Spirit of Alexandria (SOA)
Overnight Camps

In partnership with the Spirit of Alexandria Foundation (SOA), the Howell Nature Center’s Camp Wonder offers the opportunity for children to unplug from technology and connect with nature!

Classic Overnight Camps

Entering Grades 3 – 4
July 10 – 15, July 17 – 22, July 31 – August 5, August 7 – 12
Campers explore nature’s wonder through a combination of exciting experiential-based activities, along with fun and traditional camp favorites. Campers develop lasting friendships, a sense of belonging and a connection to nature.

Entering Grades 5 – 6
July 10 – 15, July 17 – 22, July 31 – August 5, August 7 – 12
Adventurers choose much of their own camp experience while growing in a challenging and supportive atmosphere. Through inquiry-based programming and adventurous fun, campers develop skills, build friendships and confidence.

Entering Grades 7 – 8
July 10 – 15, July 17 – 22, July 31 – August 5, August 7 – 12
Unique to this age group, campers blaze their own trail of adventure! Trailblazers broaden their horizons and expand comfort zones, while learning the joy of exploration in the out-of-doors challenging them to grow as individuals.

Specialty Overnight Camps

Junior Zookeepers
Entering Grades 5 – 6
July 24 – 29
Junior Zookeepers will teach your wildlife lover about what it takes to care for animals, including observing animal behavior, exhibit design, zookeeper games, diet preparation, feeding and much more.

Naturalist in Training
Entering Grades 7 – 8
July 24 – 29
For nature-lovers who want an in-depth nature experience, we collaborate with our naturalists to provide great outdoor, hands-on FUN! Unique programs include stargazing, owl feeding and calling, a service project in the Wildlife Park, zoo enrichment and much more.



SOA Scholarship Opportunities

The Spirit of Alexandria Foundation (SOA) was created in honor of the legacy of Alexandria Bennett, a little girl who was passionate about exploring the mysteries of the natural world and selflessly sharing those wonders with others. Through her inspiration, the SOA Foundation was formed with the simple goal of connecting thousands of children to nature. The SOA Foundation offers sponsorships on a first come basis. Campers must submit a short essay describing why they are interested in attending camp. SOA sponsorship applications can be accessed online during the camp registration process.

Spirit of Alexandria  Overnight Camp Pricing Options

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