Explorers Camp: 1st–3rd Grade

What does it take to be a real explorer? Come to camp and find out! Explore wildlife at the Nature Center all day long with new friends, cool counselors, and no parents. Discover the wonders of prairie, forest, and wetland habitats. Be a nature detective to dig for fossils in the Gravel Pits and search out artifacts for the Camp Museum. Cruise down the giant Slip N Slide, explore the Water Tower Sprinkler and more in our new Nature Play Area.  Play games, create art, sing songs, AND take a hike each day.

$215 MEMBER, $240 NON-MEMBER | “EXPLORERS CAMP” RUNS 9 AM–5 PM, MONDAY–FRIDAY 

Farm Explorers Camp:  1st-3rd Grade

Get down with barns, buds, billy goats and more!  Lend a hand with barn and garden chores at DeLano Farms, meet the barn animals, visit a pioneer farm, take a tractor drawn wagon ride, and harvest your own healthy snack. Each session will explore the seasonal changes that take place on the farm. Don't forget to explore your favorite parts of KNC, play games, sing songs, create art, enjoy the New Natural Play Area and Water Tower Sprinkler and take a spin on the Giant Slip ‘N Slide. Get your hands dirty and create memories of life down on the farm with new friends and cool counselors!

$215 MEMBER, $240 NON-MEMBER | “FARM EXPLORERS CAMP” RUNS 9 AM–5 PM, MONDAY–FRIDAY







Session Options

Session 1: June 19-23 ~ Animal Superheros

Session 1: June 19-23 ~ Animal Superheros

Biggest, fastest, strongest! Trek through woods and field to find some animal superheroes. Play games to discover your strengths and hone your superhero skills

Session 2: June 26-30 ~ Prehistoric Journey

Session 2: June 26-30 ~ Prehistoric Journey

Follow the paths of times and unearth fossil evidence, learn more about prehistoric animals and meet their relatives today!

Session 2: June 26-30 ~ Farm Explorers

Session 2: June 26-30 ~ Farm Explorers

Get down with kids, crafts, crops and more!  Lend a hand with barn and garden chores at DeLano Farms, meet the barn animals, visit a pioneer farm, take a tractor drawn wagon ride, and harvest your own healthy snack. Each session will explore the seasonal changes that take place on the farm. Don't forget to explore your favorite parts of KNC, play games, sing songs, create art, enjoy the New Natural Play Area and Water Tower Sprinkler and take a spin on the Giant Slip N Slide. Get your hands dirty and create memories of life down on the farm with new friends and cool counselors!

Session 3: July 10-14 ~ Working With Wildlife

Session 3: July 10-14 ~ Working With Wildlife

Learn what it takes to work with animals! Investigate birds with a researcher and feed exhibit animals with professionals.

Session 4: July 17-21 ~ Survivor Challenge

Session 4: July 17-21 ~ Survivor Challenge

Run, jump, and use all of your senses to discover the tricks that animals use to survive in the wild world. After becoming an expert in animal survival, try your hand at some people survival skills, like using a compass or building a shelter.

Session 4: July 17-21 ~ Farm Explorers

Session 4: July 17-21 ~ Farm Explorers

Get down with kids, crafts, crops and more!  Lend a hand with barn and garden chores at DeLano Farms, meet the barn animals, visit a pioneer farm, take a tractor drawn wagon ride, and harvest your own healthy snack. Each session will explore the seasonal changes that take place on the farm. Don't forget to explore your favorite parts of KNC, play games, sing songs, create art, enjoy the New Natural Play Area and Water Tower Sprinkler and take a spin on the Giant Slip N Slide. Get your hands dirty and create memories of life down on the farm with new friends and cool counselors!

Session 5: July 24-28~ Legends

Session 5: July 24-28~ Legends

Adventure awaits you! Explore, play and pretend to be a part of a different fairytale story every day and see the world in a fantastical way. Discover how nature can inspire and set the scene for your own story.

Session 6: July 31-August 4 ~ Herpatology Madness

Session 6: July 31-August 4 ~ Herpatology Madness

Scales or slime? Water or land? Learn who needs what and see for yourself with LIVE reptile and amphibian visits.

Session 6: July 31-August 4 ~ Farm Explorers

Session 6: July 31-August 4 ~ Farm Explorers

Get down with kids, crafts, crops and more!  Lend a hand with barn and garden chores at DeLano Farms, meet the barn animals, visit a pioneer farm, take a tractor drawn wagon ride, and harvest your own healthy snack. Each session will explore the seasonal changes that take place on the farm. Don't forget to explore your favorite parts of KNC, play games, sing songs, create art, enjoy the New Natural Play Area and Water Tower Sprinkler and take a spin on the Giant Slip N Slide. Get your hands dirty and create memories of life down on the farm with new friends and cool counselors!

Session 7: August 7-11 ~ Wet & Wild

Session 7: August 7-11 ~ Wet & Wild

Dive into the discovery of ponds, wetlands and streams to unearth the secrets of all sorts of water beasts. Just below the surface is a whole other world and we can be a part of it.

Session 8: August 14-18 ~ Bugs N' Beyond

Session 8: August 14-18 ~ Bugs N' Beyond

Take a closer look into some of nature's smallest creatures, using real science tools. Go on a bug safari and meet some of our bug collection to better understand what makes an insect.

Session 8: August 14-18 ~ Farm Explorers

Session 8: August 14-18 ~ Farm Explorers

Get down with kids, crafts, crops and more!  Lend a hand with barn and garden chores at DeLano Farms, meet the barn animals, visit a pioneer farm, take a tractor drawn wagon ride, and harvest your own healthy snack. Each session will explore the seasonal changes that take place on the farm. Don't forget to explore your favorite parts of KNC, play games, sing songs, create art, enjoy the New Natural Play Area and Water Tower Sprinkler and take a spin on the Giant Slip N Slide. Get your hands dirty and create memories of life down on the farm with new friends and cool counselors!

1st-3rd Grade: Explorers Camp & Farm Explorers Camp Availability

 Explorers Camp:  1st-3rd Grade
S2:
6/26-6/30
Prehistoric Journey
S3:  
7/10-7/14
Working With Wildlife
S4:  
7/17-7/21
Survivor Challenge
S5:
  7/24/7/28
Legends
S6:  
7/31-8/4
Herpetology Madness
 S7:
8/7-8/11
Wet & Wild
 S8:  
8/14-8/18
Bugs & Beyond
Open Open Open Open Open Open Open 
Farm Explorers Camp:  1st-3rd Grade
S2:
6/26-6/30
S3:  
7/10-7/14
S4:  
7/17-7/21
S5:
  7/24/7/28
S6:  
7/31-8/4
 S7:
8/7-8/11
S8:  
8/14-8/18 

Open
Open
Open
 Open

Kalamazoo Nature Center • 7000 North Westnedge Avenue  •  Kalamazoo, MI  49009-6309
Phone: 269-381-1574  •  Fax: 269-381-2557


Register

Online Registration and Payment Support: 866 433-4548

For camp questions: Registrar (269) 381-1574 ext 24 or by email

Camp Director: Jenny Metz Brenneman
(269) 381-1574 ext 24 or by email

Please review our Refund and Cancellation Policy
here.