Please note that all Heard Summer Nature Camps are now FULL. Look for 2017 camp information next spring. Want to be among the first to get the info? Sign up for our e-news by clicking here.
2016 Summer Camp Information
Registration is now closed.
Do you remember the joy of spending childhood summers outdoors? Register for Heard Summer Nature Camps and share those wonderful moments and memories with your child.
The Heard’s mission is to inspire children to discover, enjoy, experience, and restore our priceless environment. Heard Summer Camps will feature opportunities to delve into the wonders of nature on our 289-acre sanctuary, encounter animal ambassadors, investigate nature-themed topics, and more!
Studies have shown that spending time outdoors is not only fun for our children, but also plays an important role in many facets of child development.
Summer Nature Camps
$210 Heard Museum Members* | $235 non-members
Ages: 5-12 Years (as of June 1)
Heard Summer Camps will feature opportunities to delve into the wonders of nature on our 289-acre sanctuary, encounter animal ambassadors, investigate nature-themed topics, and more!
Topics: Birds of a Feather – discover what makes birds unique and which ones live nearby; Trail Signs – Find out who’s been where by the signs they leave behind; Wetland Feast – explore our wetlands and discover who lives in and around them; Reptiles Rock – Get to know more about these fascinating scaly critters; Earth Forces – all about earthquakes, volcanoes and tornados; Eco-games
Topics: Furred & Fabulous – Learn about the wide, wide world of mammals; Pond Pondering – What happens at a pond; Night Life – Discover what animals are out and about during the night; Insect Mania – Who has six legs and no bones; GeoWhiz – Find out which fossils are found in our area and discover some of the everyday things rocks are used to make; Eco-games
Nature Art Camp
$160 Heard Museum Members* | $185 non-members
Ages: 6-12 Years (as of June 1)
Youth artists will follow in the footsteps of great artists such as Audubon and Monet with unique opportunities to create their own art inspired by nature and live animals. Each day, a different type of medium will be explored. All art supplies are included.
$260 Heard Museum Members* | $285 non-members
Ages: 10-15 Years (as of June 1)
Campers experience a behind-the-scenes, hands-on adventure with our education and exhibit animals. Learn about our different animals and what it takes to properly care for them.
July 25-29 - FULL
Want more? Continue your adventure and discover even more about taking care of animals and enriching the lives of our animal ambassadors. Prerequisite: must have attended Keeper Camp 1 or a previous Animal Adventure Camp.
Kids' Summer Mini-Camps
All mini camps are now full.
Time: 9:30am – noon
Tuition: $20/non-member; $17/members
Tuesday (7/5): Reptiles Rock - FULL
Get to know more about these fascinating scaly critters.
Wednesday (7/6): GeoWhiz - FULL
Find out which fossils are found in our area and discover some of the everyday things rocks are used to make
Thursday (7/7): Insect Mania - FULL
Who has six legs and no bones? Join us and find out.