Day Camps

Ney Nature Center offers nature and adventure-themed camps for youth 6-16 years old. Each camp can accommodate up to 12 campers and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. We provide scholarships for families that qualify, click here to learn more.

Has your child aged out of our summer camps? Encourage them to become a Junior Naturalist! These volunteers get all of the fun of summer camp, while building their resume and earning volunteer hours! We are looking for students going into 10-12th grade, learn more by clicking here!


Fall MEA Break Camp

Join us for fall camp over MEA Break! October 19th and 20th we will be hosting one-day camps with all of the things you love about summer camp but in the fall! You can choose to register for one or both days (if you want to attend both, please make sure you register for both.) These camps are for children ages 6-11 years old.

Day 1: Creative Critters

October 19th, 9am-3pm

“Creative Critters” is a one-day camp that unleashes your child’s imagination. Through engaging lessons on the animals in the park and interactive activities, campers will embark on a journey of artistic exploration at Ney! Please bring a lunch and water bottle for your child, and dress them for the weather – we will be outside

$35/member or $40/non-member. 

Day 2: Run Wild!

October 20th, 9am-3pm 

“Run Wild!” is a one-day camp that invites children to embrace the great outdoors. Nestled amidst forest, prairie, and pond, participants will play nature-themed games, explore the park through an animal’s eyes, and meet our own animal ambassadors up close. We want our young adventurers to connect with nature, learn about local habitats, and, of course, RUN WILD! Please bring a lunch and water bottle for your child, and dress them for the weather – we will be outside.

$35/member or $40/non-member.

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DAY CAMP CANCELATION POLICY

We reserve the right to cancel a camp if at any time our staff or board deems it necessary for health or safety reasons. If canceled prior to the beginning of camp a full refund will be provided. If cancellations happen in the middle of a camp session we will calculate a fee per day refund.