Nature Center Mini Camps

Nature Center

The Lake View Nature Center, located by the pond at Terrace View Park, is a unique location for children to enjoy summer camp fun. These short-term camps are perfect for families that need their summer to be flexible, and for children with specialized interests. 


Nature Safari Mini Camp

Take a trip to the wild terrain of Terrace View Park and spot exciting native wildlife. Your child will learn about local creatures and explore our urban jungle through hands-on activities, stories, and crafts. Campers will also learn some fun exploration skills, so please send them dressed and ready. 


Lil' Buggers Mini Camp

Children will learn about our many legged friends that creep and crawl with live animal investigations, crafts, and stories. Campers will spend time outside to see if they can find any creepy crawlies in the wild too. Bring your child dressed for outdoor explorations. 


Green Thumb Mini Camp

Does your child have a love for all things in the garden? In this camp, children will learn about the growing cycle of plants and trees, and their role in nature. Each day they will take home a project with fun themes like pizza plants and imagination gardens. Please dress your child in clothing that they can get dirty.


Fishing Mini Camp

Our pond is stocked with fish, and we want to show your child how to catch them. Kids receive instruction on baiting a hook, tying knots, casting a line, and handling fish for a safe return to the water. Kids will also learn about all sorts of swimming creatures at this fun-filled camp. For safety reasons, campers should come dressed in gym shoes or boots (no Crocs or sandals).


Survivor Mini Camp

If your child has the spirit of adventure, then this mini camp is for them! Campers will earn fun skills like putting up a tent, wayfinding, and starting a campfire. Children will finish camp with the knowledge of how to be a safe outdoorsman. We will outside rain or shine, so have children dressed and ready.