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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 Summer Camp Season will be entirely outdoors.  Please see our Covid & Camp webpage for more information.

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Important Dates

2024 Summer Camp Season

June 24th-August 30th


December 1st, 2023
Opens for Sustaining, Patron, & Benefactor Members

January 1st, 2024
Opens for Family Members & TNC for Two

February 29th, 2024
Last day for Early Bird pricing

Camp Open House Dates


October 21st 
December 3rd
January 7th

Quick Facts 

  • Each session runs Monday through Friday.
  • Full day sessions run from 9:00 am-3:00 pm. Half-day run from 9:00 am-12:00 pm OR 12:00 pm-3:00 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 and grade, 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
  • Camp fee includes a camp T-shirt.
  • All lunch and snacks are brought in from home. 

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