Latta Plantation Nature Center
What has six legs, three body parts, and can be found just about everywhere you look? Insects! Campers will explore a world so tiny that you need a magnifying glass to see it. Each day will be exciting as we investigate the world of insects through games, hands-on activities, crafts, and more.
Ages 4 to 6 - $75
#53269 Jun 16 - 20 M Tu W Th F 9:00am to 12:00pm
#53270 Jun 23 - 27 M Tu W Th F 9:00am to 12:00pm
#53271 Jul 14 - 18 M Tu W Th 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 - $60
#53230 Jun 30 - Jul 3 M Tu W Th 9:00am to 12:00pm
Ages 4 to 6 - $75
#53231 Jul 21 - 25 M Tu W Th F 9:00am to 12:00pm
#53232 Aug 4 - 8 M Tu W Th F 9:00am to 12:00pm
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
#53275 Jul 7 - 11 M Tu W Th F 9:00am to 12:00pm
#53279 Jul 28 - Aug 1 M Tu W Th F 9:00am to 12:00pm
#53281 Aug 11 - 15 M Tu W Th F 9:00am to 12:00pm
#53282 Aug 18 - 22 M Tu W Th 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 - $120
#53304 Jun 30 - Jul 3 M Tu W Th 9:00am to 4:00pm
Ages 7 to 9 - $150
#53306 Jul 7 - 11 M Tu W Th F 9:00am to 4:00pm
#53308 Jul 21 - Jul 25 M Tu W Th F 9:00am to 4:00pm
#53310 Aug 4 - 8 M Tu W Th F 9:00am to 4:00pm
#53312 Aug 11 - 15 M Tu W Th F 9:00am to 4:00pm
Kids will have a splash at our water-themed camp! We will investigate everything from aquatic animals to water quality with cool, water-based activities and games. Some highlights of the week will include canoeing, stream explorations, Ray’s Splash Planet, and rafting at the U.S. National Whitewater Center.
Ages 9 to 11 - $150
#53315 Jun 23 - 27 M Tu W Th F 9:00am to 4:00pm
#53317 Jul 14 - 18 M Tu W Th F 9:00am to 4:00pm
#53318 Jul 28 - Aug 1 M Tu W Th F 9:00am to 4:00pm
Outdoor Survival Camp
Our environment provides everything we need to survive, as long as we have the skills to use it! Through fun, engaging activities and challenges, campers will learn how to work as a team and survive in the outdoors. They will learn how to right an overturned canoe, navigate with a map and compass, build shelters, cook over a fire, and much more. This exciting week will be topped off by an overnight camping experience!
Ages 10 to 12 - $150
#53320 Jun 16 - 18 M Tu W 9:00am to 4:00pm
& Jun 19 - 20 Th F 9:00am(Th) to 10:00am(F)
#53321 Aug 18 - 20 M Tu W 9:00am to 4:00pm
& Aug 21 - 22 Th F 9:00am(Th) to 10:00am(F)
McDowell Nature Center
F.U.N. (Fabulous Understanding of Nature) Camp
Summer + Kids = Fun + Learning! Our youngest explorers discover the animals and habitats at the Preserve while building confidence in the outdoors. Crafts, games, songs and activities corresponding to the weekly theme keep
pre-schoolers engaged and entertained.
Ages 4 – 6 $70 Monday - Friday
#53738 June 23-27 (am) M Tu W Th F 9:00am to 12:00pm Animal a Day
#53742 June 23-27 (pm) M Tu W Th F 1:00pm to 4:00pm Animal a Day
#53750 August 4-8 (am) M Tu W Th F 9:00am to 12:00pm Insects
#53752 August 4-8 (pm) M Tu W Th F 1:00pm to 4:00pm Insects
Outdoor Explorers Camp
Adventurous and curious campers venture far and wide to discover the wonders of nature. Each week includes nature camp favorites like stream walks, live animal encounters, and kayaking at the Preserve, plus special activities and field trips that focus on the weekly theme.
Ages 7 – 9 $160
#53759 June 16-20 M Tu W Th F 9:00am to 4:00pm Naturally Artful
#53761 July 7-11 M Tu W Th F 9:00am to 4:00pm Naturally Artful
#53764 July 14-18 M Tu W Th F 9:00am to 4:00pm Water Wonders
#53767 July 21-25 M Tu W Th F 9:00am to 4:00pm Water Wonders
Pre-teens who are ready for bigger adventures can expect to climb mountains, paddle lakes, cook their own food and discover new places. This summer, a survival challenge will put campers to the test! As always animal encounters, games, and creative play time are part of the camp experience.
Ages 10 – 12 $160
#53374 August 11-15 M Tu W Th F 9:00am to 4:00pm
#53375 August 18-22 M Tu W Th F 9:00am to 4:00pm
Will you complete the quest towards sustainability? Can you harness the energy of the sun and wind? Will you stay afloat in your recycled boat? Witness cutting-edge sustainable solutions in action during field trips to local businesses, then use your ingenuity and creativity to invent new ways to go green.
Ages 13 - 18 $120
#53376 June 30-July 3 M Tu W Th 9:00am to 4:00pm (no camp on Friday due to holiday)
Reedy Creek Nature Center
Come learn and play with us. Children will be engaged in the exploration of the natural world around them through hands-on activities, sensory based authentic experiences and games. From stomping in a stream to chasing butterflies to resting under a tree listening to nature we will have a grand ol' time while deepening our connection with nature. Each camp will have different activities, but the structure will be the same.
Ages 4-6 $75
#53354 Jun 16-20 M Tu W Th F 9:00am to 12:00pm
#53355 Jul 7-11 M Tu W Th F 9:00am to 12:00pm
#53356 Jul 21-25 M Tu W Th F 9:00am to 12:00pm
Put on your explorers’ cap and get ready for some adventure. We will spend our time discovering the many adventures that nature has to offer. Wading through creeks and geocaching are just a few examples of the fun that awaits you!
Ages 7-9 $150
#42904 Jun 23-27 M Tu W Th F 9:00am to 4:00pm
N.S.I. (Nature Science Investigators)
Who left that track in the mud? Who made that nest? Who lives in that burrow? Campers will investigate clues in nature during this week of exploration and sleuthing. Come be a Nature Science Investigator!
Ages 10-12 $150
#53358 Jun 30-Jul 3 M Tu W Th 9:00am to 4:00pm (no camp on Friday due to holiday)
Come explore the wonders of the Nature Preserve! We will go hiking, letter boxing, fishing and more while experiencing all that is wild and wonderful.
Ages 7-9 $150
#53359 Jul 14-18 M Tu W Th F 9:00am to 4:00pm
Wild Adventures in Nature
Discover the wild side of nature during this adventure camp focused on the wildlife of North Carolina. Highlights include kayaking and an overnight camping experience on Wednesday night at Hanging Rock State Park.
Ages 13-17 $160
#53671 Jul 21-Jul 25 M Tu W Th F 9:00am to 4:00pm
Nature Adventure Camp
Let nature guide you on a fun filled week of adventure and discovery in the great outdoors! You can look forward to kayaking, hiking, geocaching and more.
Ages 10 to 12 $150
#53360 Jul 28-Aug 1 M Tu W Th F 9:00am to 4:00pm
#53361 Aug 4-Aug 8 M Tu W Th F 9:00am to 4:00pm
Wilderness Living Skills Camp
Get in sync with nature and learn wilderness living skills. We will tune ourselves into the natural world and learn how to track wild animals, learn their calls, and know their life. We will learn the art of shelter building and how to make ourselves warm and comfortable, wild crafting, orienteering, and so much more. Start your journey into how to thrive in the wilderness not just survive. A one night camping trip (Thursday to Friday) will conclude the week's journey.
Ages 10-12 $150
#53362 Jun 24-Jun28 M Tu W Th F 9:00am to 4:00pm