Preschool is out…come to Sheldrake’s June Mini-Camp!

June Mini-Camp campers exploring Sheldrake grounds with a naturalist.
little girl at Sheldrake camp with eyes wide open looking at a bug in a container.

June Mini-Camp in Nature

Join us for fun and learning at our outdoor STEM program.

Your child will spend the week being a nature detective, learning about the plant and animal wildlife around Sheldrake’s 60 acres.

Time will be spent exploring the natural world, listening to nature stories, crafting, and playing games.

 For children ages 3-6

Camp registration is by week, allowing campers to pick and choose. The 2024 schedule is as follows:

  • Monday, June 10-Friday, June 14 – 9:30 am-12:30 pm OR 1:30-4:30 pm (5 days) 
  • Monday, June 17-Friday, June 21 – 9:30 am-12:30 pm OR 1:30-4:30 pm (5 days) 
  • Monday, June 24-Friday, June 28 – 9:30 am-12:30 pm (5 days)

Members: $425 per week; nonmembers: $450 per week

Registration opens in early 2024. Camps tend to fill up quickly. Please consider signing up for the Sheldrake newsletter to receive notification of availability.

Cancellation Policy: Camp proceeds in inclement weather unless hazardous conditions occur. In the event that Sheldrake should cancel a program (or a portion thereof), either a makeup will be scheduled or a refund will be issued (proportionate to the canceled event). Participant cancellation requires a minimum of one week’s notice (in writing to scheduling@sheldrakecenter.org; be sure to obtain written confirmation of receipt), and a 25% cancellation fee will be charged. No refunds will be issued under other circumstances.

A Typical Day at Camp

Camp sessions are held primarily outside, rain or shine, with our indoor classroom providing a complementary learning area.

During a typical camp day, children go on an outdoor discovery walk to explore the 60-acre conservancy property, engage in hands-on ecology lessons, and search for signs of animals. Whether we tiptoe up to the frog pond, roll logs in search of critters, or look out over the pond for turtles and birds, there’s always lots to see, do, and learn about!

In addition to daily excursions, campers might also enjoy nature-themed storytime, nature crafting, or nature-themed games. We also take a break for snack time.


Kids hiking on Sheldrake trails.