Blue Jay Point Camps

Camps are more extended programs offered by park staff during the summer months. Blue Jay Point’s camps are offered in a “mini-camp” format and held according to age groups. Registration for the 2021 Summer Mini-Camps will begin once we can offer in-person programming or make the decision to go virtual – please check back!

Kids and instructor sitting in a sharing circle at summer camp.
Getting the camp morning off to a good start before heading outside!

2021 Summer Mini-Camps

Eco-Kids: Bug-a-Boos for ages 4–5

Happy camper showing off his bug art
Enthusiastic small camper showing off his bug art.

Eco-Kids:  Bug-a-Boos (for ages 4–5)
August  9, 11 & 13
M-W-F
9 a.m.–noon

Do you call anything that crawls on the ground a bug? Arthropods are so much more! With anywhere from six legs to thousands, Blue Jay’s exciting and colorful invertebrates are always on the move and you will be, too, as you learn the special characteristics of insects, spiders, millipedes and more. Each camp day will include stories, hikes, games, crafts and fun with new friends.

Fee:  $36

Registration begins once we can offer in-person programming or make the decision to go virtual. Please check back!

Nature Explorers: Terrific Trees for ages 6–8

Group of older elementary aged campers and an instructor looking under a fallen log
Campers take a look at the mini inhabitants under a fallen log

Nature Explorers Terrific Trees (for ages 6–8)
July 12, 14 and 16
M-W-F
9 a.m.–1 p.m.

Join other junior foresters as we delve into the world of trees from roots to canopy, make recycled paper, print leafy bandanas, and explore the surrounding forest.

Each camp day will include outdoor exploration, hikes, games and crafts, and a whole lot of fun. Bring your own lunch and snacks.

Fee:  $48

Registration begins once we can offer in-person programming or make the decision to go virtual. Please check back!

Nature Nuts: My Side of the Point for ages 9–12

Older elementary aged campers striking a funny pose for the camera
There's always time to be silly at camp!

Nature Nuts:  My Side of the Point (for ages 9–12)
June 21, 23 & 25
M-W-F
9 a.m.–3 p.m.

Ever read My Side of the Mountain and thought you’d like to be able to identify plants, track animals, know bird songs or feel at home in the forest? Join other young naturalists for a week exploring forest and field and practicing some primitive skills.

Each camp day will include outdoor exploration, hikes, games and crafts, and a whole lot of fun. Bring your own lunch and snacks.

Fee: $72

Registration begins once we can offer in-person programming or make the decision to go virtual. Please check back!