Winter Camp is coming soon!

Each day campers will explore the Nature Center with theme-related and age-appropriate outdoor exploration, stories, art, games, activities, journaling/observation time, and hikes. Campers will be divided by age and grade into smaller groups when appropriate. 

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.

Winter at KNC

For camp questions: 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

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Ages 4 & 5 Half Day Camp Themes
Monday, December 31: Nature Party!

Nature Party!

Come celebrate nature with a New Eve's Party! Make favors, play party games, dance and take a look at nature's great moments from the past year. A LIVE animal guest will join in on the fun!

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Wednesday, January 2: Bundle Up

Bundle Up

Brrrr! It's cold outside! Come bundle up with us and discover the mysteries of animals that can survive harsh winters. Meet a winter survival expert, the owl.

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Thursday, January 3: Let's Build a Fort!

Let’s Build a Fort!

Let's talk homes and shelters! Learn what animals use in the winter for homes and then build a winter home for yourself using natural materials. Meet a mouse, an animal architect!

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Friday, January 4: Junior Artists

Junior Artists

Explore the natural world and search for shapes and play with colors. Meet a live animal then make an animal out of recycled materials.

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Grades 1-5 Full Day Camp Themes
Monday, December 31: Nature's Eve Party

Nature’s Eve Party

Happy New Year! Celebrate the year's discoveries and successes in conservation. Decorate the camp barn, make some conservation resolutions and have a good time with new friends!


Wednesday, January 2: Do the Owl Prowl

Do the Owl Prowl

Ready for a hoot? Meet live owls and learn their different calls, then prowl the Nature Center's woods and see if we can find some in the wild.


Thursday, January 3: Who Dun It?

Who Dun It?

Where do all the animals go in winter? Follow the tracks and identify scat to see who is still around this time of year.


Friday, January 4: Water Art

Water Art

Let water be your inspiration! Dabble in water colors, make a mess with marbling and create your very own water conservation poster!