Summer Ecology Camp


Find our Young Explorers Camps for preschool and kindergarten students here.

The Kreher Preserve & Nature Center Summer Ecology Camp offers the opportunity to learn through nature in a safe and beautiful environment.  Campers will experience complete, nature-based lessons covering diverse educational topics; and enjoy exercise and fresh air through hikes and time on the Nature Playground.  Summer Ecology Camp is a great opportunity for your children to socialize with their peers, learn about nature and the important role it has in our lives, and see wildlife up close.

This year, Summer Ecology Camps will explore Backyard Bugs. We will learn and explore the insects, arthropods, and arachnids that are a part of our lives everyday. From the creepy crawly ones to the cute ones, these bugs are an integral part of our ecosystem and provide an invaluable benefit to our world.

Camps run Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM until 12:00 PM.  Drop off begins at 7:45 AM.  Each week is designed for a different age group, with the two Explorers weeks designed for mixed ages. Choose one or two weeks of camp for your child(ren) when you register.

2022 Summer Ecology Camp Schedule

Camp Discoveryupcoming grades 3-45/31-6/3
Young Naturalistsupcoming grades 1-26/6-6/10
Explorersupcoming grades 1-76/13-6/17
Junior Rangersupcoming grades 5-76/20-6/24
Explorersupcoming grades 1-76/27-7/01

Registration opens January 19, 2022. Summer Ecology Camp is $150 per camper for all five days* ($135 for members) and includes a daily snack, all camp activities, and a camp t-shirt.  A discount of 10% per camper is available for siblings living in the same household.

* Due to Memorial Day holiday, Camp Discovery includes four days of camp and one evening session where parents/caregivers are invited to attend.

This program will be held at the Kreher Preserve & Nature Center unless otherwise noted. The nature center is located at 2222 N. College Street near the AU Fisheries and Hwy 280. For more information, visit, email, or call 334-844-8091.