ALNC Vacation Days

Provided by
Aldo Leopold Nature Center

Your child has off of school – now what? Bring them to Aldo Leopold Nature Center (ALNC) for a day of exciting learning and adventure at one of our Vacation Day programs! Offered during winter break, spring break and other major vacation days that many area school districts have off, these programs are a perfect way to keep your child engaged on their off days! Topics include: Weird Science, Winter Survival, Frozen Forts, and many more!

All vacation day programs are drop-off programs appropriate for children ages 5-12 years and run from 9am-4pm (with extended times available). Attendees will be split into groups according to age so material may be adjusted accordingly.

Please send your child with appropriate clothing to spend the majority of the day outdoors, bug spray and/or sunscreen if appropriate, and a sack lunch. AM and PM snacks are provided. 

Extended Day is also available to help meet the needs of parents with busy schedules. During before and after program hours, children can participate in supervised outdoor games, exploration, or just playing or relaxing before or after an active day. 

Drop off and Pick up times for Extended Day options:
AM:  Drop off your child as early as 8:00am, program starts at 9:00am
PM:  Program ends at 4:00pm, must pick up by 5:30pm

School year 2018-2019 dates: ALNC anticipates holding Vacation Days on the following 2018-2019 dates, although reserves the right to make changes to this schedule. Dates are posted seasonally for registration.

October 12, 26
November 2, 9, 15, 21
December 3, 10, 26-28
January 2-4, 18, 21, 25
February 8, 18
March 8, 18, 22, 25-29
April 5, 11, 19, 22, 26

Cost: $60/child for full day (9 am-4 pm) Extended Day Cost: 8-9 am $8; 4-5:30 pm $12
Full or partial scholarships may be available based on need and funding. Contact our Camps Coordinator at for an application.
Your registration is not complete until payment is received and your payment is non-refundable unless the class is cancelled by ALNC staff. Pre-registration and advanced payment is highly recommended as classes do fill up. For questions or to register by phone, call 608-221-0404 x 1. Completed medical information is required for all Vacation Day participants via a web-based medical records system called “CampDoc.” Please contact ALNC's Camp Coordinator with any questions or problems.
Single level building with accessible facilities. Outdoor and grounds accommodations can be made as needed.