Summer Day Camps

Every year in June, Calkins Nature Area hosts three separate weeklong day camps that give kids the opportunity to unplug and immerse themselves in a week of experiencing nature. The best part is - the campers don’t even realize they are learning because they are too busy having fun!

NOTE: Summer day camps for Summer 2019 are full. Look for information about Summer 2020 day camps in March 2020.
Kids posting for a photo on a nature hike as part of summer camp.

Time for picture break above during of the many nature hikes during day camps. One of the main objectives of our day camps is to get kids unplugged and immersed in nature.

Camp activities include a wide variety of nature-themed games, crafts, wilderness skills and nature exploration hikes, to name but a few.

Caterpillar Camp (June 10 - 14): For kids entering K-1st, morning session 8:30 am - 12:00 pm, afternoon session 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm M-F

Sunfish Camp (June 17 - 21): For kids entering 2nd-3rd, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm M-F

Mallard Camp (June 24 - 28): For kids entering 4th-5th, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm M-F

Camp registration is limited and is on a first come, first serve basis. Registration will open each year on the second Wednesday in April. Questions? Email Calkins Education Staff

Three kids having fun by the mud during summer camp.