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Nature’s Way Preschool Camps

Nature’s Way Preschool Camps are located at Nature’s Way Preschool, 4442 Oakland Dr, Kalamazoo.   

Led by our preschool teachers, each camp includes hiking, exploring in the woods, nature play, and hands on learning activities.  Please bring a snack and water bottle, wear weather appropriate clothing, and comfortable shoes that are suitable for playing in the woods.   

Nature’s Way Preschool Camp runs 9:00 a.m. – Noon, Monday-Friday.  

Learn more about each week’s themes below.

Contact Us

Heather Goetzinger
Director of Early Childhood
(269) 343-7342

For Camp Questions
Guest Services (269) 381-1574 ext 0
Registrar (269) 381-1574 ext 24

Financial Assistance
We are grateful to a KNC donor community that believes all young people should have the chance to enjoy and learn from formative, summer experiences. Our donors make it possible for KNC to minimize financial barriers that would otherwise limit access to KNC Camp. If you would like to apply for financial assistance, please fill out the form during the Camp registration process. Contact the Registrar above with questions.

Learn More

Registration Details & Discounts

Refund & Cancellation Policy

Guardian Handbook



Session Themes


June 20-24:  NWP Student Alumni Camp for Grades K-5 
Open to campers who attended Nature’s Way Preschool and are entering grades kindergarten through fifth grade.  Return to Nature’s Way Preschool to visit your favorite hiking spots and participate in your favorite NWP activities.  Morning session:  9:00-Noon.  Afternoon session:  1:00-4:00.   

July 11-14:  Animal Architects for Ages 4-5 
Learn more about the amazing structures that animals big and small build in the woods.  Exploring webs, nests, dams, hives, and more.   

Junior Naturalist Camp, open to campers age 4-5 years old.   

July 18-22:  Birds of Prey in Michigan for Ages 4-5
Learn more about the amazing raptors in our region.  Hawks, owls, eagles, and vultures.  This camp includes a visit from a live bird of prey.