Summer Camps

 Background and Program

The Franciscan Earth Literacy Center (FELC) is an environmental education center and demonstration facility designed to promote the appreciation of nature and encourage sustainable living practices.

Our summer day camp programs are designed to be active, fun, and educational. Day campers will be challenged, excited, and enlightened by our hands-on activities, experiments, demonstrations, crafts, and games that occur every day. Campers will gain an understanding of our interconnectedness with the environment and each other in a positive and hands-on learning environment.

Camp Staff

The FELC summer day camps are staffed and led by professional adult outdoor educators. This is Sr. Shirley’s eighth year to lead the camps.  Also, Matt Miller joined our staff in 2017. FELC campers will be with an adult staff leader at all times throughout all activities that happen during the camp. There are FELC volunteers who also assist the adult staff leaders to make sure that all campers receive the attention they need throughout the camp week.


The FELC is a space for indoor and outdoor learning experience. The center is a modern facility with bathrooms, drinking fountain, kitchen, and classroom space for inside activities. The environment around the center is a collection of natural learning environments. Within a short walking distance, campers can experience our children’s garden, woodlands, butterfly gardens, wetlands, and Seeds of Hope Farm.

Scholarships Available

Through the generosity of Walmart, and The Walmart Foundation-Community Grant Program, the B.A. Seitz Fund of The Columbus Foundation and the Cliff Farmer Scholarship Fund, a limited number of scholarships are available for children who wish to attend a camp, but whose families are financially challenged. For more information contact the Earth Literacy Center prior to registering for a summer camp

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