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Lake Thoreau Environmental Center

Camp of Dangerous Deeds and Derring-do

What if there was a summer camp that let your kids be kids? Remember when kids played outside all day and were never bored? Remember when kids only came back home in the summer at dinner time?  This camp reintroduces kids to the forgotten art of how to have fun outside and be independent.  We'll teach them how to make and break things.  We'll even teach them a few life skills like how to sew a button on a shirt, clean a fish, or scramble an egg.  Have you ever thought about what would happen to a watermelon if you dropped it off a building?  Of course you have! Our campers will answer that question and will discover many more universal truths as we let them revel in the joy of childhood.  These camps are based on the books The Dangerous Book for Boys and the The Daring Book for Girls.  There are two camp opportunities, one for 3rd-6th graders and one for 7th-9th graders.


June 23 - June 25, 2021 (Rising 7th through 9th Grade Students)

July 7 – July 9, 2021 (Rising 3rd through 6th Grade Students)

Cost: $150 or $125 (BYO lunch), Friends of Lake Thoreau: $135 or $115 (BYO lunch)

This camp is a day camp hosted at the Lake Thoreau Environmental Center. Check-in will be between 7:30 and 8:30 A.M. each day, and checkout  will occur between 4:45 and 5:30 P.M.

Camp of Dangerous Deeds and Derring-do (7th-9th grades) - Online Registration Form

Camp of Dangerous Deeds and Derring-do (3rd-6th grades) - Online Registration Form

For more information, please contact Mike Davis at (601) 520-1038 or at








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