What is Alton Jones?
Alton Jones is a large piece of
land with plenty of space to explore and learn about nature.
The next door neighbors are state parks and forests, making
this place seem even bigger. While at camp you may get to see
places like Lake Eisenhower, the Woodvale Farm, and the Nature
What is the Environmental Education Center?
The Environmental Education Center, or EEC, is a place where
thousands of kids come each year to learn and have fun
outdoors. It gives you room to explore, make friends, and
learn cool things. Our goal is to get kids like you excited
about the natural world.
What do I get to do at Camp?
During most of the day you will spend time exploring
the theme you have chosen. Plus, you get to do other camp
activities like swimming, canoeing, campfires, singing, games,
and arts and crafts.
What group am I in?
will be in a field group with other kids who chose the same
theme, program, trip or option as you. You will spend most of your days with your field
group. You will also have time to get to know your bunkmates.
Activities at camp will provide great opportunities to
make new friends.
Who are my counselors?
We have some really cool counselors
from all over the United States, many of which have worked at
W. Alton Jones before. Whoever your counselor is you can be
sure that they are excited to be at camp having a great time
Where do I sleep and what’s the
Unless you are on a campout, you
will be staying in one of the cabins which have bathrooms
inside them or for older campers, screen houses which have a
bathhouse nearby. We
serve the same types of food that you might eat at home or in
school. The meals are prepared by our cooks, who have been at
Alton Jones for 20 years. They know what kids like to eat.
When out on expeditions campers and counselors help prepare the
What happens if I get in trouble?
We expect that you will be on your
best behavior while at camp, but if your behavior is
inappropriate, steps will be taken to correct it. If your
behavior affects other campers or could be harmful, we may
even send you home.
What if I get sick or hurt?
You will most likely make it
through your week without any injuries or illnesses.
But just in case, there is a nurse or nurse’s
assistant on duty 24 hours a day. Our nurse has been caring
for kids at the Environmental Education Center for 15 years.
Your counselor is trained in first aid and prepared to help
you on the spot.
Summer camp is a wonderful
opportunity to have fun outside, make friends, try new things,
and gain independence. We are looking forward to seeing
you at camp this summer!