2016 Summer Camps

Registration Now Open!

Check out these fun camps!

For the 2016 year, the Ogden Nature Center is offering a large selection of nature camps specifically designed for ages 2 all the way through 16!  Choose a theme that best suites your child.  We have week-long day camps -- some with an overnighter under the stars -- partial-day adventures for the very young, and a family campout for all ages. 

Sign up for camps! 

Or, please call 801-621-7595 to register your child for a camp over the phone.

Costs are listed below. Please note that ONC members receive 10% discount at the checkout. We also give 10% discount when your family signs up for more than one camp. (Both discounts are excluded from the Family Camp.)

Full Week Camps

Become immersed in the outdoors with a week-long nature camp! Held from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm, Mon. – Weds. with an overnight campout starting at 6 pm Thursday and ending at 8:30am Friday morning. Dinner and breakfast are provided. After-hours care is available until 5 pm Mon. – Weds. Tents and sleeping bags are available for students who do not own their own. Tents are shared with same gender campers only.

Cost: $165/camp, includes camp T-shirt

X-treme Eco-Expedition - Ages 11-14 - June 13th – 17th

Think you know what it takes to survive in the wild? Challenge yourself in the ultimate nature adventure. Learn how to read nature and prepare yourself for survival using basic first aid, map reading, fire starting, leadership, tracking and shelter-building skills learned along the way. Conquer the compass and GPS, and put your skills to the test in an all-out, end-of-camp treasure hunt. Who will win in this wild adventure?

Creepy Crawly Critters- Ages 7-9 - July 11th-15th

Would you like an up-close and personal encounter with the creepy crawly critters that are movoing around the nature center? Join us for a weeklong adventure discovering and investigating the flying, crawling, and slithering creatures that call ONC home. Become a nature spy as we dig through pond muck and search fields high and low for snakes, lizards, insects, spiders and more. Play games and enjoy activities that help us understand and appreciate the creepy crawly critters all around us.  

Monsters & Myths- Ages 8-10 - August 1st - 5th

**Please note that there was a error in the summer camp brochure. The date of this camp is from August 1st to August 5th.

From fear of the dark, to a porcupine's quills, to freaky fictional creatures, campers will explore the truth behind nature's scary side and learn some of the myths and stories behind our fears.

Eco-Art Adventure - Ages 9-12 - July 6th - 8th

8:30 - 3:30 - Wednesday through Friday

After-hours care is available until 5pm

Cost: $110/camp, includes camp T-shirt

Let creativity be your guide as you explore plants, animals, and nature's cycles through painting, scultping, and mixed-media collage. Show off your efforts the last day with an art show for camper's families.

Single Day Adventures

Single-day adventures are great for those interested in specific topics and they are easy to squeeze into busy summer schedules. One Day Adventures are from 8:30 am - 3:30 pm. After hours care is available until 5 pm.

Cost: $42/day, $6 for camp t-shirt

Birds of a Feather- Ages 9-11 - June 7th

What makes a bird a bird? Which feathers fit where? Just how do birds fly anyway? Find answers to these and other questions as you play games, create crafts and meet some live birds up-close.

It's all Fun & Games - Ages 7-9 - June 9th

Active play is the order of the day as campers hide, chase, and plot stratagies in a camp that revolves around old fashioned outdoor games. Enjoy some old favorites and learn some new ones as you romp in the sunshine and compete for fun.

Caring for Animals - Ages 9-11 - June 28th

Snakes, Slamander and Spiders! All our critters need care. Help us feed, clean and care for our smaller critters as we investigate what animals in captivity need. Feed a tarantula, exercise a desert tortoise, and clean a milk snake's cage in this day devoted to caring for animals.

Working with Wildlife - Ages 12-16 - June 30th

So you want to work with animals? Spend a day with our wildlife specialist to get a taste of the future. Enjoy all the fun of camp along with real-world experience in this hands-on animal adventure. Get up close and personal with our resident animals as you learn what it takes to keep them happy and healthy. Try your hand at radio-tracking, food preparation and race your fellow campers in tying a proper falconers knot. Don't miss out on this opportunity to get a sneak peak at wildlife care usually only available for volunteers over the age of 18.

Crafting with Nature - Ages 7-9 - July 26th

Creative campers will enjoy this full day of crafting with nature. From creating river stone and pine-cone critters to making leaf and shadow prints, children will use what nature provides to make fun projects to take home.

Reptile Round-up - Ages 8-10 - July 28th

Turtles, snakes and lizards - reptiles come in many shapes and sizes. Meet some live reptiles up-close and enjoy games and crafts to investigate what helps these cool creatures thrive in Utah's deserts.


Perfect for the littles who are able to be at the Nature Center without mom or dad! Ages 4-6. Pick one day or stay for the whole week (Mon. - Fri., 9 am – 12 noon).

Cost: $24/day, $6 for camp t-shirt

Animal Explorers - Ages 4-6 - June 20th - 24th

Scales and skin, fins, fur and feathers - animals have them all! Examine reall skulls and pelts, capture insects, and meet some feathered friends as you explore the fantastic world of animals through songs, games, crafts and stories.

Mon, June 20th - Rockin Reptiles and Awesome Amphibians
Tues, June 21st - Bear Necessities
Weds, June 22nd -Insect Investigation
Thurs, June 23rd - Fintastic Fish
Fri, June 24th - Bird Brains

Sense-sational Nature - Ages 4-6 - July 18th -22nd

Explore yoru five senses by investigating how animals use sight, smell, touch, taste and sound to interact with each other and survive. Play games, sing fun songs, read stories, and make a cook craft each day.

Mon, July 18th - Seeing through wildlife eyes
Tues, July 19th - Sniffing out Lunch
Weds, July 20th - Raccoon paws and porcupine quills
Thurs, July 21st -Butterfly feet can taste yummy treats
Fri, July 22nd - Tweet, bellow, howl and other nature sounds

Toddler Tracks

Single-day, outdoor learning for the tiniest tots. Ages 2-3. Guardians must accompany children. All Toddler Tracks camps are from 9-11 am.

Cost: $16/day, $6 for camp t-shirt

Nature's Palette - Ages 2-3 - June 8th, 9-11 am

Dress in your not-so-best and join the Ogden Nature Center staff in a messy art exploration day. Play with paint, dirt, leaves, sticks and more as you use nature's palette to create works of art.

Counting Creatures- Ages 2-3 - June 10th , 9-11 am

One, two, three, how many deer do you see? Explore numbers in nature as we play game, read stories and create crafts all focused on counting.

Bird Bonanza - Ages 2-3 - June 29th, 9-11 am

Investigate beaks and feet and tweets and twitters through a play-filled day about birds. We'll sing songs, make crafts, play games, and meet a live bird as we figure out what makes a bird a bird!

Buds, Blooms, Butterflies - Ages 2-3 - July 1st, 9-11 am

Enjoy the wonder of beautiful butterflies, buzzing bees, and blossoming buds as you and your tot explore the colorful world of flowers and their pollinators. Sing songs, play silly games and make a fun craft in this hands-on frolic with nature.

The Shape of Nature - Ages 2-3 - July 27th, 9-11 am

From tree cookie circles to triangle leaves, nature has so many shapes! Look for shapes while exploring the outdoors, playing games, reading stories adn creating crafts that show just where nature's shapes can be found.

Splish, Splash! - Ages 2-3 - July 29th, 9-11 am

Prepare to get wet as we learn about things that float and sink, figure out how water moves, investigate the kinds of animals that live in water and splash around for fun. Dress for the mess!

Family Camp

Songs, Skits, Stars, and Smore's – July 29th-30th  – 6 pm Friday to 9 am Saturday

Cost: $50/family of 4 / $5 each additional family member (please note there are no additional discounts for Family Camp)

Camp under the stars with your family at the Ogden Nature Center's Dumke Picnic Grove. Take a guided hike through the center and learn about the nocturnal creatures that inhabit the preserve at night. Songs, skits and s'mores will cap off the evening before you slumber under the stars. We will provide the entertainment, drinks, s'mores and breakfast. Bring your own tent, sleeping bags, mess kit and a picnic dinner. Space is limited to 8 families and registration is required.

Sign up for Summer Camps!