Mini Camps

Children ages 1-5 with an adult buddy

Mini Camps are held year-round. In camp, children ages 1-5 explore nature with an adult buddy through crafts, activities, songs, and stories. Each camp typically includes a snack and 15-20 minutes of outdoor activities.

These camps are a great stepping stone for little ones to spend time with other children with the comfort of a loved one nearby.

Mini Camps are $6/child. All camps meet at Rock Springs Nature Center. Each camp accepts a minimum of 4 participants and a maximum of 10.

Mini Camp Nature Kits - Summer 2021

In-person Mini Camp sessions will resume for June and July. Face masks are required for children ages 24+ months and adults. Mini Camp will meet and be held on the west lawn of Rock Springs Nature Center (weather permitting). Metal folding chairs will be available for adults. If you prefer though, you’re also welcome to bring your own folding chair or a picnic blanket to sit on the lawn with your camper.

marching ants

Marching Ants

Tuesday, June 15, 9:30-10:30am
Thursday, June 17, 10-11am

Learn about the world of ants through observation and a fun craft. Register online by noon the day before camp.


Colorful Wildflowers

Tuesday, June 22, 9:30-10:30am
Thursday, June 24, 10-11am

Explore flowers through feel and smell, then make a handprint flower with paint. Register online by noon the day before camp.


Wiggle Worms

Tuesday, June 29, 9:30-10:30am
Thursday, July 1, 10-11am

Meet and hold live wiggly worms as we dig into what lives beneath our feet. Register online by noon the day before camp.


Splashing Fish

Tuesday, July 6, 9:30-10:30am
Thursday, July 8, 10-11am

Dive into the life of a fish and discover a nearby pond. Register online by noon the day before camp.


What’s the Buzz

Tuesday, July 13, 9:30-10:30am
Thursday, July 15, 10-11am

Discover why busy bees and wasps are nature’s helpers through hands-on-activities and a fun game. Register online by noon the day before camp.


Honk & Quack

Tuesday, July 20, 9:30-10:30am
Thursday, July 22, 10-11am

Investigate the watery world of ducks and geese through role-play, stories, and outdoor exploration. Register online by noon the day before camp.


Spinning Spiders

Tuesday, July 27, 9:30-10:30am
Thursday, July 29, 10-11am

Check out what it would be like to be a spider for a day as we weave a web and catch our prey. Register online by noon the day before camp.