We are proud to offer a wide variety of programs developed to fit your needs in discovering the outdoors. Carpenter has public programs where individuals and families can attend and has group programs specially adapted to be a private program for your specific group and not open to the public.

Please follow these links or use the scroll down menu to link to find upcoming public programs and information on group programs and scheduling.

Public Programs

A set of events the public is welcome to attend please call to sign up in advance. We’ve programs for adults, preschoolers, and families.

Summer Camps

Carpenter Nature Center offers a variety of day camps ranging from ‘Single Day Half-day’ to ‘Week-long Full Day’ for kids aged 5-11, and a canoe trip for ages 12 and older. Check out this years themes and dates.

Pre-School Programs

These are links for Preschool Group Programs, if you’d like to schedule a private preschool program please click this link to learn more!

Elementary School Programs

Find out the latest classes for your k-5th grade classroom adapted to link and enhance current academic standards.

Secondary School Programs

Looking for a way to enhance the learning of your 6-12th grade students. Check out our wide array of classes tailored just for this age group.

Outreach Programs

Want your group to experience a private group program but can’t make it out to the Carpenter Campus, then turn to our Outreach Programs where we come out to your site.

Home School Programs

We offer public programs specifically for Home School Groups to come out and experience Carpenter. Check out this link to find out when the next class is and how to sign up.

Youth Groups

Have a scout group, church group, or other kind of informal youth group that is looking for a group program, here is where you will find information on non-school orientated private group programs.

Adult Groups

Looking for something for your gardening, birding, or other interest group to participate in? Check out our adult group programs for a specific private group program suited for your interests.


Carpenter offers four types of internships Horticulture, Communications, Environmental Education, and Natural Resources. Click this link to find out more and see if your talents might align with what we are looking for to fulfill these positions.