Scholarship applications open until February 15

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Summer Camp Discovery

Woldumar Nature Center’s summer Camp Discovery is open to those entering grades Pre-K through 7th grade. We also offer special sessions for teens and a STEM internship program for high schoolers. It is a safe place for campers to make friends, learn about nature, and participate in structured & unstructured play. This allows children to flourish in an inclusive atmosphere that values curiosity and diversity. Whether you're a returning or new camper, we welcome you to share your summer at Woldumar!

Silly songs, fun games, and STEM lessons bring nature alive during the week. Woldumar's forest, wetland, and prairie habitats serve as our playground and science lab. Campers might experience the excitement of science through pond dipping, bug catching, shelter building, bird watching, and fishing.

Registration Information:

Members* & scholarship recipients: Feb. 27

Nonmembers: Feb. 29

Payment:

  • Nonmembers: $250 per week

  • Members: $225 per week

Full online payment by credit card is due at the time of registration. If you have been awarded a scholarship or need to pay with check or cash, you need to contact operations@woldumar.org within 24 hours to make payment arrangements. Unpaid registration and registrations without arrangements will be canceled after seven days. 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.

* You must have a current membership at the "Household Level" or higher by Feb. 23 to receive early access to camp registration.

Refund/Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations before June 1st, will result in a 50% refund. Any cancellations after June 1st will not receive a refund. If spaces are available, registration can be changed to a different week during the current summer camp season at no additional cost. If camp sessions are canceled for health and safety reasons as directed by local, state, or national health officials, full refunds will be issued. 

Scholarships Are Available! Apply by Feb. 15th

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.


Drop off and pick up:

  • Drop off at 9:00 am ***

  • Pick up is at 4:00 pm ***

***Our late drop off/early pickup window is 12-12:30pm. Late drop offs/early pickups cause a significant disruption to the camp program. We will not accommodate drop offs or pick-ups at other times, except in extreme situations.

Camper safety is our top priority. All campers must be dropped off directly to their camp counselor and campers are only released to approved people with ID present at pickup and must be checked out by their counselor.

Extended Care: New this year!

  • Before Care: 7:30 am - 9 am

  • After Care: 4 - 6 pm

  • $25 each for AM or PM


2024 Weekly Session Themes:

Session 1 | June 10 - 14: Nature Detectives

Session 2 | June 17 - 21: Wilderness Survival I

Session 3 | June 24 - 28: Busy Beavers

Session 4 | July 1 - 3: Cabin Exploration [shortened week]

Session 5 | July 8 - 12: Under the Surface

Session 6 | July 15 - 19: Animal Adaptations

Session 7 | July 22 - 26: Wet n' Wild I

Session 8 | July 29 - August 2: Wilderness Survival II

Session 9 | August 5 - 9: Wet n' Wild II

Session 10 | August 12 - 16: Things with Wings

Session 11 | August 19 - 23: Marvelous Mitten

Camp Discovery Teen (Grades 8th-10th)

Teen programming is a longstanding tradition at Woldumar. This summer, we are reimagining our program to meet the needs of the youth in our area. Our goal is to assist teens in becoming great leaders and have fun while learning about the natural environment. Teens will spend time bonding and making friends while learning valuable skills that they can use for a lifetime.

June 14 - 28: Young Leaders Retreat

July 15 - 19: Ready, Set, Adventure


* These materials were developed under a grant awarded by the Michigan  Department of Lifelong Education, Advancement, and Potential in partnership with the Michigan Department of Education.

Please see our 2024 CAMP CATALOG for program dates, activities, pricing and other details.