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

How to Apply

Camp applications are time stamped and spots are reserved in the order received. You can email a scan or picture of the document, or snail mail if you prefer. Payment and parent/guardian handwritten or electronic signature (typing your name is not an electronic signature) must be included. Include a credit card on the form, or call with the credit card, or snail mail the check.

New online registration has begun for Fall Break Camps 2019. To register: select the desired camp below, complete the Registration Form, and fill out the payment information under the ‘Register Now’ section. If you have any questions or run into issues with this new process, reach out to us at or 651-455-4531.

Summer Camps

June 17-August 8, 2019

Summer Camps for children entering Grades 1-8
See Dodge Nature Preschool for Pre-K
These 4 day camps run Monday through 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. Browse the catalog for outdoor fun, cookouts, farm animals, and more. New friendships and a sense of independence included in this summer experience.

Application and Camp Descriptions

List of Full Camps

These camps have reached camper capacity. To be added to a wait-list please call 651-455-4531.

Entering Grades 1-2
June 17-20 Baa, Cluck, Moo
June 24-27 Forts and Fires
July 8-11 Plant Palooza
July 15-18 The Nature of Art
July 22-25 Creative Camouflage
July 22-25 Skills for the Great Outdoors
July 29-August 1 Nature Explorers
August 5-8 Quest for the Golden Egg

Entering Grades 3-5
June 17-20 Fish and Swim
June 24-27 Champions of Dodge
July 8-11 Dodge-Manji
July 22-25 Dodge Detectives

Entering Grades 6-8
All camps are open

Fall Camps

MEA Break October 2019

Fall Camps for Grades K-8
Thursday, Oct. 17 and Friday Oct. 18
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. The deadline to register is Friday, Oct. 4, 2019.

Grades K-1
Oct. 17 Mystical Beasts
Oct. 18 Farm, Food, Fun

Grades 2-4
Oct. 17 Farm, Food, Fun
Oct. 18 Outdoor Skills

Grades 5-8
Oct. 17 Stone Age Technology

Spring Break Camps

March 2020

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. Featured camps, dates, and application will be posted in January 2020.

Information You Need to Know

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