Non-Members Summer Camp Registration 2021

June 8, 2021 @ 9:00AM — August 19, 2021 @ 3:00PM Central Time (US & Canada)

Join us for a week of Summer Camp at Bubolz. Choose from 15 different camps for ages 4-14.

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Join us for a week of Summer Camp at Bubolz. We have 15 camps to choose from for ages 4-14.

There are no refunds for cancellations, unless notified at least one month before the start of camp. Refunds will be issued for programs cancelled by Bubolz due to low registration.

Due to Covid-19, we are requiring face masks inside of the nature center for all participants, taking temperatures that must be below 101 degrees Fahrenheit, and having each family sign our Covid-19 Waiver.

Sprouts (Ages 4-6)

June 8-10, 2021 | 9:00-11:30 am

Enchanted Earth

The magic and mystery of the forests, ponds, and prairies will take campers on an adventure like no other. Nature will cast its spell and our imaginations will explore all the wonders the natural world has to offer.

June 8-10, 2021 | 12:30-3:00 pm

Aquatic Adventures

Campers will become aquatic adventurers and learn about the many different aspects of our biggest necessity, water! We will explore the ponds at Bubolz, play games, and create crafts.

June 29-July 1, 2021 | 9:00-11:30 am

Wild Kidds

Based on the TV show, Wild Kratts, campers will put on their super suits and explore the super powers of the wild animals that call Bubolz home. Each day we will be on the lookout for these incredible animals and their creature powers that make them unique and help them to survive.

June 29th-July 1, 2021| 12:30-3:00 pm

Serious Superb Senses

Campers will put their five senses to the test, exploring the preserve like never before. We will adventure to the prairies, ponds, and forests playing games, completing crafts, and discovering the beautiful world around us.

July 27-29, 2021 | 9:00-11:30 am

Muddy Mischief

This camp is all about the ooey goey! Campers will investigate the muddy areas of Bubolz, looking for creatures that call these places their home, making some of their own muddy discoveries along the way.

July 27-29, 2021 | 12:30-3:00 pm

House Hunters: Animal Edition

Homes come in all shapes and sizes. During this week, campers will go on a search for animal homes throughout Bubolz, exploring the ponds, prairies, forests, and even building their own animal homes using their creativity and imagination.

August 10-12, 2021 | 9:00-11:30 am

Wacky Wings

Birds, Bees, and Butterflies are some of the few pollinators that call Bubolz home. Pollinators are more powerful then we think, we need them for almost every food that we eat! Campers will go on an exploration searching for these creatures and learn why they are so important.

August 10-12, 2021 | 12:30-3:00 pm


Campers will expand their creativity in this art based camp. We will find art in nature and create our own masterpieces out of objects found in the great outdoors and use the beauty of the preserve as our inspiration.

Saplings (Ages 7-9)

June 15-17, 2021 | 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Outdoor Life

What does it take to survive the great outdoors? During this week, campers will learn several outdoor skills including shelter and fire building, just to name a few. If you want to learn the skills for an ultimate adventure, this camp is for you!

July 6-8, 2021 | 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Building with Nature

Are you ready for a challenge like no other? During this week, campers will only use raw materials from nature to build shelters, rafts, bridges, toys, and so much more. Based on natural resources and sustainability, this STEM camp is an exciting addition to our summer programs.

July 20-22, 2021 | 9:00 am – 3:00 pm


Campers will roll up their sleeves as they become grossologists, studying all things ooey goey throughout the preserve. We will turn over logs, dig in the mud, and go pond dipping searching for creepy crawlies such as worms, tadpoles, frogs, and insects, learning about their unique adaptations throughout the week.

August 3-5, 2021 | 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Best of Bubolz

Come and explore the best of Bubolz at this summer camp! Campers will go pond dipping searching for frogs and tadpoles, hunt for insects in the prairie, do some teambuilding activities with fellow campers, create crafts, play games, and go on a nature hike.

August 17-19, 2021 | 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Naturally Artistic

Using nature as their muse, campers will create their very own masterpiece! We will learn about different forms of art found in nature, how we can use nature as our canvas, and explore unique natural spaces.

Mighty Oaks (Ages 10-14)

June 22-24, 2021 | 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Outdoor Skills

During this week campers will get a chance to experience a variety of outdoor activities including archery, fishing, and shelter building. We will learn about the different habitats that make up the preserve: prairie, wetland, and forest, and how these habitats may be helpful in any outdoor situation.

July 13-14, 2021 | 9:00 am – 3:00 pm & July 15, 2021 | 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Surviving the Outdoors with Camp Dinner

This camp is for ultimate adventure seeker! Campers will spend time building shelters, learning different ways to start fires and cook over that fire, and basic first aid and safety skills. And on the final day, campers will end with a camp dinner.