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:

EcoCamp 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.

 

4 - 5 Years Old

Sensory Adventure

Whether it is feeling soft moss, touching reptiles, or listening for birds, campers will use their senses as we make our way around the nature center. Campers will canoe and fish too!

Insect Investigations

We will focus on these fascinating little creatures that inhabit our world. We will search for these animals and learn how they survive. Campers will canoe and fish too!

Wildlife Encounters

Each day campers will have a new group of animals to explore. Through hands-on exploring they will learn all about them and their habitat. Campers will canoe and fish too!

Animals with Shells

Search the forest, field, and pond habitats for animals with shells. Create your own animal and pretend to be an animal with a shell too! Campers will canoe and fish too!

6 - 8 Years Old

Young Naturalist

Become a Jr. Naturalist as we study pond life, identify trees, & use binoculars to spot birds. We will hike and look for tracks as well. Campers will canoe and fish too!

Gooey Mania

Snail slime to vomiting vultures – let’s look at the sticky, oozy, slimy side of nature. We will explore behaviors, defenses & adaptations and get messy ourselves! Campers will canoe and fish too!

Amazing Animals

From mammals to reptiles, birds & insects, we’ll explore a variety of creatures, their habitats, what they eat and how they survive. Campers will canoe and fish too!

Wet & Wild

H2O Fun! We’ll spend the week exploring the water cycle, learning about the importance of water, pond dipping, and having fun with water activities. Campers will fish and Canoe too!

9 - 13 Years Old

Down & Dirty

We will see how down & dirty we can get while exploring the forest, seining at the bayou, creating muddy art, and playing water relays. Campers will canoe and fish too!

Strive to Survive

Learn basic survival techniques, build shelters, search for wildlife tracks, and meet our reptiles. We will also spend the week playing outdoor games and team building. Campers will canoe and Fish too!

Wetland Wonders

Explore our wetlands, seine in the bayou and take a closer look at life in our ponds. We will be hitting the trail in search of these natural wonders. Campers will canoe and fish too!

Nature Explorers

This week is all about exploration! Search the prairie for insects, dip net for water creatures, hike the forest for wildlife clues and just have fun being outdoors. Campers will canoe and fish too!

WeekWeek 1Week 2Week 3Week 4Week 5Week 6Week 7Week 8
Camp Name Jun
4-8
Jun
11-15
Jun
18-22
Jun
25-29
Jul
9-13
Jul
16-20
Jul
23-27
Jul
30-3
4 - 5 Years Old
Sensory Adventure8:30
11:30
12:30
3:30
8:30
11:30
12:30
3:30
Insect Investigations12:30
3:30
8:30
11:30
12:30
3:30
8:30
11:30
Wildlife Encounters8:30
11:30
12:30
3:30
8:30
11:30
12:30
3:30
Animals with Shells12:30
3:30
8:30
11:30
12:30
3:30
8:30
11:30
6 - 8 Years Old
Young Naturalist8:30
11:30
12:30
3:30
8:30
11:30
12:30
3:30
Gooey Mania12:30
3:30
8:30
11:30
12:30
3:30
8:30
11:30
Amazing Animals8:30
11:30
12:30
3:30
8:30
11:30
12:30
3:30
Wet & Wild12:30
3:30
8:30
11:30
12:30
3:30
8:30
11:30
9 - 13 Years Old
Down & Dirty8:30
11:30
12:30
3:30
8:30
11:30
12:30
3:30
Strive to Survive12:30
3:30
8:30
11:30
12:30
3:30
8:30
11:30
Wetland Wonders8:30
11:30
12:30
3:30
8:30
11:30
12:30
3:30
Nature Explorers12:30
3:30
8:30
11:30
12:30
3:30
8:30
11:30