Summer Camps/Youth Programs


The Forest Ecology Preserve offers member ecology camps and preschool programs each spring, summer and fall for preschoolers and young children.

Forest Friends

This award winning program is held each spring and fall and offers a unique educational experience for pre-school 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 Magnolia level ($35) or above is required for registration. Registration is $40 for first child; a $5 discount for 2nd child is provided.

Summer Ecology Camps

These exciting week-long camps are designed for children from 1st to 7th grades and incorporate scientific and nature-based learning with hands-on activities, hikes, games and crafts. Membership at Magnolia level ($35) or above is required for camp registration. Registration is $100 and includes a daily snack, all activities and projects and a camp t-shirt.  Camps are held in May and June. To view the camp dates for each grade level, visit the interactive calendar for  details or download the most recent camp registration form.

Spring Break Camp

During this short session, children will learn all about our blossoming Alabama plants, busy honey bees, fish and native animals through hiking, fishing, gardening and other fun activities around the preserve. Spring Break Camp is designed for current 1st-6th graders. Registration is $20 for members and $25 for non-members per child, per day. Membership is not required for registration.

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