Summer Nature Camps

COVID-19 Update: After careful consideration, Springbrook Nature Center has made the difficult decision to cancel 2020 summer day camps. We understand that this decision impacts many families in the community, and we appreciate your understanding. This decision was made based on guidance from the State of MN and CDC with the safety of campers and staff in mind.

Staff will be working on providing full refunds to those enrolled in camps. This process may take several weeks, so we appreciate your patience. If you have questions, please feel free to contact Director Mike Maher at or 763-572-3588.

Everyone at Springbrook will miss our campers this summer, and we look forward to seeing you all again in the near future. Trails at the Nature Center remain open, and we hope to announce virtual/at-home programming soon. Thank you!

We know it’s not the same, but we developed a NEW program for you and your family and friends to try out. See the information below.

Nature Out of the Box

We’d like to shake things up and get you started on a new adventure, NATURE Out of the Box.

With this new program, you can gather up your friends and family and go on your own nature adventures, with noNature Out of the Box Logo Opens in new windown-contact support from your friendly, neighborhood naturalists. 

Purchase NATURE Out of the Box and get all this:

  • A Box filled with 4 nature adventures for the whole family, including the supplies you will need and some instructions for how to do each activity
  • Access to online content by SNC Naturalists just for you
  • Naturalist-curated supplies to enhance your time outdoors
  • Tips and tricks for how to include everyone, from toddlers to grownups

The boxes will be available for pick up at the nature center building (daily 9 am – 5pm) from the 15th of each month through the end of the month.  You MUST pay for your box in advance by the 1st of the month.  

All this can be yours for $50! And if you are one of the first 10 registrants, you will receive a BONUS item specially selected for this month’s adventures.

Click this link to register for your box TODAY!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Q:  Can I do the activities somewhere other than Springbrook Nature Center?

A:  Of course.  This box has activities that you can do at Springbrook or somewhere else, or both!

Q:  Do I have to return the box?

A:  Nope!  The box and its contents are yours to keep.  We hope that you will do the activities over and over again.  

Q:  Should I purchase one box for my family, or one per person?

A:  The box contains enough activities and supplies for a family group to use.  You may want to share the equipment with one another, or do multiple activities at the same time.  We suggest one box per family.

Q:  Do I have to order the box in advance?

A:  Yes, you must purchase your box by the first of the month.  Pick up your box at Springbrook Nature Center beginning the 15th of the month.  That time in between gives us enough time to get and organize your supplies.

Q:  Will there be more boxes?

A:  Yes!  We already have plans for our next box!  There will be brand new activities in next month’s box.  We pride ourselves on making sure there are activities for different interests as well.