2020 Camp Information Out Soon!

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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 forests, water sources, and prairies 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 a positive learning and community-building experiences where every child has the freedom to be who they are. This allows your child to flourish in an inclusive atmosphere that values curiosity and diversity.

Summer Camp at Woldumar is a place where the science of the natural world comes alive and lasting friendships are built. Safety is and always will be our highly trained staff's first priority as we allow campers to explore and discover new things. All staff trained in CPR, AED, First Aid, and child development.

Camp Discovery is a place where kids get and stay active as we play classic games like capture the flag and wolf pack. Camp is a time for silly songs and fun games, so along with our S.T.E.A.M. lessons, each day your camper will have an outdoor experience they soon will not forget. Whether you're a returning camper or new, we welcome you to share your summer at Woldumar.

What to Expect

To begin the week, campers are placed in counselor groups by grade level, with around ten campers in each group. The counselor designs age-appropriate activities specifically for their own group, based on the weekly theme. A brief outline of planned activities will be available 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.


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. 

Online payment by credit card. Check or cash in person only.

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 (costly) endeavor. Please review our refund policy below. There will be no exceptions made.

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 at no additional cost.  


Once a session has filled a waitlist will be created. To be added to the waitlist once one is created email programs@woldumar.org. This is a first come first serve.

Scholarships 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.

Please follow this link to fill out a scholarship request.

Please see our 2019 Camp Discovery Brochure for program dates, activities, pricing and other details.