Summer Camps and Nature Weeks

WELCOME TO SUMMER 2018 AT BLUE HERON NATURE PRESERVE

About our Camps:
Our camps value small group experiences, hands-on exploratory learning, and child-led learning. Facilitated by experienced environmental educators, campers discover how to interact positively with the world around them. The outdoor experience at Blue Heron starts early, with our Little Blue Herons nature weeks for children ages 2-4. This program focuses on sensory exploration and positive experiences in the natural world. For older campers, we offer Great Blue Herons for children ages 4-9 with exciting and different themes each week that encourage active exploration in nature. For children ages 5 - 12 who are interested in art, we offer our popular Afternoon Paint Box Mystery Art Camp. Our oldest campers join our Trailblazers group for children ages 9 - 13. This camp challenges children to expand their outdoor skills and scientific abilities with expeditions to our 10-acre Emma Wetlands property and involvement in Citizen Science and conservation projects at the Preserve. 

 

Priority registration for Summer 2018 opens on January 17th at 5:00 pm!

You must be a current subscriber to Blue Heron Nature Preserve's monthly e-newsletter to enjoy priority registration. Priority registration ends at 5 a.m. on February 1st, when we will open registration to the public here on our website. You don't want to miss out, priority registration also includes discounted prices on all of our camp offerings! 

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summer Offerings for 2018

Summer 2018 starts on May 29th and ends on August 10th. We offer camps weekly throughout this time. We do not have camp on Memorial Day and July 4th. 

Little Blue Herons Nature Weeks for ages 2- 4. 

3-Day program, offered Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. (2-day program the weeks of Memorial Day and July 4th.) 
Regular Hours: 9 a.m.- 12 p.m.
Lunch Bunch Extension: 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. You must provide a nut-free lunch for your child. 
Please provide diapers and wipes for all non-potty trained children. 

Fees for 2018:
Regular Hours: $125.00/3-Day program
Lunch Bunch Extension: $15.00/3-Day program


Great Blue Herons Day Camp Featuring Afternoon Paint Box Mystery Art Camp
For ages 4-8. 

5-Day program, offered Monday-Friday. (4-day program the weeks of Memorial Day and July 4th) 
Regular Half- Day Hours: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.  
Lunch Bunch Extension: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. You must provide a nut-free lunch for your child. 
Regular Full-Day Hours: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. (Only open to children ages 5 and up) 
Extended Day Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Only open to children ages 5 and up. Available for an additional fee.) 

Fees for 2018:
Half-Day: $190.00/week
Half-Day with Lunch Bunch: $210.00/week
Full-Day: $375.00/week
Extended Care: Early Drop Off, $35.00; Late Pick Up, $35.00; Both, $60.00. This is a one-time fee per child. Once paid, you may use extended care throughout the summer. 


Trailblazers Day Camp for ages 9 - 13. 

5-Day program, offered Monday-Friday. (4-day program the weeks of Memorial Day and July 4th) 
Regular Full-Day Hours: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. You must provide your child with a nut-free lunch. 
Extended Day Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 

Fees for 2018:
Full-Day: $375.00/week
Extended Care: Early Drop Off, $35.00; Late Pick Up, $35.00; Both, $60.00. This is a one-time fee per child. Once paid, you may use extended care throughout the summer.