Summer Day Camp 2018

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

Click here to view our Public Programs Cancellation Policy

Kites, Wings, and Flying Things Camp

Bluebirds (Ages 6-8): June 11-13, 2018 (M-W) 9am-4pm
Register online by June 4th
$84/member or $99/non-member

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


Nature Build Camp

Bluebirds (Ages 6-8): July 9-11, 2018 (M-W) 9am-4pm
Register online by July 2nd

$84/member or $99/non-member

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

Grand Explorers Camp (CANCELLED)

Bluebirds (Ages 6-8 plus an adult): August 6-7, 2018 (M-Tu) 9am-12pm
Register online by July 30th
$30/member or $36/non-member

Grandparents and grandfriends 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.

Outdoor Challenge Camp – Level 1 (FULL)

Eagles (Ages 9-11): June 25-28, 2018 (M-Th) 9am-4pm
Register by calling (507) 357 8581
$112/member or $132/non-member

Get ready for a challenge with fun activities including survival skills, geocaching, archery, and kayaking!

This camp is now full. Please send an email to to sign up for the wait list.

Wild Nature Camp

Eagles (Ages 9-11): July 23-25, 2018 (M-W) 9am-4pm
Register online by July 16th
$84/member or $99/non-member

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

Outdoor Challenge Camp – Level 2

Kingfishers (Ages 12-14): August 20-23, 2018 (M-Th) 9am-4pm
Register online by August 17th

$112/member or $132/non-member

Take your outdoor skills to the next level with fun activities including survival skills, geocaching, archery, and kayaking! No prerequisites 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