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Camp Materials

Discovery Day Camp Brochure- available soon

Junior Discovery Day Camp Brochure- available soon

Frequently Asked Questions/Parent Manual

Camp Packet- Online submission

Camp Packet- Paper version

Camp Donation Wish List

Pre-K Camp Schedule

Camp Schedule (Kindergarten-6th grade camps)

Junior Camp Schedule


 

Registration Information-

Registration begins for Family Members and above

on Thursday, March 16th at 9 a.m. and open to the

public on Friday, March 17th at 9 a.m. Forms can

be found with the links below. 

MEMBER ONLY Discovery Day Camp Registration

Discovery Day Camp Registration 

 

Kindergarten-Junior 

grade camps:

Non-members $185.00 per camper

TNI members receive a 10% discount        

Kindergarten through 3rd and 4th grade camps are
M-F from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

5th and 6th grade camp is M-W from 8:30 a.m.

to 3 p.m. and Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Junior camp is W-Sat with Friday being an

overnight camp-out

Pre-K camp: 

Non-members $125.00 per camper

TNI Members receive 10% off

Pre-K camp is M-F from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

 

Tuition includes: the $25 registration fee, a TNI

camp t-shirt, take home crafts, 5:1 camper to

counselor ratio, educational curriculum, guest

speaker and a Friday family program and picnic.

 

We accept check, cash, credit or debit cards.

Become a member of TNI and save!

You can join online by visiting our homepage and clicking on the ‘Become a Member’ icon. You will also find an option there to print off and mail in a membership form. Thank you to all our current members for your continued support!

 

What is Discovery Day Camp at The Nature Institute?

 

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Did you know that children are spending half as much time outdoors as they did 20 years ago? Yet, children who get outside can be physically active, more creative, less aggressive, and show better concentration.

You will find our Discovery Day Camp to be a perfect place for fun, educational opportunity for your children to interact with nature. Your child won’t just hear about the outdoors, they will go out into the natural world and experience it for themselves! Your children may get their feet wet wading in a creek, create a tie-dye shirt, or catch their first fish.

The Nature Institute has offered a quality day camp experiences for the youth of Riverbend area for over 30 years. Our staff will provide a safe, caring atmosphere with age appropriate activities for children aged Pre-K through 6th grade.
Campers will have a fun, hands-on, outdoor experience while developing a lifelong love and appreciation of our natural world. Campers will experience outdoor fun while they learn through activities, hikes, free play, arts and crafts, and more!

Children will observe wild animals in the woodlands and prairies during camp. They will learn how to improve habitats, read what nature is telling them, understand which animals are in danger of extinction, and also what animals have made a comeback due to habitat improvement. Participants will learn how to take positive actions outdoors and become good stewards of the land in their own backyard.

2017 Discovery Day Camp Dates

June 5-9, 2017- pre-k 8:30 a.m. to noon
June 12-16, 2017- Kindergarten 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. 
June 19-23, 2017- 1st and 2nd grade 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. 
June 26-30, 2017- 3rd and 4th grade 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
July 5-8, 2017- Junior Camp 7-12 grade Time TBD
July 10-14, 2017- 5th-6th grade 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
July 17-21, 2017- 1st-2nd grade 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
July 24-28, 2017- 3rd-4th grade 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

More info on each session to be announced.

Registration 

Registration begins for Family Members and above on Thursday, March 16th at 9 a.m. and open to the public on Friday, March 17th at 9 a.m. Forms can be found with the links below. 

MEMBER ONLY Discovery Day Camp Registration

Discovery Day Camp Registration