Caterpillar Camps! Ages 4-5

Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Extended AM and flexible daily scheduling available

Wildlife Scientists

June 19th – 23rd Become a detective of the vertebrate world.  Investigating and classifying wildlife with skulls, skeletons, fur, anatomy and optional dissections. Register Here

Thursday Field Trip: Peavy Arboretum

Birding & Building

July 5th – 7th Soar with the ospreys, hoot with the owls, and rap with the woodpeckers as we ascend into the world of birds. Build bird houses, create a habitat for hummingbirds, learn bird calls and get a close up look at local species! Register Here

Thursday Field Trip: Finley NWR (Transportation Fee: $20)

Animal Artists

July 17th – 21st Explore the animal kingdom through a variety of artistic techniques and creative projects! Getting up close and hands on with mammals, reptiles, amphibians, birds and fish will inspire and inform our sketches, sculptures and mixed media art using traditional and natural materials. Register Here

Field Trip : MLK park


NaturePlay Preschool Classes! Ages 3-5

Thursday Morning Classes  9-12:00am


Thursday Afternoon Class 12:30-3:30pm

Slither & Slime
June 8th, 15th, 22nd & 29th
Little explorers will get hands on with our frogs, salamanders, snakes and turtles. We will learn the differences between amphibians and reptiles. Our art projects focus on texture and pattern recognition. Register Here


Friends in Flight
July 6th, 13th, 17th & 27th
Investigate flight with bees, butterflies, birds and bats! Why are things wings so different? We will explore the wonders of flight throughout the animal kingdom. Our art projects will allow our creativity to flit float and flutter! Register Here


Water Wonders
August 3rd, 10th, 17th & 24th
Dive into all things aquatic from bugs to beavers! With nets in hand we will venture to the waters edge learning about water striders and whirligigs! Projects will be a watery wonder of colors and critters! Register Here 




Classes include hands-on outdoor play and experiential learning from local wildlife in every class. Children discover the excitement and fun in nature with songs, stories, play, movement games, and multi-sensory nature art creations.

Outdoor learning and play experiences have numerous benefits for children some of which include; confidence, gross motor development, empathy, peripheral vision, social interactions, brain function and overall health.

Must be potty trained and mostly potty independent. We can not take high need students or kids that consistently try to run away. Parents are welcome to stay at class if needed.
Caterpillar Camps – $ 125 for full week of 1/2 Day Camp or $25/class for flexible scheduling. $6 for Early Bird Care
NaturePlay Classes – $100 for full 4 week monthly session or PM class option to register $25/class for flexible scheduling.
We strive to make our programs available to all. Funding is available this year through the charitable contribution from Many Hands Trading’s Day of Sharing. Please fill out this form BEFORE REGISTERING.
You must fill out a Guardian Information and Medial Release once a year or if any information changes. You can do multiple children on each form and you only need one no matter how many programs you participate in.