EcoCamp, a day camp for 4 to 13 year olds, provides unique oportunities for kids to explore the wonders of our Natural World through indoor and outdoor activities from story telling 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.)
Register on line and pay with Credit Card or PayPal.
Summer ECOCamp 2015
8 - 12
15 - 19
22 - 26
6 - 10
13 - 17
20 - 24
27 - 31
3 - 7
|4 - 6 Years Old|
|Acting Like Animals||8:30 - 11:30||12:30 - 3:30||8:30 - 11:30||12:30 - 3:30||8:30 - 11:30|
|Awesome Owls||8:30 - 11:30||12:30 - 3:30||8:30 - 11:30||12:30 - 3:30|
|Colors & Shapes of Nature||12:30 - 3:30||8:30 - 11:30||12:30 - 3:30|
|Edge Of the Pond||8:30 - 11:30||12:30 - 3:30||8:30 - 11:30|
|7 - 9 Years Old|
|Backyard Ecology||12:30 - 3:30||8:30 - 11:30||12:30 - 3:30||8:30 - 11:30|
|Pioneer Folklore||8:30 - 11:30||12:30 - 3:30||8:30 - 11:30||12:30 - 3:30|
|Poking in the Pond||8:30 - 11:30||12:30 - 3:30||8:30 - 11:30||12:30 - 3:30|
|Wet & Scaly||8:30 - 11:30||12:30 - 3:30||8:30 - 11:30|
|10 - 13 Years Old|
|Armor-Plated Animals||8:30 - 11:30||12:30 - 3:30||8:30 - 11:30||12:30 - 3:30|
|Invertebrate Safari||12:30 - 3:30||8:30 - 11:30||12:30 - 3:30||8:30 - 11:30|
|Nature Adventures||8:30 - 11:30||12:30 - 3:30||8:30 - 11:30||12:30 - 3:30|
|Wetland Odyssey||8:30 - 11:30||12:30 - 3:30||8:30 - 11:30|
4 - 6 Years Old
Acting Like Animals
Feel, see and hear the characteristics and movements of animals through fishing, insect sweeping, games, live animal demonstrations and crafts.
Whooo can resist the round fluffy face, huge bright eyes, and wise expression on an owl? Discover the awesome owl through song, finger play, activities and go for an owl prowl.
Colors & Shapes of Nature
A number of creatures are shaped or colored to blend into their surroundings. The many forms of camouflage are among nature's most creative designs for survival. Create, explore and find these different shapes and colors through hiking, fishing and hands on art projects.
Edge Of the Pond
Many animals lives overlap at the edge of the pond. Be a pond life detective and look for their signs along the water's edge. Go fishing, hiking, play games and make crafts as you discover the pond.
7 - 9 Years Old
Through games and activities learn about the many different ways to enjoy the outdoors in your neighborhood. Explore nature, hike, fish, canoe, and take a hayride through our tall grass prairie.
Play in the past through storytelling, Native American skills, crafts and games. Live and work on the Martyn farm and discover the relationship between bison and prairie.
Poking in the Pond
Become a field biologist and discover what's on, in and below the pond using nets, fishing poles and canoes. Identify the inhabitants, make a craft and learn how to protect and conserve our water.
Wet & Scaly
Spend the week with the fish, reptiles and amphibians of ABNC through animal demonstrations, fishing, canoeing and hiking. Compare reptile adaptations, make a fish print and investigate their homes.
10 - 13 Years Old
What do Armadillos, fish, snakes and lizards have in common? Explore why these animals use armor plating for their survival through animal demonstrations, fishing, seining, canoeing, and hiking.
Explore the secret lives and hidden habitats of insects. Take a prairie hayride to gain a better understanding of an endangered ecosystem. Sweep for aquatic and terrestrial insects.
What does it mean to be a naturalist? Catch and observe insects, build a birdhouse. Go canoeing, fishing, learn to identify a tree by its leaves and find out what happens in a pond.
Discover the under-water food chains through hands on activities. Seine, fish, and inspect bayou life. Canoe, dip net and fish on Mays Pond. Compare and contrast fresh and brackish water communities.
Fees: Members: $130.00 Non-Members: $150.00
- Register on line and pay with Credit Card or PayPal.
- Call 281 474 2551 ext 13 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!
- ABNC Members will receive one camp T-Shirt per camper at no charge, please indicate size on registration form. Additional T-shirts available for $10.
- A $50 administrative fee 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.