Join us for Spring Camp!

Spring Break Camp is a great way for kids to shake off the winter blahs! Each day is a different theme with activities and adventures, suitable for their abilities. A day might include a naturalist hike, creating a craft to take home, meeting our Animal Ambassadors, playing new games or choice time to explore their own interests. Kids may be sorted into smaller groups based on age.

Check out the different themes each day below – come for one or all 4 days!  Register for multiple camps and receive $5 off of each additional camp.

Ages 4-5: Half-Day Camps

Meet: Visitor Center, Lower Level Classroom, 9 am – noon
Fee: Members $30/day, Non-members $35/day 
Materials: Bring a water bottle and wear weather-appropriate clothing. We will provide a snack. No electronics or distracting toys, please.

Grades 1-5: Full-Day Camps

Meet: Camp, Lower Level, 9 am – 5 pm
Fee: Members $50/day, Non-members $55/day
Materials: Bring a sack lunch (with snacks if desired) and a water bottle. Wear weather-appropriate clothing. No electronics or distracting toys, please.

Campers at Nature's Playground

For camp questions: Registrar (269) 381-1574 ext 24 or email register@naturecenter.org

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Ages 4 & 5 Half Day Camp Themes
Monday, April 1: Spring Babies

​Spring is a time when all young animals come out to play so let's get out an enjoy the day! Let's look for birds, chipmunks, squirrels and beavers. Come to KNC and cure your spring fever.

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Tuesday, April 2: Running with Rainbows

Rain showers bring flowers...and rainbows! Come explore all the colors nature has to offer. Search for wildflowers, peer into the pond and meet a colorful LIVE animal.

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Wednesday, April 3; Grow, Plants Grow!

From the roots to the petals, every plant part has a job! "Root" around outside to find out more about these hardworking organisms. Meet a LIVE animal that thinks plants are tasty snack!

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Thursday, April 4: Animal Superheroes

Is it a kite? Is it a plane? NO, it’s raptor in the sky! No capes for these super heros. Come play with us and discover some of KNC's animals superpowers.


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Friday, April 5: Birdies Know Best

A chirp, chirp here and a tweet, tweet there; who is making all this noise? Use binoculars on a hike to find all the birds in the trees, make some bird art and meet a LIVE bird!

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Grades 1-5 Full Day Camp Themes
Monday, April 1: Animal Fool’s Day

We can’t fool you, Nature Camp is the best place to be on April 1st. Come learn from some of the best tricksters in the business...animals! Uncover their camouflage, learn unique movements and play camp-wide hide and seek!


Tuesday, April 2: Skilled Survivors

Surviving out in the woods can be a tricky task unless you have the skills! Brush up on your shelter building, start a cooking fire and navigate with a compass to see what it takes to master the woods.


Wednesday, April 3: Bloom-Chicka-Bloom

It's blooming time! Scour the woods for rare wildflowers, identify trees by the their buds and do a little planting of your own. This day is all about color and growing plants.


Thursday, January 4: Rain Science

From rain gardens to water samples, rain is important to our ecosystem. KNC is the perfect place to explore rain's role in streams, puddles and even your drinking water. Look at pond life and experiment with water flow to learn more about rain!


Friday, April 5: Game On

Run and jump, let's play double dutch! It's game on at camp. Play new camp games, explore historic sports and learn teamwork in this active, fun-filled day.


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