Youth Programs

The Highlands Center offers programs and events for 3-13-year olds throughout the year out on our trails and in our Discovery Gardens. Some examples are our Knee High program and Nature Camps. For our full list of upcoming events, please view our calendar.

Spring Break Nature Camp

Did you know that an Acorn Woodpecker’s tongue wraps entirely around its skull? Come learn more “Weird But True” facts in Spring Break Camp!

We will be spending all of our time outside exploring, completing challenges, crafting, building, journaling, and making friends. Campers will learn something about themselves and the local wildlife through play and interaction. Campers won’t just
be in the forest, they will experience the forest in a whole new way. Spots fill quickly, so register soon!

March 11th – 15th, 2024
Monday – Friday
8:00 am – 4:00 pm

For ages 6-13

Woodpecker tongue diagram
We are currently accepting registrations for our waitlist.

$205 for members; $265 for non-members
Click here for scholarship application

Girl at camp
Tree Frog
Odd looking arthropod

Summer Camp

There are summer camps…. and then there is Highlands Center Summer Nature Camp! Sign your camper up for one week outside exploring, completing challenges, crafting, building, journaling, and making friends. Campers won’t just be in the forest, they will experience the forest in a whole new way. They will learn something about themselves and the local wildlife through play, interaction, and fun!

Camps fill quickly so register soon – registration is limited to 1 week per camper, per season.  

Monday, June 3rd – Friday, July 19th, 2024 $265 nonmember, $205 member (full week) $214 nonmember, $166 member (4 day week)  

Scholarships available

Ages 4-13

To learn more and to register, click below:

June 3-7: Summer Sprouts (4-6yrs),

Wild Explorers (6-8 yrs),

Outdoor Investigators (8-10 yrs)

June 10-14: Summer Sprouts (4-6 yrs),

Wild Explorers (6-8 yrs),

Outdoor Investigators (8-10 yrs)

June 17-21: Wild Explorers (6-8 yrs),

Outdoor Investigators (8-10 yrs),

Highlands Adventurists (10-13 yrs)

June 24-28: Wild Explorers (6-8 yrs),

Outdoor Investigators (8-10 yrs),

Highlands Adventurists (10-13 yrs)

July 1-4 (4 day week, Monday – Thursday):

Wild Explorers (6-8 yrs),

Outdoor Investigators (8-10 yrs)

July 8-12: Summer Sprouts (4-6 yrs),

Wild Explorers (6-8 yrs),

Outdoor Investigators (8-10 yrs)

July 15-19: Wild Explorers (6-8 yrs),

Outdoor Investigators (8-10 yrs),

Highlands Adventurists (10-13 yrs)

Circle of kids smiling
Kids with binoculars
Creek playing
Forest games
Kids hiking at camp
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