Our camps allow children to connect with the natural world via age-specific activities that encourage the spirit of discovery. Each session includes extensive exploration, creative play, and incorporates conservation and sustainability practices. Children bring their own lunches each day; nutritious snacks will be provided. Medical forms must be completed prior to the start of camp.
Bugs & Butterflies (K-1) July 10–14, 9:30 am–1:30 pm
Campers explore the roles of naturalist and biologist as they discover the fascinating facts about the forest, its diverse habitats and the variety of animals that call it home. Campers learn about tracking, shelter building and invertebrate sampling. Each day includes animal interaction, crafts and an array of nature-themed activities.
Muddy Sneakers (K-1) July 17–21, 9:30 am–1:30 pm
Kick off your summer with good ole fashioned outdoor play; run, jump, climb, giggle, and twirl through our forest and down to our vernal pond. Campers will be introduced to the wonderful world of macro invertebrates and wiggling worms. Get ready for a muddy good time!
Nature Quest (2nd & 3rd) July 24–28, 9:30 am–1:30 pm
Your child will go behind the scenes of the Nature Center as they meet and care for the rescued and rehabilitated animals that live on grounds. Children will learn about animal behavior as they spend time with our furry, feathered and scaly friends. Campers will also explore our fields and trails with engaging activities focused on developing fundamental survival skills.
Walk on the Wild Side (2nd & 3rd) July 31–Aug 4, 9:30 am–1:30 pm
What’s the difference between wild and tame? Why do coyotes and dogs look so similar? Take a walk on the wild side with one of our expert naturalists as we traverse our trails and learn about magnificent wild creatures that inhabit our preserve!
Creature Feature (K-1) July 31–Aug 4, 9:30–1:30 pm
Each day we will discover a new featured creature from the animal kingdom in this week of creature fun! We’ll touch the world’s softest animal, find out what hides in our forest during the day and who’s out at night. Get ready to keep on creature adventuring!
Stayin’ Alive (4th & 5th) Aug 7–11, 10 am–4 pm
Campers learn about wilderness survival as they explore our 33 acres of varied terrain and participate in exercises such as fire building, shelter construction, animal tracking and plant identification. Activities foster leadership and critical thinking skills. Campers will also spend time interacting with the Nature Center’s diverse animal population.
Hunters & Gatherers (4th & 5th) Aug 14–18, 10 am–4 pm
Ever wonder what it was like to live off the land? Spend a week with us as we go back in time and learn Native American tips and techniques of survival. We’ll test our structure-building skills, forage for native foods, play traditional games, and much more.
Forest Adventures (K-1) Aug 21–25, 9:30 am–1:30 pm
Who would win in a race: a beetle, a cricket or a butterfly? We’ll find out with the essential entomologist tools -bug boxes and butterfly nets- as we bug-out at the nature center!
Rappin’ Reptiles (K-1) Aug 28–Sept 1, 9:30 am–1:30 pm
What is coldblooded, has scales and lays eggs? Reptiles of course! Your child will spend the week meeting a wide range of our reptilian friends with an expert naturalist. Give a tortoise a bath, feel the scales of a snake, and dive into the wild world of radiant reptiles.