EdVenture Summer Camps

Keep your child connected with the great outdoors with summer camps at Dogwood Canyon. Guided by our expert team of educators, your child will interact with live animals, learn about conservation, create masterpieces and learn new skills in a safe and positive environment.

Kids Horseback Riding

Bringing Education and Adventure Together

Through in-depth, hands-on learning, the Conservation EdVenture team inspires students of all ages to take an active role in the conservation of our planet’s natural resources. It is our goal to provide students with a fun and safe environment to further their knowledge in the areas of biology, chemistry, earth science, engineering, fishing, hunting and survival.

Our Conservation EdVentures promote STREAM (science, technology, recreation, engineering, art and math) by building the next generation of scientists, conservationists and naturalists.

Upcoming Day Camps

To view all of our upcoming events, please click the link below.

Dogwood Canyon-Master Trackers

June 12 at 8:00 am - June 15 at 5:00 pm

Grades 3rd-5th Ever notice a path in the woods that was too small to be made by people? The forest is an intersecting highway for mammals we almost never see. Bears, bobcats, foxes, and raccoons are just some of the clever creatures that navigate the park unseen.  Join us this summer as we use a…

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Dogwood Canyon-Birding in the Canyon

June 26 at 8:00 am - June 29 at 5:00 pm

Grades 6th-8th Discover the amazing diversity of birds that call Dogwood Canyon home.  Investigate bird behavior, adaptations, and identification as we explore the park in search of our feathered friends.  Throughout the camp we’ll embark on excursions by foot, shuttle, and even kayaks, immersing ourselves in the birds’ habitat.  Students will even get to contribute…

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Kids Horseback Riding

Dogwood Canyon-Thrive Outside!

July 10 at 8:00 am - July 13 at 5:00 pm

Grades 6th-8th Learn the skills you need to be confident in the outdoors in this wilderness-focused summer EdVenture.  Get your hands dirty with survival basics like fire starting and shelter building, what to pack and how to pack it, and the basics of camp cooking.  We’ll also explore the park on horseback, try our hand…

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Dogwood Canyon-Art in the Park

July 24 at 8:00 am - July 27 at 5:00 pm

Grades 3rd-5th Turn observation into art in this exploratory art EdVenture!  Students will learn the art of making observations in nature and how to express what they see, hear, and smell in creative ways.  We’ll visit a new area of the park each day to explore the landscape, plants, and wildlife. While out in the…

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Dogwood Canyon-Camp YUCK!

August 7 at 8:00 am - August 10 at 5:00 pm

Grades 3rd-5th Explore nature’s yuckier side as we set out into the park to find the grossest, slimiest, most yuck-tastic discoveries nature has to offer!  From the forest floor to abandoned vulture nests and dark, damp burrows we’ll investigate the unappealing in search of slime molds, animal scat, mucus and more! Learn the science of…

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Financial Aid Scholarships

We want to make our EdVenture programs accessible to as many children as possible. We’re pleased to offer financial aid scholarships for under-resourced families. Our scholarships are awarded based on financial need.


Get in touch with us today with questions about our educational programs and field trip offerings.

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