Seasonal Camps

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.



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).

BNC members receive discounts and priority registration.

Interested in becoming a member? Click here for more information!

Click the photo below to view our 2018 Summer Day Camp Brochure!

 Use this link for viewing on mobile devices (cell phones, iPads, etc.)

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 camp 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: 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

Camp Registration

Thanks to donors and sponsors, we offer Camperships (camp scholarships) to families who may not be able to afford Summer Day Camp. A limited number of camperships are available each summer.


Check out our 2018 Summer Day Camp Brochure at the top of the page to learn about our camps. From there, you can 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.

Nature Buds

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.


Wild Sprouts

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.


Trail Blazers

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.


Outdoor Explorers

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.


Register for Camp Cool Down!

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.

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.


Please check back for 2019 Winter Break Camp details.


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.


Please check back for 2019 Spring Break Camp details.


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.

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 or call 616-735-6240 ext. 102

Please contact our Community Programs Manager regarding Winter or Spring Break Camps at or call 616-735-6240 ext. 111

¿Tiene preguntas sobre el campamento de verano? Por favor mande un email a o llame 616-735-6240 extensión 115

2018 Summer Day Camp Sponsors