The Barn Nature Center Summer Camps offer youth the chance to get up close and personal with ourover 50 rescued and re-homed animal residents. During our week-long programs, campers will embark on adventures filled with animals, science, games, arts and crafts and many other fun activities! Campers have the opportunity to become animal caretakers and will learn what it takes to keep our animal friends happy and healthy. They will assist our staff in the daily animal care, bathing, grooming, weighing, handling, and designing enrichment for our animals. We'll play interactive and educational games, work together to complete team building challenges, and even learn how to be an animal educator!
This year we will be hosting 6 weeks of Summer Camps, each with their own theme! See the different options below!
Our Summer Camps are recommended for youth entering grades first though sixth.
**Ask us about before and after care!**
We are happy to offer a $50 discount off total cost, should a child enroll in three weeks!
All camps run 9:00am-3:00pm
Veterinarian Camp I
Where are our future Veterinarians?! Experience what it takes to keep our awesome animals healthy and provide them with the best quality of life we can! This week is packed with hands on animal interactions. Campers will get to meet a special guest speaker from the field as well!
To be held: June 27th - July 1st
Animal Adventure Camp
Discover the wonders of the Animal Kingdom! Reptiles, mammals, birds, amphibians, fish, invertebrates – oh my! Explore predator and prey relationships, amazing adaptations, fascinating behaviors, and so much more with our friendly animal ambassadors.
To be held: July 11th - July 15th
Could you survive in the great outdoors? Dive deep into the wonders of the natural world! Explore biomes, habitats, food webs, and learn all about the fascinating interactions we can have with plants, animals, and the wild world. Enjoy hands on experiences with nature!
To be held: July 18th - July 22nd
Discover what it takes to be a Zookeeper or Animal Care staff! Campers will gain hands on experience caring for diverse animal species from around the world – furry, feathered, scaly, and exoskeletons! Get ready to learn all about the exciting world of zookeepers. We'll even have a guest Zookeeper visit with us!
To be held: August 1st - August 5th
Can you hear as well as a chinchilla? Can you sense heat like a snake? Come to test your senses and learn about the many ways our animals communicate with each other! We'll explore our communication systems and learn about how animals detect the world!
To be held: August 8th - August 12th
Veterinarian Camp II
More veterinary fun! We'll discuss all of the types of veterinarians there are, and practice our medical skills! Looking at a different body system each day, we will learn about veterinary specialists! Campers will meet a special guest speaker from the field as well!
Campers have the opportunity to learn what it takes to properly care for pets at home, as well as animals in a zoo or facility, by learning about nutrition, enrichment, and professional animal husbandry.
Our campers indulge in the beauty and wonder of nature learning about Ecosystems, Habitats, and their own back yard.
Our Team Building challenges empower youth to develop communication skills, trust, confidence and work together as a cohesive group.
Please Note: All camp dates, times, and prices are subject to change due to enrollment.
After you've Registered...
$75 deposit to reserve camp registration + additional PayPal fees. You do not need a PayPal account to use this method. This is a NON-REFUNDABLE deposit and is due upon registration. (Please do not pay deposit until registration is confirmed.)
Please ensure all parts of the below three forms (one of the two versions of the contract applicable for the week of camp signing up for, the waiver and the medical history) are filled out and turned in upon confirmation of registration.