Inspiring exploration, appreciation, and conservation of our natural world.

Create-Your-Own Program

Looking for something besides our NEST programs? We can do that! We have endless possibilities with our Create-Your-Own Programs:
Perhaps you’re interested in a theme you didn’t see for our NEST programs, or maybe you have a group size over 60, whatever your need is… we would be happy to create a custom program that accommodates you and your students. The Create-Your-Own Program is also perfect for scouts, youth groups, clubs, and other organizations looking for an easy way to explore the outdoors!

Program fees for custom programs are based on a fee of $3 per student per hour. A minimum fee of $30 per hour (10 students) is required for small groups. Additional fees may apply please call 231.940.0960 for more information.

With Create-Your-Own programs the format is up to you! Therefore, the format can range anywhere from a one hour hike, to a half day of multiple activity stations and hikes. The options are endless! Any program can be customized to meet your needs.

Registration & Payment:
To register or for more information on a Create-Your-Own program, please take a moment fill out our NEST Program Inquiry Form , please select “other” on the drop down menu to let us know you’d like to create a custom program. If interested in a scholarship, please fill out our NEST Scholarship Application. Once we received your inquiry, a staff member will contact you to confirm your program. Payment and adjustments to class size are due no later than 5 business days prior to your visit and may be made by cash, check or credit card.

Cancellation Policy:
Cancellations for reasons other than weather must be made 5 business days in advance of the scheduled program date. A $50 cancellation fee may be charged for cancellations made within 5 business days of the scheduled program date. We will do our best to reschedule any programs cancelled due to weather. If rescheduling is not possible, a full refund will be provided.