Join us for Winter Camp, January 2-5, 2018!

Each day campers will explore the Nature Center with theme-related and age-appropriate stories, art, games, activities, journaling/observation time, and hikes. Campers will be divided by age and grade into smaller groups when appropriate. 

Check out the different themes each day below – come for one or all 4 days!  Register for multiple camps and receive $5 off of each additional camp.

Ages 4 & 5

Ages 4-5: Half-Day Camps
Meet: Visitor Center, Lower Level Classroom, 9 am – noon
Fee: Members $20/day, Non-members $25/day 
Materials: Bring a water bottle and wear weather-appropriate clothing. We will provide a snack. No electronics or distracting toys, please.

Ages 4 & 5: Tuesday, January 2 - How Fur-tastic!

How Fur-tastic!

It's time to bundle up! Take your cue from Michigan animals and learn how to stay warm this winter. Feel different types of fur, test which blubber works best and dress up like different animals to see who is staying warm. We'll meet a furry expert in beating the winter cold.

Ages 4 & 5: Wednesday, January 3 - Weather or Not to Have Fun

Weather Or Not To Have Fun

Take a walk in a winter wonderland to learn more about ice and snow. Create snowflake art and experiement with ice to discover what makes them so cool! Meet a bird who flies in the snow!

Ages 4 & 5: Thursday, January 4 - Track Attack!

Track Attack!

Winter's secret is the tracks! We'll be counting toes and matching shapes to find out who exactly is in the woods. We will make some tracks of our own using our sleuthing skills on the trail. Meet a friend with interesting tracks to share.

Ages 4 & 5: Friday, January 5 - It's a Hiber-Nation!

It's A Hiber-Nation!

A sleeping sensation that's sweeping the nation! Find out who's asleep, who's awake and who just needs a nap! Walk outside to find the best sleeping spots and meet a reptile awake to share their tale.

Grades 1-5

Grades 1-5: Full-Day Camps
Meet: Camp, Lower Level, 9 am – 5 pm
Fee: Members $40/day, Non-members $45/day
Materials: Bring a sack lunch (with snacks if desired) and a water bottle. Wear weather-appropriate clothing. No electronics or distracting toys, please.

Grades 1-5: Tuesday, January 2 - Working with Wildlife: Winter Edition

Working with Wildlife: Winter Edition

Missed our Working with Wildlife week last summer? Come get a crash course and see what we do extra for our animals in the winter! Go behind the scenes to help feed and care for the animals. Make fun toys to help them keep the winter blahs away!

Grades 1-5: Wednesday, January 3 - Great Lakes Trapper!

Great Lakes Trapper!

Step into the life of a historical voyageur, or trapper. Learn about the animal species, the weather, and the waters they navigated. Try your hand at water travel while being safe on dry land. Use boating terms and hear the tales and songs of traditional lore.

Grades 1-5: Thursday, January 4 - Winter Art

Winter Art

Winter scenes have been inspiring artists forever, so let it inspire you! Come show us your creative side experiencing different mediums like watercolor, music and cartooning. Don't forget camp classics like lanyards and friendship bracelets. Display your best work in the Expedition Station at the Visitor Center. 

Grades 1-5: Friday, January 5 - Snow-lympics


Run, jump, scurry and slide! Learn how wild animals use their smarts, skills and senses. Go wild with the winter wildlife and celebrate the Winter Olympics KNC style!

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


Online Registration and Payment Support: 866 433-4548

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

Camp Director: Lauren Lott
(269) 381-1574 ext 24 or by email

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