W. Alton Jones Campus

February School Vacation Camp
Ages 9-13


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Are you ready for winter adventure?  If you are 9-13 years old and looking for some school vacation excitement, come to February School Vacation Camp at the W. Alton Jones Campus!  

February School Vacation Camp is all about fun, friendship, outdoor adventure, and learning about the environment.  It is a sleepover camp that provides a variety of day and night experiences focusing on the winter environment.  We offer you an opportunity to have fun making new friends, learning about winter, and exploring new and beautiful places.  

With 2,300 acres of forests, ponds, and farmland, the W. Alton Jones Campus offers a big backyard that’s perfect for adventure, exploration, learning, and fun! We have a 75-acre lake, extensive hiking trails, and lots of streams and ponds. Our ability to blend education with camp fun makes learning seem like a vacation. Our fun-filled, activities-based programs are designed with the camper in mind.

As great as our outdoors are, the indoors at the Environmental Education Center are equally inviting. The wood and glass main lodge with fieldstone fireplaces and meeting rooms is designed for year-round comfort. Overnight accommodations offer heated cabins with cozy pine bunk beds, clean restrooms, and hot showers. Acres of recreation fields allow plenty of space for pick-up games of volleyball, bocce, 4-square, kickball, soccer, or just hanging out with new friends.

At the end of a busy day outdoors, our dining hall is the ideal place to gather for a warm, home-cooked meal. Meals are family style, kid-friendly, and nutritionally balanced. Whether it’s a hot breakfast, a hearty lunch, or a full-course dinner, hunger is rarely an issue at Alton Jones.

What will you do during Winter Camp?

Walk beneath the stars as the winter constellations come to life.

Investigate, skate, and play games on one of our icy ponds.

Nestle up to a cozy fire to enjoy marshmallows and share good times.

Tap trees for maple syrup and taste the finished product.

Explore the forest on snowshoes and follow wildlife tracks.

Ride a sled down one of our hilly fields. 

Other activities include Winter Games, S’mores By the Fire, Maple Sugar Taste Test, Snowball Target Practice, Pirate Dinner, Backward Lunch, Winter Arts and Crafts, Broom Ball On Ice, Snow Sculpture Contest, and of course, Winter Ecology!

The Environmental Education Center serves year-round as an outdoor school for an average of 9,000 students and campers each year providing experiences with nature as the subject, classroom, and teacher.

Campers are separated into co-ed field groups by age for daytime activities and sleep in single-sex cabins. Camp begins with check-in on Tuesday morning at 8:30 and ends with a family program Friday afternoon at 2:00 followed by checkout at 2:30 PM. At Alton Jones there is no shortage of great activities no matter what the weather brings. Ice-skating, snowshoeing, sledding, and other activities requiring snow and ice are weather dependent.

Register Early!
Enrollment is limited.

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