Summer Nature Day Camps

Our fun and educational nature day camps at McCloud Nature Park over Spring Break and Summer Break are back for 2019, featuring some favorites from years past, as well as a number of new programs with a unique nature theme!

Lil’ Explorers (ages 2-5) programs introduce small children to interesting nature topics with their adult caretaker which leads to rich discoveries as a family!

Young Adventurers (ages 6-12) get extra time to experience nature by choosing a 4-hour day that works best with your schedule: Thursdays or Fridays are available.

2019 Spring Break Day Camps

Trackers & Trappers

Dates: March 28 and April 4, 2019 (Thursdays)

Location: McCloud Nature Park

Hours: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Ages: 8-12 years old

Fee: $25 per camper

Capacity: 24

Ever wonder what it was like on the frontier? Do you have what it takes to live on the frontier? Join park naturalists as we learn exciting and challenging frontier skills such as animal tracking, pelt identification, and crafting. Advance registration is required.

Date Topic
Thursday, March 28, 2019 Trackers & Trappers
Thursday, April 4, 2019 Trackers & Trappers


2019 Lil’ Explorers Camps

Location:  McCloud Nature Park

Hours:  10 a.m. to noon (Tuesdays)

Ages:  2-5 years old

Fee:  $12 per camp (covers parent and child)

Capacity:  24 parent/child duos

Lil’ Explorers get a fun introduction to nature and the topics listed below. These programs are designed for the adult caretaker to interact with their child for a total family experience.  Kids should dress for exploring the outdoors (old clothes and closed-toe shoes). See individual program descriptions and register by clicking the camp topic in the chart below. Advance registration is required.

Date Topic
Tuesday, June 11, 2019 Get Messy!
Tuesday, June 18, 2019 Power of the Sun
Tuesday, June 25, 2019 Nature’s Superheroes
Tuesday, July 9, 2019 Time Travelers
Tuesday, July 16, 2019 Where the Wild Things Are
Tuesday, July 23, 2019 S.T.E.A.M.


2019 Young Adventurers Camps

Location: McCloud Nature Park

Hours: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Thursdays or Fridays)

Ages: 6-12 years old (going into grades 1-7)

Fee: $25 per camp

Capacity: 24

Young Adventurers camps are designed for 6- to 12-year-olds (going into grades 1-7) who are ready to dig deeper into exploring nature. Young Adventurers should pack a well-marked sack lunch, water bottle, insect repellent and sunscreen. All Young Adventurers should wear closed-toe shoes. You never know where adventure will lead! Advance registration is required.

Date Topic
Thursday, June 13, 2019 Get Messy!
Friday, June 14, 2019 Get Messy!
Thursday, June 20, 2019 Power of the Sun
Friday, June 21, 2019 Power of the Sun
Thursday, June 27, 2019 Nature’s Superheroes
Friday, June 28, 2019 Nature’s Superheroes
Thursday, July 11, 2019 Time Travelers
Friday, July 12, 2019 Time Travelers
Thursday, July 18, 2019 Aquatic Ninjas
Friday, July 19, 2019 Aquatic Ninjas
Thursday, July 25, 2019 Minecraft
Friday, July 26, 2019 Minecraft