Nature Preschool Day Camp

New for Summer 2018!

Ijams is thrilled to announce the start of our Nature Preschool Day Camp! Based on the overwhelming response to our proposed Nature Preschool, we have decided to offer summer programs, based on the Nature Preschool model.

The Nature Preschool Day Camp will focus on child-led, age-appropriate, and experiential learning for children ages 3-5. Most of the day will be spend outdoors, exploring nature and making a strong connection with the environment. Children will learn through play, discovery, and inquiry. Not only will children develop a solid foundation for lifelong learning, but they will also cultivate a love of nature that is the basis for a conservation ethic later in life.

There will be morning and afternoon time slots available for each week. The morning session will go from 9 am – 12 pm, and the afternoon time slot will go from 1 pm – 4 pm.

Available weeks:

  • Week 1: June 4-8  Theme: What’s down on the ground?
  • Week 2: June 11-15 Theme: What’s up in the sky?
  • Week 3: June 18-22 Theme: Seasons of Fun
  • Week 4: June 25-29 Theme: Who lives in the water?
  • Week 5: July 9-13 Theme: What’s down on the ground?
  • Week 6: July 16-20 Theme: What’s up in the sky?
  • Week 7: July 23-27 Theme: Seasons of Fun
  • Week 8: July 30-Aug 3 Theme: Who lives in the water?


Nature Preschool Day Camp Guidelines:

  • Children must be fully potty-trained at the time of camp.
  • Children must be at least 3 years of age at the start of camp.
  • Registration will be for individual weeks; parent may sign up for as many weeks as they would like.
  • The Preschool Summer Program will be Monday-Thursday each week. Morning and afternoon sessions will be available each week.
  • The program is contingent on minimum registration; if minimum registration is not reached at least 7 days in advance, the session will be cancelled and parents will receive a full refund for that week.
  • Registration for Ijams members begins December 15; registration for non-members begins December 22.
  • The weekly fee is $90 for Ijams members and $100 for non-members.

To register, please call 865-577-4717, ext. 110.