Fernwood Summer Day Camp Registration Ends Soon

Niles, MI: Fernwood, in partnership with Starlight Studio, invites children to explore, restore, and express themselves in nature during this summer’s Art & Mindfulness in Nature Camp. Each day, campers will immerse themselves in mindful nature walks, engaging ecological learning activities, and reflective nature-based art making projects. Throughout their journey, campers will develop a deeper understanding of “self” in connection with the natural world and build confidence in experimenting and expressing their ideas in the art studio. All this while enjoying friendship, fresh air, and sunshine. 

Sessions are for children ages 5 - 8 and 9 - 12 on June 22 - 24, July 13 - 15, or August 10 - 12. 

Registration deadline is Tuesday, May 31. Caregivers may register children online at Fernwood members receive a discounted registration fee and all camp participants receive a commemorative camp t-shirt. 

Fernwood is now hiring a Visitor Services Manager. Those interested should submit a cover letter and resume to More information may be found at 

About Fernwood Botanical Garden: 

Established in 1964, Fernwood is a unique property located in southwest Michigan on 105 acres of cultivated gardens and natural areas with woodlands, ravines, wetlands, and river frontage on the St. Joseph River. The property is minutes from Lake Michigan, a short distance north of the University of Notre Dame, and 90 minutes from Chicago. Fernwood, a nonprofit organization, follows its mission to enrich people’s lives by awakening and deepening their appreciation of nature. Fernwood is a member of the American Public Gardens Association, the American Alliance of Museums, Botanic Gardens Conservation International, American Horticulture Society, The Garden Conservancy, and Chicago Wilderness. The public garden is open year-round and is located in Buchanan Township at 13988 Range Line Road, Niles, Michigan. For more information, visit or call 269.695.6491.