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2020 Summer Camps


Just minutes from downtown Omaha, Fontenelle Forest campers experience a wild summer outdoors!

At Fontenelle Forest, we believe that today’s children are tomorrow’s stewards. Our camps offer a vital connection with the forests, prairies and wetlands that children often only learn about through books or television. We are excited to offer another summer of amazing experiences here at Fontenelle Forest. Through games, activities and time to explore, we will provide the framework for a life-long love for the natural world.

Our summer day camps feature science-based learning through play. Our staff is committed to providing your child with high quality, positive outdoor experiences for children of all ages. Our campers, surrounded by nature, dive into the unknown and have adventures that develop great life skills while led by enthusiastic counselors.

Our most popular camps are back, along with some new offerings too.

Interested in animals big and small? Check out Jr. Wildlife Vet for younger campers (ages 6-8) and Wildlife Camp for older campers (ages 9-12). Or, for something a little muddier, wiggly or slimy, the new Grossology or A Bug’s Life might be the camp for you!

Also new this year, we’re teaming up with Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo for Predator & Prey. Campers will spend two days at Fontenelle and three days at the zoo to learn about both native and exotic animals. Those in search of creatures that are more fanciful and creative to engage the imagination will love Enchanted Forest and Fantastic Beasts, which will have campers exploring the Forest with a magical perspective.


Up for a challenge? Whether mental or physical, Nature’s Engineers and Wild Ones: Nature Explorers for younger campers, or Off the Grid and Challenge Camp for older campers, will match camper’s abilities to help them explore their limits and work with a team to go farther.

We’re excited to incorporate TreeRush in some camps to take camper’s experiences to new heights. And new this year is our first three-day, two-night Adventure Camp for campers 10-13.

Does your child love camp so much that they don’t want to leave at the end of the day? Extended Camp Monday-Thursday from 3:00-5:30 p.m. is a great add-on option. Campers will continue the fun with additional games and activities, building on the skills they learned during day camp.

Have a child who’s not quite camp age? Don’t worry, we also have great things planned for our youngest explorers (ages 3-5) who will discover the A, B, C’s of nature through the half-day Possum Pals caregiver-n-me camp.



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