a group of diverse kids walking through the park

Where can campers learn how to swim, paddle a canoe, play a variety of sports and learn the finer points of archery in two weeks? Nature Camp!  








Camp highlights: 

  • Swim lessons on Monday-Thursday
  • Canoeing, archery, fishing, arts and crafts
  • An overnight on the first Thursday of the session (weather permitting)
  • Recreational swimming
  • Camp songs, snow cones, nature walks, and a special activity day that will include tie-dying and a cookout
  • A detailed schedule will be handed out on the first day of camp
Age GroupGrades K-5
LocationSame camp offered at two different locations: 

Lake Elkhorn: 9715 Broken Land Parkway, drop off and pick up at the gazebo

Wilde Lake Park: 10027 Hyla Brook Road, drop off and pick up at the Wilde Lake Barn

Length of Camp4 separate two-week sessions – Click here to see a sample camp schedule.
Dates of Sessions
  • June 22-July 3 
  • July 6-17 
  • July 20-31 
  • August 3-14
CA members/Columbia Cardholders $549 (early bird price)
Non-members$571.50 (early bird price)
Extended care located at the facility7-8:30am, $130 

4-6pm, $140

What to bring

Campers must wear closed-toed shoes, and it is suggested that campers wear loose-fitting, comfortable clothing and socks. A hat and sunscreen are recommended for outdoor activities. Campers should bring a swimsuit and towel; a healthy, nonperishable lunch; and a refillable water bottle. A sleeping bag and pillow are needed for the overnight. Tents are provided for campers; however, personal tents are welcome.