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Summer Camps


Registration is now open for half and fullday week-long summer camps offered Mid-June through Mid-August on Tuesdays through Thursdays, with some new optional Friday add-on days.

We at Bubolz Nature Preserve are committed to our need for nature as an essential component of our health and well-being.  Our Summer Adventure Camps nurture and promote this way of life for young folks by creating fun moments and memories, connecting with and learning from nature, and making friends through outdoor exploration, hands-on activities, games, and crafts. With our over 700 acres spanning prairies, ponds, wetlands and forests, campers will develop their interest in the outdoors while building confidence in nature and meeting other campers.

Camps are designed for ages 4 to 14 and each week features a different theme(s) including: nature play, survival skills, digging in the dirt, outdoor life, art explorers, forest friends, water everywhere, and many more (see below for more offerings and details).  We break campers into Explorers (ages 4-5), Naturalists (ages 6-7), Adventurers (ages 7-9), and Trailblazers (ages 10-14). Half day camps are great for the youngest campers to allow them to begin their camp experience with games, crafts, and short hikes.  Full day camps are great for those who like adventure and building creativity.  Returning this year is the week long Ultimate Survival camp which cumulates in putting the skills learned to the test during an overnight adventure at the preserve.   Come join us this summer for a fun and exciting time out at Bubolz!

Camp costs:

Member Non-member
Half Day Camps $55 $75
Full Day Camps $85 $105
Full Day + Overnight $110 $130
Add-On Fridays $25 $25


Camp Details: Pre-registration and payment is required and camps fill fast.  New this year!  Registration will go through an electronic, user-friendly  Here you will be able to fill out all registration information, health forms, and you will have the option to either pay online or you can mail a check in to the preserve. *Please consider paying with an e-check to lower the processing fees and have more of your cost go towards programming.

Visit our Summer Camp Booklet to get detailed descriptions and information about our various summer camps offered in 2018.

2018 Summer Adventure Camps at a glance:


(Ages 4-5)


(Ages 6-7)


(Ages 7-10)


(Ages 10-14)

Jun. 12—14 Wild Wings (am)

Nature Play (pm)

Nature Art (am)

Water, Water Everywhere (pm)

Jun 19—21 Pond Use (am)

Dirt! (pm)

Things with Wings (am)

Trail Trekkers (pm)

Jun. 26—28 Introduction to          Outdoor Skills
Jul. 10—12 Outdoor Life


Jul. 17—20 Ultimate Survival

*overnight Thursday night

Jul. 24—26 Bubolz’s Greatest (am)

Forest Friends (pm)

Nature’s Magic (am)

Going Wild (pm)

Jul. 31—Aug. 2 Art Explorers: Into the Wild Through Art
Aug. 7—9 Naturally Scientific
Aug. 14 –16 Outdoor Life


Aug. 21—23 Nature’s Ninjas (am)

Get Creative (pm)

Down and Dirty (am)

Nature Nauts (pm)