KNC CampKNC Camp registration opens April 12!

Check back soon for details on camps beginning June 14. We are now hiring for Summer Camp. Learn more here.

GO WILD at KNC Camp! 

Don’t stay inside this summer (we’ve had enough of that) come play OUTSIDE with us having FUN! Splash around in Nature’s Playground, explore the gravel pits, and make new friends. Older campers will explore team-building courses, onsite adventures, and campouts! We welcome kids of all abilities and will work closely with you to make sure your child has a great experience.  

Keeping your children as safe and healthy is our number one priority. That’s why we’ve reorganized drop off and pick up, drop off, modified daily activities, added staff, and incorporated safety precautions based on CDC and ACA guidance. For more details, see the Guardian Handbook here.  Space is limited, so sign up today!  

See the camps by age below:

Jr. Naturalists (4 & 5 Year Olds)   |   Explorers (Grades 1-3)   |   Wild Child (Grades 4 & 5)   |   Adventurers (Grades 6-8)   |   Nature's Way Preschool Camp

Friday Family Fest:  No Friday Family Fest this summer due to COVID –19 safety concerns. 

Transportation:  Due to safety restrictions, KNC will not provide bus transportation this summer. 

Need After Care? If you would like to pick your camper later, please sign up for After Care. After Care is 3-4 pm at $15 per week. Register your camper online during the registration process. Families who pick their camper up after 3 pm will be charged the After Care price. Note: After Care is not available for Junior Naturalists Camps.

Registration Discounts 
• KNC Member Discount: Become a member and get the best value when signing up for camp. Your family membership includes discounted camp rates and free admission to the Kalamazoo Nature Center all year long! Just fill out the membership section on the camp registration form, and then apply the membership discount to all of your children’s camps.  

• Additional Program Discount: Sign your child up for two sessions or more and take $15 off each additional week of camp.  

•  Early ONLINE Registration: Register for camp online before April 26th and receive $20 off each week-long program in addition to member discounts!  

Register Your Way 
•   Register online. Online registration lets you register, pay, and receive confirmation and permission forms all at once!  

•   Register in person at KNC’s Welcome Station or Guest Services Desk (when Visitor Center is open). Complete a form for each camper you are registering. Clearly print all information requested on the form. Don’t forget to sign the waiver on the second page.  

•   Register by mail. Complete a form for each camper you are registering, then mail with payment to: Kalamazoo Nature Center, 7000  N. Westnedge Ave., Kalamazoo, MI  49009-6309 

Camp Scholarships are Available 
Camp is a place for every child to explore and grow and we believe in making camp accessible to everyone. Thanks to our generous donors, we have the ability to help make camp more affordable for your family.  Learn more about our Camp Scholarship Program.

Refund and Cancellation Policy: 
No refunds for cancellations within one week (5 business days) from the camp’s start date. A $50 processing fee will be charged for any cancellation prior to one week before a camp’s start date. There is no fee for switching to another available camp of the same price. If prices differ, a payment or refund of the difference will be made. If a camp is canceled, you will be notified by the Tuesday before the camp’s start date and be issued a full refund.  

Participation in KNC programs is open to everyone. KNC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, ethnic origin, physical or mental disability, veteran status, height, weight, sexual orientation or identity, marital status, or political affiliation.

For camp questions:  Guest Services (269) 381-1574 ext 0 , Registrar (269) 381-1574 ext 24 or email register@naturecenter.org

Camp Director: Tanequa Hampton, (269) 381-1574 ext 15 or email thampton@naturecenter.org





Camp Descriptions by Age


Jr. Naturalists 

Jr. Naturalists | 4 & 5 Year Olds


Explorers | Grades 1-3

 Wild Child 

Wild Child | Grades 4 & 5


Adventurers | Grades 6-8

Nature's Way Preschool Camp

Parent/Guardian Handbook

Parent/Guardian Handbook

Camp Director: 
Tanequa Hampton, (269) 381-1574 ext 15,
(269) 815-8326,
or thampton@naturecenter.org