Camp Discovery REGISTRATION OPEN!
2020 Camp Information!
COVID-19 Update: If camp sessions are cancelled for health and safety reasons as directed by local, state or national health officials, full refunds will be issued, including deposits. If you are in need of financial assistance due to the COVID-19 outbreak, please complete a scholarship request.
Safety is and always has been our top priority, and since we don't know what the situation will be in a few months, we are working with local health officials right now to develop new hygiene and sanitation protocols. We are reexamining our camp program to emphasize activities that minimize or eliminate person-to-person contact, the sharing of supplies, and of course, keep children outdoors as much as possible. We're confident that we can provide a safe, positive, fun, and educational experience for families this summer!
Camp Discovery (Grades PreK-7th)
Camp Discovery at Woldumar Nature Center is a safe place for campers to make friends, learn about nature, and participate in structured and unstructured play. Woldumar's forest, wetland, and prairie habitats serve as our playground and science lab. Campers experience the excitement of science through pond dipping, bug catching, shelter building, bird watching, and fishing. We foster positive learning and community-building experiences which allow children flourish in an inclusive atmosphere that values curiosity and diversity.
Summer camp is a place where science comes alive and lasting friendships are built as children explore and discover the natural world. Safety is and always will be our first priority. All staff are certified in CPR, AED, First Aid, and trained in child development.
Camp Discovery is a place where kids get and stay active as we play classic games like capture the flag, sing silly songs, and create crafty art projects. In addition to daily S.T.E.M lessons, each day your camper will have a memorable camp experience they soon will not forget. Whether you're a returning camper or new, we welcome you to share your summer at Woldumar.
June 22-26: Nature Detectives
June 29-July 3: Creepy Critters
July 6-10: Primitive Wilderness Survival (Optional Campout)
July 13-17: Wet n Wild: Wild Waters
July 20-24: Modern Wilderness Survival (Optional Campout)
July 27-31: Wet n Wild: Rockin’ Rivers
August 3-7: Eco-Warriors
August 10-14: Wild Engineering
August 17-21: Blast Off
A half-day option is available every week for PreK and Kindergarten campers. The session themes are the same, but all activities are modified for a younger audience by our Early Childhood Development Specialist.
July 6-10 & July 13-17 Counselor In Training (Grades 8-10)
The Counselor in Training (CIT) program is a longstanding tradition at Woldumar. CIT prepares teens to assume some of the responsibility of guiding younger campers through their experience at summer camp. CIT’s leave our program prepared to do great things with youth, whether that’s tutor, coach, babysit, or even become a counselor right here at Woldumar.
In week one, CIT’s will spend time bonding, developing leadership skills, and having fun learning games, crafts, and what it takes to be a summer camp counselor. In week two CIT’s shine by leading the games and crafts they have mastered. Following the completion of CIT training, participants will be offered opportunities to continue their development by participating in a Community Eco-Career Speaker series throughout the summer. Volunteer opportunities at Camp Discovery for the remainder of the summer will be determined by Camp Staff and is reserved for those who excel in the program.
What to Expect: To begin the week, campers are placed in counselor groups by grade level, with around ten campers per adult counselor. Each counselor designs age-appropriate activities specifically for their own group, based on the weekly theme. A brief outline of planned activities will be available to parents on Monday morning. Daily activities include hikes, games, crafts, nature lessons, teambuilding, exploration and nature discovery!
What to Bring: Each day, campers should dress for the weather, wear closed-toe shoes, and bring a water bottle, sunscreen, insect repellent, a sack lunch (for full-day campers), and a smile! Michigan summers can be HOT! Please pack a swimsuit and towel for water play and bring a backpack to carry it all.
Some items to leave at home include trading cards, personal electronics, and anything else that may distract from camp activities.
Woldumar members (even new members) receive 15% off these prices!
- 1/2 Day (PreK-K) $135.00/wk
- Full Day (PreK-7th) $195/wk
- Counselors in Training (8th-10th) $350 includes both weeks
A non-refundable $50/camper/session deposit is due at the time of registration. Full payment is due by June 1. After June 1 full payment is due. PLEASE check your schedule before registering and be careful when choosing options. We are very low tech and changes are made by a human, a very time consuming (and costly) endeavor. Please review our refund policy below.
Scholarships Are Available!
Our scholarship program aims to help families with financial needs. We want all children to experience the benefits of spending a week outdoors at Woldumar.
Refund/Cancellation Policy: Cancellations before June 1 will forfeit their deposit. Woldumar cannot offer any refunds after June 1st. If spaces are available, registration can be changed to a different week during the 2020 summer camp season at no additional cost. If camp sessions are cancelled for health and safety reasons as directed by local, state or national health officials, full refunds will be issued, including deposits. If you are in need of financial assistance due to the COVID-19 outbreak, please complete a scholarship request.
Waitlist: Once a session has filled a waitlist will be created. To be added to the waitlist once one is created email firstname.lastname@example.org. This is first come, first served.
Please see our 2020 Camp Discovery Brochure for program dates, activities, pricing and other details.