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Summer camps planned at nature center

Carpenter Nature Center offers a variety of day camps ranging from single day half-day to week long full day. Contact the day camp coordinator via email or call 651-437-4359 for more information.

The Summer Camps at CNC offer children ages 2 and up a unique experience to laugh, play, and learn in nature. The professional staff (with several years of teaching experience) will guide children through interactive, age appropriate, awe inspiring activities including games, crafts, nature hikes.

CNC camps fill quickly - please register early!

Activities: Fun, age-appropriate activities will fill your child's day! All campers will be encouraged to take part in all activities including crafts, games, nature hikes, and snacks. Please inform CNC immediately if your child has any condition or allergies which may prevent them from taking part in all camp activities so we may plan accordingly.

Health & Permission Forms: Upon receipt of registration and payment, CNC will mail a checklist of items to bring, health forms, and any applicable permission forms (if off-site activities are a part of your chosen camp) prior to camp. Forms are due on or before the first day of camp.

Weather Policy: A great deal can be learned about nature in a rain shower, so programs will not be cancelled due to rain. If weather conditions are severe, activities may be altered or postponed if necessary. Adults will be notified if program changes will affect when your child is in the care of CNC staff.

Cancellation Policy: Full refund will be given if CNC is notified of cancellation at least 2 weeks prior to camp. No refund will be given after that date.

Preschool story times set

Stories and adventures for 2-5 year old children and their parents or guardians.

Join us for a fun parent/child activity! Each Story Time includes a story, an outdoor adventure, and an art or craft project. Sign up for one or for all of the story times!

Dates and topics: June 17 - Frogs; July 8 - Snakes; Aug 12 - Ladybugs. The times are from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Program fee: $5 per child or $3 for "Friends of CNC" (no charge for accompanying adults).