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A Mini Camper's day is filled with creativity and curiosity by exploring the natural world through hands-on discovery. Each day will include nature based crafts and other various activities, sports, and water play.

Please note - Camper's must be able to dress, and use restrooms independently.   

Please read and fill out the parent manual by your campers 1st day of camp. Forms can be printed out and returned by email or in person. 


Times: 9:00am-12:30pm
Where: Peabody Mill Environmental Center
Camp Dates: Mon-Fri, June 24th- Aug 2nd 
Please note: We are no longer offering full day Mini Camp

Camp Fees:
 No refunds after June 1st

Weekly: $220R, $250NR
Full Summer: $1,140R, $1,300NR

Before Care is available for our Mini Camp participants. Registration can be found on the Outdoor Discovery webpage, found HERE. Your child must have a grade, either PK or K, assigned in order to register. Please call the office or email us for assistance with this.

Early Bird Discount Ends May 1st! Save $20 on Weekly Registration and $70 on Full Summer!

Weekly Themes
  • Week 1 (6/24-6/28) Little Gems - Exploring rocks and minerals. learning about /playing at rock formations on the trails at PMEC.
  • Week 2 (7/1-7/5) Woodland Critters - (NO CAMP on the 4th) Learn about creatures here at PMEC. Explore different habitats on the trails- vernal pools, forests floors and see who we can find! Mammals, insects, amphibians and reptiles await us!
  • Week 3 (7/8-7/12) Wild Water World- Exploring the water at PMEC. Fun with buckets and nets! Brooks, vernal pools and ponds.
  • Week 4 (7/5-7/19) Little Paws & Helpful Claws - Lets find small mammals and insects through exploring their habitats. Exploring life under logs and underground. Who lives in the soil? We shall find out through being soil detectives.
  • Week 5 (7/22-7/26) Fairy Houses & Gnome Homes - We will create a nature-based home for a wee creature and work on our fairy/gnome village in the woods near PMEC!
  • Week 6 (7/29-8/2) Wild in the Woods - Learn about camouflage, habitats and what animals need to survive. We will build shelters together just like the animals at PMEC.

Camp Counselor Staff
Many of our camp counselors are high school and college age students, and for many this is their first job. While we do lots of training on youth development, they are not professionals. Our staff to camper ratio is 1:10 and the camp is not equipped to provide one-on-one staffing for campers. Please be respectful to our camp counselor staff, and if you have any concerns, you can reach out to the Recreation Director.

Additional Forms and Files: Links:
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Mini Camp 
4y - 5y N/A MTuWThF  06/24/2024 - 08/02/2024
09:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Peabody Mill Environmental Center
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