Caterpillar (Preschool) Summer Programs

Caterpillar camps are for our preschool aged campers. From digging in the dirt, to making crafts from natural elements, and learning about local wildlife, we have something for everyone!

Students must be potty trained and 3 years old before the registered camp begins.


Preschool Camp runs from 9am-12pm and drop-off between 8:45-9am.

Please note: Program schedules, topics, and format are subject to change due to Covid-19 impacts and guidance.

Your child's safety is our #1 priority. To see our Covid-19 protocol click here

Also be sure to view our Registration and Financial Policies

Enrollment for 2021 Caterpillar camps have limited spots available!

To see available spots, register below or email to be added to the waitlist!

Slimy Soil Science

July 12th - July 16th

Dig deep and discover amazing life in the soil! We will marvel at the connections between geology, decomposition, the creation of life and natural habitats! Unearth microbe mysteries and create soil concoctions from sculptures to slime, while we learn about the world beneath our feet. Explore the underground trail in Avery Park in search of slimy creatures!

Register here!

Wild Nature Crafts

August 2nd - August 6th

Connect to our natural world by exploring all it has to offer! We will wildcraft natural paints, weave crowns, learn about edible flowers and plants grown in gardens and grown in the wild. Get your hands in the soil and learn more about the journey of your food from seed to plate.

Register here!

Fantasy Fauna

August 23rd - August 27th

Swim, jump, run, or fly- how do animals do it? Learn about special adaptations while handling live reptiles, amphibians, birds and mammals. Create your own amazing creature and explore the natural world through different eyes.

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Education Programs

Downtown Office

116 SW 4th Street
Corvallis, OR 97333

Avery House Nature Center

1200 SW Avery Park Drive
Corvallis, OR 97333

SAGE Garden

4485 SW Country Club Drive
Corvallis, OR 97333