2015 Summer Camps
Registration opens in mid-January
2½-5 yr-old Camp
Come Along Camp
If a child is to keep his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement, and mystery of the world we live in. -Rachel Carson
Outdoor fun and nature adventure await your eager preschooler and a grown-up chaperone of their choice. Through crafts, forest walks, puppet shows, and story time, your youngest camper will learn about the natural world all around them. (Only 24 spaces – will sell out fast!) For ages 2½-5.
Schedule: May 25-29, 2015, 10 AM - 11:30 AM.
5-10 yr-old Camps
Nature Explorers Camp
In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks. — John Muir
Let the summer adventures begin! Exciting journeys await you as we discover the world of wildlife here in our own Bayou City. Hike the trails and play games in our forest’s habitats! Make nature crafts and science projects to take home! Catch tadpoles and fish in the ponds! Meet our education animals! From creeks to peaks, ponds to fronds, and bogs to logs, we’ll uncover the amazing habitats and animals here in our own backyards.
Schedule: 9 AM - Noon, Monday-Friday. Five sessions in 2015: June 8-12, June 15-19, June 22-26,
June 29 – July 3, July 6-10
New! Forest Trackers Camp
Where do raccoons go during the day? Are those coyote footprints? How can I trap a toad? Wander our forest, creek and ponds to answer these questions and many more! Set forth to uncover the mysteries that surround you in the forest. Learn to use biologist tracking tools – photo traps, binoculars, magnifying glasses, mirrors, nets and even GPS! Time to awaken your senses and truly begin to see the world around you!
Schedule: July 13-17, 2015, 9 AM - Noon, Monday-Friday.
New! Wild in the Woods Camp
Set your city kids loose in this action packed week of adventure in the woods! We’ll climb trees, build tee-pees, and hunt for woodland animals! Having fun in the forest will be our mission! Field games, team building, creek picnics and nature hikes will be how we spend each day…deep in the wilds of the woods and away from any sign of city living!
Schedule: July 27-31, 2015, 9 AM - Noon, Monday-Friday.
6-11 yr-old Camp
New! Aquariums & Terrariums Camp
Any glimpse into the life of an animal quickens our own and makes it so much the larger and better in every way. -John Muir
Build a miniature forest! Design your own pond ecosystem! Care for live animals each day, and not just the cute and cuddly ones! In this habitat building camp, your child will learn what animals need to thrive in their environments and will continue the experience at home as they care for living creatures – from worms to spiders to carnivorous plants!
Schedule: July 20-24, 2015, 9 AM - Noon, Monday-Friday.
7-11 yr-old Camp
Time to dive in! For our water and mud-loving adventurers, we’ll spend this action-packed week exploring the underwater world of our creeks, ponds, bays and bayous. We’ll design our own pond aquariums, investigate the animals that live beneath the water’s edge, and wade into the hidden habitats of Rummel Creek.
Schedule: August 3-7, 2015, 9 AM - 12:30 PM, Monday-Friday.
11-12 yr-old Camp
You’re lost in the woods with no one to help! Do you have what it takes to survive? We’ll test our nature survival skills as we learn to build shelters, filter our own water, start a fire without a match, cook using the sun, and make a tasty snack from plants (and bugs!) here in our forest. We’ll all gather back together on Friday night to test our orienteering skills after dark, camp-out in our shelters, and enjoy a tasty campfire meal!
Schedule: August 10-14, 2015, 9 AM - 12:30 PM, Monday-Friday. Optional Nighttime Camp-Out: Friday, August 14: 6:30-9:30 PM