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.

Summer Camp

Spend your summer at Highlands Nature Camp where you can run, laugh, explore, and grow! Campers will spend all of their time outdoors in our forest scouting around, playing games, making friends, crafting, journaling and learning. Focus will be on healthy activity and positive social interaction all while learning about the plants and animals of the Central Arizona Highlands. Multiple sessions in June and July for ages 4 – 13. All programming is outside, but campers should bring masks to use indoors if weather requires

Look below for camp dates and age ranges.

Fall Break Camp Catching insects in the meadow

Summer Sprouts (PreK-K, Ages 4-6)

Offered June 6-10, June 20-24, and July 11-15

8am-12pm

$120 for members, $180 for nonmembers

Scholarships are available

​Outdoor Investigators (Grades 3-4, Ages 8-10)

Offered June 6-10, June 20-24, June 27-July 1, July 5-8, and July 18-22

8am-4pm

$190 for members, $250 for nonmembers

July 5-8, a four day camp, is $152 for members, $200 for nonmembers

Scholarships are available

Wild Explorers (Grades 1-2, Ages 6-8)

Offered June 6-10, June 13-17, June 27-July 1, and July 11-15

8am-4pm

$190 for members, $250 for nonmembers

Scholarships are available

Highlands Adventurists (Grades 5-8, Ages 10-13)

Offered June13-17, July 5-8, and July 18-22

8am-4pm

$190 for members, $250 for nonmembers

July 5-8, a four day camp, is $152 for members, $200 for nonmembers

Scholarships are available

Scholarship Information

Highlands Nature Camp Scholarship Policy

Scholarships are limited to two per child per year, whether it is for one Spring or Fall Break program, Summer Camp, or Knee-High Naturalists sessions. To apply, fill out the application below at least 30 days before your session start date. 

For additional questions on scholarship applications please call 928.776.9550

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