Seasonal Programs

Our Seasonal Programs are the perfect way for families and adults to enjoy the seasons with TNC!
  • For assistance with registration and information on our policies, please visit our Registration and Policies page.
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  • TNC staff can adapt most programs for people of many different abilities. To request assistance of any type, please let us know a week in advance so we can ensure each person enjoys nature to its fullest.
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Upcoming events

    • Monday, April 14, 2014
    • 9:00 AM
    • Friday, April 18, 2014
    • 3:30 PM
    • TNC Pavilion
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    When school is out, Pre-K & K kids can keep learning and have fun too! Children will explore TNC woods and trails, make crafts, share stories and play games while learning about the environment. Activities include visits with live animals, nature hikes in the forest, eating s'mores around the campfire, and lots more.



    Children should bring a refillable water bottle, snack, and lunch for full day programs. Rain gear is recommended (rain boots, jacket, hat, etc.). Program will be held rain or shine. Children may attend individual days. An individual full day is $70. An individual half day is $40.

    The TNC Health Packet must be submitted 7 days in advance of first day of camp; forms can be found on our vacation day camp web page.

    Be sure to sign up early; space is limited and pre-registration is required. Current family membership ($60) is required for TNC camps. Not a member? Join or renew now and take advantage of what the nature center offers all year round.

    • Monday, April 14, 2014
    • 9:00 AM
    • Friday, April 18, 2014
    • 3:30 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center
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    When school is out, 1st-5th graders can keep learning and have fun too! Children will explore TNC woods and trails, make crafts, share stories and play games while learning about the environment. Activities include visits with live animals, nature hikes in the forest, eating s'mores around the campfire, and lots more.



    Children should bring a refillable water bottle, snack, and lunch for full day programs. Rain gear is recommended (rain boots, jacket, hat, etc.). Program will be held rain or shine. Children may attend individual days. An individual day is $70. 

    The TNC Health Packet must be submitted 7 days in advance of first day of camp; forms can be found on our vacation day camp web page.

    Be sure to sign up early; space is limited and pre-registration is required. Current family membership ($60) is required for TNC camps. Not a member? Join or renew now and take advantage of what the nature center offers all year round.

    • Saturday, April 19, 2014
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Tenafly Nature Center
    Adult volunteers and teens 14+ are needed to help with outdoor projects: storm clean up, trail maintenance, invasive plant and litter removal. No experience needed, just a love of nature.
     


    To attend, please e-mail: aschuster@tenaflynaturecenter.org

    Rain date: May 3.
    • Saturday, April 19, 2014
    • 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center

    Families with children ages 3-7 will enjoy a nature-themed story and a visit from one of TNC’s education animals. Learn about the characteristics of the animal as well as their story and how they became part of the Nature Center. A new story and animal each month. Animals may include snakes, frogs, turtles, owls and a hawk. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 


    Meet on the visitor center porch. In case of inclement weather the program will be moved indoors.

    3rd Saturday of the month

    • Saturday, April 19, 2014
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center
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    Enjoy a leisurely trail walk led by a seasoned naturalist. Search for early ephemerals such as Trout Lily and Common Violet, the NJ state flower, and learn about pollination adaptations. Participants are encouraged to bring wildflower field guides and cameras. Program is intended for adults and children 9 and up.



    In case of inclement weather, the program will be cancelled.

    • Tuesday, April 22, 2014
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center
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    Young children, 2 ½ & 3 year olds, with an adult will explore the natural world with a TNC educator. Each week will feature a different topic and will emphasize working together through discovery stations, songs and outside journeys. Eight week series on Tuesdays.







    Topics include: 
    All About Amphibians
    Snakes Aren't Slimy
    Beautiful Butterflies
    Rascally Rabbits
    Incredible Invertebrates
    Springtime Forest
    Egg-stravaganza
    Baby Animals

    Please note this option is to sign up for the full eight weeks!

    No strollers or unregistered siblings, please. Additional family members pay half of the fee. Rain or shine. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.  
    • Wednesday, April 23, 2014
    • 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    • 8
    Children in Pre-K & K (4-5 years old) will explore the Nature Center's animals, exhibits, and trails while learning about the wonders of the natural world. After school series for eight weeks on Wednesdays. 





    Topics include:
    Marvelous Mammals
    Pondering the Pond
    Regarding Reptiles
    Sensational Seeds
    Rockin' Recyclers
    Wild About Wildflowers
    The Bear Facts
    Underground World

    Drop off program. Students should wear sturdy closed-toed footwear. Rain or shine. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. 

    Please note this option is to sign up for the full eight weeks!

    • Saturday, April 26, 2014
    • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Tenafly Nature Center
    • 30
    On this walk, use all your senses to identify trees by leaf shape, bark texture, and even smell. Birch and sassafras (whose sap flavors sodas we enjoy) have familiar scents. Look for rare American Chestnuts and learn which trees produce those round prickly seed pods. Discover the essential roles trees play in our ecosystem. Program is intended for adults and families with children 5 and up.




    Please dress for the weather, program is both in and outdoors. Rain or shine. Pre-registration is required. Space is limited.

    • Sunday, April 27, 2014
    • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center
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    Celebrate the first anniversary of the arrival of Mene, our newest Barred Owl! Meet Mitzi, our other Barred Owl and Ruby the Red-tailed Hawk. Learn their stories and how they joined TNC's Animal Ambassador Program to help our educators teach kids and adults about these amazing birds of prey! All ages welcome. 




    Rain or shine. Pre-registration is required. Space is limited.
    • Sunday, April 27, 2014
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Tenafly Nature Center
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    Amphibians, both predator and prey, play an important role in wetland ecosystems as indicators of environmental health and quality. After a short introduction, guests will meet several live frogs and a salamander. A short trek Program is intended for adults and families with children 5 and up. 



    Please dress for the weather, program is both in and outdoors. Rain or shine. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.
    • Tuesday, April 29, 2014
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    Young children, 2 ½ & 3 year olds, with an adult will explore the natural world with a TNC educator. Each week will feature a different topic and will emphasize working together through discovery stations, songs and outside journeys. Eight week series on Tuesdays.



    Topics include:
    All About Amphibians
    Snakes Aren't Slimy
    Beautiful Butterflies
    Rascally Rabbits
    Incredible Invertebrates
    Springtime Forest
    Egg-stravaganza
    Baby Animals

    No strollers or unregistered siblings, please. Rain or shine. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Price is per person. Please call 201-568-6093 to register for a single-day of attendance. $15 for Members, $20 for Non-members.

    • Wednesday, April 30, 2014
    • 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    Children in Pre-K & K (4-5 years old) 
    will have fun exploring the Nature Center while learning about the wonders of the natural world. After school series for eight weeks on Wednesdays. 





    Topics include:
    Marvelous Mammals
    Pondering the Pond
    Regarding Reptiles
    Sensational Seeds
    Rockin’ Recyclers    
    Wild About Wildflowers
    The Bear Facts
    Underground World

    Drop off program. Students should wear sturdy closed-toed footwear. Rain or shine. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. 

    Please call 201-568-6093 to register for a single-day of attendance. $15 for Members, $20 for Non-members.
    • Saturday, May 03, 2014
    • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • State Line Lookout at Palisades Interstate Park
    The Palisades Interstate Park in New Jersey hosts this annual celebration of native plants, with a native plant sale, crafts projects for kids, informative displays and speakers, guided hikes before, during and after the main event, as well as exhibits by some of the member organizations of the Nature Program Cooperative. The afternoon is free and open to all, with no advanced registration required to attend. 





    Lookout Inn, a refreshment stand with a lunch and snack menu, as well as gifts and books, will be open during the event. Directions are available from the Palisades Interstate Park Commission.


    • Sunday, May 04, 2014
    • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center
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    Enjoy the season with a guided walk along one of TNC’s trails with an Environmental Educator. Whether a first time visitor or a regular on the trails, participants will enjoy different sensory experiences in the forest each month. All ages welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult.




    In case of inclement weather, the program will be postponed to the following month. Children under 2 are free (no strollers please).

    1st Sunday of the month.

    • Sunday, May 04, 2014
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Tenafly Nature Center
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    Learn how bats use echolocation to play a vital ecological role as the only flying mammal in New Jersey through a presentation by a TNC Environmental Educator. Then, walk along one of our trails and use a sonar detector to search for signs of bat life. Program is intended for adults and families with children 5 and up. 




    Please dress for the weather, program is both in and outdoors. Rain or shine. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.
    • Tuesday, May 06, 2014
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    Young children, 2 ½ & 3 year olds, with an adult will explore the natural world with a TNC educator. Each week will feature a different topic and will emphasize working together through discovery stations, songs and outside journeys. Eight week series on Tuesdays.



    Topics include:
    All About Amphibians
    Snakes Aren't Slimy
    Beautiful Butterflies
    Rascally Rabbits
    Incredible Invertebrates
    Springtime Forest
    Egg-stravaganza
    Baby Animals

    No strollers or unregistered siblings, please. Rain or shine. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Price is per person. Please call 201-568-6093 to register for a single-day of attendance. $15 for Members, $20 for Non-members.

    • Wednesday, May 07, 2014
    • 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    Children in Pre-K & K (4-5 years old) 
    will have fun exploring the Nature Center while learning about the wonders of the natural world. After school series for eight weeks on Wednesdays. 





    Topics include:
    Marvelous Mammals
    Pondering the Pond
    Regarding Reptiles
    Sensational Seeds
    Rockin’ Recyclers    
    Wild About Wildflowers
    The Bear Facts
    Underground World

    Drop off program. Students should wear sturdy closed-toed footwear. Rain or shine. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. 

    Please call 201-568-6093 to register for a single-day of attendance. $15 for Members, $20 for Non-members.
    • Saturday, May 10, 2014
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    Families will receive a set of clues to help solve nature riddles along the Nature Center trails. Each family will need to work as a team to complete the hunt and receive a small prize. Program is intended for adults and children 4 and up.





    Please arrive between 2 and 3 pm.

    In case of inclement weather the program will be postponed to the following month.

    2nd Saturday of the month.

    • Sunday, May 11, 2014
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center
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    Celebrate Mother’s Day with a guided walk outdoors. Whether you’re an outdoor enthusiast or just hoping for a pretty photo op with the family, a walk might be the perfect activity for Mother’s Day. All ages welcome. 






    Inclement weather will cancel the program. Pre-registration is required. Space is limited. Children under 2 are free. No strollers please.

    • Tuesday, May 13, 2014
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    Young children, 2 ½ & 3 year olds, with an adult will explore the natural world with a TNC educator. Each week will feature a different topic and will emphasize working together through discovery stations, songs and outside journeys. Eight week series on Tuesdays.



    Topics include:
    All About Amphibians
    Snakes Aren't Slimy
    Beautiful Butterflies
    Rascally Rabbits
    Incredible Invertebrates
    Springtime Forest
    Egg-stravaganza
    Baby Animals

    No strollers or unregistered siblings, please. Rain or shine. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Price is per person. Please call 201-568-6093 to register for a single-day of attendance. $15 for Members, $20 for Non-members.

    • Wednesday, May 14, 2014
    • 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    Children in Pre-K & K (4-5 years old) 
    will have fun exploring the Nature Center while learning about the wonders of the natural world. After school series for eight weeks on Wednesdays. 





    Topics include:
    Marvelous Mammals
    Pondering the Pond
    Regarding Reptiles
    Sensational Seeds
    Rockin’ Recyclers    
    Wild About Wildflowers
    The Bear Facts
    Underground World

    Drop off program. Students should wear sturdy closed-toed footwear. Rain or shine. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. 

    Please call 201-568-6093 to register for a single-day of attendance. $15 for Members, $20 for Non-members.
    • Wednesday, May 14, 2014
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center

    By the light of the full moon, experience a guided 2-hour walk (approximately 1½ miles) along the trails. Participants will stop for a rest at the crossroads of the Purple and Allison Trail. This tranquil, meditative hike encourages reflection and connection with nature allowing hikers to experience the trails after dark. Recommended for adults.



    Pre-registration required. Please bring a flashlight. In case of inclement weather the program will be postponed to the following month.

    • Saturday, May 17, 2014
    • 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
    • TNC Visitors Center
    • 30

    Join a TNC Environmental Educator for a morning bird walk to look for warblers, raptors, and other seasonal birds at TNC pond and trails. Program is intended for adults and children 10 and up. Beginners are welcome.




    Bring binoculars if you have them, if not, TNC will loan you a pair. Inclement weather will cancel the program. Pre-registration is required. Space is limited.

    • Saturday, May 17, 2014
    • 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center

    Families with children ages 3-7 will enjoy a nature-themed story and a visit from one of TNC’s education animals. Learn about the characteristics of the animal as well as their story and how they became part of the Nature Center. A new story and animal each month. Animals may include snakes, frogs, turtles, owls and a hawk. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 


    Meet on the visitor center porch. In case of inclement weather the program will be moved indoors.

    3rd Saturday of the month

    • Saturday, May 17, 2014
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Tenafly Nature Center
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    Learn about endangered animals and how we can help them to survive and thrive. Meet some of TNC's live representatives of endangered and threatened species. Create a mobile or poster about endangered animals which will be displayed in TNC's Visitor Center on Endangered Species Day. Program is intended for families with children 4 and up.



    Pre-registration is required. Space is limited.
    2014 Signature Event: Endangered and Extinct, The Past and Future 
    • Tuesday, May 20, 2014
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    Young children, 2 ½ & 3 year olds, with an adult will explore the natural world with a TNC educator. Each week will feature a different topic and will emphasize working together through discovery stations, songs and outside journeys. Eight week series on Tuesdays.



    Topics include:
    All About Amphibians
    Snakes Aren't Slimy
    Beautiful Butterflies
    Rascally Rabbits
    Incredible Invertebrates
    Springtime Forest
    Egg-stravaganza
    Baby Animals

    No strollers or unregistered siblings, please. Rain or shine. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Price is per person. Please call 201-568-6093 to register for a single-day of attendance. $15 for Members, $20 for Non-members.

    • Wednesday, May 21, 2014
    • 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    Children in Pre-K & K (4-5 years old) 
    will have fun exploring the Nature Center while learning about the wonders of the natural world. After school series for eight weeks on Wednesdays. 





    Topics include:
    Marvelous Mammals
    Pondering the Pond
    Regarding Reptiles
    Sensational Seeds
    Rockin’ Recyclers    
    Wild About Wildflowers
    The Bear Facts
    Underground World

    Drop off program. Students should wear sturdy closed-toed footwear. Rain or shine. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. 

    Please call 201-568-6093 to register for a single-day of attendance. $15 for Members, $20 for Non-members.
    • Saturday, May 24, 2014
    • 6:00 AM - 7:30 AM
    • Tenafly Nature Center
    • 30
    Experience the awakening of early morning life at the pond. Enjoy quiet observation and a walk with a TNC educator as the animals begin their day. Top if off with coffee and donuts aftewards. Program is intended for adults and children 12 and up.





    Inclement weather will cancel the program. Pre-registration is required. Space is limited.


    • Sunday, May 25, 2014
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • TNC Parking Lot
    • 30
    Bergen County Audubon
    Come to Tenafly Nature Center to look for warblers and other spring migrants that are passing through with Bergen County Audubon. Beginners welcome.





    Participants meet in the parking lot. For more information, please contact Don Torino at (201) 230-4983 or e-mail greatauk4@aol.com
    Photo Credit: White Breasted Nuthatch by John Kerkacharian
    • Tuesday, May 27, 2014
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    Young children, 2 ½ & 3 year olds, with an adult will explore the natural world with a TNC educator. Each week will feature a different topic and will emphasize working together through discovery stations, songs and outside journeys. Eight week series on Tuesdays.



    Topics include:
    All About Amphibians
    Snakes Aren't Slimy
    Beautiful Butterflies
    Rascally Rabbits
    Incredible Invertebrates
    Springtime Forest
    Egg-stravaganza
    Baby Animals

    No strollers or unregistered siblings, please. Rain or shine. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Price is per person. Please call 201-568-6093 to register for a single-day of attendance. $15 for Members, $20 for Non-members.

    • Wednesday, May 28, 2014
    • 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    Children in Pre-K & K (4-5 years old) 
    will have fun exploring the Nature Center while learning about the wonders of the natural world. After school series for eight weeks on Wednesdays. 





    Topics include:
    Marvelous Mammals
    Pondering the Pond
    Regarding Reptiles
    Sensational Seeds
    Rockin’ Recyclers    
    Wild About Wildflowers
    The Bear Facts
    Underground World

    Drop off program. Students should wear sturdy closed-toed footwear. Rain or shine. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. 

    Please call 201-568-6093 to register for a single-day of attendance. $15 for Members, $20 for Non-members.
    • Sunday, June 01, 2014
    • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    • 30

    Enjoy the season with a guided walk along one of TNC’s trails with an Environmental Educator. Whether a first time visitor or a regular on the trails, participants will enjoy different sensory experiences in the forest each month. All ages welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult.




    In case of inclement weather, the program will be postponed to the following month. Children under 2 are free (no strollers please).

    1st Sunday of the month.

    • Tuesday, June 03, 2014
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    Young children, 2 ½ & 3 year olds, with an adult will explore the natural world with a TNC educator. Each week will feature a different topic and will emphasize working together through discovery stations, songs and outside journeys. Eight week series on Tuesdays.



    Topics include:
    All About Amphibians
    Snakes Aren't Slimy
    Beautiful Butterflies
    Rascally Rabbits
    Incredible Invertebrates
    Springtime Forest
    Egg-stravaganza
    Baby Animals

    No strollers or unregistered siblings, please. Rain or shine. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Price is per person. Please call 201-568-6093 to register for a single-day of attendance. $15 for Members, $20 for Non-members.

    • Wednesday, June 04, 2014
    • 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
    • McCandless Room (near Library) in the Municipal Center, 100 Riveredge Road, Tenafly
    Long been admired for their beauty and grace, White-tailed Deer are also despised for devouring
    gardens and for transporting ticks to our yards. This free program for adults will offer ideas on how to deal with deer in the environment we share.




    In cooperation with the Tenafly Environmental Commission and Green Team, Tenafly Nature Center will provide residents and interested parties with a series of free lectures and round table discussions regarding local environmental concerns and curiosities. First Wednesday of the Month.
    • Wednesday, June 04, 2014
    • 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    Children in Pre-K & K (4-5 years old) 
    will have fun exploring the Nature Center while learning about the wonders of the natural world. After school series for eight weeks on Wednesdays. 





    Topics include:
    Marvelous Mammals
    Pondering the Pond
    Regarding Reptiles
    Sensational Seeds
    Rockin’ Recyclers    
    Wild About Wildflowers
    The Bear Facts
    Underground World

    Drop off program. Students should wear sturdy closed-toed footwear. Rain or shine. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. 

    Please call 201-568-6093 to register for a single-day of attendance. $15 for Members, $20 for Non-members.
    • Sunday, June 08, 2014
    • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Tenafly Nature Center
    Celebrate the beginning of summer with a scenic canoe ride on Pfister’s pond (a once a year treat). Enjoy short family hikes, live animal encounters at the salamander pond, and seasonal crafts featured in the education pavilion. Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy together with fellow tree huggers. All ages welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult.




    2014 Signature Event: Endangered and Extinct, the Past and Future

    • Tuesday, June 10, 2014
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    Young children, 2 ½ & 3 year olds, with an adult will explore the natural world with a TNC educator. Each week will feature a different topic and will emphasize working together through discovery stations, songs and outside journeys. Eight week series on Tuesdays.



    Topics include:
    All About Amphibians
    Snakes Aren't Slimy
    Beautiful Butterflies
    Rascally Rabbits
    Incredible Invertebrates
    Springtime Forest
    Egg-stravaganza
    Baby Animals

    No strollers or unregistered siblings, please. Rain or shine. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Price is per person. Please call 201-568-6093 to register for a single-day of attendance. $15 for Members, $20 for Non-members.

    • Wednesday, June 11, 2014
    • 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    Children in Pre-K & K (4-5 years old) 
    will have fun exploring the Nature Center while learning about the wonders of the natural world. After school series for eight weeks on Wednesdays. 





    Topics include:
    Marvelous Mammals
    Pondering the Pond
    Regarding Reptiles
    Sensational Seeds
    Rockin’ Recyclers    
    Wild About Wildflowers
    The Bear Facts
    Underground World

    Drop off program. Students should wear sturdy closed-toed footwear. Rain or shine. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. 

    Please call 201-568-6093 to register for a single-day of attendance. $15 for Members, $20 for Non-members.
    • Friday, June 13, 2014
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center

    By the light of the full moon, experience a guided 2-hour walk (approximately 1½ miles) along the trails. Participants will stop for a rest at the crossroads of the Purple and Allison Trail. This tranquil, meditative hike encourages reflection and connection with nature allowing hikers to experience the trails after dark. Recommended for adults.



    Pre-registration required. Please bring a flashlight. In case of inclement weather the program will be postponed to the following month.

    • Saturday, June 14, 2014
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    Families will receive a set of clues to help solve nature riddles along the Nature Center trails. Each family will need to work as a team to complete the hunt and receive a small prize. Program is intended for adults and children 4 and up.





    Please arrive between 2 and 3 pm.

    In case of inclement weather the program will be postponed to the following month.

    2nd Saturday of the month.

    • Sunday, June 15, 2014
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center
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    Spend quality time with Dad in an outdoor place of beauty, and celebrate with a guided walk in the woods. All ages are welcome.










    Inclement weather will cancel the program. Pre-registration is required. Space is limited. No strollers please.

    • Tuesday, June 17, 2014
    • 1:00 PM
    • Thursday, June 19, 2014
    • 4:00 PM
    • TNC Pavilion
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    Children ages 5-12 excavate fossils directly from a matrix rock, create a shark tooth necklace, build a dinosaur model, crack open crystal filled geodes and find amber and Herkimer diamonds. This 3 day journey includes Gemstone Mining, authentic Fossil Digs, and fun fact-filled interactive presentations and hands-on projects.



    Children will see and touch a pre-historic, life-size T-Rex skull, 9 foot leg of an ice age mammoth, real dinosaur eggs, footprints and teeth, amethyst towers and more. They will take home genuine dinosaur bone specimens and other fossils, plus real gemstones, like rubies and emeralds.

    Presented by Dinosaurs Rock™

    Children should bring a refillable water bottle and snack. Rain or shine. Drop off program. Children may attend individual days. Pre-registration is required.

    • Saturday, June 21, 2014
    • 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center

    Families with children ages 3-7 will enjoy a nature-themed story and a visit from one of TNC’s education animals. Learn about the characteristics of the animal as well as their story and how they became part of the Nature Center. A new story and animal each month. Animals may include snakes, frogs, turtles, owls and a hawk. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 


    Meet on the visitor center porch. In case of inclement weather the program will be moved indoors.

    3rd Saturday of the month

    *After the indoor program, participants can experience the story in a new way, reading it as they follow StoryWalk® postings along a trail.

    • Monday, June 23, 2014
    • 9:00 AM
    • Friday, June 27, 2014
    • 3:30 PM
    • Tenafly Nature Center Pavilion
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    This week-long Pre-K/K (4-5 yrs.) day camp session runs from June 23 through June 27, 9:00 am to 3:30 pm daily. Nature exercises all your senses. Come spend a week at camp experiencing all the amazing colors and shapes Mother Nature uses to craft a forest. Campers will explore the forest while utilizing their senses and expanding their sense of amazement at the natural world.

    Campers may attend multiple camp weeks with different themes and activities each session. Pre-K/K camp has half day options. Extended care may be provided before camp (8:00-9:00 am) and after camp (3:30-5:00 pm) for an additional fee. For more information on extended care, please visit our Registration & Policies page.


    mandatory Tenafly Nature Center Health Packet must be submitted 7 days in advance of the first day of camp; more information can be found on our summer camp page.


    Be sure to sign up early; space is limited and pre-registration is required. Current family membership ($60) is required for TNC camps. Not a member? Join or renew now and take advantage of what the nature center offers all year round.



    • Monday, June 30, 2014
    • 9:00 AM
    • Thursday, July 03, 2014
    • 3:30 PM
    • Tenafly Nature Center Pavilion
    • 15
    This 1st-3rd camp session runs from June 30 to July 3, 9:00 am to 3:30 pm daily. Once upon a time, we looked to the stars to explain how we got here; nowadays we know the answer lies in the rocks beneath our feet. This week will focus on the natural wonders of our universe. Campers will have fun exploring the solar system and our own home planet.



    Please note this camp is 4 days! Camp will not meet on July 4.
    Campers may attend multiple camp weeks with different themes and activities each session. Extended care may be provided before camp (8:00-9:00 am) and after camp (3:30-5:00 pm) for an additional fee. For more information on extended care, please visit our Registration & Policies page.

    mandatory Tenafly Nature Center Health Packet must be submitted 7 days in advance of the first day of camp; more information can be found on our summer camp page.

    Be sure to sign up early; space is limited and pre-registration is required. Current family membership ($60) is required for TNC camps. Not a member? Join or renew now and take advantage of what the nature center offers all year round.



    • Wednesday, July 02, 2014
    • 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
    • McCandless Room (near Library) in the Municipal Center, 100 Riveredge Road, Tenafly
    Learn about flying, crawling and creeping creatures in our backyards and woods. Find out the truth about ticks and how to handle them. Biology Professor Stephen Vail at William Paterson University will
    offer his expertise on ticks and Lyme disease during this free program for adults.





    In cooperation with the Tenafly Environmental Commission and Green Team, Tenafly Nature Center will provide residents and interested parties with a series of free lectures and round table discussions regarding local environmental concerns and curiosities. First Wednesday of the Month.
    • Monday, July 07, 2014
    • 9:00 AM
    • Friday, July 11, 2014
    • 3:30 PM
    • Tenafly Nature Center Pavilion
    • 15
    This week-long 1st-3rd camp session runs from July 7 to July 11, 9:00 am to 3:30 pm daily. Wings and flippers, claws and fingers, feathers and fur. Life has lots of options! Choose to spend a week at summer camp and learn all about the amazing ways animals have adapted to survive and succeed.



    Campers may attend multiple camp weeks with different themes and activities each session. Extended care may be provided before camp (8:00-9:00 am) and after camp (3:30-5:00 pm) for an additional fee. For more information on extended care, please visit our Registration & Policies page.

    mandatory Tenafly Nature Center Health Packet must be submitted 7 days in advance of the first day of camp; more information can be found on our summer camp page.

    Be sure to sign up early; space is limited and pre-registration is required. Current family membership ($60) is required for TNC camps. Not a member? Join or renew now and take advantage of what the nature center offers all year round.


    • Monday, July 07, 2014
    • 9:00 AM
    • Friday, July 11, 2014
    • 3:30 PM
    • Tenafly Nature Center Pavilion
    • 10
    This week-long Pre-K/K (4-5 yrs.) day camp session runs from July 7 through July 11, 9:00 am to 3:30 pm daily. From tadpoles to dragonflies, campers will learn how animals grow up. Campers will also explore food webs as we traverse Pfister’s Pond and our forests. Campers will explore the many different trails at the nature center while learning about the many animals that live here as well as pond and forest ecology.



    Campers may attend multiple camp weeks with different themes and activities each session. Pre-K/K camp has half day options. Extended care may be provided before camp (8:00-9:00 am) and after camp (3:30-5:00 pm) for an additional fee. For more information on extended care, please visit our Registration & Policies page.

    mandatory Tenafly Nature Center Health Packet must be submitted 7 days in advance of the first day of camp; more information can be found on our summer camp page.

    Be sure to sign up early; space is limited and pre-registration is required. Current family membership ($60) is required for TNC camps. Not a member? Join or renew now and take advantage of what the nature center offers all year round.


    • Monday, July 14, 2014
    • 9:00 AM
    • Friday, July 18, 2014
    • 3:30 PM
    • Tenafly Nature Center Pavilion
    • 15
    This week-long 1st-3rd camp session runs from July 14 to July 18, 9:00 am to 3:30 pm daily. If water is really everywhere, why is it so precious? Campers this week will have a blast exploring our pond ecosystem to learn what species depend on water for their life cycles and how water factors into our lives.



    Campers may attend multiple camp weeks with different themes and activities each session. Extended care may be provided before camp (8:00-9:00 am) and after camp (3:30-5:00 pm) for an additional fee. For more information on extended care, please visit our Registration & Policies page.

    mandatory Tenafly Nature Center Health Packet must be submitted 7 days in advance of the first day of camp; more information can be found on our summer camp page.

    Be sure to sign up early; space is limited and pre-registration is required. Current family membership ($60) is required for TNC camps. Not a member? Join or renew now and take advantage of what the nature center offers all year round.


    • Monday, July 14, 2014
    • 9:00 AM
    • Friday, July 18, 2014
    • 3:30 PM
    • Tenafly Nature Center Pavilion
    • 9
    This week-long Pre-K/K (4-5 yrs.) day camp session runs from July 14 through July 18, 9:00 am to 3:30 pm daily. Animals live all around us and all over the world. Campers will have the opportunity to meet some of the most amazing representatives of each of the five different classes of animals: amphibians, reptiles, fish, birds and mammals. Students will see the world in a whole new light after imagining life as a frog or a bird.



    Campers may attend multiple camp weeks with different themes and activities each session. Pre-K/K camp has half day options. Extended care may be provided before camp (8:00-9:00 am) and after camp (3:30-5:00 pm) for an additional fee. For more information on extended care, please visit our Registration & Policies page.

    mandatory Tenafly Nature Center Health Packet must be submitted 7 days in advance of the first day of camp; more information can be found on our summer camp page.

    Be sure to sign up early; space is limited and pre-registration is required. Current family membership ($60) is required for TNC camps. Not a member? Join or renew now and take advantage of what the nature center offers all year round.



    • Thursday, July 17, 2014
    • 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
    • Alpine Boat Basin
    • 35
    Thursday's featured speakers will include Dr. Angela Cristini, professor at Ramapo College & Director of Environmental Education at the NJ Meadowlands and Kevin Tremble, President of Crossroads of American Revolution Association. 





    Meet at the boat basin. Fee includes motor coach transportation to/from Liberty State Park. Total sail time including transportation around 5 hours.

    • Each trip is limited to 40 people. Fees must be pre-paid. No refunds.
    • Sail is held rain or shine; proceed to boat basin and wear rain gear. In severe weather, the captain may cancel the sail and issue vouchers at the dock.
    • Check-in at the dock gate is required. Check this website to confirm dates.
    • All trips depart and return to the Alpine Boat Basin, Exit 2 off the Palisades Interstate Parkway. Weekend sails do not include $5 parking fee.
    • Bring your own food and beverages (beer/wine ok, but no liquor) but please take everything with you after the sail. 
    • Restrooms available dockside only.
    • Due to the number of registrations received for our numerous programs, we are unable to provide refunds due to changes in individual schedules, illness, or other personal reasons.
    • Payment is per person. There is no discounted fee for children. All ages of individuals count toward the 40 people aboard the ship due to Coast Guard regulations.
    • Friday, July 18, 2014
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Alpine Boat Basin
    • 39
    This 2- to 3-hour round-trip sail offers kids aged 5-12, and their parents, a hands-on learning experience. TNC's Education Director, Debora Davidson, will introduce kids and adults to Hudson River fish, crabs, and other creatures.





    Meet at the boat basin. This sail departs from the Alpine Boat Basin.

    • Each trip is limited to 40 people. Fees must be pre-paid. No refunds.
    • Sail is held rain or shine; proceed to boat basin and wear rain gear. In severe weather, the captain may cancel the sail and issue vouchers at the dock.
    • Check-in at the dock gate is required. Check this website to confirm dates.
    • All trips depart and return to the Alpine Boat Basin, Exit 2 off the Palisades Interstate Parkway. Weekend sails do not include $5 parking fee.
    • Bring your own food and beverages (beer/wine ok, but no liquor) but please take everything with you after the sail. 
    • Restrooms available dockside only.
    • Due to the number of registrations received for our numerous programs, we are unable to provide refunds due to changes in individual schedules, illness, or other personal reasons.
    • Payment is per person. There is no discounted fee for children. All ages of individuals count toward the 40 people aboard the ship due to Coast Guard regulations.
    • Friday, July 18, 2014
    • 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Alpine Boat Basin
    • 39
    This 2- to 3-hour round-trip sail offers kids aged 5-12, and their parents, a hands-on learning experience. TNC's Education Director, Debora Davidson, will introduce kids and adults to Hudson River fish, crabs, and other creatures.





    Meet at the boat basin. This sail departs from the Alpine Boat Basin.

    • Each trip is limited to 40 people. Fees must be pre-paid. No refunds.
    • Sail is held rain or shine; proceed to boat basin and wear rain gear. In severe weather, the captain may cancel the sail and issue vouchers at the dock.
    • Check-in at the dock gate is required. Check this website to confirm dates.
    • All trips depart and return to the Alpine Boat Basin, Exit 2 off the Palisades Interstate Parkway. Weekend sails do not include $5 parking fee.
    • Bring your own food and beverages (beer/wine ok, but no liquor) but please take everything with you after the sail. 
    • Restrooms available dockside only.
    • Due to the number of registrations received for our numerous programs, we are unable to provide refunds due to changes in individual schedules, illness, or other personal reasons.
    • Payment is per person. There is no discounted fee for children. All ages of individuals count toward the 40 people aboard the ship due to Coast Guard regulations.
    • Friday, July 18, 2014
    • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Alpine Boat Basin
    • 38
    Spend 3 hours during the evening enjoying Folk Music and Sea Shanties with Thaddeus MacGregor, performer at the Kearney House & Tavern.






    Meet at the boat basin. 

    • Each trip is limited to 40 people. Fees must be pre-paid. No refunds.
    • Sail is held rain or shine; proceed to boat basin and wear rain gear. In severe weather, the captain may cancel the sail and issue vouchers at the dock.
    • Check-in at the dock gate is required. Check this website to confirm dates.
    • All trips depart and return to the Alpine Boat Basin, Exit 2 off the Palisades Interstate Parkway. Weekend sails do not include $5 parking fee.
    • Bring your own food and beverages (beer/wine ok, but no liquor) but please take everything with you after the sail. 
    • Restrooms available dockside only.
    • Due to the number of registrations received for our numerous programs, we are unable to provide refunds due to changes in individual schedules, illness, or other personal reasons.
    • Payment is per person. There is no discounted fee for children. All ages of individuals count toward the 40 people aboard the ship due to Coast Guard regulations.
    • Saturday, July 19, 2014
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Alpine Boat Basin
    • 36
    Sail for 3 hours and learn about the geology of the Palisades from George Harlow, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at the American Museum of Natural History, followed by a discussion about the Hudson watershed with Dana Gulley of Hudson Riverkeeper.




    Meet at the boat basin. 

    • Each trip is limited to 40 people. Fees must be pre-paid. No refunds.
    • Sail is held rain or shine; proceed to boat basin and wear rain gear. In severe weather, the captain may cancel the sail and issue vouchers at the dock.
    • Check-in at the dock gate is required. Check this website to confirm dates.
    • All trips depart and return to the Alpine Boat Basin, Exit 2 off the Palisades Interstate Parkway. Weekend sails do not include $5 parking fee.
    • Bring your own food and beverages (beer/wine ok, but no liquor) but please take everything with you after the sail. 
    • Restrooms available dockside only.
    • Due to the number of registrations received for our numerous programs, we are unable to provide refunds due to changes in individual schedules, illness, or other personal reasons.
    • Payment is per person. There is no discounted fee for children. All ages of individuals count toward the 40 people aboard the ship due to Coast Guard regulations.
    • Saturday, July 19, 2014
    • 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Alpine Boat Basin
    • 38
    This 2- to 3-hour round-trip sail offers kids aged 5-12, and their parents, a hands-on learning experience. TNC's Education Director, Debora Davidson, will introduce kids and adults to Hudson River fish, crabs, and other creatures.





    Meet at the boat basin. This sail departs from the Alpine Boat Basin.

    • Each trip is limited to 40 people. Fees must be pre-paid. No refunds.
    • Sail is held rain or shine; proceed to boat basin and wear rain gear. In severe weather, the captain may cancel the sail and issue vouchers at the dock.
    • Check-in at the dock gate is required. Check this website to confirm dates.
    • All trips depart and return to the Alpine Boat Basin, Exit 2 off the Palisades Interstate Parkway. Weekend sails do not include $5 parking fee.
    • Bring your own food and beverages (beer/wine ok, but no liquor) but please take everything with you after the sail. 
    • Restrooms available dockside only.
    • Due to the number of registrations received for our numerous programs, we are unable to provide refunds due to changes in individual schedules, illness, or other personal reasons.
    • Payment is per person. There is no discounted fee for children. All ages of individuals count toward the 40 people aboard the ship due to Coast Guard regulations.
    • Saturday, July 19, 2014
    • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Alpine Boat Basin
    • 38
    Spend 3 hours during the evening on the river enjoying the music of New Jersey based folk singer/songwriter Spook Handy.







    Meet at the boat basin. 

    • Each trip is limited to 40 people. Fees must be pre-paid. No refunds.
    • Sail is held rain or shine; proceed to boat basin and wear rain gear. In severe weather, the captain may cancel the sail and issue vouchers at the dock.
    • Check-in at the dock gate is required. Check this website to confirm dates.
    • All trips depart and return to the Alpine Boat Basin, Exit 2 off the Palisades Interstate Parkway. Weekend sails do not include $5 parking fee.
    • Bring your own food and beverages (beer/wine ok, but no liquor) but please take everything with you after the sail. 
    • Restrooms available dockside only.
    • Due to the number of registrations received for our numerous programs, we are unable to provide refunds due to changes in individual schedules, illness, or other personal reasons.
    • Payment is per person. There is no discounted fee for children. All ages of individuals count toward the 40 people aboard the ship due to Coast Guard regulations.
    • Sunday, July 20, 2014
    • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Alpine Boat Basin
    • 39
    This 2- to 3-hour round-trip sail offers kids aged 5-12, and their parents, a hands-on learning experience. TNC's Education Director, Debora Davidson, will introduce kids and adults to Hudson River fish, crabs, and other creatures.





    Meet at the boat basin. This sail departs from the Alpine Boat Basin.

    • Each trip is limited to 40 people. Fees must be pre-paid. No refunds.
    • Sail is held rain or shine; proceed to boat basin and wear rain gear. In severe weather, the captain may cancel the sail and issue vouchers at the dock.
    • Check-in at the dock gate is required. Check this website to confirm dates.
    • All trips depart and return to the Alpine Boat Basin, Exit 2 off the Palisades Interstate Parkway. Weekend sails do not include $5 parking fee.
    • Bring your own food and beverages (beer/wine ok, but no liquor) but please take everything with you after the sail. 
    • Restrooms available dockside only.
    • Due to the number of registrations received for our numerous programs, we are unable to provide refunds due to changes in individual schedules, illness, or other personal reasons.
    • Payment is per person. There is no discounted fee for children. All ages of individuals count toward the 40 people aboard the ship due to Coast Guard regulations.
    • Sunday, July 20, 2014
    • 3:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Alpine Boat Basin
    • 28
    Palisades Park Historian and Kearny House Curator, Eric Nelson, will be Sunday's speaker. He will spin yarns about the river and its denizens. 






    Meet at the boat basin. Fee includes motor coach transportation to/from Liberty State Park. Total sail time including transportation around 5 hours.

    • Each trip is limited to 40 people. Fees must be pre-paid. No refunds.
    • Sail is held rain or shine; proceed to boat basin and wear rain gear. In severe weather, the captain may cancel the sail and issue vouchers at the dock.
    • Check-in at the dock gate is required. Check this website to confirm dates.
    • All trips depart and return to the Alpine Boat Basin, Exit 2 off the Palisades Interstate Parkway. Weekend sails do not include $5 parking fee.
    • Bring your own food and beverages (beer/wine ok, but no liquor) but please take everything with you after the sail. 
    • Restrooms available dockside only.
    • Due to the number of registrations received for our numerous programs, we are unable to provide refunds due to changes in individual schedules, illness, or other personal reasons.
    • Payment is per person. There is no discounted fee for children. All ages of individuals count toward the 40 people aboard the ship due to Coast Guard regulations.
    • Monday, July 21, 2014
    • 9:00 AM
    • Friday, July 25, 2014
    • 3:30 PM
    • Tenafly Nature Center Pavilion
    • 15
    This week-long 4th-5th grade camp session runs from July 21 to July 25, 9:00 am to 3:30 pm daily. Biology is the study of living things. Come explore all the living creatures here at the Tenafly Nature Center in this camp session. Topics will range from entomology (study of bugs), to botany (study of plants) to zoology (study of animals). We will learn about the head, thorax and abdomen to the services each living thing provides to the ecosystem. Your child will finish the week qualified to expound upon these aspects of field biology.



    Campers may attend multiple camp weeks with different themes and activities each session. Extended care may be provided before camp (8:00-9:00 am) and after camp (3:30-5:00 pm) for an additional fee. For more information on extended care, please visit our Registration & Policies page.

    mandatory Tenafly Nature Center Health Packet must be submitted 7 days in advance of the first day of camp; more information can be found on our summer camp page.

    Be sure to sign up early; space is limited and pre-registration is required. Current family membership ($60) is required for TNC camps. Not a member? Join or renew now and take advantage of what the nature center offers all year round.


    • Monday, July 21, 2014
    • 9:00 AM
    • Friday, July 25, 2014
    • 3:30 PM
    • Tenafly Nature Center Pavilion
    • 10
    This week-long 1st-3rd camp session runs from July 21 to July 25, 9:00 am to 3:30 pm daily. Who is afraid of the big bad wolf? Not the campers at Tenafly Nature Day Camp! Campers will investigate the adaptations of predators in New Jersey and beyond. They will also investigate the animal arms race as we explore how prey species have responded to changes in their foes. A definite must-attend for every animal lover!



    Campers may attend multiple camp weeks with different themes and activities each session. Extended care may be provided before camp (8:00-9:00 am) and after camp (3:30-5:00 pm) for an additional fee. For more information on extended care, please visit our Registration & Policies page.

    mandatory Tenafly Nature Center Health Packet must be submitted 7 days in advance of the first day of camp; more information can be found on our summer camp page.

    Be sure to sign up early; space is limited and pre-registration is required. Current family membership ($60) is required for TNC camps. Not a member? Join or renew now and take advantage of what the nature center offers all year round.



    • Monday, July 28, 2014
    • 9:00 AM
    • Friday, August 01, 2014
    • 3:30 PM
    • Tenafly Nature Center Pavilion
    • 17
    This week-long 4th-5th grade camp session runs from July 28 to August 1, 9:00 am to 3:30 pm daily. Weather is all around us. Some days it’s calm and serene; other days it’s wild as it whips up a storm. This camp will focus on the extremes weather can throw our way, from heat waves to droughts to floods and massive storms. Campers will learn to identify clouds and the types of weather they bring, as well as why it rains instead of snows and more.



    Campers may attend multiple camp weeks with different themes and activities each session. Extended care may be provided before camp (8:00-9:00 am) and after camp (3:30-5:00 pm) for an additional fee. For more information on extended care, please visit our Registration & Policies page.

    mandatory Tenafly Nature Center Health Packet must be submitted 7 days in advance of the first day of camp; more information can be found on our summer camp page.

    Be sure to sign up early; space is limited and pre-registration is required. Current family membership ($60) is required for TNC camps. Not a member? Join or renew now and take advantage of what the nature center offers all year round.


    • Monday, July 28, 2014
    • 9:00 AM
    • Friday, August 01, 2014
    • 3:30 PM
    • Tenafly Nature Center Pavilion
    • 16
    This week-long 1st-3rd camp session runs from July 28 to August 1, 9:00 am to 3:30 pm daily. Immersing yourself in nature can be a surreal experience. Campers this week will stop and smell the roses, or native wildflowers, as we look into the individual components of a forest to understand the community that has persisted here since the last ice age. Campers will explore the pond, the woods, and the animals who reside here as we look at how they work together to form a community.



    Campers may attend multiple camp weeks with different themes and activities each session. Extended care may be provided before camp (8:00-9:00 am) and after camp (3:30-5:00 pm) for an additional fee. For more information on extended care, please visit our Registration & Policies page.

    A Camp Medical Release Form must be submitted 7 days in advance of the first day of camp; more information can be found on our summer camp page.

    Be sure to sign up early; space is limited and pre-registration is required. Current family membership ($60) is required for TNC camps. Not a member? 
    • Monday, August 04, 2014
    • 9:00 AM
    • Friday, August 08, 2014
    • 3:30 PM
    • Tenafly Nature Center Pavilion
    • 11
    This week-long 4th-5th grade camp session runs from August 4 to August 8, 9:00 am to 3:30 pm daily. What was it like to live without modern technology? Could you survive in the woods using just your skills and what you can carry? Would you know what to do if you got lost in the woods? Campers this session will figure out how to start a campfire, read trail maps, construct a survival shelter, identify edibles, and use map and compass skills.



    Campers may attend multiple camp weeks with different themes and activities each session. Extended care may be provided before camp (8:00-9:00 am) and after camp (3:30-5:00 pm) for an additional fee. For more information on extended care, please visit our Registration & Policies page.

    mandatory Tenafly Nature Center Health Packet must be submitted 7 days in advance of the first day of camp; more information can be found on our summer camp page.

    Be sure to sign up early; space is limited and pre-registration is required. Current family membership ($60) is required for TNC camps. Not a member? Join or renew now and take advantage of what the nature center offers all year round.


    • Monday, August 04, 2014
    • 9:00 AM
    • Friday, August 08, 2014
    • 3:30 PM
    • Tenafly Nature Center Pavilion
    • 7
    This week-long 1st-3rd camp session runs from August 4 to August 8, 9:00 am to 3:30 pm daily. Survival Camp! What child doesn’t dream of living in the wild woods as Brian does in Hatchet or raising a wild peregrine falcon as your sole companion surviving in the Catskills as Sam does in My Side of the Mountain? Children will explore the wonders of survival in the woods in this session. Come learn how to build a shelter, locate food, and then find your way out when you’re ready to go home.



    Campers may attend multiple camp weeks with different themes and activities each session. Extended care may be provided before camp (8:00-9:00 am) and after camp (3:30-5:00 pm) for an additional fee. For more information on extended care, please visit our Registration & Policies page.

    mandatory Tenafly Nature Center Health Packet must be submitted 7 days in advance of the first day of camp; more information can be found on our summer camp page.

    Be sure to sign up early; space is limited and pre-registration is required. Current family membership ($60) is required for TNC camps. Not a member? Join or renew now and take advantage of what the nature center offers all year round.



    • Wednesday, August 06, 2014
    • 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
    • McCandless Room (near Library) in the Municipal Center, 100 Riveredge Road, Tenafly
    Explore non-native species that grow in our area with Nancy Slowik, invasive species specialist. These non-native plants, animals, and pathogens cause economic, environmental harm or threats to human health. Learn where they come from and how we can reduce their harm during this free program for adults.





    In cooperation with the Tenafly Environmental Commission and Green Team, Tenafly Nature Center will provide residents and interested parties with a series of free lectures and round table discussions regarding local environmental concerns and curiosities. First Wednesday of the Month.
    • Monday, August 11, 2014
    • 9:00 AM
    • Friday, August 15, 2014
    • 3:30 PM
    • Tenafly Nature Center Pavilion
    • 14
    This week-long 1st-3rd camp session runs from August 11 to August 15, 9:00 am to 3:30 pm daily. Lions? Tigers? Bears? Oh my! Which species could you once have expected to find in NJ? Which species can you find today? Come show off your wild side as we investigate how wild our woods can be.



    Campers may attend multiple camp weeks with different themes and activities each session. Extended care may be provided before camp (8:00-9:00 am) and after camp (3:30-5:00 pm) for an additional fee. For more information on extended care, please visit our Registration & Policies page.

    mandatory Tenafly Nature Center Health Packet must be submitted 7 days in advance of the first day of camp; more information can be found on our summer camp page.

    Be sure to sign up early; space is limited and pre-registration is required. Current family membership ($60) is required for TNC camps. Not a member? Join or renew now and take advantage of what the nature center offers all year round.



    • Monday, August 11, 2014
    • 9:00 AM
    • Friday, August 15, 2014
    • 3:30 PM
    • Tenafly Nature Center Pavilion
    • 16

    This week-long 6th-8th grade day camp session runs from August 11 to August 15, 9:00 am to 3:30 pm daily. Most of us don’t have the Midas touch, but we all have an impact on nature. Come learn how each of us affects the planet on local and global scales. Campers will learn about carbon footprints, sustainability, and ecological crises the world is facing as we head deeper into the 21st century. But don’t despair! We will also investigate solutions as we learn about these concerns.



    Campers may attend multiple camp weeks with different themes and activities each session. Extended care may be provided before camp (8:00-9:00 am) and after camp (3:30-5:00 pm) for an additional fee. For more information on extended care, please visit our Registration & Policies page.


    mandatory Tenafly Nature Center Health Packet must be submitted 7 days in advance of the first day of camp; more information can be found on our summer camp page.


    Be sure to sign up early; space is limited and pre-registration is required. Current family membership ($60) is required for TNC camps. Not a member? Join or renew now and take advantage of what the nature center offers all year round.



    • Monday, August 18, 2014
    • 9:00 AM
    • Friday, August 22, 2014
    • 3:30 PM
    • Tenafly Nature Center Pavilion
    • 14
    This week-long 4th-5th grade camp session runs from August 18 to August 22, 9:00 am to 3:30 pm daily. Animals transform themselves by losing gills, gaining legs or losing legs to grow wings. It’s not magic- it’s metamorphosis! Campers will explore the many organisms that use metamorphosis and learn what motivates them to undergo these transformations in this camp session!



    Campers may attend multiple camp weeks with different themes and activities each session. Extended care may be provided before camp (8:00-9:00 am) and after camp (3:30-5:00 pm) for an additional fee. For more information on extended care, please visit our Registration & Policies page.

    mandatory Tenafly Nature Center Health Packet must be submitted 7 days in advance of the first day of camp; more information can be found on our summer camp page.

    Be sure to sign up early; space is limited and pre-registration is required. Current family membership ($60) is required for TNC camps. Not a member? Join or renew now and take advantage of what the nature center offers all year round.


    • Monday, August 18, 2014
    • 9:00 AM
    • Friday, August 22, 2014
    • 3:30 PM
    • Tenafly Nature Center Pavilion
    • 15

    This week-long 1st-3rd camp session runs from August 18 to August 22, 9:00 am to 3:30 pm daily. Who needs water? How much water do we need? Why is water so important? Whatever questions about water you may have we will answer this week! Campers will explore the water cycle, our pond ecosystem, and the role of water in our lives.



    Campers may attend multiple camp weeks with different themes and activities each session. Extended care may be provided before camp (8:00-9:00 am) and after camp (3:30-5:00 pm) for an additional fee. For more information on extended care, please visit our Registration & Policies page.

    mandatory Tenafly Nature Center Health Packet must be submitted 7 days in advance of the first day of camp; more information can be found on our summer camp page.

    Be sure to sign up early; space is limited and pre-registration is required. Current family membership ($60) is required for TNC camps. Not a member? Join or renew now and take advantage of what the nature center offers all year round.



    • Monday, August 25, 2014
    • 9:00 AM
    • Friday, August 29, 2014
    • 3:30 PM
    • Tenafly Nature Center Pavilion
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    This week-long Pre-K/K (4-5 yrs.) day camp session runs from August 25 through August 29, 9:00 am to 3:30 pm daily. Why does it snow in winter and rain in summer? Why do thunder and lightning come together? Campers will explore what causes our weather this week at camp.



    Campers may attend multiple camp weeks with different themes and activities each session. Pre-K/K camp has half day options. Extended care may be provided before camp (8:00-9:00 am) and after camp (3:30-5:00 pm) for an additional fee. For more information on extended care, please visit our Registration & Policies page.

    mandatory Tenafly Nature Center Health Packet must be submitted 7 days in advance of the first day of camp; more information can be found on our summer camp page.

    Be sure to sign up early; space is limited and pre-registration is required. Current family membership ($60) is required for TNC camps. Not a member? Join or renew now and take advantage of what the nature center offers all year round.



    • Wednesday, September 03, 2014
    • 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
    • McCandless Room (near Library) in the Municipal Center, 100 Riveredge Road, Tenafly
    Learn about backyard birds and how to identify them. Learn which birds might visit backyard feeders and which ones can stay for the winter. Learn which types of food will attract different species. Don Torino from Bergen County Audubon will share his extensive knowledge of birds with attendees in this free program for adults.





    In cooperation with the Tenafly Environmental Commission and Green Team, Tenafly Nature Center will provide residents and interested parties with a series of free lectures and round table discussions regarding local environmental concerns and curiosities. First Wednesday of the Month.
    • Wednesday, October 01, 2014
    • 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
    • McCandless Room (near Library) in the Municipal Center, 100 Riveredge Road, Tenafly
    What happens to our recycling? How can we maximize our recycling efforts? What are the advantages of composting? What happens when we compost our fruit and vegetable waste? Learn how to create a backyard compost area during this free program for adults.





    In cooperation with the Tenafly Environmental Commission and Green Team, Tenafly Nature Center will provide residents and interested parties with a series of free lectures and round table discussions regarding local environmental concerns and curiosities. First Wednesday of the Month.
    • Wednesday, November 05, 2014
    • 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
    • McCandless Room (near Library) in the Municipal Center, 100 Riveredge Road, Tenafly
    Trees are treasured for their beauty, shade and oxygen. When trees become victims of storms or old age they can cause property damage or hazards. During this free program for adults, learn how to take care of them and identify a possible threat. A visit from a local shade tree expert will clarify these issues and will help you determine when to seek advice from an expert.





    In cooperation with the Tenafly Environmental Commission and Green Team, Tenafly Nature Center will provide residents and interested parties with a series of free lectures and round table discussions regarding local environmental concerns and curiosities. First Wednesday of the Month.

 

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