Alexandria's Nature Camp

Alexandria's Nature Camp


Making memories . . . building connections.

Since the first Alexandria’s Nature Camp in 2011, 885 children have attended camp at Howell Nature Center (HNC). The resident camp lasts 5 days, with elementary students exploring nature through various activities such as catching frogs, identifying insects, learning about animal tracks, creating art with nature, canoeing, nature hikes, and numerous other nature related activities. Students who are in 3rd-5th grade are chosen through an application process by the staff at HNC ( 2016 dates for Alexandria’s Nature Camp are July 18-22 and July 25-29; 155 camperships available.

An alumni camp has been created due to the overwhelming interest of children who have attended the nature camp previously. In addition, two weekend Pioneer Camp has been added, one for 4th-6th graders and the second 6th-8th graders. The 2 night, 3-day adventure will take place on Howell Nature Center grounds, with students staying in the recently purchased rustic cabins. For more information about the camps and how to apply please go to

Memories From Camp

“To the generous Family of Alexandria,

My children Brady (8) and Alaine (10) attended your wonderful camp. Almost a week later and they are still sharing memories about all the fun they had. This type of experience would normally be something too expensive for my kids to have the chance to appreciate. We have five children so I don’t have enough words to let you know how blessed we are to receive your generous gift. Alexandria, was truly a special girl to generate so many positive things. I will pray for her amazing spirit as well as your whole family. This camp has created a true bright spot in my children’s childhood memories. They will cherish this experience their whole lives and who knows how many wonderful ways they will be inspired. The camp was organized and the counselors were amazing. To top it off the kids loved the FOOD!

Thank you, Thank you!

Sincerely, Angela Stoyak”

“Dearest Craig & Leah Bennett

My daughters were blessed by your family. Thank you for providing my daughters a chance to participate at Howell Conference Center for the week of July 21-25, 2014 with the scholarship program you offered. My girls will have been changed forever because of your gift. They will have been given experiences of life that they will cherish and remember forever. I am so very sorry for the loss of a daughter but so very thankful that you have both found a way to honor her by blessing so many others with her spirit. You are both truly amazing for your generosity. I very much enjoy the interactive playground you have also created at Howell Nature Center. My 3 children have all played endlessly there coming home needing baths. Evidence it was a true experience of joy. Our family looks forward to your tree house in honor of your daughter. Your scholarships, playground, soon to be tree house are a true gift to so many families and children and I want to tell you how very thankful I am. Your daughter has really touched my family’s life and I am sure many other families.

Thank you with all my heart.”

Alexnadria's Nature Camp

(Photos above are from camps held 2010-2015)

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