The Barn Nature Center Summer Camps offer youth the chance to get up close and personal with our over 50 rescued and re-homed animal residents. During our week-long programs, campers will embark on adventures filled with animals, science, 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 4 weeks of Summer Camps, each with their own theme! See the different options below!
All of our Summer Camps are designed for youth entering grades first though sixth.
We are happy to offer a $50 discount off total cost, should a child enroll in all 4 weeks!
All camps run 9:00am-3:00pm
Animal Adventures 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 12th - July 16th
Be a Zookeeper Camp
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: July 26th - 30th
Nature Explorers Camp
Dive deep into the wonders of the natural world! Explore biomes, habitats, food webs, and learn all about the fascinating interactions animals have with each other, plants, and us! Enjoy hands on experiences with many marvelous creatures that we share our planet with.
To be held: August 9th-13th
Veterinary Assistant Camp
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: August 23rd-27th
Please Note: All camp dates, times, and prices are subject to change due to enrollment.
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.
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.