Specialty Day Camps

New this year! Specialty Day Camps offer a perfect mix of specialized programming for half of each day and classic camp fun for the other half.

Alexandria’s Nature Day Camp
Entering Grades 1 – 2
June 17 – 21
In partnership with the Spirit of Alexandria (SOA) Foundation, ‘Nature Nuts’ have experiences with a variety of animals, reptiles, amphibians, bugs, birds and plants. Kids enjoy being inquisitive as they explore the wonders of nature. (Partial SOA scholarships are available)

Junior Zookeepers
Entering Grades 3 – 5
July 15 – 19, August 12 – 16
Junior Zookeepers are introduced to the needs of wildlife and the interesting aspects of animal care. Campers explore all types of animals and learn about their health, behavior, nutrition and welfare. The week concludes with a Wild Wonders Wildlife Park Showcase for parents and families.

Adventures in Imagination
Entering Grades 3 – 5
July 29 – August 2
HNC and area libraries are partnering to offer our first book-inspired camp. Immersed in the Harry Potter book series through creative programming, the story comes alive daily through imaginative activities into the world of Hogwarts, Quidditch and magic.

Rods & Reels
Entering Grades 4 – 5
July 8 – 12, August 19 – 23
Anglers learn fundamental fishing skills, such as baiting, casting, habitat, and catch and release. Boats, fully rigged with trolling motors and fish finders, and fishing kayaks will be introduced allowing campers to learn advanced skills.

Adventure Challenge
Entering Grades 6 – 8
June 24 – 28, July 22 – 26
Designed specifically with our older campers in mind, Adventure Challenge is the perfect opportunity for young teens to challenge themselves by choosing their own path through our adventure-based programs like climbing tower, high ropes, zip lines, kayaking and mountain biking, to name a few.

Leaders in Training (LIT)
Entering Grades 9 – 10
August 5 – 9
Leaders in Training blends camp favorites with group challenges designed to help learn the basics of leadership. LITs plan a Day Camp theme event as well as a special project to give back to the Howell Nature Center. A perfect first step towards becoming a CIT.

Counselors in Training (CIT)
Entering Grades 11 – 12
July 8 – 12
This program is a great way to introduce you to everything that goes into being a camp counselor. CITs will participate in classic camp activities and traditions, while spending time learning leadership skills needed to become an amazing counselor. They will also be paired with a counselor and assigned a travel group to learn how to be a role model in a day camp setting.


For more information on Camp Wonder (Pricing/Descriptions), check out the Camp Wonder Summer Camp Brochure!