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Wild Child Summer Camp: Outdoor Skills

June 13, 2022 @ 8:00 am - June 17, 2022 @ 4:00 pm

All 2022 Wild Child Summer Camps are full. 

Wild Child Summer Camp

Do you have a wild child? Does your kid love spending time outside? Then Wild Child Summer Camp is the place for them!

Wild Child Summer Camp is designed for kids ages 8-12 who love nature and
want to increase knowledge and awareness of the natural world. Each week will include lots of time
outdoors, hands-on educational activities, hiking, arts & crafts, and games.


SURVIVAL SKILLS – Children will practice skills needed to stay safe and comfortable in the outdoors.
Wayfinding, fire building, shelter building, knot-tying, edible plant identification, and more will be
included this week.
OUTDOOR SKILLS – This camp is for active explorers. Kids will be introduced to canoeing, archery,
and fishing along with other skills that can be used for years to come in enjoying outdoor recreation.
NATURE OF ART – This camp uses art to explore nature. Kids will enjoy a photography hike with tips on
getting great wildlife shots, using a variety of natural materials to build mini-structures, paper-making,
and lots more as ways to observe, appreciate, and increase knowledge of the natural world.

When and where


Week 1-Survival Skills, June 6-10
Week 2-Outdoor Skills, June 13-17
Week 3-Nature of Art, June 20-24
Week 4-Nature of Art, July 11-15
Week 5-Outdoor Skills, July 18-22
Week 6-Survival Skills, July 25-29

Every day is an adventure and children will visit different parks and natural areas throughout the
week. Transportation is provided via Caddo Parish School Board bus and daily drop-off/pick-up is
at Shreve Memorial Library’s Cedar Grove Branch at 8303 Line Ave, Shreveport, LA

Camp hours are 8:00am-4:00pm, Monday through Friday with morning drop-off from
8:00am-8:15am and pick-up from 3:45pm-4:00pm. No early or late care is available.

Cost and registration

Weekly Fee: $150 per child in form of money order or check made to: Parish of Caddo

Step 1: Call Walter B. Jacobs Memorial Nature Park at (318) 929-2806 to reserve a spot.

Step 2: Payment and completed application are due within 5 business days of reservation.
Submit either by mail or in person to:

Walter B. Jacobs Memorial Nature Park
Attn: Wild Child Summer Camp
8012 Blanchard Furrh Road
Shreveport, LA 71108


Caddo Parish Parks & Recreation
Administrative Office
Attn: Wild Child Summer Camp
2900 Hearne Avenue, Suite B
Shreveport, LA 71103

More information

Kids should bring a refillable water bottle to camp each day. Lunch and snacks are

Parents/Guardians will receive a camp letter via email prior to the start of camp with detailed
schedules, field trip locations, daily lunch menu, and more information.

For more information contact Stacy Gray at sgray@caddo.org or (318) 929-2806.


June 13, 2022 @ 8:00 am
June 17, 2022 @ 4:00 pm
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Walter B. Jacobs Memorial Nature Park
8012 Blanchard Furrh Road
Shreveport, LA United States
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