My First Nature Camp:
PreK/Age 3 with parent/guardian


Make your child’s first camp experience memorable, educational, and most of all fun! Explore nature using age-appropriate activities, crafts, games, and nature walks each day. Join us for story time, see wild animals in their natural settings, make new friends, and use your senses to enjoy the wonders of nature in a fun and safe way. Come learn and play!

$25 Member, $30 Non-member per day
My First Nature Camp runs 9am – noon ● Campers must be 3 by start of camp and toilet trained


Session Options

Tuesday, June 27 ~ Frogs & Friends

Tuesday, June 27 ~ Frogs & Friends

Hop right to it and explore the slimy world of salamanders and frogs! Meet our slimy slippery friends and find out what makes them special!

Wednesday, June 28 ~ Tame or Wild?

Wednesday, June 28 ~ Tame or Wild?

Learn the difference between the animals we have as pets and their wild cousins.

Thursday, June 29 ~ Who’s Who in the Night?

Thursday, June 29 ~ Who’s Who in the Night?

Who’s making all that noise at night? Enjoy a visit from a LIVE owl; discover the world of nocturnal animals and how they survive in the dark!

Friday, June 30 ~ My First Farm Camp: Barnyard Animals

Friday, June 30 ~ My First Farm Camp: Barnyard Animals

Do you know where eggs and milk come from? Meet barnyard animals up close when we visit them at DeLano Farms!


Tuesday, July 25 ~ Fluffy Bunnies

Tuesday, July 25 ~ Fluffy Bunnies

It's a fuzz fest! Find out about these furry and fluffy mammals that call KNC their home. Meet a LIVE bunny and have a hoppin’ good time!

Wednesday, July 26 ~ Gone Buggy!

Wednesday, July 26 ~ Gone Buggy!

GO BUGGY and search KNC for the insects all around us! We’ll have fun learning all about these teeny, tiny animals!

Thursday, July 27 ~ Terrific Turtles & Super Snakes

Thursday, July 27 ~ Terrific Turtles & Super Snakes

Turtles are radical reptiles with shells and scales. Venture out to camp to meet live turtles & snakes, learn all about these armored animals and see how many we can find in the woods and water!

Friday, July 28 ~ My First Farm Camp: Little Chickens

Friday, July 28 ~ My First Farm Camp: Little Chickens

From hen to egg, get down on the farm and meet the chickens and all of their friends!

Tuesday, August 8 ~ Beautiful Birds

Tuesday, August 8 ~ Beautiful Birds

What has feathers, a beak and comes from an egg? Join us to explore the amazing life of birds, meet a LIVE Bird of Prey and let your mind soar.

Wednesday, August 9 ~ Pond Pals

Wednesday, August 9 ~ Pond Pals

Look into the underwater world of the animals that call a pond their home! See what you can find while we explore life under the surface.

Thursday, August 10 ~ Wonderful Butterflies

Thursday, August 10 ~ Wonderful Butterflies

Explore high and low to discover the amazing life cycle of these beautiful bugs. We will search fields and flowers to see crawling caterpillars and fancy fliers!

Friday, August 11 ~ My First Farm Camp: Ponies

Friday, August 11 ~ My First Farm Camp: Ponies

Visit Lacey the farmyard pony, learn how animals work on the farm and take a tractor drawn wagon ride.


3 Years: My First Nature Camp Availability


3 Years: My First Nature Camp
Tuesday, 6/27
Frogs & Friends
Open 
Wednesday, 6/28
Tame or Wild?
Open 
Thursday, 6/29
Who's Who in the Night?

Open 
Friday,6/30
My First Farm Camp: Barnyard Animals
  Open
 Tuesday, 7/25
Fluffy Bunnies

Open 
Wednesday, 7/26
Gone Buggy!
Open
Thursday, 7/27
  Terrific Turtles & Super Snakes
Open
Friday, 7/28
  My First Farm Camp: Little Chickens
Open
Tuesday, 8/8
  Beautiful Birds
Open
Wednesday, 8/9
  Pond Pals
Hurry
Thursday, 8/10
  Wonderful Butterflies
Hurry
Friday, 8/11
  My First Farm Camp: Ponies
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.