Summer Classes

A class schedule will be posted in February each year.

Our summer camp classes are open to new and returning students ages 3-8 years. Camp classes run Monday – Thursday from 9:00 – 11:30 am All of our activities take place at Cove Country School, the surrounding Carpenter Nature Center property, and the nearby St. Croix River. All classes will spend time interacting with the animals and hiking.  All camps include snacks.

Examples of Past Summer Camps

Nature Hunt

Students will be introduced to a new fun fact about nature each day and spend their hike time hunting for evidence. Students will learn about birding, animal tracks, plants and more.


Construction Play

Spend the week building a fort in the woods. Learn to use a saw along with hammers and nails. Spend time exploring levers and pulleys. Just good old fashion hands-on real work!


Art-rageous

For children who like to really get into their art – exploring art mean getting messy. We will try a variety of art mediums; painting, sculpting, collage and more while enjoying nature and the animals on the farm.


Construction Play

Spend the week building a fort in the woods. Learn to use a saw along with hammers and nails. Spend time exploring levers and pulleys. Just good old fashion hands-on real work!


Creepy Crawlys

Bringing together our natural curiosity with math and science skills makes for a fun filled week of learning about the St. Croix River and the animals in the water and along the shore. Our hikes in the prairie and woods will offer endless observations about plants, bugs and rocks.


SMArt (Science Math + Art)

The creative aspects are a great way to study science and math. Spend the week exploring science and math in a fun hands-on way and build problem solving skills along the way.


Cookie Math

Who can resist learning about math when you get to eat your work? We will enjoy mixing and cooking a new cookie treat each day and make fun connections to math.


Ready Get Set Go!

Strap on those backpacks and get ready for a fun filled learning experience that will help provide a smooth transition from summer to school. Help ease into the back to school routine with some hands-on learning. This class is particularly helpful for students starting Kindergarten.