Included below are camp descriptions, age ranges, and locations for you to start planning out your summer. We have 3 expectations for campers who attend ODC camps: Be Safe, Be Respectful, and Be Adventurous. Our camp leaders help all campers to achieve these expectations, and we all strive to make each camp a fun and enjoyable experience. One week prior to the camp, you will receive information via email about your camp. Questions you have before then can be directed to email@example.com. We can’t wait to see you this summer!
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Bilingual Camp Available
We are excited to offer our bilingual camp again this year! With the help of Vanessa Gutierrez, the ODC Network’s Community Outreach and Inclusion Manager, our Wetlands and Wildlife camp will be taught in both English and Spanish!
Once all slots are filled for a camp, a waiting list will be generated by our online registration system. Be sure to complete the registration even if it says a camp is full to ensure your child is added to the waiting list.
Description: Get into a creative state while celebrating our beautiful Michigan at the Outdoor Discovery Center in Holland! In this very special 4-day program, we partner with the ODC to offer four full days of nature and art. Explore the outdoors and see some native Michigan wildlife up-close with the Naturalists from the Outdoor Discovery Center in the morning from 9:00-12:00, and join the SCA from 12:00 – 4:00 for art-making centered around our Michigan landscape.
In the morning, explore nature off trail and up close, or try your hand at frog catching and fishing! The ODC has a variety of Michigan habitats that you will explore and be inspired by, as well as native and captive wildlife to experience hands-on. You will be trekking throughout the preserve, so be sure to wear good walking shoes or sandals, and clothes that can get a little wet or dirty.
The SCA takes on the afternoon with art-making centered around our Michigan landscape. Try your hand at paper-making using recycled papers and plant fibers, create prints inspired by our state’s wildlife with artist Trevor Grabill, and paint the landscape outdoors “en plein air.” You’ll snack on locally grown fruits and veggies and specialty treats throughout the week! A truly collaborative outdoor experience that’s rooted in the amazing natural wonders of our Great Lakes state!
Students must bring a lunch, snack, and a water bottle. A second healthy afternoon snack will be provided by the SCA. Drop-off will be at the ODC at 9:00 am, and pick-up at 4:00 pm. On Friday only, Pick-up will be at the SCA at 4:00 pm for a closing exhibition of student art.