Summer Day Camps.

Summer Day Camps

Fernwood Summer Camps 2018

                                                 Photo Corey Hopwood 
Thanks to all who sent their children to Fernwood's Summer Camps this year!  Art campers made "Crazy Art" projects, including 3D paintings, human spirographs, paper mache bowls, and bubble paintings.  Nature campers enjoyed dressing like a beaver, pond study, making Eric Carle pictures, eating scat cake, and many hikes on the trails.

The 2019 Summer Camps schedule will be posted in early February or you can contact Naturalist Wendy Jones for more information.

Jon Meyer Nature Day Camps

Fernwood’s forests, pond, river, and prairie serve as the classrooms for these popular day camps. Hikes along nature trails, fun games, educational activities, and crafts open children to the wonders of nature while encouraging appreciation of the plants and animals of Michiana.

What parents are saying about Fernwood's nature day camps: 

"In this day of "media saturation" of our children, I treasure the time my child can spend in the beauty of Fernwood and exploring all you offer."

"I must say you all run the best camps around by far! How well organized they are, everyone that works does an excellent job."


Roy and Ethelbel Knauer Art Camps

Campers use inspiration from Fernwood's gardens and natural areas to create projects that include drawing, painting, tie dye, sculpture, and much more.

What parents are saying about Fernwood's art day camps:

"Wonderful art programs, teachers, beautiful locations."

"My son gets a chance to express his individuality in each project and really likes being a part of the final presentations."

Fernwood’s Nature Camps are headed up by Seasonal Naturalist, Corey Hopwood, and Nature Camp Director, Brittney Miller. Head Naturalist Wendy Jones oversees the Art Camps, which are taught by long-time teachers Katie Jones and Patti Baltazar. Corey and Wendy can be reached at or 269.695.6491 ext. 221 if you have any questions. 


Sponsored and hosted by:


Thank you Martin's Super Market in Niles and Harding's Friendly Market in Buchanan who have generously sponsored Fernwood's Nature Camps.

Harding's Friendly Markets         Martin's Super Markets