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Summer is just around the corner, Latta Plantation, McDowell and Reedy Creek Nature Centers have are planning fun and exciting camps. To make sure that your camper has a great time we need a few forms filled out before June 1.
Latta Plantation Nature Center Latta Plantation registration packet
Test your limits and have fun in the outdoors this summer! During this action-packed week, campers will face team and individual challenges that will enhance their outdoor knowledge and boost their self-confidence. These challenges include hiking up a mountain, traversing streams, completing a high-ropes course, and more. If your preteen enjoys being outdoors and staying active then this camp is a perfect fit!
Ages 10 to 12 - $150
#24414 Jul 27 - 31 M – F 9:00am to 4:00pm
Young Explorers Camp
Not sure if your child is ready for a full day at camp? Then this half-day version of our ever-popular Outdoor Adventure Camp is just what you're searching for! Each day will focus on a different outdoor recreation activity. Campers will explore the nature preserve by going canoeing, using a map and compass, hunting for hidden treasure, and more.
Ages 6 to 7 - $75
#24417 Jul 13 - 17 M – F 9:00am to 12:00pm
#24418 Aug 3 - 7 M – F 9:00am to 12:00pm
#24420 Aug 17 - 21 M – F 9:00am to 12:00pm
"Why is the sky blue? How do birds fly?" Curious children are scientists in the making! We will encourage your child's inner scientist with fun experiments like making slime and sprouting seeds. Each day will be hands-on and minds-on with experiments, crafts, stories, and more.
Ages 4 to 6 - $75
#24435 Jun 15 - 19 M – F 9:00am to 12:00pm
#24436 Jun 29 - Jul 3 M – F 9:00am to 12:00pm
#24437 Jul 6 - 10 M – F 9:00am to 12:00pm
During this camp, we will encourage your child's imagination to grow while making connections to real animals found in nature. Imagination, creativity and nature education work together in this fun camp week.
#24438 Jul 20 - 24 M – F 9:00am to 12:00pm
#24440 Jul 27 - 31 M – F 9:00am to 12:00pm
#24442 Aug 10 - 14 M – F 9:00am to 12:00pm
Outdoor Adventure Camp
Campers will explore Latta Plantation Nature Preserve as they have never done before! Canoeing, fishing, geocaching and hiking are some of the fun activities we will enjoy during this week long day camp. This camp will culminate with a field trip adventure to South Mountain State Park.
Ages 7 to 9 - $150
#24445 Jun 15 - 19 M – F 9:00am to 4:00pm
#24448 Jul 6 - 10 M – F 9:00am to 4:00pm
#24450 Jul 20 - 24 M – F 9:00am to 4:00pm
#24456 Aug 10 - 14 M – F 9:00am to 4:00pm
McDowell Nature CenterMcDowell registration packet
Itty Bitty Camp
Little ones and their favorite adult play and learn together, using all their senses to explore the natural world. Each day includes 1-2 themes, games, live animals, crafts, songs and a snack. Parent participation required.
Ages 3 to 4 - $35
#24100 Aug 17 - 21 M - F 10am - 11:30am
Family Camp-outRelax and play together in the great outdoors while meeting other families and learning new skills. Enjoy activities such as fire building, fishing, kayaking, outdoor cooking and more. Friday evening, sit around the campfire telling stories and roasting s'mores the old fashioned way, then settle down for the night in your private family tent. Gear and all meals are provided (Friday lunch and dinner; Saturday breakfast and lunch).Ages 5 and up - $65/person#24083 Jun 12-13 Fri 9am – Sat 3pm
Little Critter Camp
Pre-schoolers who are wild about nature love to get outside and get messy. Great Big World campers venture into the different habitats within the preserve, from the forest to the stream. Wildlife Wonders campers learn how the amazing animals that live here survive and adapt.
Ages 5 to 6 - $70
Choose am (9am-12pm) or pm (1-4pm) per theme.
Ages 10 – 12 $160
#24137 June 22 - 26 Mon - Fri 9:00am to 4:00pm Jr. Naturalist 1 - FULL
#24139 June 29 - July 3 Mon - Fri 9:00am to 4:00pm Jr. Naturalist 2 - FULL
#24140 July20 - 24 Mon - Fri 9:00am to 4:00pm Survival - FULL
Reedy Creek Nature CenterReedy Creek registration packet
Ages 4-6 $75
Ages 7-9 $150
#21588 Jun 22-26 Mon - Fri 9:00am to 4:00pm
#21618 Jul 6 - 10 Mon - Fri 9:00am to 4:00pm
Predator and Prey Camp
This week campers will learn about the relationship between predators and their prey. Explore animal survival strategies like sneaking, stalking, and camouflage wile searching for these animals throughout the preserve. We will meet and also care for some of the animals inside the nature center as well.
#21620 Jul 20 - 24 Mon - Fri 9:00am to 4:00pm
The Reedy Green Squad We are trying times and need the help of the green squad. Learn how to be sustainable or "green" and have fun and influence on the environment. Through fun hands-on activities we will discover the awesome powers of renewable energy, turn trash to treasures, and investigate the preserve for environmental health. Join the Reedy Green Squad today!Ages 7 to 9 $150
#21621 Jul 27 - 31 Mon - Fri 9:00am to 4:00pm
Do you have what it takes to survive in the wild? Ever wanted to start a fire with sticks, cook over fire, or build a proper shelter? In this camp we will learn all of those skills by trying them first hand. We will also use bushcraft skills to make rope, baskets, and other tools. Don't miss your chance to learn valuable outdoor skills. Participants will go home with a survival pack of their own and have some snacks cooked on an open flame they created. Ages 10 to 12 $160
#53360 Jul 28-Aug 1 M Tu W Th F 9:00am to 4:00pmWater Wonders From the water cycle to water games, every day we will focus on water! Take a stream walk, play water games, go kayaking, fishing and more. We will get wet and have fun. Ages 7-9 $150
#21655 Aug 3 - 7 Mon - Fri 9:00am to 4:00pm
#21659 Aug 10 - 14 Mon - Fri 9:00am to 4:00pm