Online registration opens March 1st! See below for links and downloadable forms.
Do you like canoeing?
Ever caught a fish?
Would you like to make a barn owl your new best friend?
Then Cochran Mill Nature Center’s Junior Naturalist Summer Day Camp is the place for you! Join us each week for an activity-packed, fun-filled session of educational environmental activities!
Children of all ages will participate in hiking, canoeing, fishing activities and have the opportunity to meet wildlife up close. Activities and crafts will vary with each session as the topic changes. That way, campers enrolled in multiple sessions will have a new and exciting experience each week of the summer! See the calendar below to choose your sessions!
Junior Naturalist Camp Details
2016 Camp Sessions:
June: 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th
July: 11th, 18th, 25th
Monday through Friday, 9:00am-3:00pm
Monday through Friday 3:00pm-5:00pm
[$10/day or $45/week]
Rising 2nd - 5th Grade
(Sorry, no age exceptions)
EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION: $130 each week for Members / $155 each week for Non-members
Registration after April 15th: $140 each week for Members / $165 each week for Non-members
30 hours of instructor-led programming, take home crafts, unique animal encounters, loads of summer fun and a 2016 CMNC camp T-shirt!
Registration: Opens February 1st, 2016
Dates & Themes:
June 6-10: Critter Classifications
Do you like animals of ALL kinds? Everything has its place in the animal world! Animals that share similar characteristic are grouped together for the purpose of studying them. Come and discover these fascinating animal groupings and meet an animal ambassador from each! You’ll also play fun games, enjoy exciting educational activities, make crafts and have lots of fun this week with animals.
June 13-17: Mammal Madness
Are the cute and fuzzy animals your all time favorite? Then this week of camp is especially for you. Come learn about mammals, what makes a mammal a mammal and most importantly meet some up close! Discover how cute they all can be but also how very unique too! Play mammal themed games and activities and take home crafts as cute as the animals you’ll enjoy this week of camp!
June 20-24: Slithery, Slimy Scaly
Come and study herpetology with us! What's that, you ask? It's the study of our cold blooded slithery, slimy and scaly friends! But don’t be afraid! These cold blooded vertebrates are as exciting as it gets! Get up close encounters with live reptiles and amphibians, play fun games and engage in exciting activities as you discover how fascinating and helpful they really are.
June 27- July 1: Weather Wonders
Why are skies blue? What are clouds made of? What causes a tornado? Get the answer to these questions and more as we explore the wonderful world of weather! See how water moves through the earth and how it causes a whole host of weather phenomena! Cool games, crafts and experiments are sure to make this week of camp one to remember!
July 11-15: Forest Safari
Come hike and explore the forest with us! We’ll talk about all types of forests biomes and the amazing animals that make them their home. We'll take a close look at our forest and see what makes this ecosystem unique from others. We’ll also play fun games, make cool crafts and discover much, much more in this exciting camp!
July 18-22: Flighted Friends
This week, come and learn all about the masters of the skies. Do you love owls, bats and flying animals of all kinds? Then this is the camp for you! Come learn all about power of flight and the animals who have mastered this unique adaptation! See some of them up close and learn all about how they overcome gravity in different ways! Enjoy flight themed games, crafts and activities and have a flying good time!
July 25-29: Tracks, Scat & Sound
What was that noise? What’s that smell? Who made that burrow? Come find out as we explore the wonderful mysteries of nature and the animals that continue to make us go WOW! Even though we don’t always see them, animals are all around us, all the time! You just have to know where and how to look. Join us as we learn all about animals and some of the amazing things they’re capable of through fun games, crafts and outdoor activities!
August 1-5: Geology Rocks!
If you think rocks are boring, think again! Rocks can support unique ecosystems, reveal the mysteries of time and encase extinct plants and animals from a time long ago! Join us this week as we rediscover our fascination with rocks, visit our granite rock outcrop and talk about the amazingness of fossils! Play fun games, do neat experiments all while learning how much geology rocks!
All cancellations, refunds or changes must be requested at least 2 weeks before the first day of each session for which you have registered. No refunds will be given less than 2 weeks prior to the first day of the session. Please note that there will be a $10.00 processing fee for all credit card refunds.