Summer Camp 2018

Join us for Summer Camp! Spend an exciting week learning about nature in an informative and playful setting, discovering the mysteries of the animals, plants, and land of the Highlands.  We use the same camp curriculum for all sessions of a given age group, so please only register each child for one week of camp.  Summer Sprouts camps run 8:00 am – 12:00 pm.  All other age groups run 8:00 am -4:00 pm.

Camps are offered for PreK-8th graders.

Summer Sprouts (PreK-K, Ages 4-5)

Summer Sprouts spend a fun-filled week outside where they will play, gather, create, explore, and learn during this half day camp based at the Highlands Center. Campers observe and interpret patterns in nature, learn about animal behavior and the amazing plants that make the Highlands so special.  They will play games, do crafts, and make new friends!

For pre-schoolers and rising kindergartners

Where

Highlands Center for Natural History

When

Monday – Friday
June 4-8, June 18-22, or July 9-13
8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Cost

$85 members; $140 non-members

Register for June 4-8 Summer Sprouts
Register for June 18-22 Summer Sprouts
Register for July 9-13 Summer Sprouts

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Wild Explorers (Grades 1-2, Ages 6-7)

Wild Explorers embark on a week of fun, exploration, and learning on this full-day camp based at the Highlands Center.  Campers learn about the different ways in which animals meet their needs to survive and grow, all while engaging in activities, games, crafts, play, and plenty of exploration at the creek!

For rising 1st and 2nd graders

Where

Highlands Center for Natural History

When

Monday – Friday
June 11-15, June 25-29, or July 16-20
8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Cost

$155 members; $210 non-members

Register for June 11-15 Wild Explorers
Register for June 25-29 Wild Explorers
Register for July 16-20 Wild Explorers

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Outdoor Investigators (Grades 3-4, Ages 8-9)

Fires, monsoons, and frost!  The plants and animals that live here have to be well adapted to survive!  In this group, your child will learn more about the different plants and animals that live in this area and what they do to survive changes in their environment.  Camp will be a fun-filled full day of learning, playing, and exploring in the Prescott National Forest.

For rising 3rd and 4th graders

Where

Highlands Center for Natural History

When

Monday – Friday
June 11-15, June 25-29, or July 16-20
8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Cost

$155 members; $210 non-members

Register for June 11-15 Outdoor Investigators
Register for June 25-29 Outdoor Investigators
Register for July 16-20 Outdoor Investigators

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Highlands Adventurists (Grades 5-6, Ages 10-11)

In this full-day camp, your child will explore the forests and creeks surrounding the Highlands Center. Campers discover how animals and humans interact with landforms, rivers, plants, and more! They will work in teams, play games, perform skits, write creative stories, design models, create art, and explore as scientists.

For rising 5th and 6th graders

Where

Highlands Center for Natural History

When

Monday – Friday
July 9 -13
8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Cost

$155 members; $210 non-members

Register for July 9-13 Highlands Adventurists

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Jr. Naturalists (Grades 7-8, Ages 12-13)

There’s a reason we call this group the Junior Naturalists!  These young scientists will be outside all day, fine tuning their observation skills by looking for patterns in the way organisms interact and compete with each other to obtain the resources they need to survive.  If your child wants to make new friends, play games, explore their creative side, collect data, or just be outside all week, this is the place to be!  

For rising 7th and 8th graders

Where

Highlands Center for Natural History

When

Monday – Friday
June 18 – 22
8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Cost

$155 members; $210 non-members

Register for June 18-22 Jr. Naturalists

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Scholarship Information

Highlands Nature Camp Scholarship Policy Scholarships are limited to one scholarship per child per year, whether it is for one Spring or Fall Break program, Summer Camp, or Knee-High Naturalists sessions. Scholarships are limited to two children per family per year. For additional questions on scholarship applications please call Laura at 928.776.9550

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