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 My first nature campJunior Naturalists Camp & Junior Farmers Camp: Ages 4-5

When nature is your favorite playground, camp is where you want to be. Follow the trails to discover interesting habitats, learn more about animals and plants and practice outdoor skills. You will sing songs, make crafts and play games with new friends. Each morning is filled with activities, planned by a caring counselor. Come prepared to play!

“JUNIOR NATURALIST CAMP” RUNS 9 AM–NOON, MONDAY–FRIDAY | SNACK INCLUDED
$125 MEMBER, $150 NON-MEMBER

“JUNIOR FARMERS CAMP” RUNS 9 AM–NOON, MONDAY–FRIDAY AT KNC CAMP AND DELANO FARMS | SNACK INCLUDED
$125 MEMBER, $150 NON-MEMBER 

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Junior Naturalists & Junior Famers Camp Sessions
Session 1: June 17-21| No Place Like Home

 

Follow the leaf-covered trails to find out what animals call a fen, prairie or forest home! Meet a LIVE wildlife neighbor and learn more about the needs of animals. 

Session 2: June 24-June 28  | Better, Faster, Stronger

We all have special traits that make us unique! Animals also have traits that help them survive. Use your mind, speed and strength that will help you work as a team to jump through hoops, and run through obstacles.  Meet a LIVE animal who uses their special traits to jump from one tree to the next.

 

Session 2: June 24-28 | Junior Farmers

Farming, food and friends are what Farm Camp is about! Two days a week spend some time at DeLano Farms with our Farm Educator. Help take care of chickens, explore our farm fields and take a tractor-drawn wagon ride. Each session will highlight the changes the farm goes through during the growing season. On the camp side, campers will learn about compost and take care of the Camp garden and rabbit. Play games, make crafts and hear stories with creative and caring counselors. Grow new friendships and get a head start living on the farm!

 

Session 3: July 8-12 | Nature’s Rainbow

Nature is a masterpiece! Look for familiar shapes in different habitats, experiment with color blending and meet a live box turtle, who uses their art as camouflage.

 

Session 4: July 15-19 | Splish Splash

Nothing beats a hot summer day when you get to run, jump and splash in the water. Play water games, perform water experiments  and explore KNC’s different water habitats. Meet a LIVE animal that loves to be in water!

 

 

 

Session 4: July 15-19 | Junior Farmers

Farming, food and friends are what Farm Camp is about! Two days a week spend some time at DeLano Farms with our Farm Educator. Help take care of chickens, explore our farm fields and take a tractor-drawn wagon ride. Each session will highlight the changes the farm goes through during the growing season. On the camp side, campers will learn about compost and take care of the Camp garden and rabbit. Play games, make crafts and hear stories with creative and caring counselors. Grow new friendships and get a head start living on the farm!

 

Session 5: July 22-26 | If You Were a Dinosaur

 

If you were a dinosaur, would you stomp on two legs? Would you eat from the tallest trees? Explore our Gravel Pits to find out more about our friends from the past and meet a LIVE modern day dinosaur.

 
Session 6: July 29-August 2 | Mud Buddies

Discover the magic of dirt! Roll logs, look for critter friends in the dirt, then explore the art of mud pies in our fantastic Mud Pit. Meet a live salamander who can show you the way underground.

 

Session 6: July 29-August 2 | Junior Farmers

Farming, food and friends are what Farm Camp is about! Two days a week spend some time at DeLano Farms with our Farm Educator. Help take care of chickens, explore our farm fields and take a tractor-drawn wagon ride. Each session will highlight the changes the farm goes through during the growing season. On the camp side, campers will learn about compost and take care of the Camp garden and rabbit. Play games, make crafts and hear stories with creative and caring counselors. Grow new friendships and get a head start living on the farm!

 

Session 7: August 5-9 | Claws and Scales and Tails, Oh My!

Discover some of the scaly creatures that slither along the slopes of KNC! Whether it’s turtles in the sun or snakes on the prowl, go on a Reptile Safari to learn more about these ancient survivors.

 

Session 8: August 12-16 | Splish Splash II

So nice we are doing it TWICE! Nothing beats a hot summer day, when you get to run, jump and splash in the water. Play water games, perform water experiments  and explore KNC’s different water habitats. Meet a LIVE animal that calls water their home!

Session 8: August 12-16 | Junior Farmers

Farming, food and friends are what Farm Camp is about! Two days a week spend some time at DeLano Farms with our Farm Educator. Help take care of chickens, explore our farm fields and take a tractor-drawn wagon ride. Each session will highlight the changes the farm goes through during the growing season. On the camp side, campers will learn about compost and take care of the Camp garden and rabbit. Play games, make crafts and hear stories with creative and caring counselors. Grow new friendships and get a head start living on the farm!

 

My First Nature Camp 

My First Nature Camp | 3 Year Olds


Jr. Naturalists 

Jr. Naturalists | 4 & 5 Year Olds


Explorers 

Explorers | Grades 1-3


 Wild Child 

Wild Child | Grades 4 & 5


 Adventurers 

Adventurers | Grades 6-8


 Girl at camp 

Teens | Grades 9-12


 Family Campout 

Mud Fest | Family Campout


Register for Camp


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

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

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