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Seasonal Camps

Start a wild adventure at one of Blandford Nature Center’s Camps! 

Our enthusiastic camp instructors are waiting to share an amazing world of wonder with your child. Here, nature is the guide — and it leads us to tadpoles in the pond, pioneers in the garden and feet in the mud! We look forward to helping your family discover the wonders of the seasons.

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Winter is no reason to stay inside, get your kids outside at BNC for a winter adventure! Take hikes, see animals, make shelters and play plenty of games during the active winter break camp. 

Camp details:

  • Winter Break Camps are offered to children in grades K-6th.
  • Each day of camp starts at 9:00am and ends at 4:00pm.
  • This year’s Winter Break Camps are sold as a full-week package: Session 1 (3 days) is $90 for members and $108 for non members) Session 2 (4 days) is $120 for members and $144 for non members
  • Campers should come prepared with winter outerwear, snack, lunch and waterbottle.

Session camp themes are as follows:

Session 1:

  • December 27 2017: Arctic Adventures
  • December 28 2017: Frosty Friends
  • December 29 2017: Winter in the Blandford Woods

Session 2:

  • January 2, 2018: Winter Survival
  • January 3, 2018: Native American Winter
  • January 4, 2018: Snow Art
  • January 5, 2018: Winter Animal Adaptations

 

Winter Break Camp

Summer Camp information coming soon! Registration will open in early February for members and early March for non-members.

Please remember that in order to qualify for a member rate, your membership must be current when your camper(s) selected camps begin in order to receive member benefits associated with Summer Camp (priority registration and pricing).

You can add a membership to your cart as you register for camps or you can click here to renew or purchase a membership right away!

Already registered for camp?

Check out our Camp Information Guides for more information on check-in/check-out, what to bring, and expectations.

Click here for the standard information guide!

The standard guide applies to all camps except the ones specified below.

Click here for the farm camp information guide!

The farm camp guide only applies to the following camps:

Cycles of the Farm Camp (June 19-23)

Farm Eco-Entrepenuers (July 17-21)

Goats, Pigs, Chickens – Oh My (July 24-28)

Farm Eco-Engineers (August 7-11)

VanGoats (August 14-18)

Follow the steps below to register for camp(s):

2018 CAMPERSHIP INFORMATION WILL BE AVAILABLE SOON!

Thanks to the generosity of our donors and corporate sponsors, we are able to offer Camperships to families that might not be able to afford a camp experience. A limited number of camperships are available each summer. Once you apply by clicking the image below, please wait for a confirmation before registering. We will provide you with a discount code to use at registration.

 

Please check back soon for Campership information about the 2018 Summer Camp Season! 

Thank you for your interest! If you have questions, please email Diana at diana@blandfordnaturecenter.org or call 616-725-6240 ext. 102.

We are ready to help your kiddo discover the outdoors this summer! Please check back soon to view our 2018 Camp Brochure below to learn more about Blandford Nature Center camps and to pick out sessions that align with your child’s age group, schedule and interests.

Please read the below carefully and remember that your membership must be current when your camper(s) selected camps begin in order to receive member benefits associated with Summer Camp including priority registration and pricing. Click on the applicable age group name below when you’re ready to register.

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Ages 4-5 years old.

Nature Bud campers are ready for their first camp experience! Camps run half a day including an AM Session (9am-12pm) and a PM Session (1pm-4pm).

Children must be able to use the toilet independently
as our facility is not licensed for diaper changing.

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Ages 6-7 years old.

Wild Sprouts are prepared for a full day of camp adventures. Specialty topics and amazing experiences await! Camps run from 9am-4pm.

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Ages 8-9 years old.

Trail Blazers are seasoned summer campers who are excited to dive back into summer at Blandford. Specialty topics and field trips await! Camps run from 9am-4pm.

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Ages 10-12 years old.

Outdoor Explorers are ready to explore further and to share their experiences with others. Specialty topics and field trips await! Camps run from 9am-4pm.

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Camp Cool Down offers your camper the ability to unwind from a full day of action-packed activities in a relaxed, quiet atmosphere; reading stories and playing games while you enjoy the added benefit of an extra hour of time. Available to full-day campers.

Your child will be enrolled once we have received your completed online registration and payment. Immediately after registering online, you should receive an email receipt that confirms your purchase. Retain that receipt for your files. Please call the Registrar at 616-735-6240 if you have any questions regarding the processing of your registration.

One week prior to each session you’re registered for, you’ll also receive a confirmation email. The packet will contain session information, camp preparation tips, and a map to Blandford Nature Center.

Do you have Spring fever?!…get your kids outside at Blandford Nature Center for a spring adventure! Take hikes, see animals, make nature art and see how many signs of spring you can find!

Spring Break Camp information coming soon! Please check back in early February for more information.

 

Spring Break Campers are NOT given a camp t-shirt. This is an error in our registration form. Sorry for the confusion.

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Summer Camp Aides:

Each summer, Blandford provides an opportunity for teens ages 13-18 to volunteer for 1-2 weeks as a Summer Camp Aide. While we are no longer accepting new applications for the 2017 Summer Camp Season, you can find out more general information about this opportunity by clicking here. If you’ve already applied to be a camp aide, the page also provides helpful links to additional paperwork, FAQs, etc.

Questions:

Please contact Diana, Program Manager, regarding Summer Camps at 616.735.6240 ext. 102 or email: diana@blandfordnaturecenter.org.

Please contact Renee, Community Programs Manager, regarding Winter or Spring Break Camps at 616.735.6240 ext. 111 or email: renee@blandfordnaturecenter.org.

Our 2017 Camp Sponsors