WILD ABOUT NATURE

SUMMER ADVENTURE BEGINS OUTDOORS!

Out of school and into the great wide open! Summer is the season to get outdoors to discover what’s down the path, under that rock, over that hill and just around the bend!

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION    

2024 SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMS:

 

SUMMER NATURE CAMP

Week long, half day camps for youth entering K - 9th Grade. 

Priority registration for members begins March 5 at 8:00 AM

Open enrollment: March 14

Brochure Available Feb 29
 

BUg Hunt 

A mini-camp experience for youth ages 4—7 with an adult.

Details Coming Feb 29

HOW TO REGISTER

Registration is accepted online only. Camp Registration is not accepted by phone or mail. If you require assistance with online registration, please call 507-328-3950 Mon–Fri from 9 am–4 pm. Camps require full payment at the time of registration. A registration fee of $2.50 per camper will be added to the total camp fee.

WHEN TO REGISTER

Member Priority Registration: March 5-13

Become a Member Here

Open Enrollment begins March 14

All campers registered before May 20 are guaranteed a camp t-shirt and will receive it on the first day of camp. Campers registered after May 20 will receive t-shirts while supplies last.

Wait List:

You can add your camper to a wait list at no charge. Campers on a wait list will be contacted in the order their registrations were received with registration instructions. Please provide an email address you frequently check so you can be reached if an opening becomes available.
Campers are encouraged to register for wait lists in any sessions they are able to attend.

Cancellations:

  • A full refund (less a $20 fee per camp cancelled) will be given for registered campers if a replacement is available from our wait list and Quarry Hill is notified at least 10 business days prior to the start date of the registered camp session.
  • Without a replacement from our wait list, a 75% refund will be given if the Nature Center is notified by May 3.
  • Camp registrations are non-transferrable. Quarry Hill gives priority to campers on a wait list.
  • Campers withdrawing before the start of camp due to a medical emergency are encouraged to re-schedule in a session with availability. If unable to reschedule, camp fees (less a $20 processing fee/per camp) will be refunded.

Session Changes:

  • Campers requesting a session change must call the Nature Center office. Requests made after May 3 will incur a $10 fee per change/per camper. Session change requests will only be considered if they are made 10 or more business days before the start of your registered session.

FAQ:

Can I request to be in the same camp as my friend?

Yes. Campers can request and we will honor one camp buddy. Both campers must request each other to ensure placement in the same camp group. 

How big will my campers group size be?

Low camp to staff ratio is part of the Quarry Hill camp experience. Groups consist of 12 or less campers and are led by a staff member and a high school student assistant.  Entering grade 7-9 camp groups are up to 16 campers and led by two staff members.

Can I register my camper for more than one camp?

Yes, if there is more than one camp offering for the grade your camper is entering.

Are the camps the same each week? 

Yes, camps run more than one session and have the same activities and typically the same camp leader each week. 

Can my camper repeat a camp?

While camp is designed for a single session, some campers enjoy repeating camp. We allow repeat camps, however we ask that there be at least 2 weeks between repeat camps.

Do you have extended day options?

No, extended day options and supervision between camp sessions is not available. Quarry Hill campers should arrive and be picked up according to camp session start and end times.

What do I need to know before registering my special needs camper?

We are happy to make reasonable accommodations for special needs. Parents and guardians with questions regarding the ability of camp staff to meet a child’s needs should contact the camp director before registering for camp.

Campers who require an aide in their school setting must be accompanied by an aide at camp. It is the responsibility of the camper’s family to provide this aide. 

Due to group size restrictions, the Quarry Hill office needs to be made aware of any camper that will be accompanied by an aide prior to registration to ensure the group enrollment is within guidelines.

What should my camper bring to camp?

Campers should dress for the weather in comfortable clothing. Clothing and shoes may get dirty and wet. Campers should bring a water bottle filled with water only each day.

What if it rains?

Even when it's raining, if there is no threat of severe weather, we will continue outdoor activities. In the event of inclement weather that prevents outdoor activity, camps will move indoors for alternate activities.

What are your camp safety protocols?

Safety is a priority at camp. All staff have first aid training and are trained in safety protocol for all camp activities.

What if I have more questions?

We are available to answer your questions! Call us at the Nature Center office M-F from 9 am - 4 pm: 507-328-3950 or email us