Eco Camp 2017: Guardians of the Phoenix Fire

A Free Ecology Day Camp for Children

Eco Camp 2017, Guardians of the Phoenix Fire, July 24-28, 2017.July 24-28, 2017
9:30 am to 3:30 pm

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Enroll your children, ages 5-12, for a free week-long day camp with the goal of learning how to be ecologically friendly. Children who are 5 years old will be accepted if they will be in First Grade in August. EcoCamp takes place from Monday to Friday.

Daily themes will explore the earth’s traditional basic elements: Earth, Air, Water, Fire and Spirit. Activities galore including scientific demonstrations, games, songs, art/crafts, stories, nature activities, scavenger hunts, green technology, growing food, recycling and much MORE, including a free camp tee-shirt.

Teens 13 and over can register as Teen Counselors. To volunteer your teen as a counselor, contact our Director of Religious Education at

Campers (and families) are invited to participate in a Saturday action in Springfield (July 29, 2017) and a Sunday graduation program and celebration at ALUUC (July 30, 2017), which will be the weekend after camp.



Camper registration is now full, so any additional registrations will be put on our waiting list for campers.

We are still accepting registrations for prefects (our teen counselors). Teens must be at least 13 years old to be a prefect.

Registration opened on June 1st! Please complete and submit the following forms via email to

Registration Form – (Fillable PDF) – 1 form can be used for 2 children!

Photo Permission form – (PDF) – 1 form can be used for more than 1 child.

You may also mail them to:

Eco Camp c/o
Abraham Lincoln Unitarian Universalist Congregation
745 Woodside Road
Springfield, IL, 62711

For more information, please call 217-585-9550, or email our registrar Diana DeWeese at

Volunteering and Donations

Meals and snacks are provided by volunteers. To volunteer to help with lunches and snacks, contact Elaine Orr at

To volunteer as a presenter, contact our Director of Religious Education Pat Marshall at or Phil Anderson at

We are asking for outside donations of $50 to sponsor a child. Your support allows us to offer this wonderful camp for free. Please give generously. We will use your contribution to educate the environmental stewards of tomorrow. These kids may one day save the planet!

To contribute financially or sponsor a child, contact We will be accepting donations for Eco Camp after church services. You can also mail your donation to ALUUC, 745 Woodside Road, Springfield, IL 62711. Write Eco Camp in the memo line.

Previous Camps*

Eco Camp 2016: Stewards of the Earth

ALUUC Eco Camp 2016: Stewards of the Earth - July 25-29
Dates: July 25th through July 29th, 2015

Eco Camp 2015: Mysteries of the Web

Eco Camp 2015 Mysteries of the Web, July 27-31, 2015
Dates: July 27th through July 31st, 2015

Eco Camp 2014: Guardians of the Orb


Dates: July 28th through August 1st, 2014

Eco Camp 2013

Dates: July 29th through August 2nd, 2013

*Eco Camp logos are original artworks by Zion Engel.