Just wanted to let you know how happy we were with our trip last Friday. We all had a blast and plan on coming again next summer.
Just Us Kids Summer Program
Birthday Parties

Birthday Parties are available in the summer on days that camp is not in session! It is a great way to celebrate your nature lovin kid's special day!

Birthday Packages
2 hours DNS Instructor will provide games and activities. 15 kids Max Cost $130 Member Cost $100

3 hours

DNS Instructor will provide games, activities, and supervised water play. 15 Kids Max Cost $150 Member Cost $120
$20 extra for each child above the maximum number

Check our Seasonal Calendar to make sure nothing else is going on on your desired date. Then, call Sally Shuffield, Executive Director, to book your party and discuss details at 769-1800.

Summer Field Days for Area Childcare Providers

If you run a program in the summer for kids, we open up days for you to bring your group to the Nature Center for a day of games, hikes and activities led by a DNS instructor. Here's what you need to do

1. Look at the Seasonal Calendar and pick a date when Summer Camp is not in session.
2. Download the Registration Form, fill it out with your dates, and email it back.
3. Read and print out the confirmation form and invoice you will receive by email. We expect you to come prepared for the day.

Important Information for Field Day Program

Numbers We allow a minumum of 8 kids and a maximum of 25 kids for any field day.
Chaperones Please provide 1 adult chaperone from your organization for every 8 kids.
Transportation You are responsible for getting your kids to the Nature Center and picking them up.
Time Field trips are 10:00 - 1:00 (unless other arrangements are made). Please plan to have a picnic lunch in our pavilion around 12:00.
Cost The cost is $5 per child, payable the day of the field trip. We prefer a check from the organization if you can swing it. If you cancel the field trip on the day of your program, we will invoice your organization for the number of kids signed up in order to cover staff costs. If you must cancel, please do so before your program date.
Activities DNS will provide a qualified instructor to lead the kids on hikes, games, and river play. The Florida River is very low and safe. Your kids will probably get dirty!
To Bring Have your kids bring hiking shoes, a backpack, water shoes, bathing suit, towel, sunscreen, water bottle, hat, lunch, and snacks.
What Not to Bring Make sure your kids do NOT bring weapons of any kind, cell phones, ipods, gameboys, or any other technology. We will not let them use these things at the Nature Center. Dogs are not allowed.

From more info, send a note to , Executive Director,
or call 970-769-1800.

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Durango, CO 81301
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