2015 Summer Camps

Check out these fun camps!

For the 2015 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 9 am 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: $150/camp, includes camp T-shirt

X-treme Eco-Expedition - Ages 11-14 - June 15th – 19th

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 13th-17th

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.  

Animal Olympics- Ages 8-10 - July 27th -31st

Campers will explore the world of long jumpers, fast fliers, distance travelers and other amazing animal behaviors as they see how their skills stack up against animal athletes, do photo scavenger hunts around the Nature Center and create some fun crafts to take home.

Eco-Art Adventure - Ages 9-12 - August 3rd-7th

Let creativity be your guide as you find and create art in nature. Explore the world of plants and animals through drawing, painting, sculpting. Find nature's music through making sounds and rhythm, and experience favorite nature stories through dramatic play and imagination.

Please note: this camp will run Mon. - Fri. from 8:30 am - 3:30 pm with an art show at the end of camp on Friday,
from 3 - 4:30 pm. There will be no overnight campout 

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

Nature's Treasure Hunt- Ages 8-10 - June 10th

Explore how and why some creatures hide "treasures" and embark on a hunt of your own. Campers will learn about animals who hide things and learn to follow a map before launching into an odyssey around the Nature Center. A backpack for each camper and close-toed shoes are a must for this daylong adventure.

Peek in the Creek - Ages 9-11 - June 12th

Plan to get wet as we explore the wondrous world of water. Campers will investigate what lives in the Nature Center's canals and ponds, engae in nature boat races and other games while learning about the water cycle and how watersheds work.

Crafting with Nature - Ages 7-9 - July 1st

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.

Animal Care Technicians - Ages 12-16 - July 17th

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.

Nature's Magic & Mysteries - Ages 8-10 - July 22nd

From tiny seeds sprouting into giant trees to creatures that change shape as they grow - nature is filled with magic! Spend the day exploring nature's wonders through games and scientific experiments.

Field Fun for Fledglings

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: $22/day, $6 for camp t-shirt

Animal ABC's - Ages 4-6 - June 22nd- 26th

A is for ... Animals! Join us as we have some alphabet fun with animals. Play games, create crafts and explore nature through hands-on activities. Pick one day or stay and play the whole week.

Mon, June 22nd – A is for avocet, ants and antelope
Tues, June 23rd – B is for bear, beaver and birds
Weds, June 24th – C is for coyote, caterpillar and cormorants
Thurs, June 25th – D is for deer, dogs and the desert tortoise
Fri, June 26th – E is for eagle, earwig and elk

Animal Explorers - Ages 4-6 - July 6th -10th

Jump, crawl, run and climb your way around the Nature Center as we investigate animal movement. Discover what's so special about tortoise toes, fish fins and the spring-loaded legs of mule deer. Pick one day or stay for the whole week. Either way, campers are sure to have a blast learning and moving like the animals.

Mon, July 6th – Diggers
Tues, July 7th – Swimmers
Weds, July 8th – Crawlers
Thurs, July 9th – Builders
Fri, July 10th – Jumpers

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: $15/day, $6 for camp t-shirt

Are You My Mother? - Ages 2-3 - June 9th, 9-11 am

Baby foxes are called kits, baby frogs are called tadpoles, what do you call a baby lizard? Explore the world of baby animals with your toddler as we investigate all things that grow through songs, games, a story and a craft.

Good Night Owl- Ages 2-3 - June 11th , 9-11 am

Whooo's Awake? Me too! Bring your little one to learn about owls, bats, moths and other creatures who come out to play at night. Explore nighttime nature through hands on activities, songs, games, a story and a craft.

Nature's Palette - Ages 2-3 - June 30th, 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 - July 2nd, 9-11 am

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

Land to Sea: Turtle, Tortoise and me - Ages 2-3 - July 21st, 9-11 am

Investigate the secret world of turtles and tortoises. Find out who lives in water and which one digs burrows on land. Play games, read stories and create crafts all about our shelled reptile friends.

Mudpuppies - Ages 2-3 - July 23rd, 9-11 am

Get your hands dirty with some good old-fashioned mud fun. Find out why soil is so important as we dig holes, find works, make tracks, paint with mud and hear stories about animals in burrows. Dress for the mess!

Family Camp

Songs, Skits, Stars, and Smore's – July 10th -11th  – 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!