We know that parents need answers to lots of questions before they decide to send their kids to a Nature Kids Camp, especially during the COVID-19 crisis. We have compiled answers to a list of the most popular questions parents ask Nature Kids each year and encourage you to e-mail or call 720.601.4964 if you would like to speak directly to a community liaison about any questions you have regarding Nature Kids camps.

You can also view our separate FAQ for the summer of 2020 regarding updates about the COVID-19 crisis. 

What will happen with Nature Kids camps this summer?

Due to the unprecedented impact COVID 19 is having on the community, Nature Kids is making significant changes to its summer programs for 2020 in order to as best as possible ensure the safety of our youth and families. All Nature Kids programs will experience changes in either number of campers that can attend or dates the camps take place as organizations determine how to comply with COVID-19 related laws and regulations. Some programs will need to be cancelled entirely. We will be following up with all of the families who are enrolled or on the wait list individually over the next few weeks as we learn more information about each camp.

Is this a free program?

This is a free program for families in Lafayette who qualify for the Free and Reduced Lunch program through their school or any other form of government assistance. Scholarships are available to folks who don’t qualify for free programming.

How do I register my family and/or kids for Nature Kids summer programs?

Registration is simple! You can register online or contact Carlos or Daisy.

Register Here!

What types of summer programs are offered?

Day camps for kids, overnight camps for kids, weekend-long family camps, one-day family events, and career and volunteer opportunities for middle and high school kids. If you are a qualifying Lafayette family, there is NO cost for any of the programs!

Some members of my family speak English, but many are more comfortable speaking Spanish. Will that be a problem?

All programs are designed to be inclusive of different languages! We want all kids and families to experience nature, so our programs are organized to assist families where English is a second language.

Where are the camps located? And where do I drop off my kids?

There are many different summer camp locations and drop-offs specific to each camp. Please refer to your camp description and camp registration materials for specifics (all drop-offs are in Lafayette or Boulder).

What types of natural areas will my child visit while at camp?

Depending on your child’s age and camp selection, camps take place at Boulder County parks and open spaces, or mountain parks and campground sites.

How are campers transported between and within camps?

While this is specific to each camp, a Boulder Valley School District bus and driver will be used to transport campers in most camp experiences.

Who are the instructors?

Instructors have multiple years of outdoor environmental education experience with children. All summer camp instructors must pass State of CO background checks and be trained in First Aid and CPR. Some assistant instructors will be high school students from your neighborhood.

What do campers need to bring to camp?

This varies by camp, so please check your registration materials for a complete camper checklist. Campers should always wear appropriate clothing to explore outside, comfortable walking shoes (no flip flops), and a sweatshirt/light jacket.

Is it OK if my child is late or misses a day of camp?

It is best to be present for the whole camp – it may be hard to join once campers have embarked on an adventure. If you have an emergency, please contact your camp provider and/or Carlos.

How old does my child need to be for camp?

All camps indicate a grade number that refers to incoming grade year – the grade that your child will be starting in August 2019.

How many camps can my child/family sign up for? Is there a limit?

There is no limit.

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