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Register Today for the Nature Discovery Summer Camp

With support from the New Mexico Outdoor Equity Fund, the Lineberry Foundation, and the Alex Olsen and Martyn Pearson Memorial Donor Advised Fund at the Grant County Community Foundation, the Silver City Watershed Keepers is offering a free Nature Discovery Summer Camp for incoming 4th, 5th and 6th graders. 

The summer camp is designed and delivered by professional educators to provide campers with a connection to nature through discovery and exploration of the natural world, including native plants, insects, birds, fish, mammals, stream ecology, and watershed health. Campers will also learn about our cultural history through field trips to the Mimbres Culture Heritage Site, the Gila River, and the Mimbres River. New this year is a field trip to the Gila Wilderness with US Forest Service staff in celebration of the Gila Centennial. Activities include hiking, nature and wildlife observation and journaling, water quality testing, and more.

The camp will be held Monday through Friday from 9 am – 3 pm during the month of June. 

Three camp sessions are scheduled for:

  • June 10 – 14, 2024 at Big Ditch Park in Silver City; 
  • June 17 – 21, 2024 at Big Ditch Park in Silver City; 
  • June 24 – 28, 2024 at Bayard Public Library in Bayard.

The camp is free. Free lunches and snacks will also be provided. We are working with the school districts to provide free transportation for campers to/from their homes if needed.

To register your child for one of the three summer camp sessions, please fill out the form below. Participation is capped at 20 campers per session. We will have adult supervision of at least 1 adult for 5 children.

Campers should bring a hat, water bottle, sunscreen, and water shoes or sneakers that can get wet. Parents/guardians will be notified of any additional items required via email before the camp session begins.


Want to learn more? Watch the video from last year’s camp or call the Silver City Watershed Keepers with your questions at 575.538.8078