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 Camps

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.

dinosaur stomp

Dinosaur Stomp

Tuesday, September 21, 9:30-10:30am
Wednesday, September 22, 9:30-10:30am

We will have a fantastic time studying about dinosaurs through exploration of artifacts and creative play. Register online by noon the day before camp.



Wednesday, October 6, 9:30-10:30am
Thursday, October 7, 9:30-10:30am

Let’s dig into a pumpkin and experience first-hand what this vegetable has to offer. Register online by noon the day before camp.


Beautiful Bats

Tuesday, October 19, 9:30-10:30am
Wednesday, October 20, 9:30-10:30am

Squeak, squeak, squeak! Bats have some amazing adaptations, join us in exploring their world. Register online by noon the day before camp.


Cool Seeds

Wednesday, November 3, 9:30-10:30am
Thursday, November 4, 9:30-10:30am

Discover how nature prepares for winter by creating seeds. Children will find out what makes seeds and where we find them. Register online by noon the day before camp.


Turkey Trot

Tuesday, November 16, 9:30-10:30am
Wednesday, November 17, 9:30-10:30am

Turkeys are one of the biggest birds in our forest. We’ll look for clues to see what we can learn about them. Register online by noon the day before camp.