Kids walking on trail in the Nature Preserve

Fall nature camps are offered during school Thanksgiving break.

Each camp focuses on the incredible natural world and includes lessons and crafts or other activities, and a hike. We encourage kids to dress appropriate for the weather (usually layers for fall) and to wear clothes that can get a bit dirty. We wil be outside, after all!

Camps are daily and five hours each. Descriptions, dates, times and fees will be listed under each weekly camp title. Please refer to the column to the right for info on how to register.

Post-Camp Care: 3 pm – 4 pm (No post-camp care for Camp 5)

Camps are listed below by age range: 5, 6-7 and 8-11. We can’t wait to have your child join us!

Cancellation/Refund Policy

A cancellation fee of 10% will apply to all cancellations made more than 14 days before the start of a camp. No refunds will be given if cancellation is 14 days or less before the camp. A rescheduling fee of $10 will apply for each camp change requested. A 24-hour notice to reschedule is required.

Covid-19 Safety Protocols

At this time, masks are recommended but not required during camps (both for indoor and outdoor activities). Campers, EYNC Staff, and EYNC Volunteers have the choice to wear or not wear a mask or face covering. We closely follow CDC guidelines and err on the side of caution. In the event there is a rise in cases, we may return to our required mask use while participating in indoor activities with masks being strongly recommended when outdoors as social distancing may not always be possible. When social distancing is not possible, masks may be required even while outdoors to ensure the safety of all participants if we return to our mandated mask policy based on CDC updates. Hand sanitizer and masks will continue to be available for use for anyone who requests them. Social distancing will be practiced when possible (exception for those who are same household/social bubble). Camps will be held mostly outdoors with some indoor activities dependent upon the camp. Parents or guardians are expected to complete a COVID-19 Health Screen Waiver for each camp to ensure everyone’s safety and wellness. By signing the camp COVID-19 waiver during the registration process, you agree to follow the Effie Yeaw Nature Center’s COVID-19 policies and any updates to it.

Fall Camps for Ages 5

CAMP 5: Prehistoric Pals
Age 5 Only
Monday, November 21
10 am – 1 pm

Many different species roamed our Earth millions of years ago. They may be extinct now, but their living relatives are right in front of us! Come learn about how our modern day animals developed from creatures that ruled our planet long before humans even existed.

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Fall Camps for Ages 6 - 7

Sassy Salmon
Ages 6 – 11*
Monday, November 21
10 am – 3 pm

These salmon have a lot to say. With their upright snoot and tail fins that can part waterfalls, these little sailors are going to take you on a journey from the river to the sea. These sassy shapeshifters change their whole wardrobe to fit the glamor of the ocean. A savory snack that supplies sustenance to all of nature’s societies, join us for a sensational look into the life of salmon.
*This camp combines both age groups!

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Tree-mendous Trees
Ages 6 – 7
Tuesday, November 22
10 am – 3 pm

Witness the wonderful changes trees go through in autumn and learn about some of the local critters that call trees their home! Discover how plants and animals adapt in the fall season as we explore the Nature Study Area. Capture your observations through nature journaling and create beautiful art using all the colors of the season.

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Fabulous Feathered Friends
Ages 6 – 7
Wednesday, November 23
10 am – 3 pm

Did you know that a turkey’s gobble can be heard from a mile away? Join us for a feathery exploration and learn about Turkey’s, Peacocks, and other fabulous birds that please our eyes, confuse our ears, and get us in the mood for the holiday season. Colorful feathers and crafts included!

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Fall Camps for Ages 8 - 11

Sassy Salmon
Ages 6 – 11*
Monday, November 21
10 am – 3 pm

These salmon have a lot to say. With their upright snoot and tail fins that can part waterfalls, these little sailors are going to take you on a journey from the river to the sea. These sassy shapeshifters change their whole wardrobe to fit the glamor of the ocean. A savory snack that supplies sustenance to all of nature’s societies, join us for a sensational look into the life of salmon.
*This camp combines both age groups!

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Coyote Trackers
Ages 8 – 11
Tuesday, November 22
10 am – 3 pm

Channel your inner coyote as you sneak through the preserve in search of all the animals that live here. Learn beginning tracking and observation skills, explore the Nature Study Area to find animal clues, and take in the wonderful colors and sights of the fall season!

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Mighty Monarchs
Ages 8 – 11
Wednesday, November 23
10 am – 3 pm

Don’t let a monarch butterfly’s small size fool you—these creatures are surprisingly mighty! Follow along on the incredible journey of a monarch as we explore their life cycle and the amazing adaptations that allow them to survive their long migration. Learn some of the ways that we can help them out to ensure the success of this important species.

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Fall Camps for Ages 12 - 15
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