“Little Hikers" – One of Our Public Programs

“Little Hikers” – One of Our Public Programs

Public Programs


We offer a variety of nature programs for the public through the City of West Bend Recreation Department. To view a complete list and to register for these programs, visit the Nature Activities section of the Online Registration site.


Schedule for Summer 2020


Little Hikers Storytime

Join the Conservancy Naturalist for a story and then a hike on some of the many trails of the Conservancy.  We will use our senses to discover nature first hand.  The hikes are tailored for pre-schoolers and will visit a new part of the conservancy each week.  Child should be accompanied by an adult.

Dates:     April 7 – April 28 (4 classes)

Day:       Tuesdays

Time:    10:00am – 11:30am

Age:       3-5 Years with adult

Location:  LLC, 300 Schmidt Rd

Fee:       $12R/$18NR


Junior Naturalist Camp

 Get ready to get dirty and learn along the way.  These hands on week long camps will explore animals, habitats, science, and much more.  Topics change annually, to keep the Junior Naturalists engaged.  Campers need to bring a bag lunch every day.  We will cook-out on the final day.

Days:     Monday-Thursday

Time:    9:00am – 1:00pm

Location:   LLC, 300 Schmidt Rd

Fee:       $35R/$50NR


DatesAgeCamp Theme
 6/15-6/18 6-7 “Sense”ible World
7/6-7/9  8-9 Hidden World
 7/27-7/30 6-9It’s Science! 


Adventure Camp

Geared toward the true adventurer who is willing to try new things, while making new friends.  We will be biking from Lac Lawrann to different parks in the West Bend Park System.  We will do archery, pickle ball, swimming, hiking, volleyball, kayaking, and much more.  Campers will need to supply their own bike, (which can stay securely at the Conservancy during camp) helmet, swimsuit, daily lunch and snacks.  A camp t-shirt will be provided.

Dates:    6/22-6/25, 7/13-7/16 or 8/3-8/6

Days:     Monday-Thursday

Time:    9:00am – 3:00pm

Age:    10-14

Location:   LLC, 300 Schmidt Rd

Fee:       $50R/$75NR


Muckin’ in the Mud

What lies beneath the waters surface?  Come out to the Conservancy and find out.  We will spend the entire time catching, logging, and releasing some of Lac Lawrann’s aquatic dwellers.  Bring boots that can get wet and your sense of adventure.

Date:     6/13, 7/11, 8/8

Day:    Saturday

Time:    11:30am – 1:00pm

Location:   LLC, 300 Schmidt Rd

Fee:       $8R/$12NR


Little Hikers

Join the Conservancy Naturalist for a hands-on hike using our senses to discover nature first hand.  This will be a stop and go hike, making it easy for little ones to keep up.  We will visit different parts of the Conservancy each week.

Dates: 5/8-5/29

Day: Fridays

Time: 9:30am-10:30am 

Location: LLC, 300 Schmidt Road

Age:  Birth and Up

Fee:    $15R/$20/NR


Flitter Flutter Butterflies

How do butterflies fly?  What is the “magic fairy dust” that comes off when you touch them.  Find out the secrets of these beautiful creatures and see if you can catch one to look at up close.  We will also provide information for your very own butterfly garden.

Date:     8/29

Day:    Sunday

Time:    10:00am – 12:00pm

Location:   LLC, 300 Schmidt Rd

Fee:       $8R/$12NR


Healthy Families Hiking

Are you or someone you know home caring for an infant through school aged child that is looking to get outdoors, get exercise and socialize with others? We welcome babywearing, jogging strollers and those willing to get outdoors to learn something new each week and meet others who enjoy the great outdoors. If weather is not permitted we will hold our group in our LLC classroom where indoor activities will be provided.

Dates: 6/5-6/26, 7/10-7/31, 8/7-8/28

Time: Friday’s, 9:30am-11am

Location: LLC, 300 Schmidt Rd

Ages: birth-6 years of age

Fee: $16R/$24NR




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