Summer Nature Day Camps

 
Our fun and educational summer nature day camps at McCloud Nature Park are back for 2018, 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.


2018 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 12 Drip! Drop!
June 19 Forests, Prairies, Wetlands, Oh My!
June 26 I [Heart] Animals (THIS CAMP IS FULL)
July 10 Weather Discovery
July 17 A Sense of Adventure
July 18 Mud Soup (THIS CAMP IS FULL)

 


2018 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 14 Aqua Adventure
June 15 Aqua Adventure
June 28 Beast Masters
June 29 Beast Masters
July 12 Sky Watch
July 13 Sky Watch
 

 2018 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 21 Who Lives Here?
June 22 Who Lives Here?
July 19 Take Aim!
July 20 Take Aim!