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TThe Vast and Bewildering Prairie - Day Camps

Midway Village Museum, 6799 Guilford Rd, Rockford, IL 61107
What is a prairie? Who lives on the prairie? Explore the outdoors with magnifying glasses, binoculars, and your five senses.

Midway Village Museum, 815 397-9112

History's Mysteries The Old Gray Barn - Day Camp

Midway Village Museum, 6799 Guilford Rd, Rockford, IL 61107
Register after April 1 for one day or all week Look for clues and uncover age-old mysteries as we get glimpses of our oldest building. Camps are open to children 5-11

Midway Village Museum, 815 397-9112

Rural Health Careers Camp

University of Illinois Rockford, 1601 Parkview Ave. Rockford, IL
Rockford University will host the Rural Health Careers Camp, June 22 – June 25, 2015, for high school students residing in rural areas who have an interest in the health professions. The camp is a partnership between the National Center for Rural Health Professions (NCRHP), Rockford University, Rock Valley College and the Area Health Education Center (AHEC) of Northwest Illinois. Current rural high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors from the 19 counties of the Northern Illinois Area Health Education Center (AHEC) Region are eligible to apply to the camp, with a priority given to freshmen and sophomores. Counties included are: Boone, Bureau, Carroll, DeKalb, Henderson, Henry, JoDaviess, Knox, LaSalle, Lee, Mercer, Ogle, Putnam, Rock Island, Stark, Stephenson, Warren, Whiteside and Winnebago. The cost is $75. Applications can be obtained on NCRHP’s web site at or from Vicki Weidenbacher-Hoper at The deadline is May 1, 2015. Questions can be directed to Vicki at 815 395-5854.

Vicki Weidenbacher-Hoper 815.395.5854