A Free Ecology Day Camp for Children
July 22-26, 2019
9:30 am to 3:30 pm
Eco Camp 2019:
“Protectors of the Realms”
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 us at .
Campers (and families) are invited to participate in a Saturday action in Springfield (July 27th) and a Sunday graduation program and celebration at ALUUC (July 28th), which will be the weekend after camp.
Update 5/30/2019: We are at our MAXIMUM for Eco Camp Registrations!!!
You may still register your child / teen, but they will be put on our WAITLIST.
Please complete both the Registration Form (a fillable PDF) and the Photo & Video Permission Form, and make sure both get back to our registrar Diana DeWeese at .
Camper Registration Forms (ages 5-12)
Download the Camper Registration Form… (Fillable PDF)
Teen Counselor / Volunteer Registration Forms (ages 13 and up)
Download the Teen Counselor / Volunteer Registration Form… (Fillable PDF)
Photo & Video Permission Slip
Please download and complete our Photo & Video Permission Slip, and then return it to us before Eco Camp.
*** Please note that you can put more than one child on the same Photo Permission Slip.
Photo & Video Permission Slip… (PDF, NOT fillable)
- scan and email it back to me at
- mail it to ALUUC:
Eco Camp c/o ALUUC
745 Woodside Rd.
Springfield, IL, 62711
- bring it to Eco Camp on the first day of camp, Monday, July 22, 2019
For more information about registration, please call 217-585-9550, or email our registrar Diana DeWeese at .
Volunteer at Eco Camp
Eco Camp depends on your financial and physical support to make it a great success. We hope to leave a lasting impression on these young children of the importance of protecting Planet Earth. They are our future leaders. If you find a volunteer opportunity that suits you, please know that all times are flexible. We appreciate any time you can give to helping us teach these children.
Some Volunteer Opportunities Include:
- Set up (Sunday)
- Registration Assistant (Monday morning)
- Playground Monitor
- Food Donations
- Classroom Coordinators
- House Cup Judge
- Hogsmeade Activities (Friday afternoon)
- Tear down (Friday afternoon)
- Saturday Action at the Farmer’s Market
- …and others!
To volunteer as a presenter, or to help in general, contact Phil Anderson at or by phone.
Meals and snacks are provided by volunteers. To volunteer to help with lunches and snacks, contact Elaine Orr at .
Make a Donation!
We are asking for donations of any amount to support Eco Camp. We estimate that $50 will sponsor one camper. 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.
Please contact us at
Previous Eco Camps
Eco Camp 2018: The Many Forms of Bravery
Dates: July 23rd through July 27th, 2018
Eco Camp 2017: Guardians of the Phoenix Fire
Dates: July 24th through July 28th, 2017
Eco Camp 2016: Stewards of the Earth
Dates: July 25th through July 29th, 2016
Eco Camp 2015: Mysteries of the Web
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.