School is almost out for the year, but that doesn’t mean the learning has to end. Give your children the chance to discover the joy of nature focused camps while staying active, being creative, and benefiting from unique educational experiences. Check out our top 5 picks and take advantage of these local summer camps offered at numerous Birmingham locations.
(for more information and to register, click on the title of each camp).
June 27 – July 1
Children entering grades 2- 4
Enjoy a week in nature spent building and creating lots of outdoor adventure. We will use a variety of materials to make structures while enjoying adventures in the natural world of the Gardens.
Birmingham Botanical Gardens
Children ages 8-12
This is a novel, “hands-on” group and individual learning experience that provides a love of gardening. This will be a week of fun in the sun to discover the wonderful world of worms, learn about soil aggregates by building layers with yummy treats, find out how plants can clean water, investigate the wonderful world of bees, and much, much more! Participants will learn through the expert guidance of certified teachers and Master Gardeners, and will earn their own JMG registered certification upon completion of the course.
Children entering grades 4-7
This full-day camp is designed to connect kids to their food supply. Participants will explore the world of plants by digging into hands-on gardening projects, learning to be scientists through botany experiments and expanding their palettes with fresh food taste-tests. Local experts and Master Gardeners will teach kids how plants are built, how they work, how they eat and why we eat them.
Fresh Air Family (at Ruffner Mountain Nature Center)
June 20- 24; July 25-29
Children entering grades 1-4
This camp studies biology, chemistry, and physics, all in hands-on field work in creek beds and science experiments (all as it relates to the “gross world”).
Children entering grades Kindergarten-5
Campers will create exciting art from recycled materials and nature. Discover how to turn ordinary items into masterpieces while learning about conservation and saving our planet. Children will also enjoy animal demonstrations, zoo keeper talks, rides, and much more.