is from 8:30–9:00 a.m. Monday through Friday, and pick up is from 3:30–4:00 p.m. Kindernature runs from 9:00 - 11:00 am each day.  Additional drop-off and pick-up information will be sent to all registered campers one week prior to their camp.

Each year provides new and diverse classes in all of our camps. Topics run the gamut from wilderness ecology, ornithology, entomology, geology, nature art, awareness, team building skills and so much more! Knowledgeable instructors provide diverse learning experiences that are guaranteed fun and educational for all! Our focus camps are designed to concentrate on specific concepts and ideas related to human needs and our environment.

A partnership with Winneshiek County Conservation will add to existing programming to get kids outside, having fun, and learning about the wonders of the natural world.

Wild Wonderers

June 7-8

Entering:  Grade 1 - FULL
Registration Fee:  $100 or $50 if applying for a scholarship
Camper Limit:  24

June 9-11
Entering:  Grade 2 - FULL
$120 or $60 if applying for a scholarship
Camper Limit:  24

Welcome to the wild world of wonder! Little ones are filled with such excitement about the natural world, and they carry with them a spirit of discovery! This camp is designed with this sense of discovery and excitement in mind. Campers will spend time learning and exploring the natural world through adventure hikes, nature games, crafts, and plenty of hands-on exploration activities related to plants, animals, geology, and beginning wilderness awareness.

Adventurers - FULL

June 14-18
Entering: Grades 3–6:

Registration: $170 or $85 if applying for a scholarship
Camper Limit:  48

Dig in the dirt, investigate interesting places, spy on bugs, crawl through grass, open your eyes, venture forth, explore the water, and rediscover roots. Campers will spend each week learning and exploring the beauty and diversity of our natural world. Topics vary each week, but all provide a general ecology focus. Students will hike, canoe, play adventure games, and explore the natural areas of northeast Iowa!

Kindernature - FULL

June 21-25
Ages:  3-5
Registration:  $80 or $40.00 if applying for a scholarship
Camper Limit:  12

Introduce your curious pre-schooler to the wonders of nature. Hands-on exploration in the out-of-doors through games, crafts, guided exploration and discovery! Your child will learn about plants and animals while building confidence, balance and entertaining their curious nature!

Explorers - FULL

June 21-25
Entering: Grades 6-8
Registration:  $170 or $85 if applying for a scholarship
Camper Limit:  24

An off-campus adventure experience offered in partnership with ISU Extension -- Winneshiek County. Campers will be dropped off and picked up at Pine Bluff 4H Camp. We’ll explore woodlands and meadows, find the intersections between technology and nature, learn new outdoor skills, and have a whole lot of fun.



Discovery Camp COVID-19 Guidelines

Luther College is committed to providing a safe camp experience. We follow CDC and local public health COVID-19 guidelines. As a camper you can expect daily COVID health screening questions; to wear a mask when not actively participating in activities; increased hand washing or use of waterless soap; and to be assigned to a small group (pod) of campers to play/train with during your camp experience.  With Covid-19 still a reality, we will not offer any over night camp out this summer.