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Bartlett Aquatic Center Opening Day (weather permitting) is Sunday, May 29.       No pickleball open gym Sunday, May 29th.

The Bartlett Community Center Registration Desk will be closed Monday, May 30 for the holiday. LIFECENTER Health & Fitness Club and Splash Central are open Monday, May 30 from 5:30-11am. Bartlett Nature Center will be closed Monday, May 30.

Photo of Group of children on nature trail

Programs & Events

Special Events

The Nature Center hosts a variety of special events throughout the year including Earth Day in April, and Winterfest in February of even years. To reach the Bartlett Nature Center call 847-608-3120.

REGISTRATION FOR SUMMER CAMP IS OPEN

NEW! 2-3 year old Sunshine and Fun Camp with Adult

This camp offers a first time experience for youth 2-3 years old with a participating adult. Camp includes a short hike, creating a craft together, and exploring. Price is for child and adult. Bring a water bottle, snack and backpack.

ID# Theme Date Day Time Fee
28511-01 Seeds & Plants May 23-35 M/Tu/W 10-11:30am $32
28511-02 Safari June 6-8 M/Tu/W 10-11:30am $32
28511-03 Messy June 20-22 M/Tu/W 10-11:30am $32
28511-04 Reptiles & Amphibians July 5-7 M/Tu/W 10-11:30am $32
28511-05 Ocean July 18-20 M/Tu/W 10-11:30am $32
28511-06 Nature Hunt Aug. 1-3 M/Tu/W 10-11:30am $32

3-4 year old camp

ID# Theme Date Day Time Fee
28515-01 Seeds & Plants May 23-35 M/Tu/W 9am-12noon $74
28515-02 Fairytale Friends May 31-June 2 Tu/W/Th 9am-12noon $74
28515-03 Superhero June 6-8 M/Tu/W  9am-12noon $74
28515-04 Animal World June 13-15 M/Tu/W 9am-12noon $74
28515-05 Dig for Dino’s June 20-22 M/Tu/W  9am-12noon $74
28515-06 Ocean Explorers June 27-29 M/Tu/W 9am-12noon $74
28515-07 Reptile Rock July 5-7 Tu/W/Th  9am-12noon $74
28515-08 Down & Dirty July 11-13 M/Tu/W 9am-12noon $74
28515-09 Butterflies, Birds & Bugs July 18-20 M/Tu/W  9am-12noon $74
28515-10 Weather July 25-27 M/Tu/W 9am-12noon $74
28515-11 Wild Ones Aug. 1-3 M/Tu/W 9am-12noon $74

5-6 year old camp

ID# Theme Date Day Time Fee
28517-01 Under Water World June 1-3 W/Th/F 9am-3pm $92
28517-02 Jr. Paleontologist June 6-10 M-F 9am-3pm $153
28517-03 Time Travel June 13-17 M-F 9am-3pm $153
28517-04 Crime Fighters June 20-24 M-F 9am-3pm $153
28517-05 Magical Creatures June 27-July 1 M-F 9am-3pm $153
28517-06 Holiday Camp July 5-8 Tu-F 9am-3pm $122
28517-07 Let’s Get Messy July 11-15 M-F 9am-3pm $153
28517-08 Animal Kingdom July 18-22 M-F 9am-3pm $153
28517-09 Wish upon a Star July 25-29 M-F 9am-3pm $153
28517-10 World of Wings Aug. 1-5 M-F 9am-3pm $153
28517-11 Rewind Aug. 8-12 M-F 9am-3pm $153

7-9 year old camp

ID# Theme Date Day Time Fee
28517-12 Inventor June 1-3 W/Th/F 9am-3pm $92
28517-13 Bartlett Olympics June 6-10 M-F 9am-3pm $153
28517-14 Survival June 13-17 M-F 9am-3pm $153
28517-15 Hogwarts June 20-24 M-F 9am-3pm $153
28517-16 Games & Fun June 27-July 1 M-F 9am-3pm $153
28517-17 Christmas in July July 5-8 Tu-F 9am-3pm $122
28517-18 Messy madness July 11-15 M-F 9am-3pm $153
28517-19 Treasure Explorers July 18-22 M-F 9am-3pm $153
28517-20 Mythical Creatures July 25-29 M-F 9am-3pm $153
28517-21 Galaxy & Beyond Aug. 1-5 M-F 9am-3pm $153
28517-22 Kaleidoscope of Fun Aug. 8-12 M-F 9am-3pm $153

10-13 year old camp

ID# Theme Date Day Time Fee
28517-23 Zombie Apocalypse June 1-3 W/Th/F 9am-3pm $92
28517-24 Legendary Creatures June 6-10 M-F 9am-3pm $153
28517-25 9 3/4 June 13-17 M-F 9am-3pm $153
28517-26 Olympics June 20-24 M-F 9am-3pm $153
28517-27 Anime June 27-July 1 M-F 9am-3pm $153
28517-28 Ancient Mythology July 5-8 Tu-F 9am-3pm $122
28517-29 Wilderness Survival Skills July 11-15 M-F 9am-3pm $153
28517-30 Lord of the Rings July 18-22 M-F 9am-3pm $153
28517-31 Hey Gamers July 25-29 M-F 9am-3pm $153
28517-32 Fictional Universes Aug. 1-5 M-F 9am-3pm $153
28517-33 BNC Mash Up Aug. 8-12 M-F 9am-3pm $153

The Fun Keeps Going

ID#  Theme Date Day Time Fee
28512-01 Archery June 6-10 M-F 3:15-4:15pm $80
28517-02 Dinosaur June 13-17 M-F 3:15-4:30pm $50
28517-03 Pokémon June 20-24 M-F 3:15-4:30pm $50
28517-04 Archery June 27-July 1 M-F 3:15-4:15pm $80
28517-05 Fear Factor July 5-8 Tu-F 3:15-4:15pm $40
28517-06 Dragons July 11-15 M-F 3:15-4:30pm $50
28517-07 Nature Exploration July 18-22 M-F 3:15-4:30pm $50
28517-08 Outer Space July 25-29 M-F 3:15-4:30pm $50
28517-09 Archery Aug. 1-5 M-F 3:15-4:15pm $80

NEW! Summer Colors

ID# Date Day Time Fee
28510-01 June 13-17 M-F 3-6pm $90
28510-02 June 25-29 M-F  3-6pm $90

Nature Center Before and After Camp

ID# Name Date Date Time Fee
28514-01 Before Care June 1-3 W-F 7:30-9am $16
28514-02 Before Care June 6-10 M-F 7:30-9am $27
28514-03 Before Care June 13-17 M-F 7:30-9am $27
28514-04 Before Care June 20-24 M-F 7:30-9am $27
28514-05 Before Care June 27-July 1 M-F 7:30-9am $27
28514-06 Before Care July 5-8 Tu-F 7:30-9am $21
28514-07 Before Care July 11-15 M-F 7:30-9am $27
28514-08 Before Care July 18-22 M-F 7:30-9am $27
28514-09 Before Care July 25-29 M-F 7:30-9am $27
28514-10 Before Care Aug. 1-5 M-F 7:30-9am $27
28514-11 Before Care Aug. 8-12 M-F 7:30-9am $27
ID# Name Date Date Time Fee
28514-12 After Care June 1-3 W-F 3-6pm $30
28514-13 After Care June 6-10 M-F 3-6pm $48
28514-14  After Care June 13-17 M-F 3-6pm $48
28514-15  After Care June 20-24 M-F 3-6pm $48
28514-16  After Care June 27-July 1 M-F 3-6pm $48
28514-17  After Care July 5-8 Tu-F 3-6pm $40
28514-18  After Care July 11-15 M-F 3-6pm $48
28514-19  After Care July 18-22 M-F 3-6pm $48
28514-20  After Care July 25-29 M-F 3-6pm $48
28514-21  After Care Aug. 1-5 M-F 3-6pm $48
28514-22  After Care Aug. 8-12 M-F 3-6pm $48

 

Jr. Naturalist Program

 

Snowshoe Rental

When snow is on the ground snowshoes are available for rent through the Nature Center.

Snowshoe Rental

Winterfest:

February in even years. Adopt a Husky provides dog sledding demonstrations. Free activities, exhibitors, and winter fun round out this event.

Little Tots Nature Class: Age: 2-4 w/participating adult
May 19 – Rain

NEW! Wildlife Adaptation: Age: 5-7
May 31

 

NEW! Camping 101 – Age: 8 through adult

June 4

Dot by Dot – Age: 10 and over

June 18

NEW! Marvel Archery– Age: 8 through adult

June 26

 

NEW! Archery Fruit Ninja -Age: 8 through adult

July 10

NEW! Art with Nature – Age: 10 and over

July 16

NEW! Geocachers Unite – Age: 5-13

July 23

NEW! Summer Constellations – Age: all ages w/adult

Aug. 6

NEW! Leatherworking – Age: 8-15

Aug. 13

NEW! Paper Making – Age: 10 and over

Aug. 20



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