Summer Nature Day Camps

 
Our fun and educational summer nature day camps at McCloud Nature Park are back for 2017, featuring some favorites from summers past, as well as a number of new programs with a unique nature theme!
 
Day camp curriculum is tailored to our new age groups this year, providing maximum enjoyment for kids ages 2 through 14!

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) and Junior Naturalists (ages 8-14) get extra time to experience nature by choosing a 4-hour day that works best with your schedule: Thursdays or Fridays are available.


2017 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:  12 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 thecamp topic in the chart below. Registration is required.

Date Topic
June 6 Sensory Science (THIS CAMP IS FULL)
June 13 Pollinator Pizzazz
June 20 Marvelous Mammals
June 27 Get Messy (THIS CAMP IS FULL)
July 11 Bubble Buddies (THIS CAMP IS FULL)
July 18 Outdoor Adventure

 


2017 Young Adventurers Camps

Location: McCloud Nature Park

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

Ages: 6-12 years old

Fee: $25 per camp

Capacity: 24

Young Adventurers camps are for 6- to 12-year-olds who are ready to dig deeper into exploring nature. Young Adventurers should pack a well-marked sack lunch, water bottle, insect repellent and sunscreen. Registration is required.

Date Topic
June 8 CSI: Solve a Nature Mystery
June 9 CSI: Solve a Nature Mystery
June 22 Animal Rehab
June 23 Animal Rehab
July 13 Water Warriors
July 14 Water Warriors
July 20 Outdoor Adventure
July 21 Outdoor Adventure
 

 2017 Junior Naturalists Camps

Location: McCloud Nature Park

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

Ages: 8-14 years old

Fee: $25 per camp

Capacity: 24

Junior Naturalists are for ages 8-14, targeting activities for older kids with more developed strength and endurance. Junior Naturalists should pack a well-marked sack lunch, water bottle, insect repellent and sunscreen. Registration is required.

Date Topic
June 15 Nature Ninjas
June 16 Nature Ninjas
June 29 Archery Adventure (THIS CAMP IS FULL)
June 30 Archery Adventure (THIS CAMP IS FULL)