The Bonebrake Center of Nature and History offered a three-day camp for children ages seven to 12 on July 10, 11, and 12, at the center. The camp was held daily, with a culminating activity for the whole family and friends on the evening of July 12.

Bonebrake Discovery Camp is an outdoor educational camp providing children with an enthusiastic experience of the outdoors, coupled with art and cultural programs, held each summer. The camp gives children quality experiences in nature with experts in a wide variety of study.

Activities included scavenger hunts, studying geodes, catching and identifying very small pond animals, learning about the Missouri beaver, having a conversation with a Native American about culture and history, learning how to fly fish and read a compass, and exploring the property with a genuine herpetologist to discover what reptiles and amphibians abound. In addition, the children decorated a t-shirt, played games, and created a personal journal, and had a few popsicles along the way.

The camp’s goal is to help each child develop an attitude of respect and wonder for nature, culture and art, along with a love of learning.