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Creepy Crawly Safari

Critter Connections

camp type
Half-day Camp
Dates & Locations

Our most popular camp for younger kids

Come explore all the creepy crawly things with us in your own backyard! Through hands-on exploration, we’ll take a closer look at the small insects that call Sondermann Park their home. These include grasshoppers, ants, worms, bees, caterpillars, butterflies, water bugs, and more! While they may be small, this doesn’t mean that they aren’t extremely important to the Colorado ecosystems. We’ll learn all about these insects through crafts, games, stories, and hands-on lessons! Join us for a week full of fun and learning at this year’s Creepy Crawly Safari: Critter Connections camp!

Dates Times Days Location Status
June 7-11 9:00am - 12:00pm Monday - Friday Sonderman Park Camp Full
July 26-30 9:00am - 12:00pm Monday - Friday Sonderman Park Camp Full

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Frequently Asked Questions

Please familiarize yourself with our Camp Policies and Procedures 
Have questions call Billy at 719-471-0910 x105 or click here to contact us!

June 7-11 and July 26-30: Drop off is at 9:00 AM and pick up is at noon at Catamount Institute, 740 W Caramillo St, Colorado Springs, CO 80907

Our camp staff will be busy preparing for camp in the mornings so we kindly ask you do not bring your child any earlier than 9am.

  • A snack and a water bottle
  • Any and all medications the campers may need in their original containers with prescriber notes (see additional information in faq question below and in registration forms).
  • Campers will be outside the whole time at camp so we recommend they put sunscreen on in the morning before camp (we cannot provide sunscreen).
  • Wear or bring a brimmed hat, rain jacket, and tennis shoes or hiking boots.
  • Clothing you don’t mind getting wet and muddy as campers will be outside exploring where creepy crawly things live.
  • Sometimes an extra pair of socks can come in handy as well.
  • A daypack (small backpack) to carry all belongings in.

All employed by Catamount Institute have passed background checks through the state of Colorado. They also go through the application, interview, and reference check process. All are trained in CPR and First Aid with some having higher certifications such as Wilderness First Responder. All summer employees go through an extensive week-long training before campers arrive. Instructors have a very diverse professional background ranging from environmental education to outdoor recreation. They all have experience with and a passion for working with children and connecting kids to the outdoors!

Most of our camp experiences have a 5:1 camper-to-staff ratio with none of them exceeding 8:1.

Early bird pricing is available until 3/31. Sibling discounts are available and will automatically be applied when more than one child is registered and is $10 off each registration. Limited need-based scholarships are available click here for the application.

Please pack any and all medications the campers may need in their original containers with prescriber notes. Make sure their name is clearly printed on the medication and instructions of use are included. Check all medications into camp upon arrival.

At Catamount Institute, we strive to create programs that are enjoyable for as many children as possible. The health and safety of our campers are our top priorities in everything that we do. Due to this, there are some limitations of our program and its staff. We are not able to provide a one-on-one attendant to address a camper’s individual personal needs. We are also not able to accommodate some medical/health conditions that are beyond the scope of our staff’s medical training. Before enrolling a child with any special needs, please contact us to discuss potential accommodations. Our goal is to make camp an equal opportunity for all.

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