Camps

Campers have fun while gaining appreciation for nature by meeting live animals, building forts, and getting their hands dirty.

Summer camp is open!

After much careful planning in accordance with the current MDH recommendations—and with the health and safety of our campers, staff and their families in mind—we are excited to offer an adjusted version of summer camps this year!

Dodge will offer 4-day camps during the following weeks: July 13-16, July 20-23, July 27-30, August 3-6, and August 10-13. One theme will be offered for each grade level. To ensure equal opportunities for as many kids as possible to experience summer camp, you are only permitted to sign up your child for one week of camp.

If you were previously awarded a scholarship, it will still apply. Interested in applying for a scholarship? Find more information here.

New safety guidelines and camp procedures have been established. See ‘Information You Need to Know’ below for details.

How to register

1. Fill out the Camper Registration Form.
2. If you were awarded a scholarship, please contact Rosie Johnson, Office Coordinator, at rjohnson@dodgenaturecenter.org to process your reduced payment and complete your registration.
3. If you do not have a scholarship, select only one week of camp below and complete payment.

Registration closes Monday, July 6 at 12 p.m.

Summer Camps 2020

Summer Camps for children entering Grades 1-5
See Dodge Nature Preschool for Pre-K
July 13 – August 10
These four day camps run Monday – Thursday
Check-in: 8:15-8:30 a.m.  Check-out: 3:00-3:15 p.m.
Bring your sense of adventure to camp this summer. New friendships and a sense of independence included in this summer experience!

Available camps:

July 13 – 16 | Grades 1-2: The Best of Dodge – FULL
July 13 – 16 | Grades 3-5: Dodge’s Greatest Hits – FULL

July 20 – 23 | Grades 1-2: The Best of Dodge FULL
July 20 – 23 | Grades 3-5: Dodge’s Greatest Hits – FULL

July 27 – 30 | Grades 1-2: The Best of Dodge – FULL
July 27 – 30 | Grades 3-5: Dodge’s Greatest Hits – FULL

August 3 – 6 | Grades 1-2: The Best of Dodge – 1 spot left
August 3 – 6 | Grades 3-5: Dodge’s Greatest Hits – FULL

August 10 – 13 | Grades 1-2: The Best of Dodge  – FULL
August 10 – 13 | Grades 3-5: Dodge’s Greatest Hits – FULL

Registration closes Monday, July 6 at 12 p.m.

Fall Camps

MEA Break October 2020

Fall Camps for Grades K-8
Thursday, Oct. 15 and Friday, Oct. 16, 2020
Check-in: 8:15 -8:30 a.m.  Check-out: 3:00-3:15 p.m.
Fall camps are full of energy and seasonal color. Send the kids on over to the nature center during MEA break. Featured camps, dates, and registration will be posted in September 2020.

Spring Break Camps

Spring Camps for Grades K-8
Check-in: 8:15-8:30 a.m.  Check-out: 3:00-3:15 p.m.
Spend spring break outdoors. The weather might be unpredictable, but the forecast shows a 100% chance of fun!

Information You Need to Know


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