Summer Nature Camps
Our summer camps are designed to get kids outside to explore and learn about the environment. Camp activities include nature walks, bird watching, fishing, dip-netting, gardening, geocaching, flower pressing, games, crafts, stories, and much more.
Who should attend our Summer Camps?
The Environmental Institute of Houston welcomes students entering grades 1 - 8 who want to learn about their natural surroundings. EIH will provide many opportunities for outdoor exploration, wildlife observation, and fun.
Registration closes on Monday before each camp. Reservations not paid in full within seven (7) days of the camp start date will be placed on the waitlist.
2023 Summer Camps
Select a camp to view details.
Discover Nature Camp
June 5–8, 2023 (Mon–Thu)
8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Rising 1st & 2nd grade
Discover Nature Camp is perfect for rising 1st and 2nd graders who are interested in nature. It's a great way to introduce children to the outdoors. Camp activities include nature walks, bird watching, fishing, dip-netting, gardening, geocaching, flower pressing, games, crafts, stories, and much more!
Citizen Science Camp
June 20–23, 2023 (Tue–Fri)
8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Rising 3rd – 5th grade
Citizen Science Camp is designed for rising 3rd-5th graders. Camp activities include nature walks, bird watching, fishing, dip-netting, gardening, geocaching, flower pressing, games, crafts, stories, and much more!
Hunger Games Camp
June 26–29, 2023 (Mon–Thu)
8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Rising 6th – 8th grade
Learn new skills while having FUN! This camp is designed for rising 6th-8th graders. Camp activities include nature walks, bird watching, fishing, archery, geocaching, games, crafts, and much more!
Girls on the Prairie
June 5–9, 2023 (Mon–Fri)
8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
High school girls
Limited to 12 participants.
Welcome to the prairie! Girls on the Prairie is a week-long program geared toward high school girls interested in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) and STEAM-related careers. Many of our activities are outdoors; be prepared for warm weather.
- Activities (subject to change):
- Art in Nature
- Nature Journaling
- Water Quality
- Career Day
- What to bring:
- Brown Bag Lunch
- Reusable Water Bottle
- Long Pants
- Closed-toed Shoes
- Sun Protection
Please bring all forms to the first day of camp.
- Release and Indemnification Agreement
- Authorization for Use of Image (Photo Release)
- Participant Information Form
Campers will meet in the classroom in the NOAA 1 building each morning of camp. The NOAA 1 building (Environmental Institute of Houston offices) is located near entrance 3 off of Middlebrook Dr. on the University of Houston-Clear Lake campus.
See the UHCL campus map to get directions.
Cancellation and Refund Policy
No refund will be made for registration cancellation less than 14 days prior to scheduled camp. Refunds, less an 8% fee, will be made if you cancel at least 14 days prior to scheduled camp. Refunds are not made for early dismissal, failure to attend, absences, or sick days.
Any individual needing an accommodation for a disability in order to participate should contact our office at 281-283-3950 or EIH@uhcl.edu at least two weeks prior to the event to arrange for the accommodation.
Teaching children about the natural world should be treated as one of the most important events in their lives.