Discoverers Camps

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Discoverers day camps are offered to children entering 1st or 2nd grade, unless otherwise noted.

Discoverers camps are held Monday–Thursday with a full day and half day option.


4-day camp session

  • Half day (9 a.m.–noon or 1–4 p.m.): $99
  • Full day (9 a.m.–4 p.m. ): $199

3-day camp session

  • Half day (9 a.m.–noon or 1–4 p.m.): $75
  • Full day (9 a.m.–4 p.m. ): $150


2021 day camp registration has filled. Waitlists are open.

How to add children to a waitlist

  1. Log in or create a user account.
  2. On the top navigation bar, click on Program Registration
  3. Using the left-hand navigation pane, find and click on the Discoverers category link.
  4. Select the session you'd like to register for by clicking on the Waitlist button.
  5. Proceed to check out.

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View camp schedule by week for all ages

Ready, Set, Grow!

June 28–July 1
1–4 p.m.
Extended ages day camp

How do you make your garden grow? Explore Discovery Hollow Garden and unearth the secrets that make gardens so special. We’ll make seed art, dig in soil and develop your green thumb. Dress to get dirty!

Play Patrol

June 28–July 1 or July 19–22
9 a.m.–4 p.m.

This patrol will search high and low for all the best play places Tamarack has to offer. Combine imagination and friends to make games and play magical. What will be your favorite?

A Bug’s Life

July 6–8 (Three day camp session)
​9 a.m.–4 p.m.

Bizarre and beautiful bugs abound at Tamarack. Get up close and personal with insects as we search for their homes in the grass, water and wood. We may even unravel the mystery of a monarch’s life or uncover the secrets of a queen ant’s kingdom.

Fabulous Flyers

July 6–8 (Three day camp session)
1–4 p.m.
Extended ages day camp

Flyers abound! Butterflies, bats and birds are just some of the creatures you will explore. What do they eat? Where do they sleep? What makes them so fabulous? Let’s figure it out together!

Prairie Pioneers

July 12–15
​9 a.m.–4 p.m.

How well would you fare in a world without electricity or plumbing? Could you grow your own food and snag a good deal at the trading post? Rewind the clock this week as we build a wikiup, make candles and learn how to survive off the land like the pioneers that used to call Minnesota home.

Animal Superheroes

July 12–15 or July 19–22
1–4 p.m.
Extended ages day camp

What can cut through trees, breathe underwater and fly through the sky? Animal superheroes! Explore the world through compound eyes, study creatures up-close and master a super-skill obstacle course. Discover your superpowers to become a superhero-in-training.

Water You Up To?

July 26–29
​9 a.m.–4 p.m.

Welcome to the amazing world of water! Water can cool you down, warm you up, quench your thirst and take you for a wild ride! Discover the many ways water rules the world.

Wild for Water

August 2–5
1–4 p.m.
Extended ages day camp

Join us as we go wild for water! We will play games, ex­periment with and learn what lives within—you guessed it—water! Have you ever played with snow in summer? If not, this camp is your chance!

Forestland Fantasy

August 2–5 or August 9–12
​9 a.m.–4 p.m.

Was that the flutter of fairy wings in the trees? Is that a gnome hiding behind a log? Explore the enchanted forest as we build forts and investigate all the creatures – real or not – that reside within the forest. Who knows what creatures you’ll spy!

Spy Kids: Eco Agent

August 2–5 or August 9–12
​9 a.m.–4 p.m.

Ready to become a certified Eco Agent? It’s time to dis­cover new tricks from the animal and human world. We’ll study camouflage, silent prowess and the stealthy senses of animals before adding in new spy skills, like making invisible ink and secret codes!


August 9–12
1–4 p.m.
Extended ages day camp

Can you walk like a Wuerhosaurus? Dine on a Diseratops? Leap like a Leptoceratops ? Go on a trek back in time as we delve into the world of dinos. Learn all about the different types of dinosaurs in this prehistoric camp. You may even meet a present day dino cousin!

Best of Discoverers

August 16–19
​9 a.m.–4 p.m.

Celebrate the end of summer with a grab bag of camp fun. We’ll keep track of the best, most popular activities and recreate the magic of summer. Stay tuned, you never know what’s going to make the “best of” list.