After-school Outdoors

With daily bus pickup from City Schools of Decatur elementary schools, our environmental education after-school camp helps foster a love of nature

After-School Basics


  • Busing provided from all CSD elementary schools

  • Enrollment offered from 2-5 days, based on availability

  • Daily environmental hands-on lessons and activities

  • Weekly nature hikes at dozens of nearby nature preserves, forests and parks 

  • A variety of elective interest clubs to choose from, including gardening, nature crafts, and woodworking Monday through Thursday, and photography, biologists, eco-engineers, rock climbing, disc golf, geocaching, and more on Fridays

Registration Details


Traditional after-school camp will resume when the schools can return to in-person instruction. Enrollment is open for the After-School 2020-21 waitlist! Register on the Enrollment page of the Parent Dashboard. You will be contacted if there is an opening at your camper's school for your selected days.


Nothing is charged unless your spot is offered and accepted.

The monthly cost is $194 for 2 days per week, $286 for 3 days per week, $370 for 4 days per week and $450 for 5 days per week.

Parent Information


Learn more about our after-school camp by reading last year's After-School Camp Parent Guide.


Visit the Parent Info page for instructions about new family enrollment and how to use the convenient online parent tool, including session enrollment, form completion, financial access, account updates and more.

Full-day camps are offered for most school breaks, with first notice to after-school campers. Learn more about the full-day fun on the School Break Camp page.

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Corn snake
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Rock climbing
Rock climbing
Nature hikes
Gardening projects
Nature hikes
Biology education
Stream ecology
Nature hikes
Nature hikes