To help children make their own special memories, the Edinburg Scenic Wetlands and World Birding Center (EWBC) is offering specialized nature day camps designed to awaken your child’s sense of awe in the natural world. Participants will dive into the wonders of nature and learn about animals, plants, and the outdoor world through hands-on activities, explorations, arts and crafts and more.

Tots Nature Camp is designed for toddlers 18 months to four years old and their parents. This is a great opportunity for you and your toddler to spend time together learning about nature in a secure and safe environment. The camp runs from May 29 - 31 from 9 – 10:30 a.m. each day. The camp fee is $10 for EWBC members and $14 for non-members.

Naturally Creative Camp is for children ages 5-8. From building forts to painting with mud, this camp is all about creativity, fun, and play. Children will discover the fun of nature through interactive play and activities designed to get their brains thinking and their hands dirty. The camp runs July 16 - 19 from 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. each day. The fee for this camp is $28 for EWBC members and $32 for non-members.

Children ages 9 - 13 can join the Nature Photo Camp. This camp will be led by professional and award-winning nature photographer Ruth Hoyt. Campers will learn the basics of cameras and photography, including focusing, lighting, and composition. The camp runs July 22 - 26 from 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. each day. Cameras will be provided for use during the camp. The fee for this camp is $150.

Aquanauts camp is for children ages 8-12. Participants will get wet and wild as they learn about wetland critters and coastal ecology. This camp includes a day trip to South Padre Island to visit the Coastal Studies Lab and Sea Turtle, Inc. The camp runs July 30 – August 2 from 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. each day. The fee for this camp is $70 for EWBC members and $78 for non-members.

Registration for all camps is required as space is limited. The registration deadline for each camp is one week prior to commencement, and full payment is due two days prior to the camp.