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Winter Nature Camp at the Belle Isle Nature Center is a four-day camp experience designed for children ages 5 to 12 to better understand and explore winter wildlife. Campers will participate in nature play and animal tracking, observe how animals adapt to cold weather and experiment with water and ice. Activities will be hosted both outdoors and inside the newly renovated Nature Center.
Winter Nature Camp takes place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3 to Friday, Jan. 6 at the Belle Isle Nature Center, 176 Lakeside Dr., Detroit.
Ages 5-6: Chipmunk Camp
Participants in Chipmunk Camp will begin their exploration of the winter world through nature play. They will have the chance to make new friends, learn how animals adapt to the cold and play outside in a supportive and safe social environment. There will be plenty of time to warm up inside before camp heads back out for more winter fun!
Chipmunk campers must be 5 or 6 years old on the first day of camp.
Ages 7-9: Mink Camp
Mink Camp participants will engage in outdoor exploration and recreation as they experience winter on Belle Isle. Campers will use observation skills to explore what animals can be found on Belle Isle in the winter, build structures to trap heat and experiment with what happens to matter when it gets extremely cold.
Mink campers will have the chance to make new friends while experiencing the winter outdoors in a unique way.
Mink campers must be 7, 8 or 9 years old on the first day of camp.
Ages 10-12: Coyote Camp
What animals thrive on Belle Isle through the winter? How do they do it? Coyote Camp focuses on the survival skills of both people and animals. As campers explore the natural world around them and winter’s unique challenges, they will learn about winter animal adaptations and develop skills identifying animal tracks and signs.
Coyote campers must be 10, 11 or 12 years old on the first day of camp.