Summer Camp

"This is the only summer program that my kids are involved in where they don't ask if they can 'skip a day' - they love it!"

-Karen Davis, parent of campers

Pringle Nature Center gets your kids outside this summer with our camp programs! With a different theme each week, there will be something new to discover as we use our pond, prairie, and forest as our classroom. We keep each week limited to ten campers for each camp to allow for greater one-on-one exploration and to help create a more profound experience. Our programs are perfect for the budding naturalist who enjoy exploring the outdoors.

Junior Naturalist

The Junior Naturalist Camp is for children aged 9-12 and meets every Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Campers will go back in time, observe the seasonal changes, and look at the oddballs in nature.

Friends: $9.00/General Public: $12.00 price is per session per child

June 14 - Where the Wild Things Are 7 spots available
June 21 - Four Elements 8 spots available
June 28 - Day is Night 6 spots available
July 5 - Wisconsin Status Symbols 8 spots available
July 12 - The Good, Bad, & Ugly 8 spots available
July 19 - Earth Connections 6 spots available
July 26 - Leave No Trace 8 spots available
August 2 - Invertebrates 8 spots available
August 9 - I Can Be a Scientist! 9 spots available
August 16 - BioBlitz 8 spots available

Observation & Creation

Our Observation & Creation Camp is for children aged 6-8 and meets every Thursday from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. These campers go out and observe nature and create a piece of art based off of those observations.

Friends: $4.50/General Public: $6.00 price is per session per child

June 15 - Slime & Scales 0 spots available

June 22 - Water Everywhere 0 spots available

June 29 - Fur & Feathers 3 spots available

July 6 - Wild Things 0 spots available

July 13 - Claws & Paws 0 spots available

July 20 - Bats 0 spots available

July 27 - Down & Dirty 0 spots available

August 3 - Night Sky 0 spots available

August 10 - Going Green 0 spots available

August 17 - Adaptations 1 spot available

Little Naturalist

Children aged 4-5 are our littlest explorers! They meet every Friday from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Be prepared to use your senses, explore what lives in the soil, and be grossed out!

Friends: $4.50/General Public: $6.00 price is per session per child

June 16 - Habitat is Where It’s At 1 spot available

June 23 - Creepy Crawlies 0 spots available

June 30 - Green Planet 0 spots available

July 7 - Little Wonders 0 spots available

July 14 - S.E.E. 0 spot available

July 21 - Bugs N’ Slugs 0 spots available

July 28 - Bats 1 spot available

August 4 - Night Sky 0 spots available

August 11 - Frog & Toad 0 spots available

August 18 - Down & Dirty 0 spots available


Registration and payment is due by June 9th. Payments can be made in cash or check only. If you are registering and paying in person, please come to the nature center Tuesday through Saturday. Please also call ahead to make sure someone is available to help you. Sorry, no phone registrations.

"I liked to do the animal projects and learn about butterflies. I liked seeing frogs, going on hikes, and doing activities outside." - Little Naturalist Camper

"Nature camp is really, really fun and I can't wait to go again this summer!" - Observation & Creation Camper

"I liked the projects that we did and going outside there. Catching frogs was so much fun!” - Observation & Creation Camper

"It's something that I love and look forward to every week during the summer!" - Junior Naturalist Camper