Does your child have a scheduled day off from school?

Register them for No School Nature Camp - a fun day with activities, games, crafts, music, outdoor exploration, play and more! For accommodations, to be added to the waitlist, and more information: 608-860-5363 or email Cindy Blobaum.

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kids learning outdoors

Upcoming Camps

Monday, April 10, 2023
La Crosse, Holmen, and Onalaska schools

2023 – 2024 no school dates coming soon!

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Registration Notes

  • Camp registration closes at 5pm the Wednesday before the camp begins.
  • Please have your credit card on hand as you cannot save the registration information to complete at a later time.
  • Wait list: In the event a camp fills, a wait list will be established to fill cancellations.

Extended Care

Extended care sessions are available for sessions in which you are registered.

7:30 am – 8:30 am | $10 per camper


3:30 pm – 5 pm | $10 per camper

Camp doors will open promptly at 8:30 am. Campers not enrolled in extended care must be supervised by a parent/guardian until they are escorted into the open camp room.  If campers are dropped off early or picked up late, they will be charged the extended care fee.

Camp Information


Cindy Blobaum
Environmental Education Program Manager
Email Cindy

Cindy has over 30 years of experience developing and delivering nature education and camp programs around the country. She trains and supervises the adult AmeriCorps service members who will be the primary camp counselors.

There are always a minimum two trained adult leaders with each group.


An email will be sent to the primary address listed on the registration form the Friday before camp begins at the latest (may be sent earlier). This will include important information about the upcoming session – special days, a general schedule (subject to change as weather and camper conditions dictate), camp counselors’ names, the camper conduct contract, etc.

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What to bring:

  • Campers should be dressed to be outdoors (according to the weather), in clothes that can get dirty
  • Water bottles
  • Hats
  • Sunscreen / Insect repellent (if applicable season)
  • Snacks and lunch are the responsibility of each camper

Daily activities:

  • Crafts
  • Games
  • Hikes
  • Stories
  • Seasonal, nature-related activities
  • And more!
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Camper Conduct Contract:

To make sure everyone is aware of behavior expectations, every camper must have a camper and guardian signed camper conduct contract on file at the beginning of their first session.


Campers and staff are expected to arrive at camp in a state of good health. If they are experiencing any signs of illness or require medication to remain comfortable, they should remain at home. If a camper becomes unwell during a session, they will be immediately separated from the group and supervised as a parent is contacted for pickup.

Refund protocol:

Camp fees are due at the time of registration.  Full refunds are issued only when a camp session is cancelled by The Nature Place (does not meet minimum enrollment of 5 campers). If you need to cancel a camp enrollment, you will receive at 50% refund if the request is made 3 weeks prior to the start of camp. Cancellations less than 3 weeks prior to camp receive no refund.