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Summer Camps


Registration is OPEN for Members and Non-Members

We offer camps for children ages 4-14

  • Summer Camp sessions for our Sprouts (ages 4-6) are available in morning and afternoon sessions. Children are welcome to sign up for both sessions and attend for the full day or just sign up for a half day
  • Summer Camp sessions for our Saplings (ages 7-9) and Mighty Oaks (ages 10-14) are full day sessions running from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm.

Camp Costs: 

Member prices reflected on registration page

Sprouts (ages 4 to 6)  — Half Day – $60 per week (am or pm) or  Full Day – $105 per week
Saplings (ages 7 to 9) —  Full Day – $105 per week
Mighty Oaks (ages 10 to 14) —  Full Day – $130 per week
Mighty Oaks (ages 10 to 14)  — Full Day with Family Dinner – $150 per week

There are no refunds for cancellations, unless notified at least one month before the start of camp.   Refunds will be issued for programs cancelled by Bubolz due to low registration. 

*****Face masks are required in the building and Covid-19 Waiver must be signed






Sprouts (Ages 4-6)

Enchanted Earth: Sold Out

June 8-10, 2021 | 9:00-11:30 am

The magic and mystery of the forests, ponds, and prairies will take campers on an adventure like no other. Nature will cast its spell and our imaginations will explore all the wonders the natural world has to offer.

Aquatic Adventures: Sold Out

June 8-10, 2021 | 12:30-3:00 pm

Campers will become aquatic adventurers and learn about the many different aspects of our biggest necessity, water! We will explore the ponds at Bubolz, play games, and create crafts.

Wild Kids: Sold Out

June 29-July 1, 2021 | 9:00-11:30 am

Based on the TV show, Wild Kratts, campers will put on their super suits and explore the super powers of the wild animals that call Bubolz home. Each day we will be on the lookout for these incredible animals and their creature powers that make them unique and help them to survive.

Seriously Superb Senses: Sold Out

June 29-July 1, 2021| 12:30-3:00 pm

Campers will put their five senses to the test, exploring the preserve like never before. We will adventure to the prairies, ponds, and forests playing games, completing crafts, and discovering the beautiful world around us.

Muddy Mischief: Sold Out

July 27-29, 2021 | 9:00-11:30 am

This camp is all about the ooey goey! Campers will investigate the muddy areas of Bubolz, looking for creatures that call these places their home, making some of their own muddy discoveries along the way.

House Hunters: Animal Edition: Sold Out

July 27-29, 2021 | 12:30-3:00 pm

Homes come in all shapes and sizes. During this week, campers will go on a search for animal homes throughout Bubolz, exploring the ponds, prairies, forests, and even building their own animal homes using their creativity and imagination.

Wacky Wings: Sold Out

August 10-12, 2021 | 9:00-11:30 am

Birds, Bees, and Butterflies are some of the few pollinators that call Bubolz home. Pollinators are more powerful then we think, we need them for almost every food that we eat! Campers will go on an exploration searching for these creatures and learn why they are so important.

Doodlebugs: Sold Out

August 10-12, 2021 | 12:30-3:00 pm

Campers will expand their creativity in this art based camp. We will find art in nature and create our own masterpieces out of objects found in the great outdoors and use the beauty of the preserve as our inspiration.


Saplings (Ages 7-9)

Outdoor Life

June 15-17, 2021 | 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

What does it take to survive the great outdoors? During this week, campers will learn several outdoor skills including shelter and fire building, just to name a few. If you want to learn the skills for an ultimate adventure, this camp is for you!

Building with Nature: Sold Out

July 6-8, 2021 | 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Are you ready for a challenge like no other? During this week, campers will only use raw materials from nature to build shelters, rafts, bridges, toys, and so much more. Based on natural resources and sustainability, this STEM camp is an exciting addition to our summer programs.


July 20-22, 2021 | 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Campers will roll up their sleeves as they become grossologists, studying all things ooey goey throughout the preserve. We will turn over logs, dig in the mud, and go pond dipping searching for creepy crawlies such as worms, tadpoles, frogs, and insects, learning about their unique adaptations throughout the week.

Best of Bubolz: Sold Out

August 3-5, 2021 | 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Come and explore the best of Bubolz at this summer camp! Campers will go pond dipping searching for frogs and tadpoles, hunt for insects in the prairie, do some teambuilding activities with fellow campers, create crafts, play games, and go on a nature hike.

Naturally Artistic

August 17-19, 2021 | 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Using nature as their muse, campers will create their very own masterpiece! We will learn about different forms of art found in nature, how we can use nature as our canvas, and explore unique natural spaces.


Mighty Oaks (Ages 10-14)

Outdoor Skills: Sold Out

June 22-24, 2021 | 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

During this week campers will get a chance to experience a variety of outdoor activities including archery, fishing, and shelter building. We will learn about the different habitats that make up the preserve: prairie, wetland, and forest, and how these habitats may be helpful in any outdoor situation.

Surviving the Outdoors with Camp Dinner

July 13-14, 2021 | 9:00 am – 3:00 pm & July 15, 2021 | 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

This camp is for ultimate adventure seeker! Campers will spend time building shelters, learning different ways to start fires and cook over that fire, and basic first aid and safety skills. And on the final day, campers will end with a camp dinner.


Please contact Erica at 920-731-6041 or [email protected]