Day Camps/Youth Programs

Spring Break Camp

KPNC will offer its Spring Break Camp “Nature Getaway” on March 12, 13 and 14 for Auburn City Schools and March 19, 20 and 21 from 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. for 1st – 6th grades. Campers will join the Kreher Preserve & Nature Center naturalists for three days learning about different environments found around the southeast and our local community. We will explore the unique characteristics of these as we ‘getaway’ on some new adventures! Campers will participate in games, crafts, hikes and more.

Snacks will be provided; however children should bring their lunch and a refillable water bottle each day. Sessions are $120 (members), $130 (non-members) for all three days. Registration begins January 22.   

March 12-14:  Register Here!   

March 19- 21 Register Here!

Forest Friends

This award winning program is held each spring and fall and offers a unique educational experience for preschool children and their parents that incorporates hands-on activities with nature and environmental awareness. Children will learn about a different topic each week of the 6-week session. Membership at the Magnolia level ($35) or above is required for registration. Registration is $45 for first child; a $5 discount for 2nd child is provided.  Play date for registration and get to know everyone  is March 6. See our interactive calendar or Facebook page for details.

Summer Ecology Camps

This year’s summer ecology camp theme is “Unhuggables” like snakes, scorpions, bees, skunks and poison ivy. We will explore why these animals, insects and plants aren’t so huggable, but how they all have an important role in our ecosystem. Using the natural environment of the Kreher Preserve and Nature Center as our outdoor classroom, we will investigate these unhuggables animals, plants and insects through active and participatory nature studies, hikes, games and more.

Registration is $110 and includes a daily snack, all activities and projects, and a camp t-shirt. Membership at the Magnolia level ($35 or above) is required for registration. All sessions are 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Drop off begins at 7:45 a.m. Registration begins January 22nd. Register here! 


Camp Discovery(3rd-4th grade): May 29th-June 1st (Family Night Session May 31st)
Young Naturalist (1st-2nd grade): June 4th-June 8th
Auburn Adventure Camp (5th-7th grade): June 11-June 15
Young Naturalist  (1st-2nd grade): June 18-June 22
Explorers (1st-7th grade): June 25-June 29


Visit the interactive calendar to learn more about camps and preschool programs or contact the Kreher Preserve and Nature Center at (334) 844-8091 or e-mail (