Summer Ecology Camps

Summer Ecology Camps offer exciting, outdoor nature experiences for young children. Through gardening, games, experiments, and observation, young campers enjoy an introduction to ecology and the natural world in these half-day camps. Activities include planting and maintaining a flower/vegetable garden, bug hunts, nature hikes, tree and animal identification, an ocean touch tank, and more.

These two weeks of Summer Ecology Camps include Eco-Explorers for children ages 7 to 9, and Little Sprouts for ages 4 to 6. Both camps allow developing minds to get up close and personal with plants, insects, animals, and natural systems in their Maine backyard. Camps take place at Merryspring Nature Center, in a mostly outdoor setting.

Summer Ecology Camps are the result of an ongoing partnership and collaboration with Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District.

Eco-Explorers (ages 7 to 9)
June 26th = June 30th
8:45 am – 12:00 pm
Cost: $120 per camper
Daily snacks included

Little Sprouts (ages 4 to 6)
July 10th = July 14th
9:00 – 11:30 am
Cost: $100 per camper
Daily snacks included


Paper registration forms available below:
camp registration form 2023

Return forms to Merryspring or Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District
Make all checks payable to:
Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District
893 West St Ste 103
Rockport, ME, 04856


Financial Aid Available! Please contact KLSWCD at for more information.

Any Other Questions? Please email John Fromer at education@merryspring for more information, or check out KLSWCD’s own external site here.