She hums because she doesn't know the words.
A statuesque heron.
A curious kestral.
A wild turkey on the Camp Carew playing field.
Illinois was the first of seven states to select the northern cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) as its state bird. The cardinal was chosen in 1929.


All of God's creation is worthy of study. Whether you're a young camper learning the differences between warm- and cold-blooded animals, a college student studying the interactions among the animal and plant components in a given ecosystem, or a research scientist mapping a creature's genome, the study of nature is basic to understanding how you and I fit into the whole of creation.

The top video is appropriate for campers in the first and second grades. The videos become more challenging as you scroll down the page until the bottom video teaches material that might be a bit challenging to college students.

All about Birds

Bill Nye the Science Guy: Birds

Eagle, Falcon, Owl - Birds Of Prey

Identify Your Common Backyard Birds

How Vultures Can Help Solve Crimes

The Camp Carew logo.

Camp Carew welcomes campers from all religious traditions.
Camp Carew is a drug- and alcohol-free environment.