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Summer Nature Day Camp 

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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!

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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

Registration 
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
June 22-September 4


                                               

 

 Quick Facts 
  • Each session runs Monday through Friday. 
  • Full day sessions run from 9:00 am-3:30 pm.
  • Pre-K (4-5 year olds) & Kindergarten may attend full day or half-day sessions. Half-day run from 9:00 am-12:30 pm or 12:00-3:30 pm. 
  • 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 4 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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