Summer Day Camps

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Our week-long summer day camps run 6/15/20 through 9/4/20.

Camps are 9-3:30pm for ages 6-17, and 9-1:00pm for groups that include only ages 3-6.

Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are unable to offer aftercare and beforecare this summer.

We have camps at three locations in the Eugene/Springfield area.

COVID-19 and refund policy

Summer Camps are still happening!

We are glad to announce that, in accordance with new safety guidance provided by the Governor’s office and the Oregon Health Authority, Summer Nature Camp is officially happening in 2020. We are so grateful to be able to gather outdoors again and support our students in developing their confidence, resilience, and kinship with nature.

Read our current statement on COVID-19 and Summer Camps

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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.

Scholarships

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

Each Camp Is different

No two camps are ever the same. Our curriculum is dynamic and responsive the ever-changing needs of our students, staff, and the natural environment. As a result, each camp experience is a unique encounter that will never be repeated in just the same way again.

BeforeCare & Aftercare

Due to restrictions surrounding COVID-19 Whole Earth Nature School will, unfortunately, not be able to offer beforecare or aftercare this summer. 

Convenient & Awe-inspiring Locations

Hendricks Park

Hendricks Park

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.

Mount Pisgah Arboretum

Mount Pisgah Arboretum

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.

Willamalane's Clearwater Park

Willamalane's Clearwater Park

Along the river is a maze of trails guiding you to beaver dams, hidden hollows, and big old trees. There are 50 acres of riparian habitat with a mix of clear views of the river and forest depths filled with understory brush. The perfect place to adventure!

Summer Day Camp - Program guide

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Week 1: June 15-19
Mount Pisgah Arboretum

Fish Finders

Waitlist onlyAges 10-15
All about fishing form start to finish. Bait a hook, find a hole, cast your rod, reel in your catch.

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Week 1: June 15-19
Mount Pisgah Arboretum

CIT

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Week 2: June 22-26
Mount Pisgah Arboretum

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Week 3: June 29-July 3
Mount Pisgah Arboretum

CIT

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Week 5: July 13-July 17
Clearwater Park

CIT

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Week 7: July 27-31
Clearwater Park

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Week 8: August 3-7
Hendricks Park

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Week 8: August 3-7
Mount Pisgah Arboretum

GAME ON!

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Do you have a lot of ENERGY?!! Come play and make games with us!

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Week 8: August 3-7
Mount Pisgah Arboretum

CIT

Waitlist only Ages 12-16
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Week 9: August 10-14
Clearwater Park

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Week 10: August 17-21
Mount Pisgah Arboretum

CIT

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Week 10: August 17-21
Hendricks Park

CIT

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Week 11: August 24-28
Hendricks Park

CIT

Waitlist onlyAges 12-16
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Week 11: August 24-28
Mount Pisgah Arboretum

Fish Finders

Waitlist onlyAges 10-15
All about fishing form start to finish. Bait a hook, find a hole, cast your rod, reel in your catch.

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Week 11: August 24-28
Mount Pisgah Arboretum

CIT

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