Star Party – Summer Constellations & Big Dipper Guide

Gardner Camp 26558 160th St, Hull

Our Basic Star Party, in partnership with Quincy Teen Reach, is perfect for introducing the night sky to youth and adults.  Gardner Camp has the best viewing sky in the entire region. We kick off the party inside our amazing StarLab planetarium where groups can fly to Mars and the Moon as well as view…

Father’s Day Family Fun Shoot

Gardner Camp 26558 160th St, Hull

Start an annual Father's Day tradition on the trap range at Gardner Camp. Spend an afternoon with your son/daughter/grandchild experiencing fun competitions and challenges to see who is awarded bragging rights. A safety orientation will commence prior to shooting. Try your hand shooting with the Crazy Quail machine and compete for prizes. A cookout will follow our…

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Full Moon Kayak

Gardner Camp 26558 160th St, Hull

Enjoy a peaceful, quiet, moonlit kayaking experience under the stars on our beautiful Mississippi River wetlands.  Paddle through a glow course and search for glowing treats floating in the water.  Lay back, float along, and look at the stars as we point out summer constellations. This event is provided in partnership with the Illinois Conservation…

Wildlife Encounters: Turtle Ecology

Gardner Camp 26558 160th St, Hull

Did you know that an adult snapping turtle can bite through a wooden broom handle and can weigh as much as an average 6th-grade boy?! Find out more about these fascinating living 'dinosaurs' found in our area.  Gardner Camp is home to a variety of turtle species including red-eared sliders, painted turtles, and snappers among…

Buddy Trapshooting League- 6 Weeks

Gardner Camp 26558 160th St, Hull

Trap shooters are invited to Gardner Camp’s 2-person Buddy Trapshooting League. League competition will run for 6 weeks on Thursday evenings beginning on 7/8/21. Grab a friend to compete or we encourage parent/child teams. Teams will shoot 25 targets each week with a team total of 50 and all shooting will be done from the 16-yard…

Wildlife Encounters: Frogging

Gardner Camp 26558 160th St, Hull

Frogging season is here!  Take a trip to the waters of Gardner Camp to learn how to harvest frogs.  Frog identification, safety, equipment, harvest methods, and hunting strategies will be discussed.  The event will take place both in the classroom and in the field where participants will be able to practice harvest methods and learn…

Star Party – New Moon, It’s a Small World

Gardner Camp 26558 160th St, Hull

Our Basic Star Party, in partnership with Quincy Teen Reach, is perfect for introducing the night sky to youth and adults.  Gardner Camp has the best viewing sky in the entire region. We kick off the party inside our amazing StarLab planetarium where groups can fly to Mars and the Moon as well as view…

Beginner Shotgun Course

Gardner Camp 26558 160th St, Hull

Specifically for first-time shotgun shooters - learn about the different types of shotguns, basic safety and safe gun handling, firearm nomenclature, and parts of a shotgun. Practice your skills on the range shooting at moving targets both straightaway and angled. If your kiddo has wanted to start shooting but hasn't had the chance, this is it! This event…

Full Moon Kayak Adventure

Gardner Camp 26558 160th St, Hull

Enjoy a peaceful, quiet, moonlit kayaking experience under the stars on our beautiful Mississippi River wetlands.  Paddle through a glow course and search for glowing treats floating in the water.  Lay back, float along, and look at the stars as we point out summer constellations. This event is provided in partnership with the Illinois Conservation…

4-H Shooting Sports Archery Instructor Training

Gardner Camp 26558 160th St, Hull

We're proud to partner with the University of Illinois Extension to host their 4-H Archery Instructor Training on Saturday, July 24, 2021. This is a 9-hour, hands-on, 4-H shooting sports leader certification event for adults to supplement a required 3 hour on-line course. To be fully certified, the minimum of 12 hours of training must…

Star Party – Southern Zodiac

Gardner Camp 26558 160th St, Hull

Spooky Friday the 13th! Our Basic Star Party, in partnership with Quincy Teen Reach, is perfect for introducing the night sky to youth and adults.  Gardner Camp has the best viewing sky in the entire region. We kick off the party inside our amazing StarLab planetarium where groups can fly to Mars and the Moon…

Star Party – Full Moon

Gardner Camp 26558 160th St, Hull

Our Basic Star Party, in partnership with Quincy Teen Reach, is perfect for introducing the night sky to youth and adults.  Gardner Camp has the best viewing sky in the entire region. We kick off the party inside our amazing StarLab planetarium where groups can fly to Mars and the Moon as well as view…