Dodge Nature Preschool offers part-day classes for six weeks in the summer for children ages three through five.

Summer Program

The 2020 summer sessions run from June 22 through August 4 for children 3 to 6 years old. To qualify, children must be three years of age by June 15, 2020.

  • Hike and play through Dodge Nature Center’s prairie, woods and farm.
  • Explore the natural science collections.
  • Help grow produce in our garden and cook snacks with our bounty.
  • Dig, slide, swing and climb on the Dodge Nature Preschool playground.

Summer Calendar

Feb. 10, 2020 – Summer Applications accepted. Placements made on an ongoing basis.

June 18, 2020 – Summer Student Open House: Morning Families 4-5 pm. Afternoon Families 5-6 pm.

June 22, 2020 – Summer Program Begins.

July 3, 2020 – No Summer Program, Fourth of July Holiday.

August 4, 2020 – Last day of Summer Program.

Summer Sessions for 3 to 5 year olds

Choose from summer mornings or afternoons June 22 through August 4. Five-morning or four-afternoon sessions may be available upon request.

8:45 am to 11:30 am

Tues. & Thurs. – $580 – *Almost Full*
Mon., Wed. & Fri. – $770 – *Almost Full*

12:45 pm to 3:30 pm

Tues. & Thurs. – $580
Mon. & Wed. – $580

Going Deeper for 5- and 6-year-olds

Designed for children entering kindergarten, this camp offers older preschoolers more focused exploration of nature topics, learning through play and building social relationships. Outside together, campers will journey and play through the far-reaching corners of Dodge Nature Center. Inside, they will work on art activities, enjoy cooking projects, and read together from favorite chapter books.

8:45 am to 11:30 am

Mon., Wed. & Fri. – $770 *Full – On Waitlist*

12:45 pm to 3:30 pm

Mon. –  Thurs. – $1,100

Summer Applications Accepted Beginning Feb. 10, 2020

How to Apply - Summer

Have older campers? Check out Dodge's Summer Camps for 1st - 8th graders.

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