K-5th Grade

Full-Day Camps

For more information, and to register, contact Jenny Mensch, Program Manager, at programs@mynaturecenter.org or 517-483-4224.

5 Day Camps - Cost: $165 members; $180 non-members

*Limited Spaces Left*

Mammals of Michigan

June 12-16

Cuddly and cute? Let’s find out! Our furry friends are more than just a pretty face; they are uniquely adapted to survive right here in Michigan. We will spend the week venturing out for a glimpse into the lives of squirrels, deer, bats, and raccoons!

*Full 1st-2nd Grade; Limited Spaces K, 3rd-5th*

Nature’s Master Builders

June 19-23
The natural world is constantly ‘under construction’ by busy builders like termites, spiders, beavers, and bees. Find out how these creatures create and alter the world around them, and see if you have what it takes to build like they do.

*Full K-1st Grade; Limited Spaces Left 2nd-5th*

Down by the Pond

June 26-30

Make a splash with our aquatic friends! You will spend your time by the water, searching for critters that live in the water, and getting up close and personal with the turtles, frogs, and fish that call Fenner home.

* Limited Spaces Left*

The Art of Nature

July 10-14
The beauty of our environment provides the inspiration and materials for this camp where we will paint with pond water, build sculptures, make music, and more. Campers supply the energy and play to transform nature into art!

*K* Limited Spaces Left 1st-5th Grade*

Gross Nature

July 17-21

Sometimes nature is downright disgusting! Slime, sludge, and sticky situations abound in this camp, where we will spend the week exploring and expelling myths about creepy critters and gross natural phenomena that are often misunderstood.

*K-2 Full * Limited Spaces Left 3rd-5th Grade*

Wilderness Rangers

July 24-28
It’s a wild world out there, so come along and see if you have what it takes to survive! Learn the fundamentals of shelter building, fire starting, water purification, and navigating in the back country while you set out to survive in the wilderness.

*Limited Spaces Left*

Up in the Clouds

July 31- August 4

Let your imagination soar to new heights in this expedition into the realm of birds, bats, and bugs! Find out how these animals fly and how they have fascinated and inspired engineers and scientists to take to the skies!

*Limited Spaces Left*

Prairie Homestead

August 7-11

Step back in time and become a homesteader! Experience what it was like to live on the prairie. Play hide and seek in the tall grasses, practice the 3 R’s of a one-room schoolhouse, and try your hand at making goods to trade or use on the homestead. This weeklong camp will have you experiencing the true homestead life.


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Fenner Nature Center

2020 East Mount Hope Avenue, Lansing, Michigan, 48910

Phone: 517-483-4224 | Email: info@mynaturecenter.org

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