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March 2019

Color by Nature Day Camp

March 27 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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Drop your kids off during this 3-hour day camp. Your kids will go on a scavenger hunt to find the colors of nature. Then we’ll use some of those new-found colors to make natural paint. Let’s get outside and express our creative sides with colors we find from nature.  Ages: 6-10

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April 2019

Inventions Inspired by the Natural World Spring Break Camp

April 2 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Kensington Metropark, 4570 Huron River Parkway
Milford, MI 48380 United States
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Kids- have you ever wondered how items in your home came to be or just how did the inventor come up with the idea? Many items that we use every day were inspired by organisms in the natural world. Come to this mini-camp to participate in experiments that mimic characteristics in nature. Have a look at the natural mucus on the outside of a salamander and then create your own homemade slime to compare. Explore natural crystals and then make your own Borax crystals to take home. Do these experiments and much more in this interactive camp. Ages: 7 and up

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Behind the Scenes Spring Break Camp

April 3 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Kensington Metropark, 4570 Huron River Parkway
Milford, MI 48380 United States
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This drop-off mini-camp program will allow kids the chance to work alongside our nature center interpreters. Designed to be educational and fun, kids will go behind the scenes to meet all the nature center’s animals, including turtles, salamanders, snakes, and the red-tailed hawk, Ranger. They will learn more about properly keeping animals in captivity by performing hands-on tasks such as feeding and watering animals. They’ll also get outdoors to check the trails and work on wildlife identification skills. Ages: 7 and up

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Color by Nature Day Camp

April 3 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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Drop your kids off during this 3-hour day camp. Your kids will go on a scavenger hunt to find the colors of nature. Then we’ll use some of those new-found colors to make natural paint. Let’s get outside and express our creative sides with colors we find from nature. Ages: 6-10

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Disc Golf for Adults Camp

April 27 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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Learn the basics of the sport of disc golf and find your new favorite hobby! Disc golf is a great recreational sport for all ranges of physical ability. Adults of any age can learn to play. We’ll cover what you need to know to get started including rules, equipment and techniques and then we’ll head out and play a few holes on our top-rated course.

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June 2019

Nature Camp

June 20 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Kids will love this nature camp focused on the plants and animals of Oakwoods Metropark. From the fields and prairies, to the deer and rabbits, we will be covering it all during this two-day camp. Get ready for a fun few days of camp. Ages: 8-14 Time: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. - This is a 2-day camp 6/20 - 6/21

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Daring Day for Kids Camp

June 22 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Kensington Metropark, 4570 Huron River Parkway
Milford, MI 48380 United States
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Are you daring enough to spend the day learning to survive in the woods? Build a survival hut, make natural noise-makers, learn how to survive a bear attack, how to identify poisonous plants and venomous snakes, and more! Kids will have fun learning real wilderness survival skills. Ages: 8 and up

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American Girl in Nature Doll Camp

June 26 @ 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States
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Bring your companion doll and get ready to spend the day exploring the park together.  Campers will make nature crafts with their doll, do some hands-on investigation of the plants and animals that live here, and meet new friends! Ages: 6 and older.

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July 2019

Farmer’s Camp

July 9 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wolcott Mill Metropark, 65775 Wolcott Road
Ray, MI 48096 United States
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This 3-day camp will offer children the opportunity to work, learn and have fun on a working farm. Activities vary for ages, but may include a scavenger hunt, hike, candle dipping, felting, games, gardening, crafts, farm chores, and much more. Ages: 5-14 Time: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

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Summer Blast Science Camp

July 10 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Kensington Metropark, 4570 Huron River Parkway
Milford, MI 48380 United States
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Have a blast with summer science! Take advantage of the sunny summer weather and have some fun with the sun. Through interactive demonstrations we will illuminate the many reasons why the sun is so important. Beat the heat and learn about kitchen chemistry by making your own ice cream. No science camp would be complete without some crazy science experiments—we’ll make things pop, fizz, and explode (safely, of course) while learning about different types of chemical reactions. Science is all around us! Ages: 7 and up

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Farmer for a Day Camp – July 10

July 10 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Kensington Metropark, 4570 Huron River Parkway
Milford, MI 48380 United States
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Designed to be educational and fun, this program allows kids the chance to work alongside our farmers taking care of animals. Each program includes a chance to meet all of the farm’s animals. Kids will perform hands-on tasks such as feeding and watering animals, mucking stalls, and hauling hay and grain sacks. Ages: 8 - 15

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Farmer Jr Camp

July 12 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Kensington Metropark, 4570 Huron River Parkway
Milford, MI 48380 United States
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Now younger kids get their chance to work at the farm! If your child has the energy and enthusiasm for farm chores, but maybe not the muscle power yet, this is their program! Similar to our popular “Farmer for a Day,” but designed for the capabilities of younger kids. Farmer Jr. has kids work alongside Kensington Farmers to learn about life on the farm: meeting and feeding animals, hauling straw, doing chores and having fun! Ages: 6 - 8

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Daring Day for Kids Camp

July 13 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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Build a survival hut, get lost (and un-lost) in a swamp, make natural noise-makers, learn how to survive a bear attack, learn how to identify poisonous plants and snakes, and more! Boys and girls will have fun learning real wilderness survival skills. Ages: 8 and up.

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Nature Explorer’s Day Camp

July 16 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Kensington Metropark, 4570 Huron River Parkway
Milford, MI 48380 United States
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Kids, explore two different Metroparks at this four day camp. Hunt for insects, experience life underwater, dip in the pond with nets, explore the prairie, jump in the mud, meet Ranger the red-tailed hawk, visit the Spray ‘n’ Play water park and ride the Island Queen pontoon boat. These are just some of the activities in this fun-filled week. Spend the first two days at the Environmental Discovery Center at Indian Springs Metropark and end the week with two days at the Kensington Metropark Nature Center. Ages: 7 to 12

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Nature Explorer’s Day Camp

July 16 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States
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Kids, explore two different Metroparks at this four day camp. Hunt for insects, experience life underwater, dip in the pond with nets, explore the prairie, jump in the mud, meet Ranger the red-tailed hawk, visit the Spray ‘n’ Play water park and ride the Island Queen pontoon boat. These are just some of the activities in this fun-filled week. Spend the first two days at the Environmental Discovery Center at Indian Springs Metropark and end the week with two days at the Kensington Metropark Nature Center. Ages: 7 to 12 Time: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. - This is a 3 day camp 7/16 - 7/19

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Disc Golf for Teens Camp

July 16 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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Come learn the basics of the sport of disc golf, then play a few holes on our highly rated course. Disc golf is a great recreational sport for all ranges of physical ability. We cover the rules of the game, equipment, and techniques. Ages: 12 - 15

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Farmer for a Day Camp

July 17 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Kensington Metropark, 4570 Huron River Parkway
Milford, MI 48380 United States
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Designed to be educational and fun, this program allows kids the chance to work alongside our farmers taking care of animals. Each program includes a chance to meet all of the farm’s animals. Kids will perform hands-on tasks such as feeding and watering animals, mucking stalls, and hauling hay and grain sacks. Ages: 8 - 15

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Fish Camp

July 18 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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Nothing is more fun than Fish Camp! Campers will get to make a fish print t-shirt, learn tackle craft, and casting basics. And what would Fish Camp be without FISHING? We’ll wet our lines in the Huron River and see what we can catch. Bring a t-shirt to make fish prints on. Ages: 6 and up. Reserve Online

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Farmer Jr.

July 19 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Kensington Metropark, 4570 Huron River Parkway
Milford, MI 48380 United States
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Now younger kids get their chance to work at the farm! If your child has the energy and enthusiasm for farm chores, but maybe not the muscle power yet, this is their program! Similar to our popular “Farmer for a Day,” but designed for the capabilities of younger kids. Farmer Jr. has kids work alongside Kensington Farmers to learn about life on the farm: meeting and feeding animals, hauling straw, doing chores and having fun! Ages: 6 - 8

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Farmer’s Camp

July 23 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wolcott Mill Metropark, 65775 Wolcott Road
Ray, MI 48096 United States
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This 3-day camp will offer children the opportunity to work, learn and have fun on a working farm. Activities vary for ages, but may include a scavenger hunt, hike, candle dipping, felting, games, gardening, crafts, farm chores, and much more. Ages: 5-14 Time: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

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Nature Art Camp

July 24 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Kensington Metropark, 4570 Huron River Parkway
Milford, MI 48380 United States
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Discover art in nature through this camp. Explore the Kensington Metropark nature area and collect items from nature to make amazing sculptures. Spend time at the lake while painting an awesome canvas. Then explore the outdoors to get inspiration for creating your own nature print t-shirt. Canvasses provided, please bring a white t-shirt. Ages: 6 and up

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Nature Art Camp

July 25 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Capture the beauty of the natural world through journaling, crafting and more. We will head into the woods to see all that nature has to offer, and then we will use art to make natural keepsakes and lasting memories in this two-day camp. Ages: 8-14 - This is a 2-day camp 7/25 - 7/26

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Broomsticks & Hippogriffs Day Camp

July 31 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States
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Under logs, in bogs, on trees or flying high with bees — Indian Springs Metropark is home to an array of beasts, but to see them one must first know where to look. Channel your inner Newt Scamander as we spend the day investigating the park high and low to find evidence of the magical beasts we can find in our own backyards. We will also be spending some time indoors for potions lessons and herbology, so be ready to get a little messy at this two-day camp. Ages: 10 and up Time: 10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. - This is a 2-day camp 7/31 - 8/1

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August 2019

Daring Day for Boys Camp

August 3 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Kensington Metropark, 4570 Huron River Parkway
Milford, MI 48380 United States
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Are you daring enough to spend the day learning to survive in the woods? Build a survival hut, make natural noise-makers, learn how to survive a bear attack, how to identify poisonous plants and venomous snakes, and more! Boys will have fun learning real wilderness survival skills. Ages: 8 and up

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Daring Day for Girls Camp

August 3 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Kensington Metropark, 4570 Huron River Parkway
Milford, MI 48380 United States
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Are you daring enough to spend the day learning to survive in the woods? Build a survival hut, make natural noise-makers, learn how to survive a bear attack, how to identify poisonous plants and venomous snakes, and more! Girls will have fun learning real wilderness survival skills. Ages: 8 and up

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