Camps

In partnership with Fresh Air Family, come explore Ruffner Mountain with us.

 
 
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Fresh Air Family is an outdoor-based education nonprofit dedicated to improving the scientific literacy and thinking of children and youth. A forward-thinking organization, FAF has upgraded its curriculum to a design-thinking platform that matches the Alabama science standards. Founded in 2006, FAF has served thousands, with 3,100 students participating in our 2016-2017 Field Trips and 814 in our 2017 summer camp program.  Based at Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve, we can provide field trips and in-school programs plus summer camp programs for schools, scouts and summer campers. 

 

Gross Out Camp

Award-winning Gross Out Camp (it's science but please don't tell the kids) is a hands-on field biology camp for students entering 1st through 4th grade. It will be held in eight weekly sessions, from 9 am - 5 pm at Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve. Before and after care are available.

Cost:

  • $225 per week for members of FAF & Ruffner
  • $250 per week for non-members
  • $25 for before and after care
  • Scholarships available

Dates:

  • Session 1: May 29 - June 1 (Short Session - $205)
  •  Session 2: June 4 - 8
  •  Session 3: June 11 - 15
  •  Session 4: June 25 - 29
  •  Session 5: July 2 - 3 & 5 - 6 (Short Session - $205)
  •  Session 6: July 9 - 13
  •  Session 7: July 16- 20
  •  Session 8: July 23 - 27

More at www.GrossOutCamp.org


Prepared, Not Scared

Fresh Air Family's Prepared, Not Scared survivor camp will be held June 18 - 22 at Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve. This life skills/survival camp teaches students how to find clean water, what you need in a safety kit, how to start a fire, how to deal with bullying, and how to forage for food. We will track the legendary Bigfoot as well.

Camp runs from 9 am - 5 pm with before and after care available.

Cost:

  • $200 per week for members of FAF & Ruffner
  • $225 per week for non-members
  • $25 for before and after care
  • Scholarships available courtesy of Jefferson County Sheriff Mike Hale

Dates:

  • Session 1: June 18 - 23

More at www.FreshAirFamily.org