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

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Camp Cost

Half-day Week Long Camp $95

Half-day week long camps run as follows: AM Session 9:00am-12:00pm OR PM Session 1:00pm-4:00pm.
Half-day camps available to all ages

Full-day Week Long Camp $225

Full-day week long camps run from 9:00am-4:00pm. Lunch must be brought from home.
Full-day camps available to all ages

All Nature Day Camp sessions include indoor activities and outdoor physical activities, and provide a unique combination of content-rich programming and complementary games and crafts. All programs are designed to encourage the curiosity of the natural world, allow exploration of natural areas, and promote a sense of stewardship in the next generation.
For this reason; campers will be placed in our Junior naturalist camp (ages 4-6) or our Naturalist camp (ages 7-11) based on age. Special requests for camp placement MAY BE able to be accommodated *There will be a $10 registration fee for each registration processed

Daily options are available for all camps. Must be willing to sign up for two or more days a week, three or more weeks of the summer. Call 231-941-0960 to sign up.

Camp Confirmation

Your child will be enrolled once we have received your completed online registration and payment. Camp packets will be sent 1-2 weeks prior to when your registered session is scheduled.  It can also be found online here: Please call 231-941-0960×31 if you have questions regarding the processing of your registration.

Camp Cancellation or Transfer

Transfer: If your plans change and you need to transfer to a different session, we will be glad to accommodate you if a new session is available.
Please note the following:

  • Transfers must be requested in writing or email at least one week prior to the beginning of the camp session.
  • There will be no retroactive transfers of deposits and/or full payments of camp sessions.

Refund and Cancellation: There are no refunds for cancellations within 10 business days from the camp’s start date including illness or injury.  A $10 processing fee could be charged for any cancellation prior to one week before a camp’s start date.  There is no fee for switching to another available camp of the same price.  If prices differ, you will need to pay the difference or we will refund the difference.  If a camp is canceled, you will be notified by the Tuesday before the camp’s start date and you will receive a full refund.

Camp Location

All camps are held at the Boardman River Nature Center  located at 1450 Cass Road in Traverse City

Preparing for Camp

Camp forms and packing list

The Boardman River Nature Center and Nature Day Camps are a State of Michigan Licensed Day Camp Facility and Program

Friends & other discounts are available. Discounts can not be combined.