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Summer Nature Camp

Summer Nature Camp, held during summer break each year, is a four-day (Tuesday through Friday) nature program for children between the ages of 5 and 12. Featuring a variety of themed nature subjects and held mostly outdoors, camp sessions include ranger talks, guided nature walks through the forest, and visits to the ponds, swamps, and Spring Creek. The games, activities, and crafts are suited for age brackets of 5 and 6, 7 through 9, and 10 through 12. Four-day sessions focus on each age bracket, and participants must be able to attend the full week of activities.

The 10- through 12-year-old activities include Junior Canoe Training and a field trip. Space is limited in each bracket, and registration for Harris County residents begins the first Saturday in May at 8 a.m. A valid parent's identification and proof of the child’s birth date is required at the time of registration. Registration for residents outside of Harris County begins the first Sunday in May and is based on space availability.

Summer Nature Camp 2017
“Wild in the City”

Registration begins Saturday, May 6, 8 a.m.
Children ages 5 to 12 can participate in this four-day, Tuesday through Friday, educational summer program including hands-on activities, walks, and crafts. Parent or legal guardian must register in person with identification and child’s birth certificate. Harris County residents receive priority. Registration is ongoing Monday through Friday until classes are full.

Ages 5 – 6, 9 am – Noon
            June 6, 7, 8, 9
            June 27, 28, 29, 30

Ages 7 – 9, 9 am – 1 pm
            June 13, 14, 15, 16
            July 18, 19, 20, 21
            August 1, 2, 3, 4

Ages 10 – 12, 9 am – 2 pm

            June 20, 21, 22, 23
            July 11, 12, 13, 14
            July 25, 26, 27, 28