Pioneers Summer Camp *FULL for 2022*

Carpenter Nature Center 12805 St. Croix Trail S., Hastings, MN

Week-long day camp for children ages 7 & 8 July 11 - 15 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Explorers Summer Camp *FULL for 2022*

Carpenter Nature Center 12805 St. Croix Trail S., Hastings, MN

Week-long day camp for children ages 9-11. July 18 - 22 Mon—Wed 9:00 am—4:00 pm, Thurs 9:00 am—Fri 12:00 pm

St. Croix Scramble Golf Tournament

The St. Croix Valley Scramble is a fundraising golf event benefiting Carpenter Nature Center. Each year business and community golfers gather at a local area golf course for this popular […]

Public Bird Banding: MN Campus

Carpenter Nature Center 12805 St. Croix Trail S., Hastings, MN

Join CNC’s expert bird banders as they catch, band, and release songbirds on our Minnesota campus. Banding runs continuously and visitors may come and go at any time. Program fee: […]

River Fest Evening Prairie Hike

Al & Laurie Hein Visitor Center 279 South Cove Road, Hudson, WI

Space is limited and reservations are required, so call CNC at 651-437-4359. Location: Carpenter Nature Center Wisconsin Campus, 279 South Cove Road, Hudson Join Jennifer Vieth, Director of Carpenter Nature Center, for […]

Christmas in the July Bird Count

Carpenter Nature Center 12805 St. Croix Trail S., Hastings, MN

Space is limited and reservations are required, so call CNC at 651-437-4359. Location: Carpenter Nature Center MN Campus, 12805 St. Croix Trail South, Hastings. Hike around the grounds or set […]

Namekagon Canoe Trip Summer Camp *FULL for 2022*

Carpenter Nature Center 12805 St. Croix Trail S., Hastings, MN

Specialized camps designed to foster an interest in nature for youth ages 12 – 15 Join CNC naturalists for a three day/two night canoe trip on the Namekagon and St […]

Weeds & Wildflowers *CANCELED*

Wisconsin Campus 300 East Cove Road, Hudson, WI

This program is canceled due to the weather Join Jyneen Thatcher on a guided plant hike around CNC's WI Campus. Wildflowers and weeds are both present on the CNC properties. […]

Pathfinders Summer Camp *FULL for 2022*

Wisconsin Campus 300 East Cove Road, Hudson, WI

Space is limited, and registrations are required. Please RSVP by calling (651)-437-4359. Week-long day camp on our WI Campus for ages 10 and older Explore the connection between the environment and […]

Trails & Ales *CANCELED*

Carpenter Nature Center 12805 St. Croix Trail S., Hastings, MN

Enjoy the beauty of the St. Croix River Valley with an after-hours hike at Carpenter Nature Center. Learn about the history of CNC, listen for birds, spot wildflowers, and more […]