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


Date and Book Theme

March 13, 2019 ....... What If You Had Animal Teeth: Sandra Markle - Have you ever looked at an animal's teeth? Do they look like our teeth? Join us in animal skull exploration. We will seek answers to questions why animals have different kinds of teeth. We will talk about herbivores, carnivores and omnivores. 

April 10, 2019 .......... Planting a Rainbow: Lois Ehlert - Spring will be arriving soon and we will explore our environment to see what is emerging. Join us as we investigate spring flowers, bees and other insects. 

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

Winter Programs - Registration Form

Spring Programs - Registration Form

Little Hands Nature Explorers

Ages 3 - 4 with Parent
This 6-week parent and child summer camp program at Maywood Environmental Park is specifically designed to introduce you and your child to our programs and nature-based philosophies. Learn about nature while learning about the importance of play in nature and how it leads to healthy child development. Our professional environmental education staff will lead nature activities and guide children’s curiosity and wonder through inquiry. Dress to get messy! This program is 100% outdoors rain or shine, except in severe weather. the fee is for the parent and child.

Contact: Mackinzi Beaty