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DeVries Nature Conservancy strives to connect children with nature in a variety of ways. Take a look at our one-of-a-kind opportunities to discover your inner wild side! 

Seasonal Day Camps



Full-day Camps
Full-day camp is geared toward older campers in 3rd-6th grades. Full-day campers will need to bring their own lunch, snacks are provided.

Cost: $100 per camper

Tuesday-Friday 9-5 pm

Survival Camp, June 25-28
Eco Explorers, July 9-12
Homesteading Camp, July 23-26
Campers Choice, August 6-9

Register now!


Half-day Camps

This year, we are offering half-day camps geared toward younger campers in K-3rd grades. A morning snack is provided.

Cost: $65 per camper

Tuesday-Friday 9-12 pm

Jr. Eco Explorers, July 16-19
Jr. Homesteading, July 30-Aug 2



Register now!




Nature Art Camps

We are partnering with the Shiawassee Arts Center to celebrate art in the woodlands! Projects include tie-dying, felting, print making and more! Daily snack provided.
Cost: $70 for members, $80 for non-members

Tuesday-Thursday 1-5 pm 

K-3rd Grades, June 11-13 

4th-8th Grades, June 18-20


Register HERE!
Summer Camp4

Become a Camp Aide!

We are looking for camp aides this summer! This is the perfect opportunity for teens aged 13-18 to volunteer during our Summer Nature Camps and learn leadership skills. Spend your summer outdoors assisting our Education Coordinator while earning up to 40 hours of community service hours a week. 

In order to be considered, we will need a Teen Volunteer Application and a Camp Aide Form filled out and returned to Torey Caviston, our Education Coordinator at tcaviston@devriesnc.org. Camp Aide assignments will be made based on best fit and availability. 



Nature Playgroups



Our playgroups are designed to immerse your preschool to early elementary-aged children in the natural world. Each week the class will consist of different activities, hikes, games and crafts. Please be prepared to go outside and get messy!

Nature Playgroup meets every Wednesday from 2:30-3:30 pm.

Join our  DNC Nature Playgroup Facebook page to get updates each week!
Homeschool Program



DeVries provides programs once a month to homeschool families with hands-on activities and in-depth lessons on our natural world.

The cost is $15 per student for our spring session. Our spring 2019 session is focused on Earth's systems and how they interact together.

  Homeschool Program meets on the second Wednesday of each month from 10-11:30 am. 
Sprouts Service Learning



Each meeting works on projects to help benefit DeVries. Build skills and promote family time with each lesson. Ages 5-13 are welcome, and parents stay to participate with their kids. 

RSVP is required by noon on the day of our meeting so we can have projects ready. 

Future Sprouts Dates:
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Monday, May 6th
Monday, June 3rd
Monday, July 8th
Monday, August 5th
Monday, September 9th




2635 N. M-52, P.O. Box 608, Owosso, MI 48857 • (989) 723-3365 • info@devriesnc.org