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The Botanical Conservatory’s Camp ACTIVenture engages campers in active, adventurous fun! This exciting new day camp incorporates off-site excursions to city and state parks, rivers, trails and other recreation destinations where campers experience northern Indiana adventures such as biking, bouldering, zip lining, kayaking, fire building, hiking, orienteering or cooling off in freshwater sources. Camp ACTIVenture integrates values exploration and nature play to foster individual accomplishment, community belonging and character development. Natural elements of earth, air, water and fire are also explored through safe, outdoor challenges that educate and thrill. Registration deadlines are one week prior to each session. Space is limited to 24 campers per week.

Openings still in week #4 of Camp ACTIVenture!  Waiting lists for other weeks. 

 

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Check out the Camp ACTIVenture Brochure NOW!

Location

The Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory is the basecamp of Camp ACTIVenture at 1100 S. Calhoun Street in downtown Fort Wayne, IN. Staff-led excursions to other Northeast Indiana destinations are within walking distance or a 2-hour driving range.

Ages                                                                                            

Designed for children 9-13 years of age. Camper must be of minimum age by June 1, 2022.

Hours

Monday-Friday: 9:00 am-4:00 pm

AM Care: 7:00-9:00 am

PM Care: 4:00-6:00 pm

Fees

$345/camper/week

$25/week for pre-camp care

$25/week for post-camp care

Afternoon snack provided

Financial Aid

The Parks & Recreation Department offers a once-per-year scholarship for qualified youth. To learn more about this scholarship opportunity, contact the Park Office at (260) 427-6000.

 

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Weekly Sessions

Soaring Weeks, weather dependent, include zip lining, biking, lake kayaking, fire building & Northern backpacking and orienteering day trip

Week #1 ………………………… June 6-10

Week #3 ………………………… June 20-24

Week #5 ………………………… July 11-15

 

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Reaching Weeks, weather dependent, include bouldering, biking, river kayaking, fire building & Southern backpacking and orienteering day trip

Week #2 ………………………… June 13-17

Week #4 ………………………… June 27-July 1

Week #6 ………………………… July 18-22

Please note: Registration is limited to 1 Soaring Week and 1 Reaching Week per camper for a maximum of 2 weeks per year. Registering for more than 2 camp sessions will result in cancellations of the additional session(s) and a refund less processing fees.

Other Information

Looking for information on what to bring/what to wear?  Check out the brochure for additional details. 

 

Register Today!

Register online at www.fortwayneparks.org. Before registering, please review all provided information including the refund policy and COVID-19 statement. Questions may be directed to the Interpretive Program Coordinator at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

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Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory
1100 South Calhoun Street
Fort Wayne, IN 46802
(260) 427-6440

Hours:

Tuesday-Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm
Thursday: 10 am - 8 pm
Sunday: Noon - 4 pm 

Holiday Hours:

Black Friday: 10 am - 8 pm 
Christmas Eve: 10 am - 5 pm 
New Year's Eve: 10 am - 5 pm 

Closed: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day 

Admission:

Adults: $7 
Youth: (ages 3-17) $5 
Age 2 and under: Free
$1 Thursdays: 5 pm-8 pm
No admission fee for Café, Conservatory Shop or Sales Garden