Start a wild adventure at one of Blandford’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.
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 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 Spring Break Camps are sold as a full-week package: $140 for members and $180 for non-members.
- Campers should come prepared with outerwear (rain/cold weather), a snack, lunch and a water bottle.
- Monday – Wonderful Wetlands
- Tuesday – Time Machine Tuesday
- Wednesday – Raptors of Michigan
- Thursday – Down on the Farm
- Friday – Spring Fever; Gone Wild
Summer Camp registration opens on February 5th for members and March 5th for non-members!
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).
Interested in becoming a member? Click here for more information!
Click the photo below to view our 2018 Summer Day Camp Brochure!
Already registered for camp?
Check out our Camp Information Guides for more information on check-in/check-out, what to bring, and expectations.
The standard guide applies to all camps except the ones specified below.
The farm camp guide only applies to the following camps:
Cycles of the Farm: June 18-22
Farmyard Friends: June 25-29
Farm Eco-Engineers: July 9-13
Farmyard Friends: July 16-20
Garden Guardians: July 23-27
Farm Stand: July 30-August 6
Pig-casso: August 6-10
NOW ACCEPTING CAMPERSHIP APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2018 SEASON!
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. After you apply below, please wait for a confirmation before registering. We will provide you with a discount code to use at registration.
Thank you for your interest! If you have questions, please email email@example.com or call 616-735-6240 ext. 102.
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.
Ages 4-5 years old.
Nature Bud campers are ready for their first camp experience! Camps run half a day from 9am-12pm.
Children must be able to use the toilet independently
as our facility is not licensed for diaper changing.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
2018 Winter Break Camp has passed! Please check back for information about 2019 Winter Break Camp.
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. 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.
Please contact the Registrar regarding Summer Camps at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 616-735-6240 ext. 102
Please contact our Community Programs Manager regarding Winter or Spring Break Camps at email@example.com or call 616-735-6240 ext. 111
¿Tiene preguntas sobre el campamento de verano? Por favor mande un email a firstname.lastname@example.org o llame 616-735-6240 extensión 115
Our 2018 Camp Sponsors