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Nature Kids

Nature Kids campers explore their natural world through language, outdoor adventure, and plants. This year our three rotations include: 

  • Spanish - songs, arts, and language lessons focussed on the natural world
  • Helpful Herbs - learn all kinds of uses for herbs growing right under your feet and create useful products.
  • Outdoor Adventure - Build a bat house, visit the bee hives, learn about the birds in our area, and dissect and owl pellet (older kids)

Ages: 3 years - 7 years old - campers will be split into three groups according to age

Hours: 8:45am - 1pm - Parents come at 12pm and kids are welcome to swim with adult supervision. Parents may team up to watch other children, but no more than three kids to each adult.

At The Homestead we believe it is important to connect children with their natural world. We want to share our love of the outdoors with the children who come to camp each summer. We also believe each child contributes to the well-being of the camp family. We make it a priority for each child to find friendship, courage, and the love of adventure!

We want all children to be able to attend camp without financial barriers. We have three tiers for each camp. 

Tier 1: $150 Choose if this tier if you would like to pay for your child's registration and help offset the cost of registration for another child.

Tier 2: $125 This is what camp costs The Homestead per camper. Please choose this option if you want to register your child for camp.

Tier 3: $100 Don't let financial barriers keep your child from camp!

*** This year we have a strict number limit on campers for each camp. We have discovered that 8 children in each group is our limit. More than that cheats our campers. If you want a space, please reserve your spot early. No exceptions this year, sorry!

Parent Comments from Past Camps:

Your camp was awesome!! It was full of learning skills and made every thing seem adventurous and excitingly fun. Your camp made them use their creativity and skills to work together to make things using the outdoors. Anders cannot wait to see what will happen this summer in camp! . Thank you! - Rosie Opendal

Last year was our first experience with camp, and my boys have been talking about it all year long. It was a wonderful week of giving them the chance to try new things, get dirty and explore their curiosity and creativity outdoors. We can't wait to come back this year! - Haley Higgenbotham

Dangerous Camp for Boys was everything I hoped it would be for my boys. The adventures experienced during camp helped each develop confidence as they tried new things. Both truly believe they could survive in the wilderness now! This mama is just happy the Homestead has programs to keep our youth engaged with nature and the dying art of outside play. - Cat Walker

Later Event: August 14
OWL Moderator Training