Junior Naturalist Summer Day Camp
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!
2013 Camp Sessions:Monday through (ALL SESSIONS CURRENTLY FULL)
June: 3rd-7th, 10th-14th, 17th-21st, 24th-28th
July: 8th-12th, 15th-19th, 22nd-26th, 29th-August 2nd
Program Time: Monday through Friday, 9:00am-3:00pm
Ages: Rising 2nd - 5th Grade (Sorry, no age exceptions)
Price: $125 each week for Members
$150 each week for Non-members
What's included: 30 hours of instructor-led programming & a unique CMNC camp t-shirt!
Registration: Registration forms will be posted online one week prior to registration for your convenience. Reserve your spot early to avoid wait lists!
Download registration forms here - one complete form needed per child
Got questions? Click here for a comprehensive list FAQs
Ready for camp? Click here to make sure you are totally prepared for fun!
Each week, Junior Naturalist Camp introduces a different them to learn and explore. Each session includes lessons and activities that surround the theme in addition to regular camp activities. All campers will experience programs that focus on bats, birds of prey and reptiles. Hiking, canoeing, fishing and a water war with the Chattahoochee Hills Fire Department round out each week's activities. Choose your favorite session below or join us for a whole summer of fun!
Where do you Live? (June 3-7th) Travel around the world as we learn about animals and where they live. Never heard of a habitat or niche? Then let’s explore them! We’ll start by celebrating World Oceans Day on June 7. CLOSED
Do you have Class? (June 10-14th) Vertebrate and invertebrates – what’s the difference? Meet and learn about the vertebrates that call the nature center their home and a few invertebrates, too! CLOSED
Life Cycles & Food Webs (June 17-21st) Insects, frogs and birds, oh my! Each one follows a unique life cycle from start to finish. We’ll explore the difference between food chains and food webs and identify predators and their prey. CLOSED
Let’s I.D. It (June 24-28th) Animals and plants give us clues to identify them. Learn the difference between living and non-living things, tree identification techniques, and collect rocks & fossils for your very own collection! Find out who left those tracks, sheds and scat behind! What’s scat? Join us and find out! CLOSED
Rain, Rain Go Away (July 8-12th) Rainy days are sometimes boring, but not this week of camp! Water has some crazy properties – learn and experiment with them through games and activities then follow the water cycle, weather patterns and precipitation! CLOSED
Native American Stories (July 15-19th) Native hunters and gatherers inhabited this area many moons ago. Listen to stories of these long-ago people. Go back in time as we learn about the food they ate, create amazing native crafts, and play the games they played! CLOSED
Trees & Plants (July 22-26th) Did you know there’s fungus amongus? Do you like lichens? This week focuses on those weird plant species, trees and how to identify them. We’ll even use some of them to create a unique design on a t-shirt. SESSION FULL - please call 770-306-0914 for the waiting list
Creatures with Special Features (July 29-Aug 2nd) Special features make each animal unique and different from the next. Skin, fur and how they move are just the beginning! Campers will be turned into frogs, vultures, owls and bats each with unique differences. Star off this week as we celebrate World Tiger Day on July 29. SESSION FULL-please call 770-306-0914 for the waiting list
Cancellation / Refund Policy
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.
Cochran Mill Nature Center
6300 Cochran Mill Road Palmetto, GA 30268
Phone: (770)306-0914 Fax (770) 306-8463