Summer Camp

Is your child passionate about the natural world?
Join our Summer Camp! We’re an innovative science camp for exploring the wild and discovering the incredible natural world. This program is lead by park rangers, naturalists, and environmental educators.

Spots are extremely limited! Register now and start your wildlife journey this summer!


-Explore and learn from Park Rangers and Naturalists and Environmental Educators
-Fun nature games and activities
-Explore Lexington Kentucky’s amazing parks
-Learn the science of our park ecosystems
-Meet new friends who also love the outdoors
-Wildlife Tracking
-Creek Hikes
-Nature Scavenger Hunts
-Small group sizes for plenty of one on one time! (6-10 kids/ group)
-Disconnect from the screen and connect to nature!

Summer Camp 2023

Camp takes place 9am-12pm Monday, Wednesday, and Friday over a 9 day period. This is a drop off/pick up day camp, not overnight.

Ages: 7-11

When: June 19, 21, 23, 26, 28

Location: A different Lexington, KY park each day

Cost: $285 per student

Our Program

At Rugged Research Nature Camp, we offer the ultimate summer nature experience! Campers will be led by wildlife educators as they explore wondrous and diverse ecosystems, and discover Lexington Parks and the wildlife who call them home. Our program takes students to new parks, from the streams to the rolling grasslands.

We’ll explore them all!

Students will also participate in new and exciting activities every day- from getting wet in streams looking for macro-invertebrates with a nets, to identifying animal tracks!  

There’s never a dull moment at Rugged Research Nature Camp!

Feel free to reach out to us for more information!