No School Day Nature Camps!
No school scheduled for your child? Looking for something to keep their brains and bodies active while not in the classroom? At No School Nature Camp, your child will learn through play outdoors and enjoy a fun day planned with activities like games, crafts, music, and more! Each scheduled date will have a different seasonal theme.
*Registration will close at 5pm the Wednesday before the camp
Monday, January 16, 2023 (La Crosse and Onalaska schools)
Monday, January 23, 2023 (La Crosse and Holmen schools)
Friday, February 10, 2023 (La Crosse and Onalaska schools)
Monday, February 13, 2023 (Holmen schools)
Friday, March 3, 2023 (La Crosse schools)
Monday, April 10, 2023 (La Crosse, Holmen, and Onalaska schools)
Time: 8:30am - 3:30pm
Cost: $50 per day for the first child, $40 each additional child
Ages: 4-11 (preK-5th grade)
Extended Day Care Available:
7:30am - 8:30am ($10)
3:30pm - 5pm ($10)
For accommodations, to be added to the waitlist, and more information:
WisCorps Has a Scholarship Fund!
Thanks to generous donors, WisCorps is able to offer scholarships for Day Camps to children who might not otherwise be able to attend! This scholarship fund was created because we believe that every child deserves the change to get outdoors by attending one of our Nature Day Camps. Click the link to apply!
What should my child(ren) bring with them?
Pack a lunch and snacks for your child(ren). There will be a time in the morning and afternoon to eat their snacks.
What should my child wear?
We will play outside! Please watch the forecast and dress your child(ren) accordingly. Masks are optional.
What is your COVID protocol?
Please see below.
What if my child needs assistance using the toilet?
***Campers MUST be independent to use the toilet OR have non-WisCorps staff to assist.***
What is your refund policy?
If WisCorps cancels the camp for any reason, you will receive a full refund. You can cancel for 50% refund until 1 week before the scheduled camp. If you need to cancel due to illness within a week of the camp, you may request a 50% refund.
Why would WisCorps cancel a camp?
If less than 6 children are registered for a camp, we will cancel the camp after registration closes, the Wednesday before the camp date and you will be notified by email. We don't typically cancel for weather.
Before you register, please have your credit or debit card ready, the payment screen will follow the completed registration form. Your registration will not be confirmed until payment is received! You are not able to save an incomplete registration form.
COVID Protocol Questions
What protections and procedures are in place to fight community spread of COVID-19?
WisCorps & Myrick Park Center are following CDC guidelines. Face coverings are currently optional (see question below for more details). Teachers or children must stay home if they are not feeling well. Teachers will teach and reinforce good hygiene practices and hand washing. Close contact will be minimized and cleaning protocols are significantly enhanced.
What measures are in place to foster a sense of normalcy for children in a pandemic world?
Daily routines and structure offer stability during times of stress and create an environment that empowers children to build confidence and independence. Social and emotional learning is an important area of development for children. WisCorps Nature Camps create a structured environment with small group sizes to continue socialization in a safe environment. Social distancing will be taking place throughout the day but we work within these parameters of the pandemic to still provide important aspects of socialization such as using manners, acts of kindness, inclusion, and emotional awareness.
Will the staff, adults, and children have to wear masks?
Masks are currently OPTIONAL for staff and adults, and children age 2 or older. As educators in science, we feel strongly it is important to follow where the science takes us! Current research shows masks are a simple and effective tool during the pandemic. This tool offers stability to programs by decreasing the risk of virus spread which helps us create a safe environment and continue to provide services.
What is your illness protocol?
Staff, parents, and campers should know the symptoms of COVID-19:
(list updated from La Crosse County Health Department 8/20/20)
Muscle or body aches
Loss of sense of taste or smell
Nausea or vomiting
Staff and families should notify WisCorps and contact healthcare providers if they develop symptoms of COVID-19 or any other illness and will be asked to STAY HOME until they are symptom-free for 72 hours.
Children have always been monitored for signs of illness during programs and now this will include signs of COVID-19. Any camper who becomes unwell during programs will be immediately asked to return home. Children or staff who test positive for COVID-19 should follow the county’s current recommendations for self-isolation.