Summer EcoCamp

EcoCamp, a day camp for 4 to 13 year olds, provides unique opportunities for kids to explore the wonders of our Natural World through indoor and outdoor activities from storytelling and crafts, to trail hikes and wildlife encounters, to canoeing and fishing. 10-13 year olds will have the unique experience of "Seining" in Armand Bayou.  All camp sessions afford the opportunity to fish and canoe.  Participants will not only learn about the environment and connect with nature, but will get plenty of exercise too!  All camp sessions are designed by educators and feature small group sizes.  Camp fee is per half-day session.  Each EcoCamp session is a week long and is available June thru August.  Campers can sign up for either AM, PM or Full Day.  A supervised lunch break is provided for campers who sign up fo both AM and PM sessions.  (Note: Lunch is not provided.)

Fees: Members: $145 Non-Members: $175

Registration:

  • Register online and pay with Credit Card or PayPal at EcoCamp Registration.
  • Call 713 274 2668 for information or to register by phone.
  • Full payment is due at the time of registration. Please make checks payable to ABNC.
  • You will receive a confirmation letter and health form via email once we have received your registration. Please provide a legible email address.
  • Camp starts promptly at 8:30 or 12:30. Please arrive on time!
  • T-shirts available for $10. Please indicate size on registration form.

Cancellations:

  • A $50 administrative fee for each camp session will be withheld on all cancellations prior to the start of the camp session.  Cancellations on the day of the program will forfeit the full camp fee.
  • If the Nature Center cancels a class, every effort will be made to reschedule, or a full refund will be provided.
  • If your camper is dismissed from the program, NO refund will be given.

All campers need to dress appropriately for the weather and outdoor activities. Campers may get dirty and wet! Sneakers and socks are required. Please bring a snack/lunch and a refillable water bottle for your child; snacks and lunch will not be provided.

For the safety of your campers, all outdoor activities will depend on the weather.

Fees: Members: $145.00 Non-Members: $175.00

 

4 - 5 Years Old

Fantastic Flyers

Use magnifiers, binoculars and other tools while you look for birds in the trees and search for bees in the garden. Observe our hawks, play pollination games, make crafts, canoe and fish.

Animal Homes

Use magnifiers, binoculars and other tools while you look for birds in the trees and search for bees in the garden. Observe our hawks, play pollination games, make crafts, canoe and fish.

6 - 8 Years Old

Slither and Slime

Seek out, identify and compare frogs, snakes & turtles. Discover snake skin and turtle shells to learn about the abilities and importance of these scaled & slimy creatures. Make some real slime too!

Got Habitat

Explore fields, forests, & ponds to discover how each is different, and which plants and animals live in each. Create food chains; investigate skulls & furs to find out how these plants and animals interact where they live.

9 - 13 Years Old

The Sky’s The Limit

It's a bird, it’s a plane! No it’s a boomerang...or is it a kite? Actually, it’s anything that can fly. Come explore the science behind objects that fly and how they stay in the air. Campers will learn the meaning of aerodynamics, the different forces of flight, and work as a team to build hoop gliders and rockets.

Survivors of the Wild

Take a break from modern living and learn to survive off the land. See what it takes as we build forts, make fires, and learn where to find water. We’ll learn to tie knots using eco-friendly threads and use tools the way our ancient ancestors did. Can you withstand nature’s toughest challenges?

WeekWeek 1Week 2Week 3Week 4Week 5Week 6Week 7Week 8
Camp Name Jun
5-9
Jun
12-16
Jun
19-23
Jun
26-30
Jul
10-14
Jul
17-21
Jul
24-28
Aug
31-4
4 - 5 Years Old
Fantastic Flyers12:30
3:30
Animal Homes8:30
11:30
6 - 8 Years Old
Slither and Slime12:30
3:30
Got Habitat8:30
11:30
9 - 13 Years Old
The Sky’s The Limit12:30
3:30
Survivors of the Wild8:30
11:30