Ages: Kindergarten – 5th Grade

Times: 9 a.m.  to 4 p.m.

Before Care available 7:30 a.m. – 9 a.m. for $15/week; After Care available 4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. for $15/week

Fees: $190 per week; $175 per week for members of Fenner Conservancy

Week 1: June 18-22

Nature Detectives

Have you ever wondered why the sky is blue, or where frogs go during the winter? Come and find out through exploration of our trails and hands-on experiments that will help you solve some of nature’s amazing mysteries.

Week 2: June 25-29

Down by the Pond

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

Week 3: July 9-13

The Art of Nature

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!

Week 4: July 16-20

Wilderness Rangers

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.

Week 5: July 23-27

Gross Nature

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.

Week 6: July 30-August 3

Up in the Clouds

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!

Week 7: August 6-10

Mammals of Michigan

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!

Week 8: August 13-17

Prairie Homestead

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.





Scholarships are available through our Norris Ingells Education Fund for those who demonstrate need. Awards may be up to 50% of your total registration fee, and are distributed based on the availability of funds. There is a $500 maximum scholarship award per family. We cannot accept scholarship applications without a completed registration form and deposit.

Norris Ingells Individual Scholarship Application

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