Summer Day Camp at Blue Heron
"If children are allowed the practice of freedom, they may act in their own wisdom, captains of their own souls, shipwrecked perhaps, but not spirit-wrecked."
~ Jay Griffiths
Summer camp echoes these marvelous words as we provide many opportunities for free discovery and exploration in nature. Our camps are purposefully small, so each child has time for individual and small group discovery. Our talented naturalists gear each day to hands on contact experiences with nature in the woods, on the trail, in our meadow and in the creek. We build forts, dig for clay, watch birds, collect beautiful natural materials for art experiences and have a healthy snack each day. We invite your children to enjoy and learn about the wonders of nature. See you this summer!
Pre-registration is required for all offerings. Please mail your check with your Registration Form (click to open .PDF file) to:
Blue Heron Nature Preserve
Blue Heron reserves the right to cancel any program that does not meet minimum enrollment (refunds will be made).
Summer Camp 2015
Come explore with us! Our 2015 summer camp is guaranteed to be full of exciting nature adventures. Join experienced environmental educators as we search for animals, splash in our creek, and enjoy being outside! All camps will be held Monday – Friday, 9 am – 12 pm. Open to ages 4-9. Registration begins January 15th. Space is limited, be sure to mail in your registration form and check early to guarantee a spot!
Eco-Explorers Day Camp: 9 am – 12 pm, Ages 4-9, $175 per week
“Nature Inventions”: June 1st -5th
“Sketchy Nature”: June 8th-12th
“Living on the Land”: June 29th-July 3rd
“Let’s Go Birding!”: July 6th- July 10th
Lunch Bunch: 12 pm – 1pm, $25 for 5 days
Registration forms available online HERE.
Mail completed registration form with your check to BHNP. Questions? Call Education Director, Amy Zvonar, at 678-315-0836.
Photos From Session 1 of 2014 Summer Camp: Living on the Land
Summer camp is a wonderful time for children to have close encounters with nature. During our first week of camp we visited with Susan Loeb at the Community Garden and picked some fresh vegetables for our snack.
We visited the creek and made art on the shoreline, looked for fish to catch in our net to observe, collected rocks and shells and got wet!
All week we cared for a small rescued snapping turtle named Tiny Tim. On the last day of camp we let him go and wished him well in the big, turtle world outside.
May and June are the high months of turtle nesting season, we were lucky to encounter a mama painted turtle looking for a nesting spot.
We made a turtle banner to try and keep our turtles safe at the Preserve and hung it up for all to see.
Camp was lots of fun!
Photos From Session 1 of 2013 Summer Camp: Beautiful Discoveries
Our first week of camp was a big success! The children discovered a very tired mama turtle who may have just laid her eggs near the BH building.