Dodge offers adventure camps in the fall, spring, and summer. Full camps are listed under the catalog link.

Spring Camps 2017
April 3-6, K-8th Grade
Camp Chocies and Registration Form

(one form per camper)


Summer Camp 2017, 1st-8th Grade
June 19-August 10, Registration opens Feb. 1

Parent Planning Guide

Camp Catalog & Application
(one form per camper)

Summer Camp 2017, Ages 3 to 6 years old
June 26-August 8, Registration opens Feb. 6
Dodge Nature Preschool Catalog & Application


General Information


Registration is done on a first-come, first-served basis. Deadline for camp is one week before camp start date. Full payment of camp fees is due upon registration. Checks, cash, money orders, Visa, and MasterCard are accepted.  Camp fees include a $25 non-refundable processing fee.

How Do I Register?  

Download a registration form andmail or hand-deliver or email the completed forms to:

Dodge Nature Center
365 West Marie Ave. W
West St. Paul, MN 55118

Fax: 651.455.2575.

Email: Sue Richter, Registrar

Include full payment with your registration. Phone registrations are not accepted. Spots are only guaranteed once registration AND your payment is received.  If you have questions please call 651.455.4531. Our office is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Cancellations or Changes

Requests for cancellation must be made at least two weeks prior to start of camp to qualify for a refund.  All requests for cancellations will be assessed a $25 processing fee per camp cancelled.  No substitutions or transfers will be permitted.


Camps are staffed by highly trained naturalists, with the assistance of interns and youth volunteers. All camps will strive to maintain a 1 to 10 ratio in grades 1 through 2 and 1 to 12 ratio in grades 3 through 5, of staff to students.

Weather Policy

Camps will not be cancelled due to inclement weather; activities will be adjusted for the safety of the children.  Campers should come prepared to be outside.  The good thing is that nature does not stop during the snow or rain and some of the best teaching moments occur during interesting weather. Refunds for activity cancellations that are weather-related cannot be provided.

Fee Assistance

Dodge Nature Center is committed to serving families from all economic backgrounds. We encourage families to inquire about assistance in order to make camp affordable. Please call us at 651.455.4531 or visit our website at for more information and a scholarship application.

Fees for Late Pick-up

There is a late charge of $5 for every 15 minutes, or portion thereof, after the time camp ends.  For example, a parent arriving at 3:10 p.m. will be charged $5; arriving at 3:20 p.m. will result in an additional $10 charge.

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