Summer Camps at Pringle Nature Center

"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 enjoys exploring the outdoors.

Registration for 2019 summer camps is now closed.

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 learn to navigate with a compass, solve nature mysteries, and learn about the night sky.

Registration for 2019 summer camps is now closed.

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.

Registration for 2019 summer camps is now closed.

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!

Registration for 2019 summer camps is now closed.

"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

Tots in the Park at Petrifying Springs County Park

This program, in partnership with Kenosha County Parks and County Executive Jim Kreuser, is for children ages 3-5 with a parent. This hour-long program gets children outside and having fun exploring nature. Tots in the Park will meet at Pavilion #6 of Petrifying Springs Park from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. every Monday starting June 17th and ending July 22nd.

Registration for 2019 Tots in the Park is now closed.