Parent & Child Nature Programs

Knee High Naturalists Program

Parent - Child Program for Children Age 30 Months - 5 Years
Discover the wonderful and wild great outdoors with your little ones! Camp Y-Koda’s fun naturalists will lead this interactive, parent-child program. Types of activities will vary by season and include hikes, hands-on explorations, crafts and games. Children must be accompanied by a responsible parent or adult.

  • The program meets from 9:30am - 10:30am on the dates listed below.
  • Pre-registration is required by Tuesday at 12 noon before each date.

Contact: Mackinzi Beaty

Our next upcoming dates for the Knee High Naturalists Program coming soon! 

To register for our 2019 Parent Child Nature Programs, please find our registration form below. Once completed, the registration form can be returned to the Sheboygan YMCA, the Sheboygan Falls YMCA or Camp Y-Koda.

Fee per Child ...... $6.00

Fee per Additional Sibling ..... $4.00

Spring Programs - Registration Form


Little Hands Nature Explorers

Ages 3 - 4 with Parent

One of the summer camp choices at Maywood is our six week parent and child camp entitled, “Little Hand Nature Explorers”.  This six week experience is specifically designed to introduce you and your child to our programs and our nature based philosophies.  You and your child will learn about nature while also learning about the importance of play in nature and how it leads to healthy childhood development.  This program is led by our professional environmental education staff, who will lead the activities and guide your child’s wonder and curiosity through inquiry based learning.  Other than severe weather, this program is 100% outside, rain or shine; so dress to get messy.  This is the ONLY camp we offer that allows the parent to be a part of the experience.  It’s a wonderful way to explore with your child and introduce them to, not only the wonders of nature, but the other experiences that await them.

  • There is a limit of 12 children per day. The fee is for the parent and child, in addition the fee is per 6-week session. 
  • This camp is hosted at Maywood Environmental Park, which is located at 3615 Mueller Road, Sheboygan, WI 53083.

Session 1: July 15 - August 19, 2019; Mondays..... 9:15am-10:30am

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Session 2: July 16 - August 20, 2019; Tuesday..... 9:15am - 10:30am

Little Hands Registration Form