Why Choose Our Camps?
What do you remember about nature from your childhood?
Likely it's about a special place that you would go and share with friends - making forts, climbing trees and more - all while getting muddy and wet, in all kinds of weather.
We bring these kinds of adventures to kids today, along with instructors who know a lot about nature and use great skill in reconnecting kids with the wonder of the world around them. We do this through stories, hands-on skills like fire-making, responsible introduction of wild edible plants and their poisonous look-alikes, as well as things most adults don't even know like the arts of wildlife tracking and bird language interpretation.
All of these skills are doorways into exploration of nature, and ultimately ourselves. The same confidence that kids acquire in learning about the hazards of nature and how to work with them translates into the rest of their lives and how they approach healthy risk-taking and learning in general. We look forward to the day when these kind of nature adventures are happening again spontaneously for kids in neighborhoods everywhere!
Our Great Locations
Read more about Summer Camp Locations near you and use the map below to find driving directions.
Nature Explorers Half Day Camps – Ages 4 – 6
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Monday – Friday
Child must be fully potty-trained
Your child will have FUN in nature through:
- Hands-on exploration
- Nature Games, storytelling, songs
- Discovering mud, bugs, water, plants and animals
- Creative Free Play
- and Adventure!
Our Instructional Team:
- 1:8 staff-student ratio
- On-site director and volunteers offer additional instructor support
- Trained in our unique education philosophy called Coyote Mentoring
- facilitate a respect for self, each other and nature
- Wilderness First Aid and CPR certified
WL # = Number of people on the the wait list as of 6/30/2015
We do encourage you to sign up on the wait list.
2015 Schedule for Nature Explorers Half Day Camps
July 6 – 10 Full-WL0
Aug 24 – 28 Full-WL2
Cougar Mountain Park
July 20 – 24 Full-WL2
July 27 – 31 Full-WL5
Aug 17 – 21 Full-WL11
St. Edward State Park
July 6 – 10
July 13 – 17 Full WL6
Aug 10 – 14 Full WL8
July 6 – 10 Full-WL8
July 20 – 24 Full-WL9
Aug 10 – 14 Full-WL8
- Ages 4-6
- 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. weekdays
- Free shirt included!
For the fourth year in a row, our camps were awarded a Golden Teddy!