Nature and Raptor Center of Pueblo


Education | Conservation | Recreation

The mission of the Nature and Raptor Center of Pueblo is to provide unique experiences in education, conservation and recreation that inspire environmental stewardship.
Nature and Raptor Center of Pueblo

Nature Camps

Nature Fun

Do you remember those long lazy days of summer when you were a child, traipsing through the woods, building forts, turning over rocks and digging in the dirt? Your child can have those experiences and more in our Nature Camps this summer. Children will be immersed in the exploration of nature through outdoor play, hands on activities and interactions with our birds of prey. Your child will be encouraged to become active and at ease outdoors while learning that the natural world provides endless adventures.

Free Range Summer Camper enjoying some unstructured outdoor play.

Nature Camper enjoying some unstructured outdoor play.

 

Why Nature for Children?

Unfortunately, many children today are growing up without positive outdoor experiences. Consequently, this lack of connection with the outdoors and nature will have a profound impact on public health, state and local economies, and environmental stewardship. To be effective and healthy leaders in the future, our children need to get outside and connect to the natural world now.

 

Summer campers enjoying the outdoors.

Summer campers enjoying the outdoors.

 

Every Kid Should Have a Chance to Go to Camp!

The Nature and Raptor Center of Pueblo strives to make our camp experiences available to all children. If your family needs assistance to attend our Nature Camp, please feel free to submit a confidential scholarship application. Please submit your application as early as possible. Funds are limited, and scholarships go quickly. Download Scholarship Form

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Call 719-549-2414 to Register for Nature Camp!

Download Camp Registration Forms

Download Camp Handbook

Download Camp Schedule

 

 

For Campers entering Kindergarten – 3rd Grades:

Discovery Camp

Let’s discover the wonders of nature and have fun playing outdoors.

Dates: June 26 – June 30       Time:  9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. daily M-F
Cost: NRCP Members $135 Non-Members $145

Water & Wildlife Camp

Let’s explore the Arkansas River & look for signs of our local wildlife.  If you love animals, you’ll love this camp!

Dates: July 31 – August 4       Time:  9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. daily M-F
Cost: NRCP Members $135 Non-Members $145

 

For Campers Entering 3rd – 5th Grades:

Outdoor Explorers Camp

Have a blast exploring the outdoors at the NRCP! Build forts, learn about survival, meet resident raptors, look for river critters, and more!

Dates: June 12 – June 16       Time:  9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. daily M-F
Cost: NRCP Members $135 Non-Members $145

Wild About Water Camp

Let’s have a week of safe fun playing in and learning about water.

Dates: July 17 – July 21       Time:  9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. daily M-F
Cost: NRCP Members $135 Non-Members $145

 

For Campers Entering 4th – 6th Grades:

Raptor Camp

Wild about birds of prey? Spend a week among these magnificent creatures. Experience what it takes to operate a raptor rehabilitation facility. This premier camp is very popular and limited to 12
participants so register early!

Dates: June 19 – June 23       Time:  9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. daily M-F
Cost: NRCP Members $165 Non-Members $175

 

For Campers Entering 4th – 7th Grades:

Outdoor Adventure Camp

Experience a variety of outdoor recreation activities – fishing, hiking, archery, paddle boarding, and much more!

Dates: July 10 – July 14       Time:  9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. daily M-F
Cost: NRCP Members $135 Non-Members $145

 

For Campers Entering 6th – 12th Grades:

Raptor Naturalist Camp

Dates: July 24 – July 28       Time:  9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. daily M-F
Cost: NRCP Members $195 Non-Members $205

Don’t miss this rare opportunity!  This camp takes our Raptor Camp to the next level. Campers will be specially trained to handle a bird of prey and present its unique story. We’ll conclude our week with presentations by our new Raptor Naturalists. This premier camp is very popular and limited to 8 participants so register early!

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Partnering: Pueblo Nature Camps

Members of each organization receive a discounted member price for any camp you choose. Check with each organization for scholarship opportunities.

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