Summer Camps

Nature Education Summer Camp

Summer is more fun when you’re outside and enjoying nature! Registration for summer camps will open March 22. Continue to check back for more details about our camps!

Each camper receives a snack each day and Oliver Nature Park T-shirt with the registration fee.  Classes will fill quickly due to the small class size for each camp.

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Bug’s Life (5-9Y)

Monday - Friday - 06/11-06/15, 9 AM-12 PM - $80/$82

Campers will learn all about insects and their allies. During the week we will investigate life cycles, learn scientific names, and even catch a few bug friends. On Friday, families will be invited back for an evening of exploring with their children. We will discover the insects that live in the park at night. Oliver Nature Park t-shirt and daily snack is included in registration fee. Pre-registration required by the Friday prior at 9am.

Science Starter Pack (9-14Y)

Monday - Friday - 06/18-06/22, 9 AM-1 PM - $100/$102

Are you interested in science? Enjoy a science starter pack and learn about a different field of science each day! We will learn about topics in astronomy, biology, chemistry, geology, and physics. Then, we will put our new knowledge to use with experiments and hands-on demonstrations. We will also take hikes through Oliver Nature Park to make observations of scientific principles in nature. Oliver Nature Park t-shirt and daily snack is included in registration fee. Pre-registration required by the Friday prior at 9am.

Nature’s Artists (5-9Y)

Monday - Friday - 07/09-07/13, 9 AM-12 PM - $80/$82

Join us for an art based nature camp at Oliver Nature Park.   Students will complete many art crafts throughout the week based around the beauty of nature.  They will learn where our materials come from, why each material is important to our surroundings, and what materials we would not want to use from the forest.  A few of the crafts the students will create include of paper, paintbrushes, animals from natural materials, and so much more!  Oliver Nature Park t-shirt and daily snack is included in registration fee. Pre-registration required by the Friday prior at 9am.

Adventure Camp 

Monday - Friday - 06/04-06/08, 6-9 PM - $80/$82 - (7-10Y)

Monday - Friday - 07/23-07/27, 6-9 PM - $80/$82 - (10-14Y)

Looking to have an outdoor adventure close to home this summer? Come to Adventure Camp to try out your new outdoor skills! We will learn about fishing, wildlife ID, hiking, and more! The camper’s immediate family will be invited to stay for an evening of fun on Friday during class. Campers will demonstrate to their siblings the skills they have learned throughout the week. The evening will end with a campfire and s'mores. Oliver Nature Park t-shirt and daily snack is included in registration fee. Pre-registration required by the Friday prior at 9am.

Eco Explores (5-9Y)

Monday - Friday - 06/25-06/29, 9 AM-12 PM - $80/$82

In this exploration camp, students will learn all about the different ecosystems at Oliver Nature Park. Throughout the week we will discover how the plants, animals, and insects interact with the living and non-living environment within the ponds, forest, and prairie. Oliver Nature Park t-shirt and daily snack is included in registration fee. Preregistration required by the Friday prior at 9am.

Back to Nature (9-14Y)

Saturday - 08/04, 6-9 PM - $25/$27

Do you love technology but want to get back to nature? Join us for this 3 hour camp and try different apps that you can enjoy outdoors! We will explore apps including geocaching, iNaturalist, Pokemon Go, eBird, and Skyview. Oliver Nature Park t-shirt is included in registration fee. Pre-registration required by the Friday prior at 9am.

Registration

All Nature Education programs require pre-registration, unless listed otherwise. Click here for more information and to register.  Don’t forget: if you are a MAC member, you get an additional $2 off per participant.  Spots are limited!  For any questions, please contact us at olivernaturepark@mansfieldtexas.gov or call the MAC at 817-728-3680.