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FULL: Wild Child Summer Camp: Outdoor Skills

June 19 @ 8:00 am - June 23 @ 4:00 pm


Update 4/28/23: All 2023 Wild Child Summer Camps are full. 

Update 3/28/23: All camps are full with the exception of Week 2: Raptors Rock! June 12-16

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.


Raptors Rock! Camp (Weeks 1 & 2)
Owls, eagles, and falcons, oh my! Kids will dive into the world of raptors through live bird-of-prey encounters, fun activities, and field trips to learn all about the ecology, adaptations, and habits of native raptors.

Outdoor Skills Camp (Weeks 3 & 4)
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.

Junior Naturalist Camp (Weeks 5 & 6) 
Calling all nature-enthusiasts! Kids will explore near-by natural areas to learn about native flora and fauna through hikes, collection, observation, and other hands-on experiences. Topics to include edible/poisonous plants, aquatic ecosystem exploration, native reptile identification, birding, and lots more!


Week 1: Raptors Rock! Camp, June 5-June 9, 2023
Week 5: Junior Naturalist Camp, July 10-July 14, 2023
Camp hours are 8:00am-4:00pm, Monday through Friday. No early or late care is available. Transportation is provided to and from camp and field trips 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 71106.


Cost is $150 per child, per week. Payments can be made:
  • by phone with credit/debit card.
  • by mail with check or money order at the locations below.
  • in person with credit/debit card, check, or money order at the locations below.

Payment locations:

Caddo Parish Parks & Recreation Main Office
2900 Hearne Ave B, Shreveport, LA 71103
Walter B. Jacobs Memorial Nature Park
8012 Blanchard Furrh Road, Shreveport, LA 71107


Space is limited to 18 campers per week. Children must turn 8 by camp start date, no exceptions.

Update 3/28/23: All camps are full with the exception of Week 2: Raptors Rock! June 12-16



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 other information.
For questions, help, or additional info contact Stacy Gray at:
(318) 929-2806 (office)
(318) 220-6026 (cell)


June 19 @ 8:00 am
June 23 @ 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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