EcoRangers

All camps are currently full

Thank you everyone for your patience as we sorted out the glitches with our registration system. The response to this year’s EcoRanger Summer Camp was humbling. Y’all crashed the system! Two of our camps filled up almost immediately. We couldn’t ask for a more supportive community.

In an effort to be fair we will re-open EcoRanger registration on Sunday, May 16th at 2 p.m. so that remaining spots can be filled.

Those who already registered campers, and received a confirmation email, are registered and do not need to do anything further. We will be following up via phone call on Monday, if you haven’t already heard from us. We are sorry for any frustration or inconvenience this has caused and we hope to see you soon! The Education Team looks forward to serving our community, once again, in-person.

If you would like to get your camper on our waitlist, please phone us at 409-670-0803. Thank you!

-Katie Krantz
Director of Education and Volunteer Programs

2021 EcoRangers Camp Sessions:

Itsy Bitsy Fun Fair camp is FULL.

  • Grade: Entering Kinder
  • Camp Dates: July 6th – 9th | 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Join us for Shangri La Gardens’ own carnival for wee ones!!!! Your child will create their own ladybug costume, design a crown, decorate a turtle treasure bank, and even make their own fairy gardens. Stories, exploratory sensory bins, games, collecting treasures, and hiking will all help connect your child to nature. Each day will include a close-up encounter with some of Wildlife Curator Robert’s Amazing Animals, as well as some of nature’s tiny marvels like snails and earthworms.

Parents: As in all of our camps, participants will spend 70% of their time outdoors doing hands-on science activities and about 30% of the time indoors working on complementary science and craft activities.


Animal Detectives camp is FULL.

  • Grade: Entering 1st & 2nd
  • Camp Dates: July 13th – 16th |9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Do you love animals and solving mysteries? This is the camp for you! Each day campers will transform into detectives as they investigate the animals of Shangri La Gardens. We’ll explore the natural areas around the Gardens and look closely to discovering evidence of animal visits. What were they doing?! Why are they here?! Tracks, scat, skulls, and many signs left by animals will reveal an exciting adventure each day!

Parents: As in all of our camps, participants will spend 70% of their time outdoors doing hands-on science activities and about 30% of the time indoors working on complementary science and craft activities.


Trials of the Trails camp is FULL.

  • Grade: Entering 7th, 8th, & 9th
  • Camp Dates: July 20th – 23rd | 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Every outdoor explorer knows that some adventures come with unexpected twists and turns. It’s easy to solve a problem, though, when you have a creative mindset and are aware of your surroundings. This week will be filled with different outdoor challenges sure to inspire campers and strengthen their critical thinking skills. These challenges will involve on-the-spot inventions, riddles, and a couple of last minute twists and surprises. Campers will leave with new outdoor talents and a thirst for adventure!

Parents: As in all of our camps, participants will spend 70% of their time outdoors doing hands-on science activities and about 30% of the time indoors working on complementary science and craft activities.


Noisy Nature camp is FULL.

  • Grade: Entering 3rd & 4th
  • Camp Dates: July 27th – 30th | 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Explore the musical sounds of nature at Shangri La Gardens! Campers will have fun honing their critical listening skills while investigating the sounds nature makes. Campers will enjoy engaging nature-based activities such as creating musical instruments from natural materials, discovering sound through science, and engaging in musical games. Join us for a noisy nature adventure!

Parents: As in all of our camps, participants will spend 70% of their time outdoors doing hands-on science activities and about 30% of the time indoors working on complementary science and craft activities.


Camp Curiosity is FULL.

  • Grade: Entering 5th & 6th
  • Camp Dates: August 3rd – 6th | 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Get ready for a week of epic challenges and exciting team building activities! Each day, campers will have the opportunity to put their ingenuity to the test. Campers will be introduced to basic survival skills, encouraged to collaborate with teammates, and use nature as inspiration to tap into their creative side! Join us this week as we embark on an exciting journey to uncover some of the magical mysteries nature has to offer!

Parents: As in all of our camps, participants will spend 70% of their time outdoors doing hands-on science activities and about 30% of the time indoors working on complementary science and craft activities.