Bugs & Botany

Category: Adventure


In Bugs & Botany, boys will get to explore and learn about insects and plant life — growing in their love for the outdoors and adventure. Using a field journal, campers will hone their observational skills and document their discoveries so they can share them with family at the end of each day.

Why Bugs & Botany?

Experiential Learning is central to the camp. Daily trips to nearby forest preserves give campers an opportunity to interact with wildlife — developing the scientific skills of observation, documentation, and contemplation. These outdoor activities are supplemented by fun and exciting educational activities indoors. Other skills campers learn include:

  • Basics of plant morphology
  • Insect collection methods 
  • Anatomical sketching of plants and insects
  • Plant identification methods
  • How to use a hand lens
  • Observing nature up close

Camp Leadership

  • About:

    Mr. Foster’s passion is to introduce students to the wonders of the natural world and the rich array of scientific knowledge accessible there. He has been learning his craft since 2013, instructing students from Kindergarten through College. He has a B.S. in Biological Sciences from the University of Notre Dame and a M.S. in Botany from Miami University. Please email Mr. Foster at bfoster@northridgeprep.org if you have any further questions about the camp.

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Camp fee: $375

Session 1: June 19 - June 23

Hours: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Entering Grades: 1, 2, 3

Enrollment cap: 15

Camp location: Northridge and nearby Cook County Forest Preserves

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