Vacation Day Camp

When school is out, kids can keep learning and have fun too! Campers explore the Tenafly Nature Center woods and trails, make crafts, share stories and play games while learning about the environment.  Vacation day camps are offered in every season. 

Vacation Day Camps

Membership Requirements

  • Family Membership is required for all participants in our camp programs.
  • Membership is considered a donation and is non-refundable. 
  • Membership only needs to be paid once each year. Become a member today!

Required Paperwork

After registering your child, you will receive a confirmation e-mail. This e-mail contains the following required paperwork:

  • Provide page 6 of the Registration & Mandatory Health Packet (Mandatory Health Packet: Universal Health Record) to child’s health care provider.
    • Immunization History:
      Please note, if your health care provider will not be including a complete immunization form (page 6) the Health Department requires a written statement signed by the parent or guardian explaining how the administration of immunizing agents conflicts with the camper’s exercise of bona fide religious tenets or practices. General philosophical or moral objection to immunization shall not be sufficient for an exemption on religious grounds.
  • Submit a copy of your insurance card; copy both sides of the card so information is clear.
  • Submit a copy of any additional information regarding your child's activity restrictions or special needs.
  • Submit all forms to TNC 7 days before the first day of camp (mail, drop-off, fax or scan and e-mail).
    • New Jersey state law requires that campers submit a current health record each year; please provide written documentation if your child is not vaccinated for medical or religious reasons.
    • Failure to submit all forms to TNC 7 days before the first day of camp (mail, drop-off, fax or scan and e-mail) will result in forfeiture of registration fee.


If a session is closed to registration, you may e-mail the Education Director to be added to a waitlist. We will notify you in the event of space availability.
Please be prepared to provide the following information:
• Your child's name
• Camp date and age group
• Your name
• Your phone number

For more information on refund and cancellation policies, please visit our Registration and Policies page.

Counselor In Training (CIT)

Students aged 14 -18 can volunteer as a counselor in training and assist TNC's professional education staff with Nature Day Camp in the summer and year-round. Help prepare, lead and clean up camp crafts and activities. Must love working with the little ones! Gain valuable leadership experience- it looks great on a resume!

  • Mandatory training June 2 (10 am-4 pm) and June 16 (1-4 pm)
  • Minimum 2 week availability during the summer (tell us your availability; we schedule based on that). Additional weeks possible in summer and throughout the year. 
  • Summer schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.