2021 Summer Camps

June Camps

Week 1:  June 7-11
-Preschool Creek (Age 3-5) *Waitlist*

-Fishing (Age 7-10) *Waitlist*

-Farm & Lake (Age 8-12) *Waitlist*

Week 2:  June 14-18

-Preschool Creek (Age 3-5) *Waitlist*

-Farm & Lake (Age 8-12) *Waitlist*

-Fishing Camp (Age 7-10) *Waitlist*

Week 3:  June 21-25

-Preschool Creek (Age 3-5) *Waitlist*

-Fishing (Age 8-13) *Waitlist*

-Survival (Age 9-12) *Waitlist*

Week 4:  June 28-July 2

-Preschool Creek (Age 3-5) *Waitlist*

-By the Bay (Age 6-12) *Waitlist*

-By the Bay II (Ages 6-12) *Waitlist*

July Camps

Week 5:  July 5-9
-Preschool Creek (Age 3-5) *Waitlist*

-Writing in Nature (Age 8-12)  *NEW*

-By the Bay (Age 6-12) *Waitlist*

-By the Bay II (Age 6-12) *Waitlist*

Week 6:  July 12-16

-Preschool Creek (Age 3-5) *Waitlist*

-By the Bay (Age 6-12) *Waitlist*

-Marine Science (Age 10-13) *NEW*

Week 7:  July 19-23

-Preschool Creek (Age 3-5) *Waitlist*

-Creek Adventure (Age 6-12) *Waitlist*

Week 8:  July 26-30

-Preschool Creek (Age 3-5) *Waitlist*

-Nature Art & Theater (Age 6-12) *Waitlist

-Environmental Science (Ages 10-13) *NEW*

August Camps

Week 9:  August 2-6
-Preschool Creek (Age 3-5) *Waitlist*

-Creek Adventure (Age 6-12) *Waitlist*

NOTE: Many of our camps are now waitlisted, but please don't hesitate to register for the ones you would prefer. Families change their plans, and there's a chance you could get a spot! We will also be adding more camp sessions soon. Please join our mailing list and follow us on social media to be the first to know about the new sessions. Thank you!

Preschool Creek Camp

Church of the Apostles, Fairhope, AL
Ages 3-5
9am-1pm
$275/week (See bottom of this page for payment policy)
Splashing in the cool, freshwater creek is a favorite for our preschoolers. We will build pools and dams with the rocks, and this is the perfect place to catch minnows, salamanders and frogs! We will also learn about the local plants and animals, make nature art, tend to a vegetable garden, sing songs, read stories, and play lots of fun games. Each week will have a different theme.
Enrollment requirements:
  • Children must be proficient with toileting. They know when they need to go to the bathroom and can communicate that.
  • Because we learn in an outdoor classroom without walls, children must be able to stay with the group and follow instructions most of the time.

Week 1:  June 7-11 *Waitlist*

Week 2:  June 14-18 *Waitlist*

Week 3:  June 21-25 *Waitlist*

Week 4:  June 28-July 2 *Waitlist*

Week 5:  July 5-9 *Waitlist*

Week 6:  July 12-16 *Waitlist*

Week 7:  July 19-23 *Waitlist*

Week 8:  July 26-30 *Waitlist*

Week 9:  August 2-6 *Waitlist*

Fishing Camp

Location: Drop-off/Pick-up at the Various Fishing Sites in the Fairhope area (no more than 15 min drive from downtown Fairhope)
Ages: Depends upon the session. See below
9am-2pm
$300/week (See bottom of this page for payment policy)

 

Have fun fishing with friends in our local waterways! We will explore the different ways to fish in both fresh and saltwater (catch and release). Learn about knot tying and when to use different types of bait (live, lures, and flies). Fisherkids of all skill levels are welcome!

 

Please bring your own fishing rod(s). Tackle and other fishing supplies will be provided.

Ages 7-10

Week 1:  June 7-11 *Waitlist*

Ages 7-10

Week 2: June 14-18th *Waitlist*

 

Ages 8-12

Week 3:  June 21-June 25 *Waitlist*

Farm & Lake Camp

Weeks Bay Plantation, Fairhope, AL
Ages 8-12
9am-2pm
$300/week (See bottom of this page for payment policy)
We love this farm! We will spend our days swimming and catching minnows in the lake, picking blueberries on the farm, paddling on the lake, exploring the woods, climbing the trees, learning about the local plants and animals, creating art out of natural materials, and playing lots of games.

Week 1:  June 7-11 *Waitlist*

Week 2:  June 14-18 *Waitlist*

By the Bay Camp

Ages 6-12
9am-2pm
$275/week (See bottom of this page for payment policy)
They bay is the best place to explore and play during the summertime! We will spend our days swimming, exploring the shoreline and freshwater creeks, catching and learning about marine life by using cast nets and seine nets, creating art out of natural clay, and playing lots of games.

 

*In case of inclement weather or after a big rain, we will move the camp to Church of the Apostles for the day. There is a freshwater creek there that we can explore during storm breaks, and we also have access to a clean, indoor classroom space and covered outdoor pavilion. The camp curriculum will remain fun, relevant, and engaging. 

Stedman's Landing, Fairhope, AL

Week 4:  June 28-July 2 *Waitlist*

Week 5: July 5-9 *Waitlist*

Week 6:  July 12-16 *Waitlist*

Trinity Church, Fairhope, AL

Week 4:  June 28-July 2 *Waitlist*

Week 5: July 5-9 *Waitlist*

Survival Camp

Alta Fish River (A property of the South Alabama Land Trust)
Ages 9-12
9am-2pm
$275/week (See bottom of this page for payment policy)

This camp will be a fun adventure of learning survival skills in a diverse, wilderness environment along Fish River. Activities will include compass/orienteering, Firemaking, foraging, fishing, shelter building, wilderness first aid, identifying dangerous plants and animals, and more!

 

Week 3:  June 21-25 *Waitlist*

Creek Adventure Camp

Location: Church of the Apostles, Fairhope, AL
Ages 6-12
9am-2pm
$275/week (See bottom of this page for payment policy)

Let's go on a creek adventure! We will explore the cool, freshwater creek, where we can build pools and dams with the rocks. This is the perfect place to catch minnows, salamanders and frogs! We will learn about the local plants and animals, make nature art, tend to a vegetable garden, and play lots of fun games.

Week 7: July 19-23 *Waitlist*

Week 9: August 2-6 *Waitlist*

Nature Art & Theatre Camp

Location: Church of the Apostles, Fairhope, AL

Ages 6-12

2pm-6pm

$275/week (See bottom of this page for payment policy)

 

Calling all kids who love to be creative! Join us in making nature art projects, playing theater games, creating skits, and exploring the creek. The week will culminate with a fun theater performance for all of our camp families and friends.

Week 8: July 26-30 *Waitlist*

Environmental Science Camp

Church of the Apostles, Fairhope, AL
Ages 10-13
9am-2pm
$275/week (See bottom of this page for payment policy)
Geology, Geography, Orienteering, Mapping, and more! At this action-filled camp, we will explore the outdoors, conduct hands-on science experiments, and learn about the incredible place where we live. Campers will use compasses to read maps and participate in a challenging treasure hunt. We will explore our local creek beds and coastal environments as we learn about geological formations that are unique to our area. If you like science and being outside, this is the camp for you!

Week 8:  July 26-30 *NEWLY ADDED*

Marine Science Camp

Location: Drop-off/Pick-up at the Various Coastal Sites in the Fairhope area 
Ages 10-13
9am-2pm
$275/week (See bottom of this page for payment policy)
Get ready to get your feet wet and learn about our very own unique marine ecosystem! In this camp, we will use a variety of nets to catch aquatic creatures in order to study them. We will learn about the Mobile Bay Watershed and the incredible biodiversity here. We will also conduct science experiments and go exploring in our local waterways.

Week 6:  July 12-16 *NEWLY ADDED*

Writing in Nature Camp

Church of the Apostles, Fairhope, AL
Ages 8-12
9am-1pm
$150 (See bottom of this page for payment policy)
 
The natural world has long served as an inspiration for writers. In this special three-day camp, we will use nature as a springboard to express ourselves. We will explore, observe and experience nature in this three-day camp. Our outdoor experiences will lead to creative poetry, stories and essays that will express each of our unique voices. 

Week 5: July 5-7 (3 day camp) *NEWLY ADDED*

Payment and Cancellation Policy

$100 nonrefundable deposit due to secure your child's spot in the camp session. Your remaining balance is due in full by May 1st, 2021.

 

Cancellation requests must be made on or before May 15, 2021 in order to receive a full refund minus the deposit. Any cancellation requests made after May 15, 2021 and up to two weeks before the start of camp will be refunded in the form of a Nature Connect credit to use on a future program. Cancellations made less than two weeks before the start of camp will not receive a refund or credit. 

If Nature Connect cancels a camp session for any reason, you will receive a 100% refund.

Please understand that our camps are kept small to facilitate learning, and many fill up quickly. Last-minute cancellations keep other kids from enjoying our camps. Thank you for your understanding.

If your child is unable to attend camp, please consider converting all or part of your tuition into a donation or scholarship to assist families in need. 

Please email info@natureconnectalabama.org to request a refund, make a donation, or address any other questions you may have. Email is the quickest way to reach us during this time.