Discovery Nature Center

The Discovery Nature Center (DNC) invites students, teachers, and other community members to learn about God’s world and His creation. We help participants find joy in the little things through a variety of subjects and experiences. Join us to make discoveries in nature and experience the wonder of the woods.

The Discovery Nature program utilizes Camp Roger’s property to educate participants about God’s world. We are blessed with 90 acres of woods, a meadow, and our kettle lake and bog. Our trained staff guide small groups on adventures where they learn new things such as survival techniques, map and orienteering skills, invasive plants, or go snowshoeing in the winter. A typical day may last from 9am-2pm which would provide students 3-4 different classes throughout the day.

Our program is very flexible and can be customized to fit your specific needs. Check out our Outdoor Education catalog to get a sense of the sort of adventures your students could experience. Contact Scott and let him know what you are studying or interested in learning about and we can work to maximize your time at camp. Come for a day, and experience three or four!

Pricing and Program Options
Base Fee: $14 per student per day
Minimum Group Charge: $250
Chaperones: Free of charge
Financial Aid is available!

Contact Us for to reserve a date or call the office at 616.874-7286.

Teacher Experiences
“This was our ninth year spending a day at the wonderful facilities at Camp Roger with our 6th graders. It is a perfect spot to conduct place-based learning activities and foster a love of the outdoors in children. Camp Roger staff are a professional, engaging and kid-centered group of people that facilitate every activity with enthusiasm. Our visits there are the highlights of the year!”

    • Barbara Altizer, teacher, East Rockford Middle School, Rockford, MI

“The greatest thing about our day in the fall at Camp Roger is the textbook and classroom of God’s creation in which we can learn, grow and enjoy…”

    • Mary Pfruender, teacher, Legacy Christian School, Cutlerville, MI