2022 Summer Camps

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Nature Explorer Summer Camps:

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  • Minnesota Animals: June 20-24 OR July 11-15
  • Junior Naturalist: July 25-29 OR August 8-12
  • Campers can attend both camp themes, but not the same theme twice.


  • For students entering 2nd - 6th grades in the 2022-23 school year
  • Camp schedule is Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. with Early/After Care available
  • $160/week for Outdoor U members; $200 for non-members
  • Sibling discount available
  • Scholarships available on a limited basis. Contact Sarah Gainey for details.
  • All campers receive a camp tshirt. Campers registered by June 1 are guaranteed to receive their tshirt during their camp week. Registrations received after June 1 may need to pick up or have their shirt mailed at a later date.

Session Descriptions

Minnesota Animals
Salamanders and birds and fish, oh my! Each day we'll learn about a different animal group through exploration, games, and close-up encounters. If you love animals, this is the session for you!

Junior Naturalist
Step into the shoes of a real naturalist and learn a little bit about a lot of things. From orienteering to journaling to identification, we'll explore it all in a week full of outdoor knowledge and skill building!