Day Camps

The Ney Nature Center offers nature and adventure themed day camps for campers ages 6 to 14. Registration for our summer day camp opens on Wednesday, January 15th, 2020. Each camp can accommodate up to 20 campers and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Click here to view our Public Programs Cancellation Policy


Outdoor Challenge Camp Level 1

Monday-Thursday June 8th-11th

9am-4pm each day

Get ready for a challenge with fun activities including survival skills, archery, and kayaking on Frog Pond! This camp also visits the High Ropes Adventure Park at Kerfoot Canopy Tours. Ages 9-11.

$142 per member or $162 per non-member

Reservations required online by June 1st.


Pollinator Camp

Monday-Wednesday June 22nd-24th

9am-4pm each day

Bees, butterflies, and bats, oh my! Explore the world of pollination and learn about these incredible creatures. Study the biology of these animals and how they can help keep their population healthy. Ages 6-8.

$84 per member or $99 per non-member

Reservations required online by June 15th.


Nature Build Camp

Monday-Wednesday July 6th-8th

9am-4pm each day

How does an animal build their home? Find out first-hand during camp as we participate in natural building activities! Ages 6-8.

$84 per member or $99 per non-member

Reservations required online by June 29th.


Outdoor Challenge Camp Level 2

Monday-Thursday July 20th-23rd

9am-4pm each day

Take adventure to the next level with fun activities  including survival skills, geocaching, and kayaking on Lake Washington! This camp also goes zip-lining at Kerfoot Canopy Tours. No prerequisites required. Ages 12-14.

$192 per member or $212 per non-member

Reservations required online by July 13th.


Homesteading Camp

Monday-Wednesday August 3rd-5th

9am-4pm each day

Travel back in time and live on your own homestead. Learn about gardening, cooking, crafts, and more! Ages 9-11.

$84 per member or $99 per non-member

Reservations required online by July 27th.


Grand Explorers Camp

Monday-Tuesday August 17th-18th

9am-12pm each day

Grandparents and grand-friends are invited to join us for this exciting adventure! Campers attend each day with an adult and participate in nature hikes, crafts, and outdoor activities. One adult per camper may attend free of charge. Ages 6-8.

$30 per child for members or $35 per child for non-members

Reservations required online by August 10th.

Information for all camps

  • All camps will meet at the Education Building unless otherwise posted.
  • Your camper should bring a sack lunch and a reusable water bottle everyday. Refrigerators and microwaves are not always accessible to campers so we recommend a “cold” lunch. An afternoon snack will be provided to keep your camper energized throughout the day. We encourage participants to bring a low-waste lunch using reusable containers and lunch box. This helps us to reduce the amount of waste thrown away at lunch time and be good stewards of the environment!
  • Campers should always bring bug spray and sunscreen and apply it before arriving. Campers should also dress for the weather including close-toed shoes and a poncho or rain jacket. We will spend time outside each day as long as there is no severe weather.
  • There is a maximum of 20 campers per camp so be sure to register early! (10 campers plus 10 adults for Grand Explorers)
  • Sign up for camp online or mail a completed registration form with a check to:
    • Ney Nature Center
    • PO Box 93
    • Henderson MN, 56044

Printable Day Camp Registration Form