Summer Day Camp 2019

The Ney Nature Center offers nature and adventure themed summer day camps for campers ages 6 to 14. Registration opens on Tuesday, January 15th. Each camp can accommodate up to 18 campers and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Kites, Wings and Flying Things Camp

Bluebirds (Ages 6-8) June 24-26, 2019 (M-W) 9am-4pm
$84 per member or $99 per non-member

Birds, bats, and insects, oh my! Learn about fantastic flying creatures and spend time flying kites with camp friends.

Register online by June 17th. Reservations required.

Homesteading Camp

Bluebirds (Ages 6-8) August 5-7, 2019 (M-W) 9am-4pm
$84 per member or $99 per non-member

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

Register online by July 29th.  Reservations required.

Grand Explorers Camp

Bluebirds (Ages 6-8 plus an adult) August 19-20, 2019 (M-Tu) 9am-12pm
$30 per child

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.

Register online by August 12th through Le Sueur-Henderson Community Education. Reservations required.

Outdoor Challenge Camp – Level 1

Eagles (Ages 9-11) June 10-13, 2019 (M-Th) 9am-4pm
$142 per member or $162 per non-member

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.

Register online by June 3rd.  Reservations required.

Wild Nature Camp

Eagles (Ages 9-11) July 8-10, 2019 (M-W) 9am-4pm
$84 per member or $99 per non-member

Become a junior naturalist! Embark on nature hikes, conduct science experiments, and practice your photography skills.

Register online by July 1st.  Reservations required.

Outdoor Challenge Camp – Level 2

Kingfishers (Ages 12-14) July 22-25, 2019 (M-Th) 9am-4pm
$192 per member or $212 per non-member

Take your outdoor skills to the next level with fun activities including survival skills, archery, and kayaking on the Minnesota River! This camp also goes zip-lining at Kerfoot Canopy Tours. No prerequisites required.

Register online by July 15th.  Reservations required.

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 Summer Day Camp Registration Form