Junior Naturalists Camp: PreK/Ages 4 – 5

Come to camp every morning this week and get an up-close look at animals in their habitats, make art, play games, hear stories, and enjoy nature walks. Explore the prairie, pond, forest, and Visitor Center with caring and creative counselors. Have fun and learn with our age-appropriate nature activities. Come play with the big kids— no grown-ups allowed!

JUNIOR NATURALIST CAMP RUNS 9 AM–NOON, MONDAY–FRIDAY | SNACK INCLUDED
 $115 MEMBER, $140 NON-MEMBER

Junior Farmers Camp:  Ages 4-5

Get down on the farm and get an up-close look at the farm animals, tractors, gardens, and more at DeLano Farms. Make art, play games, hear stories, and enjoy nature walks with your friends at KNC Camp. Explore the farm, prairie, pond, forest, and Visitor Center with caring and creative counselors. Have fun and learn with our age-appropriate nature and farm activities. Each session will highlight the changes the farm goes through during the growing season. Grow new friendships and get a taste of life on the farm!

“JUNIOR FARMERS CAMP” RUNS 9 AM–NOON, MONDAY–FRIDAY at KNC Camp and DeLano Farms | SNACK INCLUDED

$115 MEMBER, $140 NON-MEMBER




Session Options

Session 1: June 19-23~ Amazing Animals

Session 1: June 19-23~ Amazing Animals

Fur, feathers, scales and slime! Some are fast, some slow. Get up close with LIVE animals, from turtles and rabbits to frogs and birds, read their tracks, find their homes and see what makes your favorite animal so amazing!

Session 1: June 19-23 ~ Junior Farmers

Session 1: June 19-23 ~ Junior Farmers
Get down on the farm and get an up-close look at the farm animals, tractors, gardens, and more at DeLano Farms. Make art, play games, hear stories, and enjoy nature walks with your friends at KNC Camp. Explore the farm, prairie, pond, forest, and Interpretive Center with caring and creative counselors. Have fun and learn with our age-appropriate nature and farm activities. Each session will highlight the changes the farm goes through during the growing season. Grow new friendships and get a taste of life on the farm!

Session 2: June 26-June 30 ~ Fossil Friends

Session 2: June 26-June 30 ~ Fossil Friends

Travel with us back into the distant past as we explore the animals that lived long ago. Go on a fossil hunt at the Gravel Pits, learn about dinosaurs and other ancient creatures as well as meeting their modern relatives!

Session 3: July 10-14 ~ Paws n' Claws

Session 3: July 10-14 ~ Paws n' Claws

Mammals are more than just fur and fluff! Learn more about their job in their habitat through games and nature exploration and get up close with a LIVE rabbit.

Session 3: July 10-14 ~ Junior Farmers

Session 3: July 10-14 ~ Junior Farmers

Get down on the farm and get an up-close look at the farm animals, tractors, gardens, and more at DeLano Farms. Make art, play games, hear stories, and enjoy nature walks with your friends at KNC Camp. Explore the farm, prairie, pond, forest, and Interpretive Center with caring and creative counselors. Have fun and learn with our age-appropriate nature and farm activities. Each session will highlight the changes the farm goes through during the growing season. Grow new friendships and get a taste of life on the farm!

Session 4: July 17-21 ~ Stop, Habitat Time!

Session 4: July 17-21 ~ Stop, Habitat Time!

Explore the woods and water to find animal homes and learn what it takes to be a great neighbor to wildlife. Meet your wildlife neighbors like a turtle and a snake.

Session 5: July 24-28 ~ Once Upon A Nature Camp

Session 5: July 24-28 ~ Once Upon A Nature Camp

Which animal is the fairest of them all? Dress the part of a hero of the forest or a princess of the pond and learn what makes an animal "kingdom" as well as practicing to be Nature royalty.

Session 5: July 24-28 ~ Junior Farmers

Session 5: July 24-28 ~ Junior Farmers

Get down on the farm and get an up-close look at the farm animals, tractors, gardens, and more at DeLano Farms. Make art, play games, hear stories, and enjoy nature walks with your friends at KNC Camp. Explore the farm, prairie, pond, forest, and Interpretive Center with caring and creative counselors. Have fun and learn with our age-appropriate nature and farm activities. Each session will highlight the changes the farm goes through during the growing season. Grow new friendships and get a taste of life on the farm!

Session 6: July 31-August 4 ~ Amphibia-party

Session 6: July 31-August 4 ~ Amphibia-party

Have a turtle-y awesome shell-abration with KNC! Meet LIVE frogs, toads and salamanders and go search for them out in the wild.

Session 7: August 7-11 ~ Splash Camp

Session 7: August 7-11 ~ Splash Camp

Go with the flow to explore ponds, streams and rivers. Meet some aquatic critters and be ready to get wet!

Session 7: August 7-11 ~ Junior Farmers

Session 7: August 7-11 ~ Junior Farmers

Get down on the farm and get an up-close look at the farm animals, tractors, gardens, and more at DeLano Farms. Make art, play games, hear stories, and enjoy nature walks with your friends at KNC Camp. Explore the farm, prairie, pond, forest, and Interpretive Center with caring and creative counselors. Have fun and learn with our age-appropriate nature and farm activities. Each session will highlight the changes the farm goes through during the growing season. Grow new friendships and get a taste of life on the farm!

Session 8: August 14-18 ~ Bug Out!

Session 8: August 14-18 ~ Bug Out!

If you love creepy crawlies, come with use to search high and low from butterflies to slugs! Get a closer look with some of our large program insects, like Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches!


Junior Naturalists & Junior Farmers Camp Availability


 Junior Naturalists Camp:  Ages 4-5
Session 1:
6/19-6/24
Amazing Animals
Session 2: 6/26-6/30
Fossil Friends
Session 3:  7/10-7/14
Paws 'n Claws
Session 4: 7/17-7/21
Stop, Habitat Time!
Session 5:  7/24-7/28
Once Upon a Nature Camp
Session 6: 7/31-8/4
Amphibia-party
Session 7: 8/7-8/11
Splash Camp
Session 8:  8/14-8/18
Bug Out!
Full Full Open Hurry Full Hurry Full Hurry
Junior Farmer's Camp:  Ages 4-5 
Session 1: 
6/19-6/24
Session 2: 6/26-6/30
Session 3:
 7/10-7/14
Session 4: 7/17-7/21
Session 5:  7/24-7/28
Session 6: 7/31-8/4
Session 7: 8/7-8/11
Session 8:  8/14-8/18
Full

Full   Full
Full

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.