Floodplain Trail Closure: Fontenelle Forest’s Wetlands and Mink Trail at Neale Woods are closed due to flooding.

Floodplain Trail Closure: Fontenelle Forest’s Wetlands and Mink Trail at Neale Woods are closed due to flooding.

Summer Camps
for Ages 6 to 8

A picture of a group of smiling children standing on Fontenlle Forest's boardwalk, looking over the railing and waving at the camera.

ARTSY ANTS CAMP

Spark your child’s creativity in the heart of nature during our Artsy Ants Camp!

Nestled on the grounds of Fontenelle Forest’s Camp Brewster property, this serene location provides a perfect canvas for budding artists to explore their imagination. Through a blend of outdoor inspiration and hands-on artistic activities, your camper will discover the joy of creating masterpieces using all the colors of the wind!

Join us for a week of artistic exploration, where the outdoors becomes a boundless palette for self-expression and creativity!

Camp is Monday-Friday, with drop-off starting at 8:30 a.m. and pick-up starting at 3:00 p.m.

SESSION 1: June 17-21(SOLD OUT)
SESSION 2: July 22-26 (SOLD OUT)
TIME: 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM
LOCATION: Camp Brewster at 1313 Bellevue Blvd. N., Bellevue, NE 68005
CAPACITY: 20
PROGRAM FEE:  $255 for members and $320 for non-members. MEMBERS MUST SIGN IN TO RECEIVE DISCOUNT. FOR QUESTIONS, SEE OUR MEMBER FAQ PAGE.

REGISTER FOR ARTSY ANTS CAMP TODAY!

SESSION 1: JUNE 17-21
SESSION 2: JULY 22-26 (SOLD OUT) 

 


 

NATURE’S ENCHANTED CHANGES!

Welcome to Nature’s Enchanted Changes, where the Forest becomes the canvas for young minds to embark on a whimsical journey and the changing seasons unfold like chapters in a magical story.

Join us for a creative exploration of nature’s wonders, as we enjoy arts and crafts beneath the canopy, sharing stories and discovering the enchanting secrets behind the mesmerizing dance of the seasons.

Your child will be immersed in the beauty of the Forest, where every leaf that falls whispers tales of magic and each crafting session creates memories that will sparkle with the enchantment of the great outdoors for years to come.

Camp is Monday-Friday, drop-off starting at 8:30 AM and pick-up starting at 3:00 PM.

SESSION 1: June 24-28 (SOLD OUT)
SESSION 2: July 29 – August 2
TIME: 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM
CAPACITY: 20
LOCATION: Camp Brewster at 1313 Bellevue Blvd. N., Bellevue, NE 68005
PROGRAM FEE:  $255 for members and $320 for non-members. MEMBERS MUST SIGN IN TO RECEIVE DISCOUNT. FOR QUESTIONS, SEE OUR MEMBER FAQ PAGE.

REGISTER FOR NATURE’S ENCHANTED CHANGES TODAY!

SESSION 1: JUNE 24-28 (SOLD OUT)
SESSION 2: JULY 29 – AUGUST 2

 


 

Lil’ Rangers Camp (SOLD OUT)

Welcome to Lil’ Ranger’s summer camp, where young nature enthusiasts will dive into learning about our local oak savanna ecosystem!

During this week of hand-on adventure, campers will sport their hand-crafted ranger vests and discover all the different duties our rangers tackle each day!

From identifying native flora and fauna to learning about habitat preservation, your Lil’ Ranger will engage in interactive activities and hikes that will foster a love for nature and instill the skills needed to join the ranks of the awesome rangers who protect our forest.

Camp is Monday-Friday, with drop-off starting at 8:30 a.m. and pick-up starting at 3:00 p.m.

Session 1: June 10-14 (SOLD OUT)
Session 2: July 15-19 (SOLD OUT)
TIME: 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM
LOCATION: Camp Brewster at 1313 Bellevue Blvd. N., Bellevue, NE 68005
CAPACITY: 20
PROGRAM FEE:  $255 for members and $320 for non-members. MEMBERS MUST SIGN IN TO RECEIVE DISCOUNT. For questions, see our Member FAQ Page.

 

register for Lil’ RanGers camp today!

Session 1: June 10-14 (SOLD OUT)
Session 2: July 15-19 (SOLD OUT)

 


Tails & Trails (SOLD OUT)  

How many vertebrae do owls have? Can all snakes climb trees? What role do insects play in our ecosystem? How does Fontenelle Forest care for the animals on our properties? Find out answers to all these questions and more this summer at Camp Tails & Trails!

Tails & Trails is a haven for young nature enthusiasts who are curious about the woodland creatures who call Fontenelle Forest home. Throughout five days of interactive sessions, wildlife adventures and hands-on activities, campers will gain a deeper appreciation for both the wonders of the Forest and the responsibilities that come with caring for our furry friends in nature and captivity.

Join us for an unforgettable experience where compassion meets the wilderness, fostering a love for animals and nature in each camper.

Camp is Monday-Friday, drop-off starting at 8:30 AM and pick-up starting at 3:00 PM.

Session 1: June 3-7 (SOLD OUT)
Session 2: July 8-12 (SOLD OUT)
Time: 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Location: Camp Brewster at 1313 Bellevue Blvd. N., Bellevue, NE 68005
CAPACITY: 20
PROGRAM FEE:  $255 for members and $320 for non-members. MEMBERS MUST SIGN IN TO RECEIVE DISCOUNT. For questions, see our Member FAQ Page.

register for Camp Tails & Trails today!

Session 1: June 3-7 (SOLD OUT)
Session 2: July 8-12 (SOLD OUT)

 


 

Farm-to-Forest Camp (SOLD OUT)

Experience life on the farm and in the forest! If your child loves animal care and outdoor recreation, our Farm-to-forest Camp is for them! In the mornings, become a farmer and learn about what it takes to care for farm animals. Then, in the afternoons, head over to Fontenelle Forest to become a nature explorer and learn about woodland critters and plants.

Campers will start their days at Gifford Farm and stay there through lunch. At 12:30 PM, campers will be transported by school bus to Fontenelle Forest to spend the afternoon participating in nature study games, activities and hikes.

Camp is Monday-Friday, drop-off at Gifford Farm and pick-up at Fontenelle Forest Nature Center.

Session 1: June 17-21 (SOLD OUT)
Time: 8:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
CAPACITY: 20
PROGRAM FEE:  $235 for members and $285 for non-members. MEMBERS MUST SIGN IN TO RECEIVE DISCOUNT. For questions, see our Member FAQ Page.

This camp is a collaboration between Gifford Farm and Fontenelle Forest. One session only.
(Please note: Drop-off location and pick-up location are not the same.)
Drop-off Location: Gifford Farm – 700 Camp Gifford Rd, Bellevue, NE 68005
Pick-up Location: Fontenelle Forest Nature Center – 1111 Bellevue Blvd N, Bellevue, NE 68005

REGISTER FOR FARM TO FOREST CAMP TODAY!

FARM TO FOREST CAMP: JUNE 17-21 (SOLD OUT)

 

 


 

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Attention parents

Please download our CAMP FAQ, which includes general information about camp, as well as COVID-19 safety Policies & cancellations.

For additional questions not answered in these documents call Visitor Services at 402-731-3140.



CANCELLATION POLICY

For all camps, cancellations prior to the Friday before the camp start date will receive a full refund. Once camp has started, refunds are not provided.

For all cancellations, please contact Visitor Services at 402-731-3140.

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