What is Nature Camp?

Nature Camp is a day time educational program offered through Joe Ford Nature Center.  Camps are usually offered in the summer and during the Daviess county and Owensboro public school systems Fall and Spring Break. Campers learn about something different each camp day.  Camp usually consist of an educational presentation by staff or guest speaker, a craft, game or other activity, and LOTS of time spent outdoors.   We practice Nature based learning with hands on activities that get them engaged and learning while being creative, practicing teamwork and leadership skills and having fun.   You can enroll your child in one or all days available during camp seasons.  Please contact us for registration forms.  Registration will close and registration forms are due the Friday before camp. Each season a new registration form will be required.  Registration is limited and available on a first come first served basis.  Confirmation of enrollment is required for the child to attend camp.   

Upcoming Events:

Spring Event 2022 TBA

Summer Camp 2022 TBA

Summer Event 2022 TBA

Fall Camp 2022 TBA

Fall Event 2022 TBA


Field Trips:

Joe Ford Nature can accommodate most curriculum requirements for k-12 grade.  Let us know what you need covered and if it is nature based we will get it covered! Email us to schedule a field trip for your class or organization. Currently we are only able to host small groups due to parking and building capacity limits.

Offsite Programs:

Interested in our educational programs but have larger groups? JFNC can provide offsite programming as well.  Email us today!

To schedule your own event please contact us via email us today!


Past Nature Camps

Photographs by: Larry Bidwell,  Deborah Branch, Jessie Parsons, Mike Robinson, Bob Christie