Summer Camps

There are still a few spots open in our Nature Summer Camps!  Check out the full list of offerings for ages 2-17 and get signed up today!

For the 2018 year, the Ogden Nature Center is offering a large selection of nature camps, family programs and service learning opportunities specifically designed for ages 2 all the way through 17! 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. 

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Summer Camp Information and Camp Details

June

Volunteens – Ages 13-17
June 5th – August 9th
9am -12pm (every Tuesday and Thursday)
$45 for the summer (includes t-shirt)
Serve, learn and have fun with a unique program designed to get teens into the field this summer. Participate in citizen science, habitat restoration, Nature Center projects and more, all while making friends and giving back to the community. Volunteens work on and off-site with nature center staff in a fun, friendly, supervised learning environment.

Birds of a Feather – Ages 8-10
June 5th
8:30am -3:30pm
$45 per camper
$6 per camp T-shirt
Members receive a 10% discount, plus take an additional 10% off if your family signs up for more than one camp.

Come learn about our avian neighbors in this camp full of live animal demonstrations, bird watching and scientific inquiry. Find out how birds communicate, how they are adapted to different habitats and explore the science of flight.

SOLD OUT! - Toddler Tracks –Trail Tales– Ages 2-3 (guardians must accompany children)
June 6th – 9am-11am
Single Day
$15 per class (includes parent/child pair)
$6 for a camp t-shirt
Members receive a 10% discount, plus take an additional 10% off if your family signs up for more than one camp.

Cozy Corners out-of-doors are the perfect places for sharing stories! Come walk with us on our trails as we make story stops at our favorite natural hidden spots! Strollers or wagons are welcome for this program.

Under the Microscope – Ages 9-11
June 7th
8:30am -3:30pm
$45 per camper
$6 per camp T-shirt

Members receive a 10% discount, plus take an additional 10% off if your family signs up for more than one camp.

There’s an intricate and important world right under our feet and below the surface of the water. Come learn how to use different microscopes and tools to view this tiny world, as we get up close and personal with soil, plant cells and macroinvertebrates.

SOLD OUT! - Toddler Tracks –Mudpuppies– Ages 2-3 (guardians must accompany children)
June 8th – 9am-11am
Single Day
$15 per class (includes parent/child pair)
$6 for a camp t-shirt
Members receive a 10% discount, plus take an additional 10% off if your family signs up for more than one camp.

Join us as we get our hands dirty for some good old- fashioned mud fun. Find out what lives in the dirt as we dig holes, find worms, make tracks and hear stories all about dirt. Dress for the mess.

SOLD OUT! - Fledglings –Fables & Fairy Tales– Ages 4-6
June 11th -15th from 9am to 12 noon.
$25 per class
$6 for a camp t-shirt
Members receive a 10% discount, plus take an additional 10% off if your family signs up for more than one camp.

Stories become real as we explore the world of animals through the lens of classic children’s tales. Tortoises and rabbits will race, lazy grasshoppers will be caught, and Goldilocks will discover where bears really live. Play games, sing and read stories with us, in this week of literature come to life.

Mon –June 11th – The Tortoise & The Hare
Tues – June 12th - Aesop’s Fables: The Ant & The Grasshopper
Wed – June 13th – The Ugly Duckling
Thurs – June 14th – Goldilocks & the Three Bears
Fri – June 15th – The Greedy Python

X-treme Eco Adventure – Ages 11-14
June 18th -22nd
Mon-Wed – 8:30 to 3:30
Thursday 6pm ending Friday at 8:30am
$165 per class (includes camp t-shirt)

Members receive a 10% discount, plus take an additional 10% off if your family signs up for more than one camp.

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, GPS, fire starting, leadership, tracking and shelter-building skills learned along the way. Conquer these skills, and put your knowledge to the test in an all-out, end of camp treasure hunt. Who will win in this wild adventure?

SOLD OUT! - Working with Wildlife – Ages 12-16
June 26th
8:30am -3:30pm
$45 per camper
$6 per camp T-shirt
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 birds 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 falconer’s knot. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to get a sneak peek at wildlife care usually only available for volunteers over the age of 18.

Toddler Tracks –Animals at Work - Ages 2-3 (guardians must accompany children)
June 27th – 9am-11am
Single Day
$15 per class (includes parent/child pair)
$6 for a camp t-shirt
Members receive a 10% discount, plus take an additional 10% off if your family signs up for more than one camp.

Animals don’t wear suits, carry briefcases or clock into work, but they do have special jobs. Join us for an animal “career fair” where we learn what it takes to be a construction beaver, exterminator frog or farmer bird. Please do not bring siblings not enrolled in class (including infants)

SOLD OUT! - Caring for Creatures – Ages 9-11
June 28th
8:30am -3:30pm
$45 per camper
$6 per camp T-shirt

Snakes, Salamanders 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 creatures.

Toddler Tracks –Powerhouse Pollinators– Ages 2-3 (guardians must accompany children)
June 29th -9am to 11am
Single Day
$15 per class (includes parent/child pair)
$6 for a camp t-shirt
Members receive a 10% discount, plus take an additional 10% off if your family signs up for more than one camp.

Have you thanked a bee today? They’re responsible for about 1/3 of the food we eat every day! Come find out what other amazing pollinators help plants survive and humans thrive. Learn about bats, butterflies, hummingbirds and more through games, crafts and an up-close look at a real honeybee hive. Please do not bring siblings not enrolled in class (including infants).

July

Outdoor Science Skills –all ages welcome
July 5th
8-4pm
$30/family or group of 4/ $5 each additional participant
Fees are applied to family members age 3+. To register for this camp experience please call 801-621-7595. On-line registrations are not available for this camp. We are unable to offer Nature Center, sibling or multi-camp discounts for this program.

Join the Ogden Nature Center and the Boy Scouts Webelos Trailer for a fun filled day of Scout badge activities. Drop in for a few hours or spend the whole day visiting different science stations around the center. Participate in archery, make wrist rockets, learn about geology, trees, and demonstrate first responder skills. All students welcome! You do not need to be a Webelo to participate.

*This is not a typical nature center camp. All participants need to be accompanied by a parent or scout leader throughout the day. Pre-registration and drop-ins are welcome.

Nature without Limits, Jr. – Summer Adventure – Ages 2-6
July 6th
9am-12pm
$30 (includes accompanying adult)
$6 for a camp t-shirt
Specifically designed for children with special needs and their families, come have some fun in the sun as we explore nature in a sensory-friendly way. Activities may include water or mud, so be sure to bring an extra set of clothes if that’s what your little one needs to be comfortable.

Nature without Limits – Summer Camp Edition! –Ages 7-12
July 6th
1pm – 4pm
$30 (includes accompanying adult)
$6 for a camp t-shirt
Summer day camp for all abilities! Join us for all sorts of classic camp fun: adaptive games, friendship bracelets, nature walks, arts & crafts, and an interactive animal presentation.

SOLD OUT! - Creepy Crawly Critters – Ages 7-9
July 9th -13th
Mon-Wed – 8:30 to 3:30
Thursday 6pm ending Friday at 8:30am
$165 per class (includes camp t-shirt)

Members receive a 10% discount, plus take an additional 10% off if your family signs up for more than one camp.

Would you like an up-close and personal encounter with the creepy crawly critters that are moving around the nature center? Join us for a week-long 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.

Fledglings – Habitat Explorers (4-6)
July 16th-20th from 9 am to 12pm
$25 per camper/per day
$6 for a camp T-shirt
Members receive a 10% discount, plus take an additional 10% off if your family signs up for more than one camp.

Travel with us to wild places around the Nature Center in search of wonderful and wacky wildlife. Campers are sure to have a blast learning and visiting different biomes as we explore animal adaptations up-close.

Monday, July 16th –Mountains
Tuesday, July 17th – Deserts
Wednesday, July 18th – Fields
Thursday, July 19th – Forests
Friday, July 20th – Wetlands

SOLD OUT! - Eco-Art Adventure– Ages 9-12
July 25th-27th
Wed-Friday – 8:30 to 3:30
$125 per class (includes camp t-shirt)

Members receive a 10% discount, plus take an additional 10% off if your family signs up for more than one camp.

Delve into the world of explorers and adventurers as you create artwork based on the journals and travels of such people as John Muir, John James Audubon, and Lewis & Clark. Create illustrated adventure maps, build shelters, draw wild animals from life, and learn about painting with natural materials.

 August

SOLD OUT! - Family Camp-out: Songs, Skits, Stars and S’more’s
August 3rd-4th
6pm to 9am
$50/family of 4/ $5 each additional family member
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 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, 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.

Summer Scout Adventure Camp– Ages 9-11
August 6th -10th
Mon-Wed – 8:30 to 3:30
Thursday 6pm ending Friday at 8:30am
$165 (includes camp t-shirt)

Members receive a 10% discount, plus take an additional 10% off if your family signs up for more than one camp.

Cub scouts, Girl Scouts, and NON-Scouts – come join us for a week of fun and learning at the nature center, where we will draw inspiration from badge requirements of both Webelos and Junior Girl Scouts. Activities include first aid, archery, geocaching, and live animal demonstrations.

Water Wizards – Ages 8-10
August 14th
8:30am -3:30pm
$45 per camper
$6 per camp T-shirt

Flowing, floating, freezing and falling, water seeps into and out of our daily lives in so many ways. Plan to get wet as we dive into the wonderful world of water. Discover who lives beneath the ponds and what makes a wetland so special in this fun filled water exploration day.

SOLD OUT! - Toddler Tracks – Wetland Explorers– Ages 2-3 (guardians must accompany children)
August 15th – 9am-11am
Single Day
$15 per class (includes parent/child pair)
$6 for a camp t-shirt
Members receive a 10% discount, plus take an additional 10% off if your family signs up for more than one camp.

Who calls a pond home? Find out as we dip nets in the ponds, examine tiny creatures up close, read stories and poems about water wildlife, and create water art. Please do not bring siblings not enrolled in class (including infants).

Digging History – Ages 7-9
August 16th
8:30am -3:30pm
$45 per camper
$6 per camp t-shirt
Members receive a 10% discount, plus take an additional 10% off if your family signs up for more than one camp.

What did Utah once look like? Spend a day in the life of an archaeologist as you learn how scientists unearth facts and treasures about the lives of those who existed hundreds, thousands or even millions of years ago.

Toddler Tracks –What’s for Lunch? - Ages 2-3 (guardians must accompany children)
August 17th– 9am-11am
$15 per class (includes parent/child pair)
$6 for a camp t-shirt
Members receive a 10% discount, plus take an additional 10% off if your family signs up for more than one camp.

A rabbit for a raptor, some wood for a beaver and a bug for a bird! Explore teeth, talons and other tools that animals use to catch their lunch. Read stories, play games and create crafts focused on animal adaptations for survival. Please do not bring siblings not enrolled in class (including infants).

Girl’s Night Out – Ages 7-14
August 17th -18th
6pm to 8:30am
$50 (includes dinner, breakfast and badge)
$20 per attending adult
Girl Scouts, come join us for a multi-age, girls-only camp out at the nature center! Older girls will help mentor younger girls as we cook outside, learn knot tying, hike at dusk, play games in the dark, and watch the night sky. While you’re here, we’ll complete badges for Brownie Outdoor Adventurer, Junior Camper, and Cadette Night Owl.

*Please note that registration must be made at www.gsutah.org. We are unable to offer nature center, sibling or multi-camp discounts for this camp.

 

 Discounts

 Please note that ONC members receive 10% discount at the checkout. We are sorry but we  do not offer discounts for Dinosaur Park members, Tracy Aviary members or Union Station members. We also give 10% discount when your family signs up for more than one camp. (Both discounts are excluded from the Family Camp.)

You will be asked to provide a promotional code at checkout in order to receive these discounts. Please use the following discount codes when applicable.

  • If you're a member use code: ONCMEMBER17
  • If you have registered for more than one camp use code: DOUBLECAMP