A Community Service of the
American River Natural History Association







A Community Service of the
American River Natural History Association

Our Summer Camps are listed below by age range: 5 year-olds, 6-7 year-olds, 8-11 year-olds and 12-15 year-olds. 

Camps are either one week or two weeks long. Descriptions, dates, times and fees are listed under each weekly camp title. Please refer to the right column for info on how to register.

For additional information about our camp programs, visit our Nature Camps page.

Questions? Call us (916) 489-4918 or email us info@SacNatureCenter.net.


Camp 5

July 24-28, 9am to 12 noon

$110 members   $135 non-members 

Five comes alive with this week-long camp at Effie Yeaw! Your child will spend the week learning about five wonderful basics of nature – animals, plants, water, Earth, and sky. How are they all connected and how do we fit in? Hiking, arts and crafts, music, and games are all part of learning about science and nature while having fun!

Note discounted price for ARNHA Members
Child's Age
Child's Name
Home Phone Number


Junior Geologists

June 19-23, 9am to 12 noon

$110 members   $135 non-members 

Calling all rock hounds! Become a rock detective and explore rocks, minerals, crystals, geodes, fossils and more. Learn how the American River was formed and the story of the river rocks. Craft some rock inspired art, sort soil, try your hand at gold panning and create your own fossil cast!  


NOTE: This camp includes at least one off-site camp day where children will need to be dropped off and picked up at a different location.

Calling all rock hounds! Become a rock detective and explore rocks, minerals, crystals, geodes, fossils and more. Learn how the American River was formed and the story of the river rocks. Craft some rock inspired art, sort soil, try your hand at gold panning and create your own fossil cast!
Calling all rock hounds! Become a rock detective and explore rocks, minerals, crystals, geodes, fossils and more. Learn how the American River was formed and the story of the river rocks. Craft some rock inspired art, sort soil, try your hand at gold panning and create your own fossil cast!

Wild Wonders

June 26-30, 9am to 12 noon

$110 members   $135 non-members 

It’s a wild world out there, full of discoveries waiting to happen! Each day we’ll search for creatures large and small, scaly and slimy, sneaky or loud! We’ll explore the plants that are soft and learn the hazards of those that are thorny or poisonous. Join us in adventure and guided inquiry as we connect to the magic of the American River Parkway. 

 

NOTE: This camp includes an evening program and at least one off-site trip where children will need to be dropped off and picked up in different locations.

Calling all rock hounds! Become a rock detective and explore rocks, minerals, crystals, geodes, fossils and more. Learn how the American River was formed and the story of the river rocks. Craft some rock inspired art, sort soil, try your hand at gold panning and create your own fossil cast!
Calling all rock hounds! Become a rock detective and explore rocks, minerals, crystals, geodes, fossils and more. Learn how the American River was formed and the story of the river rocks. Craft some rock inspired art, sort soil, try your hand at gold panning and create your own fossil cast!

Coyote Kids

July 10-14, 9am to 12 noon

$110 members   $135 non-members 

Can you howl like a coyote or walk like a fox? Get into your true animal form as you play games to expand your senses and explore how animals move. Find clues and follow trails to figure out what animals are up to when we’re not around. This camp is sure to be a howling good time!

 

NOTE: This camp includes an evening program and at least one off-site trip where children will need to be dropped off and picked up in different locations.

City Critters

July 17-21, 9am to 12 noon

$110 members   $135 non-members 

Who is living in your backyard? Birds, insects, mammals, reptiles and amphibians may call your yard or garden “home.” Learn how to create a friendly place for wildlife at home, hunt for clues and see some of these wildlife neighbors up close!

 

Note: 
This camp includes at least one off-site camp day where children will need to be dropped off and picked up at a different location.


ONE-WEEK CAMPS

Wild River

June 19-23, 9am to 12 noon

$125 members   $150 non-members 

Prepare yourself for a week of amphibious investigations! Plunge your hands under the river’s surface as you quest for crayfish, have a watershed moment as you’re doused during water games, and meet new friends all while exploring the wilds of the American River Parkway!

 

NOTE: This camp includes an evening program and at least one off-site trip where children will need to be dropped off and picked up in different locations.

Wildly Creative

June 26-30, 9am to 12 noon * ages 8-11

$125 members   $150 non-members 

Let your imagination run wild as we get crafty with natural items and create a realistic paper bird model. Take your creativity to the extreme by using rocks, mud, sticks, and leaves to design nature-inspired artwork and reflect on your outdoor observations through nature-journaling activities. Join this camp to claim your seat in Mother Nature’s art room!  
Let your imagination run wild as we get crafty with natural items and create a realistic paper bird model. Take your creativity to the extreme by using rocks, mud, sticks, and leaves to design nature-inspired artwork and reflect on your outdoor observations through nature-journaling activities. Join this camp to claim your seat in Mother Nature’s art room! 

 

Note: 
This camp includes at least one off-site camp day where children will need to be dropped off and picked up at a different location.

TWO-WEEK CAMP
ONE WEEK CAMPS

Outdoor Adventures

July 10-21

Mon-Fri for two-weeks, 9am to 12 noon

$245 members   $290 non-members 

Our most popular camp fills quickly! Ready for an adventure? Then prepare to be outdoors and let the fun begin! Children will spend two weeks with outdoor activities such as hiking, fishing, crafts, games, night hike and river rafting! Don’t miss out on the adventures you can have on the American River this summer! 


NOTE: This camp includes an evening program and at least one off-site trips where children will need to be dropped off and picked up in different locations.

Junior Naturalist

July 24-28, 9am to 12 noon

$125 members   $150 non-members 

If you have a love of nature and all its inhabitants, perhaps you are a budding Naturalist. Join us for a week of exploration as we learn about the animals and habitats in our area, how to care for non-releasable wildlife, and most importantly, how to inspire others to care as much as you do!

 

Note: This camp includes at least one off-site camp day where participants will need to be dropped off and picked up at a different location.


For additional information about our camp programs, visit our Nature Camps page.

Questions? Call us (916) 489-4918 or email us info@SacNatureCenter.net.

Register for Camps Online!
You can quickly and easily register for camps online in three steps. (Your registration is not finalized until all three steps are complete.)

Step 1
Print and complete the Registration & Release Form, available hereComplete one form for each camp participant.

Step 2
Complete camp payment. (Using PayPal menu next to each camp description).  If you plan to register for more than one camp, click on "Continue Shopping" in the PayPal Cart to select and pay for your second and subsequent camps.

Step 3 
Remember to fax or mail your Registration & Release Form to Effie Yeaw Nature Center in order to finalize your registration. See address and fax number below.


Or Register by Fax or
In Person


You can also register by fax or in person. Print and complete the Registration, Payment & Release Form and either fax it (916-489-4983) or bring it to the Nature Center with your payment. If you have any questions, contact us at 916-489-4918.



Our Address

Mailing address:

P.O. Box 579

Carmichael, CA 95609


Physical address:

2850 San Lorenzo Way 

(off Tarshes Drive)

Carmichael, CA 95608


Phone: (916) 489-4918  

Fax: (916) 489-4983



















Register for Camps Online!

You can quickly and easily register for camps online in three steps. (Your registration is not finalized until all three steps are complete.)

Step 1
Print and complete the Registration & Release Form, available hereComplete one form for each camp participant.

Step 2
Complete camp payment. (Using PayPal menu below each camp description).  If you plan to register for more than one camp, click on "Continue Shopping" in the PayPal Cart to select and pay for your second and subsequent camps.

Step 3 
Remember to fax or mail yourRegistration & Release Form to Effie Yeaw Nature Center in order to finalize your registration. See address and fax number below.







Register for Camps Online!

You can quickly and easily register for camps online in three steps. (Your registration is not finalized until all three steps are complete.)

Step 1
Print and complete the Registration & Release Form, available hereComplete one form for each camp participant.

Step 2
Complete camp payment. (Using PayPal menu below each camp description).  If you plan to register for more than one camp, click on "Continue Shopping" in the PayPal Cart to select and pay for your second and subsequent camps.

Step 3 
Remember to fax or mail yourRegistration & Release Form to Effie Yeaw Nature Center in order to finalize your registration. See address and fax number below.

Register for Camps Online!

You can quickly and easily register for camps online in three steps. (Your registration is not finalized until all three steps are complete.)

Step 1
Print and complete the Registration & Release Form, available hereComplete one form for each camp participant.

Step 2
Complete camp payment. (Using PayPal menu below each camp description).  If you plan to register for more than one camp, click on "Continue Shopping" in the PayPal Cart to select and pay for your second and subsequent camps.

Step 3 
Remember to fax or mail yourRegistration & Release Form to Effie Yeaw Nature Center in order to finalize your registration. See address and fax number below.

Register for Camps Online!

You can quickly and easily register for camps online in three steps. (Your registration is not finalized until all three steps are complete.)

Step 1
Print and complete the Registration & Release Form, available hereComplete one form for each camp participant.

Step 2
Complete camp payment. (Using PayPal menu below each camp description).  If you plan to register for more than one camp, click on "Continue Shopping" in the PayPal Cart to select and pay for your second and subsequent camps.

Step 3 
Remember to fax or mail yourRegistration & Release Form to Effie Yeaw Nature Center in order to finalize your registration. See address and fax number below.

Register for Camps Online!

You can quickly and easily register for camps online in three steps. (Your registration is not finalized until all three steps are complete.)

Step 1
Print and complete the Registration & Release Form, available hereComplete one form for each camp participant.

Step 2
Complete camp payment. (Using PayPal menu below each camp description).  If you plan to register for more than one camp, click on "Continue Shopping" in the PayPal Cart to select and pay for your second and subsequent camps.

Step 3 
Remember to fax or mail yourRegistration & Release Form to Effie Yeaw Nature Center in order to finalize your registration. See address and fax number below.

Register for Camps Online!

You can quickly and easily register for camps online in three steps. (Your registration is not finalized until all three steps are complete.)

Step 1
Print and complete the Registration & Release Form, available hereComplete one form for each camp participant.

Step 2
Complete camp payment. (Using PayPal menu below each camp description).  If you plan to register for more than one camp, click on "Continue Shopping" in the PayPal Cart to select and pay for your second and subsequent camps.

Step 3 
Remember to fax or mail yourRegistration & Release Form to Effie Yeaw Nature Center in order to finalize your registration. See address and fax number below.

Register for Camps Online!

You can quickly and easily register for camps online in three steps. (Your registration is not finalized until all three steps are complete.)

Step 1
Print and complete the Registration & Release Form, available hereComplete one form for each camp participant.

Step 2
Complete camp payment. (Using PayPal menu below each camp description).  If you plan to register for more than one camp, click on "Continue Shopping" in the PayPal Cart to select and pay for your second and subsequent camps.

Step 3 
Remember to fax or mail yourRegistration & Release Form to Effie Yeaw Nature Center in order to finalize your registration. See address and fax number below.


Cancellation/Refund Policy

A fee of $5 will apply to rescheduling into a different camp. A $5 fee will apply to a camp cancellation that is made more than 14 days before the start of a camp. No refunds will be given if cancellation is 14 days or less before the camp. 

A fee of $5 will apply to rescheduling into a different camp. A $5 fee will apply to a camp cancellation that is made more than 14 days before the start of a camp. No refunds will be given if cancellation is 14 days or less before the camp.

 

Note discounted price for ARNHA Members
Child's Age
Child's Name
Home Phone Number



Note discounted price for ARNHA Members
Child's Age
Child's Name
Home Phone Number




Note discounted price for ARNHA Members
Child's Age
Child's Name
Home Phone Number



Note discounted price for ARNHA Members
Child's Age
Child's Name
Home Phone Number












Note discounted price for ARNHA Members
Child's Age
Child's Name
Home Phone Number





Note discounted price for ARNHA Members
Child's Age
Child's Name
Home Phone Number









Note discounted price for ARNHA Members
Child's Age
Child's Name
Home Phone Number









Note discounted price for ARNHA Members
Child's Age
Child's Name
Home Phone Number