2018 Summer Day Camps

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.

2019 Summer Day Camps

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

 

“If we want children to flourish, to become truly empowered,

then let us allow them to love the earth before we ask them to save it” – David Sobel 

 

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.

 

Register by May 1st to save $5! Use code: CAMP2019

Cancellation policy: A $40 administrative fee will be assessed for all cancellations within two weeks of the start of each camp

NEW! After Care 3-5:30 p.m. Mon – Thurs | $50 per child per week
Fontenelle Forest is excited to offer after camp care! Campers can play games, draw, read and participate in other activities supervised by summer camp staff.
Download the 2019 Summer Camps Brochure Here!

 

‘Possum Pals
Ages 3-5 with caregiver
July 1 OR 2 OR 3
9:30-11:30 a.m. OR 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Do you have nature lovers in the family? Do you want to pass along your love for nature to the next generation? Would you like to spend some quality time with the younger generations in your family? Join us for our ‘Possum Pals, an intergenerational camp designed for children and their caregivers to bond with each other and the natural world. Camper teams – grandchildren with grandparents, nieces & nephews with aunts and uncles, child with parents, and other combinations that fit your families – will create memories that last a lifetime. All campers must be accompanied by an adult 18 or older.

Non-Member Price: $105 (1 adult and up to 2 children)

Member Price: $75 

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July 1 – 9:30AM    July 1 – 1:30PM   July 2 – 9:30AM
July 2 – 1:30PM   July 3 – 9:30AM   July 3 – 1:30PM

Eco-Rangers : Lauritzen Gardens  Partnership Camp:
Ages 5-7, 8-12
Mon.-Wed. at Lauritzen Gardens,
Thurs.-Fri. At Fontenelle Forest
June 10-14 OR June 24-28
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Campers will learn about ecosystems, food chains, and how our environment is interdependent on each piece.  Participants will hike, nature journal, watch birds, and explore pond life, interacting with each habitat at Lauritzen Gardens and Fontenelle Forest.

Cost: $235 per camper

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Ages 5-7
Ages 8-12

Eco-Rangers is a partnership camp with Lauritzen Gardens, unfortunately, there is no aftercare provided by Fontenelle Forest. We apologize for the inconvenience. 


Jr. Wildlife Vet Camp
Ages 6-8   | June 3-7 OR July 29- August 2

The forest is full of critters of all sizes!  Come learn what it takes to care for wild animals in this fun-filled camp. From raptors to rabbits, we will explore the world of being a wildlife veterinarian. Campers will get a behind-the-scenes tour of Raptor Woodland Refuge and our Animal Care center, and will learn how to help sick, injured and orphaned animals around their home! And of course, we will spend time searching the forest for healthy animals too!

Non- member price: $310 per camper

Member price: $245 per camper

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June 3-7   JUNE 3-7 VET CAMP AFTER CARE SIGN UP HERE
July 29 – August 2    JULY 29-AUGUST 2 VET CAMP AFTER CARE SIGN UP HERE

Enchanted Forest Camp
Ages 6-8  | June 17-21

Discover the natural world through forest fantasy. Using our imagination and the sense of wonder nature provides, we’ll discover our natural environment using the mythical creatures such as sprites, trolls, elves, and fairies. Campers will spend the week exploring the world through the eyes of their elves and fairies and consider the questions: Where do elves live? How do trolls prepare for the changing seasons? What do the signs we find in the forest tell about who lives here? We’ll use the framework of mythical creatures to learn more about the animals that call the forest home.  

Non- member price: $310 per camper

Member price: $245 per camper

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Enchanted Forest June 17-21      AFTERCARE SIGN UP HERE

H2Whoa!
Ages 6-8  | July 8-12

Submerge yourself in the wonders of the wetlands. Join us as we discover the wetlands habitat and the animals and plants that call our marsh and streams home- from frogs and turtles to crawdads and dragonflies. Campers will get their hands wet dipping in the pond, looking for evidence of beavers and muskrats, and exploring the trails. We’ll be getting muddy so bring your old clothes!  

Non- member price: $310 per camper

Member price: $245 per camper

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H2Whoa! July 8-12    AFTERCARE SIGN UP HERE

Nature’s Engineers
Ages 6-8   | July 15-19

Nature’s engineers are hard at work again, creating structures of amazing complexity! From Robin’s nest to Beaver’s dam, the amazing creations of nature are all around the forest. Campers will learn to create their own shelters with nature as their guide!

Non- member price: $310 per camper

Member price: $245 per camper

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Nature’s Engineers July 15-19     AFTERCARE SIGN UP HERE

Fantastic Beasts
Ages 6-8  | July 22-26

It is time to discover what creatures lie deep in the Forest and what lies deep within you.  Will you be sorted as an adventurous Thunderbird, a healing Puckwudgie, a Wampus cat warrior, or a Horned serpent scholar? What secrets will you discover and write about as we work together to create a Field Guide to the Fantastic Beasts of Fontenelle Forest?  This magical adventure will be filled with hiking to catch a glimpse of a blue-tongued skink, staking out the oak savannas in search of serpents, and roaming the wetlands for signs of the elusive Bigfoot.

Non- member price: $310 per camper

Member price: $245 per camper

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Fantastic Beasts AGE 6-8     FANTASTIC BEASTS AFTERCARE SIGN UP HERE

Fantastic Beasts
Ages 9-12  | July 22-26

It is time to discover what creatures lie deep in the Forest and what lies deep within you.  Will you be sorted as an adventurous Thunderbird, a healing Puckwudgie, a Wampus cat warrior, or a Horned serpent scholar? What secrets will you discover and write about as we work together to create a Field Guide to the Fantastic Beasts of Fontenelle Forest?  This magical adventure will be filled with hiking to catch a glimpse of a blue-tongued skink, staking out the oak savannas in search of serpents, and roaming the wetlands for signs of the elusive Bigfoot.

Non- member price: $310 per camper

Member price: $245 per camper

Register here:

Fantastic Beasts AGE 9-12     FANTASTIC BEASTS AFTER CARE SIGN UP HERE

Canoe Camp
Ages 9-12  |  June 3-7 OR June 24-28 OR July 15-19

Jump in at the wetlands (literally and figuratively) as we paddle The Great Marsh by canoe! This camp is great for beginners or experienced canoers. Campers will investigate the plants and animals of the wetlands and spend time practicing team building through games and water activities.

Non- member price: $310 per camper

Member price: $245 per camper

Register here:

Canoe Camp JUNE 3-7     JUNE 3-7 CANOE AFTERCARE SIGN UP HERE
Canoe Camp JUNE 24-28     JUNE 24-28 CANOE AFTERCARE SIGN UP HERE
Canoe Camp JULY 15-19     JULY 15-19 CANOE AFTERCARE SIGN UP HERE

Challenge Camp
Ages 9-12  |  June 17-21  OR July 29-August 2

Are you looking for an extra challenge this summer? Hiking, exploring, canoeing, fishing and other tasks of immeasurable size await the campers who join in on this adventure. The fun doesn’t end there because Thursday is an overnight experience! Night hikes through the darkness and the early morning sunrise will give campers a new experience of the Forest.  Overnight list provided after registration.

Non- member price: $350 per camper

Member price: $285 per camper

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JUNE 17-21    JUNE 17-21 CHALLENGE CAMP AFTER CARE SIGN UP HERE
JULY 29- August 2   JULY 29-AUGUST 2 CHALLENGE CAMP AFTER CARE SIGN UP HERE

Wild Ones: Nature Awareness for Girls
Ages 9-12  | June 10-14

What is nature awareness?  A process of sharpening our senses to perceive more about what is going on around us. Are you looking to build strong female friendships while exploring the outdoors this summer? This will be a week of team building, canoeing, hiking, playing games, and practicing skills all designed to increase your wilderness awareness and develop your friendship with the forest. Be prepared to discover more about your connection to nature and delve into all the fun that the Forest has to offer!

Non- member price: $310 per camper

Member price: $245 per camper

Register here:

Wild Ones for Girls June 10-14     AFTERCARE SIGN UP HERE 

Wild Ones: Nature Awareness for Guys
Ages 9-12  | July 8-12

What is nature awareness?  A process of sharpening our senses to perceive more about what is going on around us. Are you looking to build strong male friendships while exploring the outdoors this summer? This will be a week of team building, canoeing, hiking, playing games, and practicing skills all designed to increase your wilderness awareness and develop your friendship with the forest. Be prepared to discover more about your connection to nature and delve into all the fun that the Forest has to offer!

Non- member price: $310 per camper

Member price: $245 per camper

Register here:

Wild Ones for Guys July 8-12     Wild Ones for Guys AFTERCARE 

 

Register by May 1st to save $5! Use code: CAMP2019

Download the 2019 Summer Camps Brochure Here!

 

 

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