Summer Camp

Preschool Naturalists

Ages 3-5

Summer CampOur preschool naturalists program is offered in both half-day and full-day options. This program utilizes our early-learner room within our lodge and is supervised by staff with experience in the education and care of preschool-aged children. Please note: all participants in our preschool program must be fully potty-trained.

Half-Day Program

9 am – 12 pm

(drop-off as early as 8:00 am / pick-up between 12-12:30 pm)

Our half-day program is an introductory session for campers who are first experiencing extended time outside of the home. Our integrative and sensory-based programs and activities offer endlessly amusing and positive outdoor experiences as we encourage our early learners to take their first steps into the natural world. Each day features a different natural theme and includes story time, games and crafts, and an outdoor excursion to the forest, stream, our tree house, or pioneer cabin. This program is great for building early outdoor confidence.

Registration fees (per week): $125 members / $150 non-members

Full-Day Program

9am – 4pm

(drop-off as early as 8:00am / pick-up between 4pm-5pm)

For campers who have not yet completed kindergarten, but are ready to graduate beyond our half-day program, our full-day experience includes an afternoon rest time, and the opportunity to dive deeper into the day’s adventures. Campers enjoy extra exploratory time outdoors and additional games and sensory crafts to expand upon the days theme for a more detailed look into the outdoors. A great option for your budding biologist!

Registration fees  (per week): $250 members / $275 non-members

Weekly Themes:

Colors of the Wind -- July 1 – July 5

Discover the vibrant rainbow of colors within the forest with many color-themed activities.

A Jurassic Jamboree -- July 8 – July 12

Have a blast from the past learning all about ancient creatures.

Fantastic Flowers -- July 15 – July 19

Fun among native flowers and trees exploring the kingdom of plants.

Amazing Animals -- July 22 – July 26

Learn all about the wonders of wildlife through animal-based activities and special visits from our animal ambassadors.

Fabulous Fungi -- July 29 – August 2

Unearth the fantastic and funky kingdom of fungi through guided walks and unique crafts.

Powerful Pollinators -- August 5 – August 9

Examine the powerful relationships between plants and their pollinator allies through garden walks and interactive games.

A Forest of Fun August -- 12 – August 16

Get wild in the woods and immerse yourself in the forest for fun and games that explore the many layers of life from the soil to the canopy.

Aquatic Adventures -- August 19 – August 24

Get your feet wet as we wade around our stream and ponds seeking out aquatic critters while exploring the water cycle.

Summers Greatest Hits -- August 26 – August 30

We’ll wind down the summer while enjoying our favorite activities from weeks prior.

What Parents Say...

“Our child attend for several weeks. The great counselors and variety of activities, even when it rained a lot, were impressive. He really liked his counselors. Their attentiveness, enthusiasm, and creativity made him excited to go to camp every day. In second place, the visits with the live animals were a big hit.”

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