Nature Summer Camp for kids is such a fun way to explore the outdoors together! Make sure to grab all the printable camp week themes and get started. You can simply download the theme of the week and use the convenient links to learn about each project and create a supply list. Want all the work done for you, grab the full instructions pack here.
FUN NATURE CAMP IDEAS FOR SUMMER
SUMMER KIDS NATURE CAMP
Nature is a classroom just as much as traditional classrooms! There are so many wonderful things to observe and learn from right in our own backyards.
This Summer Nature Camp is the perfect way to experience the outdoors in a guided way, all while learning and exploring the natural world! Kids will have fun exploring plant life, observing birds, discovering insect habitats, and more!
NATURE ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS THIS SUMMER
Summer can be a busy time, so we didn’t add any projects that will take a ton of time or prep to make these activities possible. Most of these can be done quickly, with variations, reflection, and questions extending the activity as you have time to do so. However, if you have the time, feel free to linger and enjoy the activities too!
Kids who get to participate in this Nature Summer Camp will get to:
- Make Sun Prints
- Make a Bug Hotel
- Make Nature Paint Brushes
- …and more!
TEACHING KIDS ABOUT NATURE
Gather a few supplies to start and create a basket of nature science tools for your kids to have access to whenever they can. It’s a great way to give them an invitation to explore outdoor science anytime.
You can also start a small library of kid’s nature books to encourage further research for everything they collect, find, and discover during their outdoor activities.
These burping bags are a classic and a kid favorite! They are a great outdoor activity and are a fun way to learn about chemical reactions!
Make your very own birdfeeder ornaments to attract birds to your backyard! This makes for a great follow-up activity of birdwatching too!
There is so much to be explored in our very own backyard! Find out just how much by exploring a single square foot of your backyard jungle!
With this insect hotel activity, kids will learn all about insects and their habitats. After you build and assemble this you can watch and wait to see who inhabits it in the coming days!
HOW DO PLANTS BREATHE?
How do plants breathe? Experiment with leaves to find out how plants breathe with this easy nature activity for kids!
Use the power of the sun to make amazing works of art! We used LEGO pieces to make ours, but the options are endless!
Use nature to be your paintbrush! Find and experiment with different items in nature as your paintbrush to make unique works of art!
WATER PISTOL PAINTING
A great way to end this list of fun nature summer camp ideas is with water pistol painting! Kids have a blast making these paintings using water guns!
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MORE FUN SUMMER ACTIVITIES
- Art Summer Camp
- Bricks Summer Camp
- Chemistry Summer Camp
- Cooking Summer Camp
- Dinosaur Summer Camp
- Ocean Summer Camp
- Physics Summer Camp
- Sensory Summer Camp
- Space Summer Camp
- Slime Summer Camp
- STEM Summer Camp
- Water Science Summer Camp
WANT A FULLY PREPPED CAMP WEEK? Plus, it includes all 12 mini-camp theme weeks as shown above.
Snacks, Games, Experiments, Challenges, and so much MORE!
Science Summer Camps
Water Science Summer Camp
Enjoy these fun science experiments that all use water in this week of science summer camp.
Ocean Summer Camp
This ocean summer camp will take your kids on an adventure under the sea with fun and science!
Physics Summer Camp
Explore the science of physics with floating pennies and dancing raisins with this fun week of science camp!
Space Summer Camp
Explore the depths of space and learn about incredible people who have paved the way for space exploration with this fun camp!
Art Summer Camp
Kids can let their creative side come out with this awesome art camp! Learn about famous artists, explore new modes and methods of creating and more!
Bricks Summer Camp
Play and learn at the same time with this fun building bricks camp! Explore science themes with toy bricks!
Cooking Summer Camp
This edible science camp is so much fun to make, and delicious to eat! Learn about all kinds of science while tasting along the way!
Chemistry Summer Camp
Chemistry is always so much fun for kids! Explore chemical reactions, osmosis and more with this week of science camp!
Slime Summer Camp
Kids of all ages love making and playing with slime! This slimy week of camp includes a wide range of different types of slimes and activities to make and play!
Sensory Summer Camp
Kids will explore all of their senses with this week of summer science camp! Kids will get to make and experience sand foam, colored rice, fairy dough, and more!
Dinosaur Summer Camp
Step back in time with dino camp week! Kids will spend this week doing dino digs, creating volcanoes, and even making their own dinosaur tracks!
STEM Summer Camp
Explore the world of science and STEM with this awesome week of camp! Explore activities centered around matter, surface tension, chemistry and more!