Summer Nature Camp – Fish, Flora & Feathers! 

Looking for fun this summer? Then sign up for our FREE summer nature camp. Cane River Creole National Historical Park will join with the Ben D. Johnson Educational Center to host this special youth summer camp. 

This year’s theme Fish, Flora, & Feathers explores the worlds of fish, plants, and birds! Nature Camp is for children ages 9 to 12. The 3-hour day camp runs from 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm June 21, 22, and 23 and has a focus of learning by doing. 

“This is the summer for kids to discover nature on Cane River,” said Interpretation and Education Manager Barbara Justice. “This will be a fun-filled camp learning about water, plants, animals, and soils. There will be crafts, games, and exploring in nature.” 

Each day of camp will explore a different topic at various locations on Cane River. Campers are welcome to sign up for one, two or all three days!  

  • Day 1 (June 21) is based at Oakland Plantation and will focus on the world of fish and campers will have the chance to fish in Cane River Lake. Oakland Plantation is located at 4386 Highway 494, Natchez (Bermuda), LA. 
  •  Day 2 (June 22) is based at the Ben D. Johnson Educational Center and will focus on plants. The Ben D. Johnson Center is located at 400 Martin Luther King Junior Drive Ste A, Natchitoches, LA. 
  •    Day 3 (June 23) is based at Magnolia Plantation and will focus on birds. Magnolia Plantation is located at 5549 Highway 119, Cloutierville (Derry), LA. 

Camp is free but registration is required. Registration is now underway and is limited to 15 campers each day on a first-come, first-served basis. The registration deadline is 4 pm, Sunday, June 18. To register or for more information please call 318-352-0383 x316.