Believe it or not, summer isn’t too far away! Despite the Chicago cold, we’re getting ready for a summer of fun, exploration, and learning. Every year, the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum Summer Camp welcomes dozens of campers across all of our sessions. Why do grown-ups and campers love it so much?
6 Reasons to Love Nature Museum Summer Camp:
1. Playing outdoors.It wouldn’t be summer camp without the chance to get outside and enjoy the beautiful weather. That’s why our daily camp schedules are designed for campers to spend more than half their day outside participating in group activities, nature exploration, and more!
2. Connecting with cool critters.The Nature Museum is home to lots of amazing animals, and campers get the chance to see (and even touch!) a selection of them up close. These awesome interactions are paired with the day’s topic and relate back to Chicagoland wildlife.
3. Exploring and experimenting.
With the Museum grounds as their classroom, campers are encouraged to get messy, explore, and dig into the world of nature and science.
4. Making friends.
During our two-week sessions, campers get the chance to explore and play in small teams as well as larger groups. This provides plenty of opportunities to build social skills and make new friends.
5. Opportunities for the whole family.
Grown-ups and campers alike love our open houses and camp out. Camp families get the chance to connect with camp counselors and directors, and campers get to sing songs, play games, and highlight projects they’ve been working on.
5. Nature in the city.
The Nature Museum is located in the heart of Lincoln Park, making it easy to get to and from camp. Our unique location also gives campers the opportunity to explore Chicago nature up close.
Want to experience Chicago’s nature camp for yourself? Click here to learn more about this summer’s offerings.
Nicole Juppe & Rebecca Brokaw
Nature Museum Camp Directors