The Oakland Nature Preserve offers environmental day camps with weekly themes throughout the summer.
Children have the opportunity to explore the environment while gaining an understanding of plants, animals and the ecosystems in which they exist. The summer camps include guest speakers, wildlife encounters, games, crafts and outdoor activities.
The summer day camps are open to ages 6-12, depending on the weekly theme. Themes throughout the summer include “Backbone Not Required,” “The Nature of Minecraft” and “Squirrel-lock Holmes: Mystery at the Preserve.”
The camp’s most recent theme “Art in Nature” allowed children to learn about sketching and shapes, clay carving and sculpting, paper and mosaics, painting, and negative space. The week concluded with an art gallery and shadow puppet show presented by the children for their parents.