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Gross Out Camp

Anniston Museum of natural history and

longleaf gardens

Explore the Longleaf forest and gardens hunting for millipede, centipedes and roll pollies. The garden features a pond, waterfall and plenty of birds and small mammals. Learn about survival at the edible flower garden!. Spend the week hearing the bird calls from the Birds of Prey Trail adjacent to the Learning Lodge. Explore the Museum with its cave, Force Factor, Attack and Defense and Dinosaurs!  Enjoy a live animal show with reptiles and mammals. Campers are rising 1st - 4th Graders and Counselors-in-Training are rising 5th - 7th Graders.                                                    Dates:

June 3 – 7

July 8 – 12

Hours are 9 am - 5 pm with an option of 8 am - 6 pm

Cost: $240 for the week for members, $285 non-members, $50 discount for siblings, $25 buddy discount 

Counselor-in-Training $162.50.  Financial aid available 




Nature Trail

The ¾ mile long trail traverses an oak-dominated forest with scattered hickories and pines. See a low, moist woodland situated on the floodplain of an intermittent stream. It is a lowland forest dominated by tulip-poplar, sweetgum, and red maple. Moisture-loving plants such as ferns.


Bird of Prey Trail

Get an up-close look at magnificent winged hunters! This special trail is home to permanently injured hawks and owls. 


Wildlife Garden

The Wildlife Garden, designed to attract wild birds and other animals, features native plants of the southeastern United States. It is certified by the National Wildlife Federation’s Backyard Wildlife Habitat program. . It includes a stone-lined pond with a waterfall nestled among beautiful river birches. This habitat attracts many birds, small mammals, and other wildlife by providing food, water, cover, and places to raise their young. 

Campers find bugs in a meat-eating plant!
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