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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.  Have you ever thought about what would happen to a watermelon if you dropped it off a 10-story building?  Have you ever wondered how far you could throw a raw egg? Of course you have! Our campers will answer those questions 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


July 17 – 19, 2023 (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 (3rd-6th grades) - Online Registration Form

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








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