Day Camps/Youth Programs


The Kreher Preserve and Nature Center 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. A shortened summer session is also scheduled. See calendar for details.

Summer Ecology Camps

This year’s summer ecology camp theme is Flying High! Birds fly! Bats fly! Dragonflies fly! Campers will learn all about the amazing flights of our friends in nature and of man’s venture to fly too! Campers will enjoy nature studies, crafts, games, hikes and more. For upcoming 1st – 7th grades. Registration is $100 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 – 12:00 p.m. Drop off begins at 7:45 a.m. Registration forms will be available for download from beginning April 1. Camps are held in May and June. To view the camp dates for each grade level, visit the interactive calendar for  details.

Spring Break Camp

The Kreher Preserve & Nature Center will offer its Spring Break Camp March 23, 24, 25 from 7:30 a.m – 3:30 p.m. for 1st – 6th grades. Children will enjoy a day outside learning all about our blossoming Alabama plants, busy honey bees, fish and native animals through hiking, fishing, gardening and other fun activities around the preserve. Snacks will be provided; however children should bring their lunch and a refillable water bottle each day. Sessions are $40 per day or $100 for all three days. $30 per day per additional child. Registration begins March 2. Visit or email for registrations forms (available March 2) and additional information.

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 (