Winter/Spring Break Camps

  • Camps are 9-3:30pm for grades K-5
  • All Winter Break Camps take place at Hendricks Park.
  • All Spring Break Camps take place at Mount Pisgah Arboretum

The weather outside isn’t quite as frightful as you might think. Winter break Nature Camps with Whole Earth Nature School are a great opportunity to cure that cabin fever and play outside a little. All our winter break Nature Camps offer great opportunities to learn about nature in the winter. Learn all sorts of valuable outdoor skills such as how to safely light a campfire in the winter, how to identify plants and trees in the wintertime, and how to create warm, dry shelter. 


December 30th

"Puddle Jumpers"
and "Artist Activists"

Ages K-2:
“Puddle Jumpers”
The rainy season is great for catching worms, getting muddy, and exploring!

Grades 3-5: 
“Artist Activists”
Turn your observations into art, writing, or song that stirs other people to care for nature!


December 31st

"Woodland Fairies" and "Elven Archers"

Ages K-2:
“Woodland Faeries”
Make faerie crowns and villages and learn about the magical healing plants of the forest!

Grades 3-5: 
“Elven Archers”
Learn elven secrets like how to make medicine from plants, move without alerting humans or animals, and shoot a bow & arrow!


January 1st

No Camps Today

Our instructors are enjoying the new year with their families!


January 2nd

"Survival Island: fire, Fire, FIRE!"

After our emergency landing, a collection of strangers find themselves stranded in a survival situation. Fortunately, they have the skills to work together to make shelter and fire, and stay found!


January 3rd

"Earth Ninja"

Moving silently, invisible to all creation, the Earth Ninja glides along the ridge top. She is searching for a good winter camp for her people. She must travel lightly and quickly through foreign territory and remain unseen. 

Plus: No-School DAY Nature Camps Coming JaNuary 2020!

Preparing For Camp

Where is my camp? How should I prepare? What should I pack? What can I expect? All the information you seek is located here.


Nature connection is for everyone. That’s why we are committed to making nature camps accessible for as many students as possible. We are proud to offer need-based scholarships for students who would like to attend our programs. Discounts are available for up to half off the program cost.

At Hendricks Park & Mount Pisgah Arboretum

Hendricks Park is Eugene’s oldest city park. Its 78 acres include a mature forest, a world-renowned rhododendron garden, and now a new native plant garden. Laced with trails, the park is a haven for hikers, birders, and others who enjoy retreating to the tranquility of nature. Without leaving the city, visitors can walk among Douglas fir trees two hundred years old, ferns, and wildflowers such as trilliums and irises, and over six thousand varieties of rhododendrons and other ornamental plants.

One of the shining jewels of Lane County, Mount Pisgah Arboretum is a 209-acre living tree museum. Its riverside trails, quiet paths through evergreen forests, water garden teeming with life, bright wildflower meadows, and open views across oak savannas delight all ages.