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Explorers CampExplorers Camp: 1st-3rd Grade

Become a Nature Explorer at the Kalamazoo Nature Center! Spend the day outside, discovering the wonders of prairie, forest, and wetland habitats. Activities will include cruising down the giant Slip ‘n’ Slide, playing games with new friends, getting creative in our Art Room, and hiking KNC trails. Come explore all the possibilities!

“EXPLORERS CAMP” RUNS 9 AM–4 PM, MONDAY–FRIDAY 
$275 MEMBER, $300 NON-MEMBER

Explorers Farm Camp  Do you know what it takes to be a farmer? Come explore the fields at DeLano Farms! Work with our Farm Educator to experience life on the farm. Help care for our farm animals, plant, rake and dig in the garden, and check out farm tools, like tractors. Experience the pioneer way of life in the DeLano Homestead and help the farmer in the fields. Each session will highlight the changes the farm goes through during the growing season. Save time for games, stories, crafts, and more with your friends. It will be a busy week and also tons of fun!

“FARM EXPLORERS CAMP” RUNS 9 AM–4 PM, MONDAY–FRIDAY 
$275 MEMBER, $300 NON-MEMBER


Ride the bus to camp!  If you would like your camper to ride the bus, we offer convenient stops throughout Kalamazoo and Portage to and from camp Monday through Friday  at a cost of $25 per child per session. See the 2020 Bus Schedule here to choose the location that works best for your family and indicate the location during online registration.

Need Before or After Care?  If you would like to bring your camper early you can now do so with Before and After Care. Before Care is 7:30-9am for $15 per week and After Care is 4-5:30pm also $15 per week. Please register your camper online. Families who bring their camper before 9 am or pick them up after 4pm will be charged the after care price.


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Explorers Camp Sessions
Session 5: July 20-24  | Dinosaur Herd

July 20-24  | Dinosaur Herd

If you were a dinosaur, which would you be? Join new friends to make a dino pack. Use binoculars to search treetops for things herbivores ate. Explore the Mud Pit and make dinosaur tracks. Find evidence of these animals by digging in KNC’s gravel pits.

 

Session 5: July 20-24 | Farm Explorers

Do you know what it takes to be a farmer? Come explore the fields at DeLano Farms! Work with our Farm Educator to experience life on the farm. Help care for our farm animals, plant, rake and dig in the garden, and check out farm tools, like tractors. Experience the pioneer way of life in the DeLano Homestead and help the farmer in the fields. Each session will highlight the changes the farm goes through during the growing season. Save time for games, stories, crafts, and more with your friends. It will be a busy week and also tons of fun!

Session 6: July 27-31  | Insectopia

July 27-31  | Insectopia

Bugs can sing with their wings, listen with their legs, and talk with their tails. Let’s look at the world through their eyes, create a home for them, and leave dinner. Explore the tiny world of insects and meet a LIVE tarantula and beetles.

 

Session 7: August 3-7  | Soaring Heights

August 3-7  | Soaring Heights

Do you know how many types of birds soar through the air at KNC? Use binoculars to search near and far for our feathered friends. Run fast and hide in the butterfly garden to see if your friends can find you. Visit the birds of prey that live at the Visitor Center and meet a LIVE bird up close.

 

Session 7: August 3-7 | Farm Explorers

Do you know what it takes to be a farmer? Come explore the fields at DeLano Farms! Work with our Farm Educator to experience life on the farm. Help care for our farm animals, plant, rake and dig in the garden, and check out farm tools, like tractors. Experience the pioneer way of life in the DeLano Homestead and help the farmer in the fields. Each session will highlight the changes the farm goes through during the growing season. Save time for games, stories, crafts, and more with your friends. It will be a busy week and also tons of fun!

Session 8: August 10-14  | Wade Right In

August 10-14  | Wade Right In

“Water” you waiting for? Explore the adaptations of aquatic life, study the water itself, and get messy in the Mud Pit. Hike to Trout Run Stream to discover the living things in its waters, and get wet on the giant Slip ‘n’ Slide.

 

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