Summer Camps

Woodland Dunes Nature Center & Preserve

Woodland Dunes Nature Center offers fun, educational summer camps. 

No need to be worried about a little dirt here! Camp is all about digging in and exploring the natural wold, and encouraging your child to connect to the outdoors.


Have a little bird enthusiast? Grab your binoculars and head out for a bird search, 

Get our your nets and capture small insects, tadpoles and more as you splosh and  slosh near the pond to learn more about what lives just beneath the surface.

And not all Princesses stay stuck in their castles. Real Princesses aren't afraid of a little dirt! Get out your princess garb and make nature crowns, search for frogs and more!

All this and more! 


Woodland Dunes Nature Center FAQ's

How do I Register?

Complete Registration form. If you are registering more than one child, please fill out a separate registration form for each camper.

When is Camp?

Sessions start June 26, with the last session offered August 9. 

What are the Ages of Campers?

Camps are designed for as young as four all the way up to 12 years old. Each camp is intended for a specific age group.  

What are the Session Lengths?

Some session run a full week, while others run for 1/2 day  or from 2 -3 hours. 

Who Leads the Camps?

Camps are coordinated and led by Jessica Johnsrud, Education Coordinator and winner of the 2016 Education Impact Award, along with summer college interns and trained volunteers.

What is the Cost? What is included?

Costs vary depending on chosen camp. Members do get a discount. See below for prices. All supplies for projects, a snack and lots of outdoor time are included in each camp. 


Woodland Dunes Nature Center Camps

Please see the full registration information for ALL camps offered and all details.

Little Wings Summer Camp 

June 26 - 30, 9:00 AM – 12:00 pm
Age Group: 4, 5 & 6 years (have not completed kindergarten)

Everyday is an adventure for Little Wings campers as they explore the outdoors and learn about things with wings! Each day will include a snack, crafts, free play in the Little Wings Nature Play Area and lots of outdoor exploration and activities. Families are invited to join their campers for a celebration on Friday at 11:00am. 

 Pond Pals Summer Camp 

July 14, 12:30 - 3:00 pm
Age Group: 6 - 10 years old

Members: $20 / Non-members: $30
Be a scientist as you dive into the amazing world of ponds! Find out what lives just beneath the surface by using dip nets to capture small insects, tadpoles and more! After collecting, bring the organisms back to the lab for identification and study. Be sure to wear clothes that can get a little wet and dirty!

Frogs, Toads and Salamanders Summer Camp

July 19, 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Age Group: 4 - 7 years old

Members: $12 / Non-Members: $20
Meet the amazing amphibians of Woodland Dunes! Learn about their lifecycle and even what they sound like. Try your luck catching frogs and tadpoles in the ponds by the Nature Center. This is an interactive camp for young learners

Nature Artists Summer Camp 

July 26, 12:00 - 3:00 pm
Age Group: 8 - 12 years old

Members: $20 / Non-members: $30
Let creativity be your guide as you gather inspiration from the outdoors and make fabulous works of art to take home. This will be a creative morning, using nature as the inspiration and source of beautiful artwork.

 Taking Flight Bird Summer Camp 

August 3, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Age Group: 9  - 14 years old

Members: $20 / Non-members: $30
Calling all bird enthusiasts! Learn how to use binoculars, where to look for birds and other essential birding skills. Enjoy a guided bird hike in the preserve and watch how birds are banded for research (weather permitting).

Princess Summer Camp 

August 9, 12:30 - 3:00 pm
Age Group:
4 - 7 years old

Members: $20 / Non-members: $30

Do princesses wear hiking boots? They do when exploring their natural kingdom at Woodland Dunes! Princesses will enjoy teatime, making nature crowns, searching for frogs and more! Wear princess attire that can get dirty and hiking/tennis shoes of course!