Looking for fun and educational activities this summer? Check out the nature day camps at McCloud Nature Park!
Each camp is taught by Hendricks County Parks & Recreation naturalists who have experience teaching campers of all ages. Advanced registration is required for all camps. Registration is open and many events fill quickly.
Each camp focuses on a topic and includes hands-on activities, crafts, games, and more. There are camps for two different age groups: Lil’ Explorers and Young Adventurers.
Children ages 2-5 (and older siblings ages 6-7) can register and attend summer nature day camps with age-appropriate nature activities. Parent/guardian must attend with child. These programs are held on Tuesdays from 10:00 a.m. to noon or 1:00-3:00 p.m. Activities are identical for morning and afternoon sessions. The registration fee is $12 per camper (includes camper and parent/guardian).
For ages 6-12 (going into grades 1-7), there are different activities each day around the same topic, so participants can register for one or both activities. These are drop-off programs held on Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. to noon or 1:00-3:00 p.m. The registration fee is $15 per camper.
Summer Nature Day Camps for 2021
Make mud pies, paint with sticks, and play games outdoors. Be sure to bring a change of clothes and prepare to get messy!
Lil’ Explorers: Tuesday, June 15
Young Adventurers: Thursday, June 17
Learn about rocks and minerals while exploring McCloud Nature Park.
Lil’ Explorers: Tuesday, June 22
Young Adventurers: Thursday, June 24
McCloud School for Natural Magic
Wizard-themed camp about the magic of nature and science.
Lil’ Explorers: Tuesday, June 29
Young Adventurers: Thursday, July 1
Sharpen outdoor skills with animal tracking and identification, wayfinding, and more.
Lil’ Explorers: Tuesday, July 13
Young Adventurers: Thursday, July 15
Learn what lives in Big Walnut Creek. Closed-toe, water-suitable shoes required. Towel and change of clothes recommended!
Lil’ Explorers: Tuesday, July 20
Young Adventurers: Thursday, July 22
Learn more about the 2021 summer nature day camps and register here.