Summer Camps

2023 Summer Camps have ended! See you all in 2024. Registration will open March 1!  

Summer Camp Information 

Special Needs

We welcome campers of all abilities. If your child has a medical condition or allergy that will impact their experience at camp, or the experience of others in the group, please be forthcoming with information to ensure a positive and successful experience. For campers that need special assistance, please notify staff prior to registering for camp. Parents are not allowed to stay with campers unless special permission is granted for children with special needs. Please call 801-621-7595 two weeks in advance to make arrangements. Background checks are required for any adult attending a camp with a child with special needs. 


Ogden Nature Center reserves the right to use any photos/video of campers to promote our programs unless otherwise notified in writing by parents.


We believe all children deserve the right to go to summer camp! We receive funding from generous donors who want kids to go to camp at the Ogden Nature Center. We do not require any financial documentation to apply for a scholarship. A limited number of scholarships are available for those needing assistance. Money awarded each summer depends on individual donor support. Please contact our education staff at for more information. To apply for a scholarship, download the 2023 application and return it to the Ogden Nature Center before April 14th at 5pm. Scholarships are only available to open summer camps and applications are accepted on a first come, first serve basis. 

2023 Scholarship Application 

Reservations and Cancellations

A $50 non-refundable deposit is required for the 3-day overnight,  4-day late-night , family camp, adult camps, and the full week Fledglings camp upon reservation. 

A $10 non-refundable deposit is required for all single day camps, individual Fledglings camp days, and Toddler Tracks camps. 

Requests for withdrawal two or more weeks prior to the scheduled program date will be honored except for the initial deposit, which will be withheld for administrative fees. Refunds will not be given for cancellations or no-shows within two weeks of the camp start date. 

Please do not send your camper to camp if they are sick. Any cancellation for an illness will be honored (except for the initial deposit) if proof of a COVID positive test or a doctor’s note is provided.  

ONC reserves the right to restrict enrollment/participation, in the event that participation in camp is deemed unsafe/unsuitable for a child by ONC, either for the safety/experience of the child or for the safety/experience of the staff/other campers. ONC reserves the right to cancel camps due to circumstances beyond our control including illness or low attendance. All fees will be refunded for canceled programs. All camps will be held rain or shine!

Ogden Nature Center Member Discount

All Ogden Nature Center members receive 10% off their total camp cost. Become a member here. Use Promo Code ONCMEMBER. Membership discount is not available for the Volunteen program. Please note that we do not accept membership cards for any other organizations to be used as a discount on Ogden Nature Center summer camps. 

Frequently Asked Questions

How much do camps cost?

That depends on the camp, age of the child, length of the program and whether you are a Nature Center member. Use Promo Code ONCMEMBER. Please refer to our camp descriptions for more information.

Do you offer discounts for families sending more than one child to camp?

Due to rising cost of supplies and the effort to not raise summer camp tuition fees, we have discontinued the double camp discount. We do still offer a discount for Ogden Nature Center members. Use Promo Code ONCMEMBER. Become a member here.

What is the ratio of campers to counselors?

Our camper to staff ratio is 10:1 for all camps ages six and older. Fledglings and Toddler Tracks camps have 10:1 with a camp assistant in each age group. 

Are the counselors qualified?

Counselors are trained naturalists with degrees in Education, Environmental Education, Ecological Teaching and Learning and Wildlife Biology with many years of experience teaching children. They are all first aid and CPR certified. Teacher Naturalists are full time Ogden Nature Center employees that work year-round in all aspects of our education programming. 

My child is under the minimum required age for a camp, can my child enroll in that camp anyway?

Sorry, no. We do not allow campers to enroll in programs where they do not meet the minimum age or are over the maximum age requirement. Our programs and curriculum are designed with the age requirement in mind.

My child is 6 years old and enrolled in the Fledglings program. Will my child be grouped with 4-year-olds?

No. Our Fledglings camps are split by age, and each will have their own counselor. Each group completes the same activities but at an age-appropriate level of learning.

Are these drop-off camps or must I accompany my child?

All of our camp sessions, apart from Toddler Tracks (2-3 years) and Family Camp, are drop-off camps. Parents are not allowed to stay with their campers unless they have been given permission to attend for special needs students. These parents are required to complete a background check and wear proper identification. Please contact the education staff at 801-621-7595 if you are seeking special permission to attend camp with your child. 

I would like to register my child for a Toddler Track program. I know that I must accompany my child, but can I bring along a younger sibling as well?

Sorry, no. We cannot accommodate siblings in our Toddler Tracks program. As the parent or adult guardian attending, you will be actively participating with your toddler. It is important that your attention be fully focused on your camper so that your child and the rest of the class will get the most out of this experience. 

Are snacks or lunch provided for the day camps?

No. All snacks and lunches will need to be provided by the parent or adult guardian. We ask that you try and provide a nut-free lunch in case other campers have nut allergies.

Do you offer after-hours care?

Yes! After-camp service will be available for all 4-day and single-day adventure camps from 3:30 to 5:00pm. The cost is $8 a day. Please request after-hours care prior to the first day of camp to ensure a counselor is available. This service may not be available if requested at the start of camp.

When does registration begin?

We will begin taking reservations at 9am on March 1st. 

How do I register?

To register, scroll through camps listed above and click on camp(s) you are interested in. If you need assistance, please call 801-621-7595 to speak with someone in our education department. A nonrefundable deposit is required for all camps. 

Do Ogden Nature Center members get a discount?

Yes! Ogden Nature Center members at the family or grandparent level receive a discount rate on camp fees. Use Promo Code ONCMEMBER. Purchase a family membership here. 

I am a member of Dinosaur Park/Tracy Aviary/Union Station/Zootah; do I get a discount on Ogden Nature Center Summer Camps?

Sorry, no. While your Dinosaur Park/Tracy Aviary/Union Station/Zootah membership can reciprocate admission into the Nature Center, it does not allow you all the same benefits of being a member of the Ogden Nature Center. Summer Camp discounts are only given to Ogden Nature Center members. Purchase a family membership here.

The camp that I am interested in is filled. Can I be placed on a wait list?

Yes. It does not cost anything to be placed on a wait list. If a space becomes available, you will be notified. 

What is your cancellation policy?

Requests for withdrawal two or more weeks prior to the scheduled program date will be honored except for the initial deposit, which will be withheld for administrative fees. Withdrawals requested within two weeks of the scheduled program will only be honored if the slot can be filled from a waiting list. Deposits for all camps are not refundable. 

Who can I contact if I have questions?