As area parents are busy planning summer activities for kids, Phil Hardberger Park is offering several nature-based camps for youngsters ages 2-10. The park is offering three individual camp options that offer kids a chance to get outside and learn about nature, gardening, wildlife, and even music and movement.
Space for the camps is limited, and registrations open this month. Learn more or register for the camps at www.philhardbergerpark.org.
June 12-13 or June 14-15: Starting Out Wild Camp, 10-11:30 a.m. at the Phil Hardberger Park West’s Urban Ecology Center, 8400 NW Military Hwy. This day camp, offered to children ages 2 and 3, includes indoor and outdoor activities such as hiking, crafts, story time and nature-filled lessons accompanied by music and movement. Snacks included. Space is limited and registration is required. $25 donation per family. Register online beginning May 15.
June 26-30: Wild Week, 9:30-11:30 a.m. at the park’s Salado Creek Classroom, 13203 Blanco Rd. Based on the Growing Up Wild early childhood curriculum, the Wild Week camp offers kids ages 4-6 mornings full of outside activities, nature hikes, crafts and snack times. Space is limited and registration is required. $50 donation per child or $75 donation per family (if more than one child attending). Register online beginning May 15.
August 7-11: Nature’s Garden Summer Camp, 8:30-11:30 a.m. in the Salado Creek Classroom, 13203 Blanco Rd. Children ages 7-10 will spend their mornings outside learning about nature and gardening. Each day features a different topic: Plants and Trees; Insects; Wildlife; Water and Rocks; Aquatic Life and Amphibians. Space is limited to the first 20 paid registrants. $70 donation per child. Register online beginning May 22.