Native Animal Explorers


Camp Overview

  • Ages 7-10
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  • Hours: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Fish and Explore is proud to offers camps that are all about our local creeks, ponds, and lakes and the animals that live in them. Nothing gets children
more interested in the outdoors than encountering the animals that call it home.

Campers will hike trails and wade streams, walk pond and lake shores to find native wildlife. Campers will observe, catch, photograph and release frogs, toads, tadpoles, salamanders, lizards, turtles, crayfish, minnows, and many more small critters that live the life aquatic, and their nearby woodland neighbors.

All campers will have the opportunity to catch small animals, observe them and then release them back into their natural world.

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Fish and Explore makes it easy for kids to understand how to use equipment with safe capture and handling techniques through instructor demonstrations that result in a better understanding and appreciation of small animals.


  • Nets
  • Clear Containers
  • New Trail, Park, or Body of Water Each Day
  • Cold Drinking Water
  • 1 to 6 Child Supervision


  • Hiking Shoes or Shoes That Can Get Wet
  • Outdoor Appropriate Clothing
  • Packed Lunches (with refillable water bottle)
  • Change of Clothes
  • Towel

Fish and Explore
Summer Camps

Fish and Explore camps are fun, and to keep them that way we focus on exploring the outdoors safely.
Campers will wear lifejackets when in the water or on a boat, and practice catch and release practices
when interacting with wildlife. Our child to counselor ratio is 1:4 in our fishing programs, and 1:6 in all
others, to ensure each child the most attention and supervision when learning through our camps.

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