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Junior Naturalists Camp: Ages 4-5

If nature is your favorite playground, KNC Camp is the place to be! Discover interesting habitats, learn more about animals and plants, and practice outdoor skills. Sing songs, make crafts, and play games with new friends. Each day is filled with activities planned by our caring counselors. The themes described below describe additional activities we will add during each camp session. Come prepared to play! See each week's themes below.

“JUNIOR NATURALIST CAMP” RUNS 9 AM–NOON, MONDAY–FRIDAY | SNACK INCLUDED 
$175 MEMBER, $200 NON-MEMBER  

Register Here

We have a new registration system this year! Here are some helpful tips:

1)  Please make sure to read carefully.

2)  Financial Assistance: During Registration you will be able to fill out a request for Financial Assistance. Those who end up qualifying for a 100% financial assistance award will be refunded their deposit. If you believe you will qualify for a 100% award and are unable to pay the 20% deposit, please contact Program Registrar, Tamila Brode, at (269)381-1574 x24 or register@naturecenter.org.

3)  If you will be registering different children for different camps: Register the first child. When you reach the end of registration you will see your shopping cart with price totals. At the bottom of this page is a button that says ‘Keep Shopping’. Click this to return to the list of camps and register subsequent children. Your Financial Assistance Application and Parent/Guardian/Authorized Pick-up Information forms will already be filled out.

4)  If the camp you would like to register for is full, you can still register and automatically be placed on the waitlist.

Junior Naturalists Camp Sessions
Session 1: June 14-18 | Furry Friends  

Session 1: June 14-18 | Furry Friends  

Are you covered like me? Explore the world of small animals that wear fur for clothes. Meet a LIVE fur-covered animal and learn about how they survive in the wild.  

 
Session 2: June 21-25 | Paint with the Colors of the Wind 

Session 2: June 21-25 | Paint with the Colors of the Wind 

How many colors can you find around you? Become an artist with your camp friends and use the stream to create beautiful art with watercolors. 

Session 3: June28 – July 2 | Tree Huggers  

Session 3: June28 – July 2 | Tree Huggers  

Come build your love for the outdoors by learning about trees. Listen to a story at the Magic Tree, create your own tree, and use sticks to build a home for animals in the wild. Meet a LIVE animal that uses trees as it’s home. 

Session 4: July 12-16 | Oh, Mr. Golden Sun  

Session 4: July 12-16 | Oh, Mr. Golden Sun  

Mr. Golden Sun, please shine down on me! The sun gives power to plants and people. Come learn how all things grow with power from the sun. Let’s chase our shadow and see who is high up in the trees. 

Session 5: July19-23 | Dinosaur Safari  

Session 5: July19-23 | Dinosaur Safari  

Can you find the family members of ancient dinosaurs? Explore KNC’s gravel pit to search for fossils with your friends. Meet a LIVE, modern-day dinosaur. 

Session 6: July 26-30 | It’s A Buggy Bug World 

Session 6: July 26-30 | It’s A Buggy Bug World 

Find who’s hiding! The world around us has another life of its own. Learn about the tiny creatures that are walking around on the ground. How many can you find? Meet a LIVE tarantula and other insects at KNC.  

Session 7: August 2-6 | Birds of a Feather 

Session 7: August 2-6 | Birds of a Feather 

Discover the exciting world above ground! Learn about bird sounds, and play camouflage where hummingbirds fly. Meet a LIVE bird that might live close to you.  

Session 8: August 9-13 | Wild Water 

Session 8: August 9-13 | Wild Water 

Explore the waters of Trout Run Stream to find creatures that live under the surface. Get wet under the showers of Nature’s Playground, and go round and round in the sprinklers. Meet LIVE animals that live in and by the water!  

 

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


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