Dodge Nature Preschool offers part-day classes for six weeks in the summer for children ages three through five.

Summer Program

The 2021 summer session runs from June 28 through August 10 for children 3 to 6 years old.

*Online applications available March 1, 2021.*

Hike and play through Dodge Nature Center’s prairie, woods and farm.
Explore the natural science collections.
Help grow produce in our garden and cook snacks with our bounty.
Dig, slide, swing and climb on the Dodge Nature Preschool playground.

To qualify, children must be three years of age by June 15, 2021.

Summer Calendar

March 1, 2021 – Online Summer Application available. Placements made on an ongoing basis.
June 28, 2021 – Summer Program Begins.
July 5, 2021 – No Summer Program, Fourth of July Holiday.
August 10, 2021 – Last day of Summer Program.

Summer Sessions for 3- to 5-year-olds

Choose from summer mornings or afternoons June 28 through August 10.

Morning Sessions
8:45 am to 11:30 am
Tues. & Thurs. – $590
Mon., Wed. & Fri. – $780
Mon. through Fri. – $1,370

Afternoon Sessions
12:45 pm to 3:30 pm
Tues. & Thurs. – $590
Mon. & Wed. – $590
Mon. through Thurs. – $1,120

Going Deeper for 5- and 6-year-olds

Going Deeper for 5- and 6-year-olds
Designed for children entering kindergarten, this camp offers older preschoolers a more focused exploration of nature topics, learning through play, and building social relationships. Outside together, campers will journey and play through the far-reaching corners of Dodge Nature Center. Inside, they will work on art activities, enjoy cooking projects, and read together from favorite chapter books.

Morning Session
8:45 am to 11:30 am
Mon., Wed. & Fri. – $780

Afternoon Session
12:45 pm to 3:30 pm
Mon. through Thurs. – $1,120

Summer Applications Now Available

Click here to apply for summer

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Have older campers? Check out Dodge's Summer Camps for children entering Grades 1-8.

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