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Summer Nature Day Camp

Children who like nature love camp at the Tenafly Nature Center! Our professional Environmental Educators lead outdoor activities that are fun and educational: hiking along TNC’s trails, engaging in nature-based crafts, games and activities. Campers will learn to identify native species and understand ecosystems and habitats throughout our nearly 400 acre forest. Sharp-eyed campers may spot native animals that live in TNC’s preserve; from snapping turtles to white-tailed deer, wild turkeys, bullfrogs, and red-tailed hawks.

We welcome kids of all abilities and will work closely with you to make sure your child has a wonderful summer camp experience!

The Camp Season will run July 6-September 4 for 1st-8th grade only. Please see our Covid & Camp webpage for more information

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  • New friendships
  • Cool treats on hot days
  • Campers will receive a camp t-shirt for each week they attend and we always tie-dye them!
  • Canoeing for our middle school campers!
  • Outdoor games
  • Using STEM to create their own outdoor fun!
  • Middle Schoolers ready to hit the water!
  • Learning how to make fire the old fashioned way
  • Outdoor nature stories
  • Roasting hotdogs at our campfire cookout
  • Spotting a snapping turtle at Pfister's Pond
  • Shelter building on the trails

Important Dates

December 1st, 2019 Registration opens for Sustaining, Patron, & Benefactor Members
January 1st, 2020 Registration opens for Family Members & TNC for Two 
March 31st, 2020 Last day to register for Early Bird pricing 

Camp Open House
February 9th, 2020
March 28th, 2020 
April 26th, 2020

Summer Camp Season
July 6-September 4

 Quick Facts 
  • Each session runs Monday through Friday.
  • Full day sessions run from 9:00 am-3:30 pm. Half-day run from 9:00 am-12:30 pm. 
  • Pre-K (4-5 year olds) & Kindergarten may attend full day or half-day sessions
  • Certified by the State to meet all NJ Youth Camp Safety health and safety standards. Camp ID #2248.
  • Curriculum and activities comply with NGSS and NJCCCS and are designed for children ages 6 to 14.
  • Led by experienced, adult professional educators.
  • Different sessions, grouped by age, meet each week.
  • Campers may attend multiple sessions, each with different themes and activities.
  • A 1:9 teacher-to-child ratio enables us to give your child a lot of individual attention. 1:7 for Pre-K/K.
  • Option to extend care before or after regular day camp hours.
  • Camp fee includes a camp T-shirt.
  • All lunch and snacks are brought in from home. 

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