NEW! CHAMP CAMP FOR YOUR OUTDOOR ENTHUSIAST …
This summer, give them the dream of life outdoors! We’re hosting an unforgettable summer camp adventure at Jay C. Hormel Nature Center that your kiddo will never forget.
Champ Campers nurture their friendships, explore STEM, play games, and reveal new talents in the great outdoors. And it’s all inspired by teamwork, hands-on creations, and endless sprinkles of joy.
Whether you need full-time or part-time care, our summer camp program is perfect for 5- to 12-year-olds.
LOCATION: Jay C Hormel Nature Center
1304 21st St NE
Austin, MN 55912
DATES: June 19 – August 4, 2023
AGES: 5 – 12
HOURS: 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
FEES: $299/week through June 4, $349 after (snacks included)
EXPERIENCES THEY’LL NEVER FORGET
A summer of fun, challenge, and adventure is a summer that changes you.
Learn the art of canoeing and kayaking, explore games with international origins, and complete team-building challenges.
Seek and identify plants like berries and wildflowers. We’ll learn the principles of responsible hiking, bouldering, and geocaching!
Go fish! We’ll design fishing rods and learn outdoor skills like building shelters, filtering water, and using the sun to produce energy.
Understanding nature ( and science)
Embrace your investigative mindset! Small creatures are lurking outside, and as young ecologists we’ll learn how to nurture and care for them and our earth. Become an amusement park ride designer, explore solar and wind energy, and construct underground structures.
Waterplay is the name of the game. We’ll swim in pools and lakes and fly down water slides!
Camp adventures come in all shapes and sizes! Here’s a sample schedule so you can see how your camper will gain skills and build memories they’ll treasure all year long.
*Program details and availability may vary from week to week.