Children & Family Programs


Eco-J Summer Camp Registration for Summer 2021

The Eco-Justice Center will be having in-person summer camps again this summer 2021! Camps will be divided by age group into 6-8 year olds, 9-11 year olds, and 12-14 year olds. All camps will run for one week and are scheduled from 8:30am-12:00pm Monday-Thursday and 8:30am-12:30pm Friday. See below for registration links and camp dates:

Critter Cadets Summer Camp (6-8 year olds) will have two different sessions that families can pick one of:

Fur, feathers & scales, oh my! Investigate different classifications of critters in a week of adventure at the Eco-J farm. Join us for animal encounters with our alpacas and chickens, pond exploration, animal Olympics and more!

  • Session 1: June 21- 25  or
  • Session 2: July 5-9
  • Register Here

Expedition Earth Summer Camp (9-11 year olds)

Explorers unite! Join us for this week long adventure as we discover new things about earth, water and atmosphere right here at Eco-J. Experience animal encounters with our alpacas and chickens and take a creek walk to examine a wetland ecosystem. Create your own sprouting jars, examine soil samples, and conduct an experiment in our quest to get to know our planet!

Into The Wild Summer Camp (12-14 year olds)

Do you have what it takes to survive in the wild? During this introduction to survival skills, learn the basics of constructing a shelter, purifying water, starting a fire, raising plants and animals for food and more. Finish out the week, putting your family to the test with a survival skills challenge!


Spring Equinox Celebration

March 20, 2021

Spring Equinox marks a point of perfect balance on the journey through the wheel of the year. Night and day are of equal length and in perfect equilibrium – dark and light in balance. 

Seed Planting Kits

To celebrate we will be sharing multiple videos about Eco-J in spring and instructions for planting Equinox seeds. Equinox seed planting kits will be available starting on Monday, for no-contact pick up outside of our Education Center in a cooler. Message us on Facebook or Instagram with any questions about picking up a kit.

Promise to the Earth

During our Celebration of the Spring Equinox, you will also be invited to make a promise to renew Earth and share this with us on social media. This can be anything you feel would be meaningful for you to commit to this year that will strengthen your relationship with our planet. Ideas include: 

  • Plant a tree
  • Write letters to your newspaper about local conservation initiatives 
  • Commit to buying more local or organic produce this spring
  • Plant a garden and share your harvests with your community
  • Educate yourself on current issues in conservation by listening to podcasts, reading articles or books, or watching documentaries
  • Plan to volunteer your time with a local organization focused on the environment like Eco-J! 

Spring Equinox Celebration Videos

Follow the links below to our Spring Equinox Videos on YouTube:



Important COVID Procedures and Safety Modifications for Programs

The novel coronavirus, COVID-19, has been declared a worldwide pandemic by the World Health Organization. COVID-19 is extremely contagious and is believed to spread mainly from person-to-person contact, including from individuals who are asymptomatic. As a result, federal, state, and local governments and federal and state health agencies recommend social distancing and have, in many locations prohibited the congregation of groups of people.

Eco-Justice will follow regulations set by the Racine Health Department and guidelines for summer programming outlined by the CDC. We are implementing these policies to protect the safety of all participants and staff. Our policies and our practices may change as new information and guidance about COVID-19 is available.

  • Find Eco-Justice Safety Modifications for Programs here.
  • Find the fillable PDF Eco-Justice COVID Waiver here
  • Find the Eco-Justice COVID Pickup/Dropoff Procedure for child-only programs here.