2016 Summer Camps
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. For ages 2 1/2 through 5.
Schedule: May 23-27, 2016, 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: June 6-10; June 13-17; June 20-24; June 27 – July 1; July 4-8
Art in Nature Camp
Explore the beauty in nature all around us. We'll spend the week adding to our nature scrapbooks, painting watercolors along the creek, designing crafts and sculptures using natural materials, and we'll even create our own whimsical animal creatures!
Schedule: July 11-15, 2016, 9 AM - Noon, Monday-Friday.
Habitat Hideaways 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 18-22, 2016, 9 AM - Noon, Monday-Friday.
Slimy & Scaly Camp
Spend the week investigating the ‘slimy and scaly' world of amphibians and reptiles. We'll hop, slither and climb our way through their fascinating behaviors and adaptations. Through field studies, art projects and science games, we'll uncover the wild ways of turtles, snakes, frogs, lizards and more. Each day of camp, we'll learn the tools of the trade as we become Junior Herpetologists. And we'll spend lots of time out on the trails and around the pond searching for our ‘slimy and scaly' friends!
Schedule: July 25-29, 2016, 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 1-5, 2016, 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!
Camp Schedule: August 8-12, 2016, 9 AM - 12:30 PM, Monday-Friday.
Optional Nighttime Camp-Out: Friday, August 12: 6:30-9:30 PM