Young Explorers Camps


Find our Summer Ecology Camps for 1st through 7th graders here.

The Kreher Preserve & Nature Center is offering our acclaimed Summer Ecology Camps in a format for our young explorers aged 3 years through entering Kindergarten.

Young Explorers Camp offers campers 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. Young Explorers Camps are 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, Young Explorers Camps will explore Backyard Bugs. We will be adventuring into the forest and learning about all the amazing insects, arthropods, and arachnids that call them home!

Camps run Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM until 12:00 PM. All weeks are designed for preschool aged children. Campers must be potty-trained by the beginning of camp. Choose one or more weeks of camp for your child(ren) when you register.

2022 Young Explorers Camp Dates

  • May 31 – June 3
  • June 6 – 10
  • June 13 – 17
  • June 20 – 24
  • June 27 – July 1
  • July 5 – 8
  • July 11 – 15
  • July 18 – 22
  • July 25 – 29

Young Explorers Camp is $150 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.

* There are only 4 days of camp at a discounted rate during the weeks of Memorial Day and Independence Day.

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.