Day Camps/Youth Programs

 

The Kreher Preserve and Nature Center offers members a spring break camp in March as well as preschool programs each spring, summer, and fall and ecology youth camps during the summer months.

Spring Break Camp

The Kreher Preserve and Nature Center will offer its Spring Break Camp March 14, 15, and 16 from 8: 00 a.m – 3:00 p.m. for 1st – 6th grades. Our theme this year is Spring Peepers! Campers will join the KPNC naturalists for three days outside welcoming the arrival of spring! Learn all about our Alabama plants, reptiles, amphibians, and mammals through hiking, gardening, arts and crafts and other fun activities out and about the preserve. 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 February 8th and forms will be available. Click this Spring Peepers registration link.

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 FallForestFriendsenvironmental 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. A 3-week summer session is also scheduled for July. See our interactive calendar for details.

Summer Ecology Camps

This year’s summer ecology camp theme is Water Wonder for 1st– 4th graders! Hungers Games camp will be held for 5-7th graders. See calendar for dates for your campers. Campers will enjoy learning all about the water cycle and the role water plays in our natural ecosystem. Have you ever asked yourself where water comes from? How it helps plants to grow? or Where it goes after it rains? Learn all this and more at this year’s summer ecology camp! Explore the importance of water in the lives of animals, plants, and humans as well as the impact we can have on wise use and management of our water resources through active and participatory nature studies, crafts, games, hikes, 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 8:00a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Drop off begins at 7:45 a.m. Registration forms will be available for download beginning April 1. To view the camp dates for each grade level, visit the interactive calendar for  details.

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 (preserve@auburn.edu).