BablerWiLD is a science and nature-based day camp located in Babler State Park offering many opportunities for children in grades pre-K through 8th grade. Whether you are looking for something to fit into a busy summer schedule, enjoy exploring the outdoors or are looking for a great way to meet new friends, BablerWiLD has something for everyone!
Our BablerWiLD Camp Staff have a heart for working with kids and includes a mix of returning counselors as well as counselors new to BablerWiLD. They teach kids, tell jokes, fix scrapes, scare the bugs away, give hugs and make sure campers have an experience they will never forget! Our entire camp staff, from counselors to cooks, is employed by the Rockwood School District, participate in background checks and are committed to providing campers with a safe and healthy experience. The staff to camper ratio is 1:8 or less. Camp staff are trained in accordance with American Camp Association standards.
Revised Camps and Classes for 2020
American Camp Association Accreditation
ACA Accreditation serves as an assurance to families that we care enough to submit to a transparent, thorough review of our entire operation. Our goal is to provide parents with as much information about our camp, to reassure your choice in a camp. Our voluntary participation in the professional development and accreditation process of the American Camp Association demonstrates our commitment to providing you and your child with the best possible camp experience. For more information about ACA Accreditation, contact us or visit the American Camp Association website at www.ACACamps.org.
We are currently in the process of finalizing our revised schedule of art, enrichment, and outdoor education summer programs. We are still waiting for guidelines from St. Louis County regarding the operation of pools and athletics. Once we have that information, we will determine our aquatic and sports offerings.
WiLD Outdoor Weeks - Full Day Camps
June 22-26 | June 29 - July 2 | July 6-10 | July 13-17 | July 20-24 | July 27-31 | August 3-7
Unleash your adventurous side, connect with nature, make new friends and have a blast as you focus on outdoor exploration. BablerWiLD Outdoor Weeks are designed to encourage campers to jump in and learn about nature firsthand through daily exploration and discovery. Each week is dedicated to a theme and all activities such as crafts, hikes, games, science experiments, outdoor skills, team building activities, and environmental lessons are focused around that theme.
- For youth entering grades K-6 in the fall
- Camp time: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday - Friday (except for Red, White and WiLD).
Where the WiLD Things Are - June 22-26
Investigate nature each day! Flip over a rock, see the inside of a tree, learn to use camouflage, and join us for an outdoor adventure you will never forget!
Red, White, and WiLD - June 29-July 2
Celebrating being outside and having fun! Learn favorite American classic hobbies with an outside twist like making hotdogs using the heat from the sun, tie-dying, and lawn games in this four-day camp.
All About Animals - July 6-10
From bugs to
bunnies, and beyond…there is something for every animal lover during this week of camp. Learn first-hand about the animals around us and the environments where they live! This week will also include special presenters to provide hands-on experiences!
Summer Camp Classic - July 13-17
for a classic camp experience! Get outside, meet new friends and join
us for a week filled with our favorite camp activities. From Gaga ball
to creek walks, crafts, songs, and so much more. There is something for
everyone during this week of BablerWiLD summer.
Outdoor Escape - July 20-24
an escape room, without the room! Jump, crawl, spin, and think your way
through a week of games, riddles, puzzles, and adventure in Babler
Outdoor Arcade - July 27-31
Do you play games on a computer, tablet, or game system? Now you can play those same games, no electronics needed! Join BablerWiLD as we bring some of our favorite video games to life! From classic games like Mario Kart to new favorites like Minecraft, put down the tablets and join us for some outdoor fun!
Wild WiLD West - August 3-7
Yippee Ki Yay! Are you ready to experience the Wild West BablerWiLD style?!? Lasso a “bull”, pan for gold, and take an adventure down the Oregon Trail. This week will be full of non-stop wild west adventures!
Outdoor Education Leadership Week - August 10-14
New program for middle schoolers!
Practice and grow your leadership skills using outdoor activities. Work on decision-making skills while playing through games such as Outdoor Oregon Trail, Outdoor Escape Room, and other team initiatives. This brand-new program is for students entering grades 6-8 and runs from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Learn more and register!
WiLD Half Day Skills - Half-Day Classes
Venture to Babler State Park for some fun while learning great skills and having fun in our Half Day Skills Classes. This is a great opportunity to try out some classic outdoor activities like archery or fishing. Many classes include the option of a morning or afternoon session.
- For youth entering grades 3-6 in the fall
- Camp time: 9 a.m.-12 p.m. or 1-4 p.m.
- Transportation options: Parent drop off/pick up; bus transportation is not available
- Before/aftercare is not available.
Archery - August 17 & 20
Learn to shoot a bow and arrow under the close supervision of the BablerWiLD staff. This class is designed for beginners with minimal experience and all equipment is provided. No outside equipment will be allowed.
Outdoor Skills - August 18
Learn first hand what it takes to light a fire and build a survival shelter. This is a great introduction to some important survival skills!
Fishing - August 19
Cover the basics and let’s go fishing! Participants will learn to bait a hook, use a bobber, and cast a closed face reel. Fishing poles and bait will be provided. No outside equipment will be allowed.
Registration for our revised summer program is open! Once registered, you will be emailed a packet of helpful information as well as required paperwork that is due before the start of camp. If you have any questions, call or text us at 636-891-6644 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.