Informative and Playful

“It would be an understatement to say that nature camp was a life transforming experience.” – Parent of a 7 year-old camper

PRESCOTT, AZ –April 25, 2016 The Highlands Center’s F.U.N. (Friends Understanding Nature) day camps are a meaningful way for children of all ages to spend a week of their summer learning about nature in an informative and playful setting. These creative camps all take place at the Highlands Center’s 80-acre campus in the Prescott National Forest. Discovering the mysteries of the animals, plants, and the land of the Highlands often inspires a new love and understanding of nature among campers.

Numerous research studies have shown that children who play in the outdoors have higher levels of cognitive development, creativity, self-confidence, and cooperative play. From Pre-K (Summer Sprouts) to 8th graders (Jr. Naturalists) summer F.U.N. camps offer a wide variety of topics and adventures for campers to experience and share, including campouts at Lynx Lake for the older groups. For a complete description of each camp, click here.

What to expect at the Highlands Center’s F.U.N. Camps:
• Innovative and engaging learning activities in the woods
• Investigation of insects, birds, mammals and plants
• Discoveries through fascinating stories from the land
• Observing the connections of the natural world individually and with peers
• Recording memories through writing and drawing

One Week Half Day Camps – 8 am- 12 pm $80 members; $135 nonmembers
One Week Full Day Camps – 8 am- 4 pm $150 members: $205 nonmembers
Scholarships are available.

F.U.N. CAMPS (descriptions )
Summer Sprouts (Pre-K & Kinder); 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
June 13-17; or June 27-July 1: or July 11- 15: or July 25-29

Wild Explorers (1st & 2nd Grade); 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
June 13-17: or June 20-24: or June 27-July 1: or July 18-22

Outdoor Investigators (3rd & 4th); 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
June 20-24: or July 11-15: or July 25-29

Highlands Adventurists (5th & 6th Grade); 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
June 6-10 or July 18-22,
both include campouts on Friday night.*

Jr. Naturalists (7th & 8th Grade);
8:00 am – 4:00 pm
June 6-10, includes a campout on the evening of Thursday, June 9th.*
*Campouts include dinner, an evening hike, fire side stories at the Lynx Lake Camp Grounds, and breakfast.