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Seasonal Programs

Our Seasonal Programs are the perfect way for individual families and adults to enjoy the seasons with TNC!

  • Complete payment is required to hold reservation, we reserve the right to delete incomplete registrations.
  • Program prices are per person (unless otherwise noted). 
  • A minimum registration number is required for select programs to run (programs may be cancelled if minimum is not reached).
  •  = Indicates that the program is held on accessible surfaces for people with mobility challenges. With a weeks notice TNC staff can adapt most programs for people with different abilities.
  • For assistance with registration and information on our policies please visit our Registration and Policies page.
If you are part of a group of 10 or more participantsplease visit one of our group program pages to learn more about what we can offer for your group.

Upcoming Programs & Events

    • 05/01/2020
    • (EDT)
    • 09/30/2020
    • (EDT)
    • Zoom
    Register

    Whoo you gonna call? Introducing TNC's new feature: Critter Cam!

    Whether you need a friendly new face to cheer up your conference meetings, an entertaining critter at your online happy hour, or a surprise guest to dazzle your party - we've got you!

    We will join the call, do a quick intro of TNC and introduce you to the animal ambassadors! You can ask us questions, tell a few jokes, or just hang out. Schedule your Critter Cam today!

    Remember, we are owl there for you.


    Critter Cam: $60 for 30 minutes
    Your choice of TNC Animal Ambassador plus a TNC educator. 

    Mini Critter Cam: $35 for 15 minutes
    Your choice of TNC Animal Ambassador 

    • 05/04/2020
    • (EDT)
    • 05/31/2020
    • (EDT)
    • Pick-up at Tenafly Nature Center
    Register

    Show that you support your local nature center!

    For a limited time only get your Tenafly Nature Center Lawn Sign and show your family and friends that you support your community and your local favorite nature center. Help us spread the word so that our community may continue to utilize the amazing resource that TNC is, and hopes to continue, for another ~60 years.

    This 18" x 24" plastic lawn sign will come with an H-stand for easy installation. All proceeds from the sale of each sign will help support Tenafly Nature Center. Once your sign is ready we will contact you so that you may pick it up at the nature center (contact free). Each sign costs $20.00.

    Click "Register" on the left to purchase the lawn sign.

    • 05/31/2020
    • (EDT)
    • 06/28/2020
    • (EDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • 15

    Make memories as we come together for a fun-filled, sensory-friendly, exploration session in the great outdoors. Sensory-friendly exploration is designed especially for individuals with autism spectrum disorders, sensory sensitivities, or other disabilities. Each class will be focused on a different aspect of the natural world, encouraging exploration for the child, siblings, and guardians. Through hands-on interactions with artifacts, small hikes, and making friends with animals we welcome families to learn, support and inspire one another.

    Program is intended for families with sensory sensitive children of all ages. In case of inclement weather, the program will be cancelled. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Weather appropriate clothing recommended. Pre-registration is recommended.

    Prices are per child per session
    Member $5/Non-members $10 per child
    Children under 2 FREE


    • 06/05/2020
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EDT)
    • TNC Visitor Center
    • 21

    Experience a guided 11/2-2 hour walk (approximately 1½ miles) along the trails, on a night near the occurrence of a full moon. Participants will stop for a rest at the crossroads of the Purple and Allison Trail. This peaceful hike encourages reflection and connections with nature allowing hikers to experience the trails after dark.

    Recommended for adults. Please bring a flashlight. Inclement weather will postpone the program to the following month. Pre-registration is required. We recommend sturdy closed toed shoes. Walk is held on the closest Friday, Saturday, and Sunday to Full Moon.

    Please arrive 15 minutes to start time (6:45pm) to register in person. We leave promptly at 7:00pm for the hike. 


    • 06/06/2020
    • 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM (EDT)
    Register

    At the Tenafly Nature Center we house several animal friends who we call ambassadors! These Animal Ambassadors work hard to bring the joy and wonder of nature to children, adults and everyone in between. Whether they have scales, feathers or fur let’s celebrate these amazing creatures and the important job that they do!

    All proceeds will go towards the care of our wonderful animal ambassadors. While you're here sponsor our ambassador of the month to help TNC provide a high level of care. 



    All ages welcome. In the event of inclement weather program will be held indoors. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 

    Fees are per person.
    Member $2/Non-member $5
    Children under 2 FREE


    • 06/06/2020
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • Tenafly Nature Center

    A program and nature walk about using your senses to find delicious edible wild plants and appreciate the natural world of the Tenafly Nature Center preserve.

    Expand your knowledge of nature (and worldwide cuisine), learning to identify wild edibles and mushrooms, as they are found abundantly around Tenafly Nature Center.  The walk will be slow and easy.

    Bobcat Saunders has been cooking and eating wild foods for over 4 decades, and lives to keep finding new and better ways to cook them.  He has researched cooking from many countries, both formally and from regular everyday family cooks, such as Greece, Peru, Turkey, Mexico and China.


    Members - $5/Non-Members - $8


    • 06/14/2020
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • Tenafly Nature Center

    Summer is almost here and at Tenafly Nature Center we are ready to party! Join TNC for our Nature Day celebration where guests can enjoy workshops and presentations by:

    • ·         Tenafly Nature Center – Birds, Bugs, & Turtles
    • ·         The NJ Batman - Bats
    • ·         Flat Rock Brook Nature Center – Animal Eyes & Animal Cries
    • ·         Teaneck Creek – Nature Art
    • ·         Van Saun Park Zoo – Backyard Detectives
    • ·         Eyes on Wild – Exotic Animals
    • ·         Common Interests – “Green investing”
    • ·         Restore Native Plants – Building better backyard habitats
    • ·         Totes Goats – Petting Farm

    In addition there will be canoe rides, scavenger hunts, nature art, sing-a-longs, fire by friction, and grow your own mushrooms.


    All ages are welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Event is rain or shine.

    Members $3/Non-members $5

    Children under 2 FREE

    • 06/14/2020
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
    Register

    Support TNC's biggest event of the year! Nature Day is a wonderful event for kids, adults and in-betweens. Your sponsorship will help make sure that ticket costs are low and the experience is great!

    Major Sponsor - $2000

    Named as official Major Sponsor on all promotional materials, Recognition on exclusive Major Sponsor banner, Table next to the entrance to TNC Nature Day to display business materials, Option to host 45 minute presentation in either adult or kid stage, Recognition in all promotional ads, Recognition on TNC Web Site and social media, Introduced and recognized at all presentations & workshops

    Individual Feature Sponsorship

    Sponsor one of the following areas

    Animal Presentations & Encounters, Picnic & Beer Garden, and Workshops & Activities

    Supporting Sponsor - $500

    Introduced and recognized at workshops and presentations in sponsorship area, Table at the TNC Nature Day vendor & non-profit fair, Opportunity to display business materials, Recognition on sponsorship banner, Recognition in all promotional ads, Recognition on TNC Web Site and social media.

     

    Associate Sponsor - $250

    Introduced and recognized at workshops and presentations in sponsorship area, Recognition on sponsorship banner, Recognition in all promotional ads, Recognition on TNC Web Site and social media.


    • 06/14/2020
    • 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM (EDT)
    • Pfister's Pond
    • 12
    Register

    Want to capture today's moments? 
    Tenafly Nature Center is excited to offer you an opportunity to have an intimate (yet socially distant) portrait session taken with the natural beauty of TNC as the backdrop. A wonderful way to safely capture this historic moment for families, couples, children, or seniors! Maybe get those graduation pictures or portraits for your holiday cards? This opportunity is perfect for everyone!

    Suzanne Vosburg from Suzanne Vosburg Photography has offered this one day special with 50% of the proceeds donated to the TNC. Samples of her work can be found at: suzannevosburg.com/

    Portrait Package Includes:

    • A 30-minute session (so their is ample time to get the right shot in a safe socially distant manner)
    • 2-3 high resolution digital images with light editing/retouching

    Rain date sessions will be the following week (same day and time).

    *Please note that TNC and Suzanne Vosburg will be following all CDC recommendations to ensure a safe and socially distant photo session.

    If you would rather partake in a Porch Picture session at your home (on your porch or in your yard) than please email Debora Davidson to set this up.

    • 06/15/2020
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Pfister's Pond
    • 12
    Register

    Want to capture today's moments? 
    Tenafly Nature Center is excited to offer you an opportunity to have an intimate (yet socially distant) portrait session taken with the natural beauty of TNC as the backdrop. A wonderful way to safely capture this historic moment for families, couples, children, or seniors! Maybe get those graduation pictures or portraits for your holiday cards? This opportunity is perfect for everyone!

    Suzanne Vosburg from Suzanne Vosburg Photography has offered this one day special with 50% of the proceeds donated to the TNC. Samples of her work can be found at: suzannevosburg.com/

    Portrait Package Includes:

    • A 30-minute session (so their is ample time to get the right shot in a safe socially distant manner)
    • 2-3 high resolution digital images with light editing/retouching

    Rain date sessions will be the following week (same day and time).

    *Please note that TNC and Suzanne Vosburg will be following all CDC recommendations to ensure a safe and socially distant photo session.

    If you would rather partake in a Porch Picture session at your home (on your porch or in your yard) than please email Debora Davidson to set this up.

    • 06/16/2020
    • (EDT)
    • 06/18/2020
    • (EDT)
    • 3 sessions
    • Tenafly Nature Center

    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 prehistoric, 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.


    Program is intended for children ages 5-12. Drop off program. Children should bring a refillable water bottle, and one snack. Students should wear sturdy closed-toed footwear. Layers and rain gear are recommended (rain boots, jacket, hat, etc.). Rain or shine. Children may attend individual days. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

    3 Days: Members $200/Non-members $225

    Daily: Members $75/Non-members $90


    • 06/16/2020
    • 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM (EDT)
    • Pfister's Pond
    • 12
    Register

    Want to capture today's moments? 
    Tenafly Nature Center is excited to offer you an opportunity to have an intimate (yet socially distant) portrait session taken with the natural beauty of TNC as the backdrop. A wonderful way to safely capture this historic moment for families, couples, children, or seniors! Maybe get those graduation pictures or portraits for your holiday cards? This opportunity is perfect for everyone!

    Suzanne Vosburg from Suzanne Vosburg Photography has offered this one day special with 50% of the proceeds donated to the TNC. Samples of her work can be found at: suzannevosburg.com/

    Portrait Package Includes:

    • A 30-minute session (so their is ample time to get the right shot in a safe socially distant manner)
    • 2-3 high resolution digital images with light editing/retouching

    Rain date sessions will be the following week (same day and time).

    *Please note that TNC and Suzanne Vosburg will be following all CDC recommendations to ensure a safe and socially distant photo session.

    If you would rather partake in a Porch Picture session at your home (on your porch or in your yard) than please email Debora Davidson to set this up.

    • 06/20/2020
    • (EDT)
    • Yellow Trail Loop
    Register

    Calling all nature-loving readers! StoryWalk® is an interactive outdoor exhibit that turns reading into an adventure along the trails without electronic devices. Hikers can read a nature-themed story while they walk in the woods. Designed for beginning readers, the stories will appeal to all ages. Tenafly Nature Center will post a new story, page by page, along a trail each season.

    The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT, and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.


    FREE


    • 06/20/2020
    • 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM (EDT)
    • Tenafly Nature Center
    Register

     3rd Saturday of the month
    *After the program, participants may experience the story in a new way, reading it as they follow our seasonal StoryWalk® along a trail

    Families with children ages 3-7 will enjoy a nature-themed story and a visit from one of Tenafly Nature Center’s Animal Ambassadors. Learn about the animal and how they came to Tenafly Nature Center. A new story and animal are featured each month. Animals may include snakes, frogs, turtles, owls or a hawk.

    Meet on the Visitor Center porch. In case of inclement weather, the program will be held under cover. Children must be accompanied by an adult who may attend for free.

    Fees are per child.
    Member free/Non-member $5
    Children under 2 FREE

    • 06/21/2020
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • TNC Visitor Center
    • 30

    Celebrate Father’s Day with a guided walk outdoors. Whether you’re an outdoor enthusiast or just hoping to spend some quality time with Dad, a family walk is the perfect activity to celebrate this special family day.

    All ages welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult. No strollers please. In case of inclement weather, the program will be cancelled.

    Members $3/Non-members $6
    Fathers - Free

    Children under 2 FREE


    • 06/22/2020
    • 9:00 AM (EDT)
    • 06/26/2020
    • 3:30 PM (EDT)
    • Tenafly Nature Frog Pond Campsite
    • 9
    Register

    Our Wild Woods

    Trees are everywhere but what do we really know about them? Campers will study the different parts of a tree and learn about how animals (and people) can not live without them.

    Early Bird Discount automatically applied when registered by March 31, 2020. $40 off per week. 


    Ten week-long Pre-K & Kindergarten (4-5 yrs.) day camp sessions available. Each week runs from, 9:00 am to 3:30 pm daily. Half day options available AM (9:00 am-12:30 pm) or PM (12:00-3:30 pm) for every week excluding August 3-7 & August 10-14. 

    Pre-K & K campers must be a minimum of 4 years old and bathroom independent. For the safety of our staff and campers, TNC staff do not go into the bathroom with campers. 

    1. Our Wild Woods: June 22-26 [Pre-K/K]
    2. Explore Galore!: June 29-July 3 [Pre-K/K]
    3. Make a Splash!: July 6-10 [Pre-K/K]
    4. I'm Buggin' Out: July 13-17 [Pre-K/K]
    5. Little Einsteins: July 20-24 [Pre-K/K]
    6. Captain Planet: July 27-31 [Pre-K/K]
    7. Wilderness Explorers: August 3-7 [Pre-K-1st]
    8. Having a Blast with Chloroplasts!: August 10-14 [Pre-K-1st]
    9. Digging for Dinosaurs: August 17-21 [Pre-K/K]
    10. Scales and Tales: August 24-28 [Pre-K/K]
    11. BONUS WEEK-Whimsical Weather: August 31-September 4 [Pre-K-1st] 
    • Use the grade your child is entering next September to determine group.
    • Campers may attend multiple weeks. Each week will feature different activities.
    • After registering, primary guardian will receive confirmation emails.
    • Be sure to sign up early; space is limited and pre-registration is required.
    • Extended Care may be provided before and after camp for an additional fee. This is not an extended camp experience. During this time campers participate in supervised, self-directed, indoor activities.
      • Before Care: 8:00-9:00 am, $75 per camper per week.
      • After Care: 3:30-5:00 pm, $100 per camper per week.
      • If registering for both Before and After Care, fee is discounted to $165 per week.
      • Daily options available! 

    To Register:

    1. Current annual Family Membership ($60) is required for all participants in our camp programs. Not a member? Join or renew now and take advantage of what the nature center offers all year round.
    2. Click the Register button, complete the form, and pay with a credit card. 
    3. Wait for your confirmation email and use the link to log into our online health system: CAMPDOCS. (May take up to a week to receive email)

    This is where you will tell us about your camper, fill out health information, emergency contacts, other important safety data, and submit the following required files:The Mandatory Health Packet: Universal Health Record from your child’s health care provider. 

    Including an Immunization History:

    • Please note, if your health care provider will not be including a complete immunization form 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. 
    • A copy of your insurance card.
    • A copy of any information regarding your child's activity restrictions/special needs (ex. IEP, ISFP).
    • Complete the form submission through CAMPDOCS 7 days prior to the start of the camp session. New Jersey state law requires that campers submit a current health record each year.

    Failure to submit all forms to TNC 7 days before the first day of camp will result in forfeiture of your registration fee. No exceptions. 

    • 06/22/2020
    • 9:00 AM (EDT)
    • 06/26/2020
    • 3:30 PM (EDT)
    • Tenafly Nature Center Deer Trek Campsite
    • 15
    Register

    Animal Superheroes 

    Animals may not wear capes, but they can be superheroes, too! Some animals can perform amazing feats; other animals make our lives easier every day. Every night, your campers will be able to share with you crazy animal facts about how they protect themselves, eat, see, and hear
    differently and the role animals play in making life more comfortable.

    Early Bird Discount automatically applied when registered by March 31, 2020. $40 off per week. 


    Ten week-long 1st-2nd day camp sessions available. Each week runs from, 9:00 am to 3:30 pm daily.

    1st-2nd campers must be bathroom independent. For the safety of our staff and campers, TNC staff do not go into the bathroom with campers. 

    1. Animal Superheroes: June 22-26 [1st-2nd]
    2. Out of this World: June 29-July 3 [1st-2nd]
    3. Under the Sea: July 6-10 [1st-2nd]
    4. Magical Metamorphosis: July 13-17 [1st-2nd]
    5. Mad Scientists: July 20-24 [1st-2nd]
    6. Conservation Nation: July 27-31 [1st-2nd]
    7. Wilderness Explorers: August 3-7 [Pre-K-1st]
      Hunger Games: August 3-7 [2nd-4th]
    8. Having a Blast with Chloroplasts! August 10-14 [Pre-K-1st]
      STEM Up to the Plate:
      August 10-14 [2nd-4th]
    9. Wings Away: August 17-21 [1st-2nd]
    10. Colors of the Wind: August 24-28 [1st-2nd]
    11. BONUS WEEK-Whimsical Weather: August 31-September 4 [Pre-K-1st]
      Dirt Alert:
       August 31-September 4 [2nd-4th]

    • Use the grade your child is entering next September to determine group.
    • Campers may attend multiple weeks. Each week will feature different activities.
    • After registering, primary guardian will receive confirmation emails.
    • Be sure to sign up early; space is limited and pre-registration is required.
    • Extended Care may be provided before and after camp for an additional fee. This is not an extended camp experience. During this time campers participate in supervised, self-directed, indoor activities.
      • Before Care: 8:00-9:00 am, $75 per camper per week.
      • After Care: 3:30-5:00 pm, $100 per camper per week.
      • If registering for both Before and After Care, fee is discounted to $165 per week.
      • Daily options available! 

    To Register:

    1. Current annual Family Membership ($60) is required for all participants in our camp programs. Not a member? Join or renew now and take advantage of what the nature center offers all year round.
    2. Click the Register button, complete the form, and pay with a credit card. 
    3. Wait for your confirmation email and use the link to log into our online health system: CAMPDOCS. (May take up to a week to receive email)

    This is where you will tell us about your camper, fill out health information, emergency contacts, other important safety data, and submit the following required files:The Mandatory Health Packet: Universal Health Record from your child’s health care provider. 

    Including an Immunization History:

    • Please note, if your health care provider will not be including a complete immunization form 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. 
    • A copy of your insurance card.
    • A copy of any information regarding your child's activity restrictions/special needs (ex. IEP, ISFP).
    • Complete the form submission through CAMPDOCS 7 days prior to the start of the camp session. New Jersey state law requires that campers submit a current health record each year.

    Failure to submit all forms to TNC 7 days before the first day of camp will result in forfeiture of your registration fee. No exceptions. 

    • 06/22/2020
    • 9:00 AM (EDT)
    • 06/26/2020
    • 3:30 PM (EDT)
    • Tenafly Nature Center Coyote Campsite
    • 16
    Register

    Nature Ninjas 

    Can you walk through the woods without being detected? Did you make a sound? Stand out among the trees? Learn from the masters and discover how animals use their ninja skills to escape from predators and catch their prey.

     Early Bird Discount automatically applied when registered by March 31, 2020. $40 off per week. 


    Nine week-long 3rd-5th day camp sessions available. Each week runs from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm daily.

    1. Nature Ninjas: June 22-26 [3rd-5th]
    2. Galaxy Quest: June 29-July 3 [3rd-5th]
    3. Monsters of the Deep Blue Sea: July 6-10 [3rd-5th]
    4. Transformers in the Wild: July 13-17 [3rd-5th]
    5. Blinded Me with Science!: July 20-24 [3rd-5th]
    6. Wildlife Warriors: July 27-31 [3rd-5th]
    7. Hunger Games: August 3-7 [2nd-4th]
      Survivor: Are You Up for the Challenge? August 3-7 [5th-8th]
    8. STEM Up to the Plate: August 10-14 [2nd-4th]
      STEM Wars: August 10-14 [5th-8th]
    9. Where the Wild Things Are : August 24-28 [3rd-5th]
    • Use the grade your child is entering next September to determine group.
    • Campers may attend multiple weeks. Each week will feature different activities.
    • After registering, primary guardian will receive confirmation emails.
    • Be sure to sign up early; space is limited and pre-registration is required.
    • Extended Care may be provided before and after camp for an additional fee. This is not an extended camp experience. During this time campers participate in supervised, self-directed, indoor activities.
      • Before Care: 8:00-9:00 am, $75 per camper per week.
      • After Care: 3:30-5:00 pm, $100 per camper per week.
      • If registering for both Before and After Care, fee is discounted to $165 per week.
      • Daily options available! 

    To Register:

    1. Current annual Family Membership ($60) is required for all participants in our camp programs. Not a member? Join or renew now and take advantage of what the nature center offers all year round.
    2. Click the Register button, complete the form, and pay with a credit card. 
    3. Wait for your confirmation email and use the link to log into our online health system: CAMPDOCS. (May take up to a week to receive email)

    This is where you will tell us about your camper, fill out health information, emergency contacts, other important safety data, and submit the following required files:The Mandatory Health Packet: Universal Health Record from your child’s health care provider. 

    Including an Immunization History:

    • Please note, if your health care provider will not be including a complete immunization form 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. 
    • A copy of your insurance card.
    • A copy of any information regarding your child's activity restrictions/special needs (ex. IEP, ISFP).
    • Complete the form submission through CAMPDOCS 7 days prior to the start of the camp session. New Jersey state law requires that campers submit a current health record each year.

    Failure to submit all forms to TNC 7 days before the first day of camp will result in forfeiture of your registration fee. No exceptions. 

    • 06/28/2020
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • Tenafly Nature Center
    • 20

    “Forest Bathing,” known in Japan as “Shinrin-yoku,” is a short, leisurely, calming walk through the natural environment of a forest. Forest Bathing is a guided meditation that affords you the time necessary to heal and fortify your mind, body, and soul in a natural setting while under the guidance and mentoring of experienced guide Thomas Schuchaskie, who at times will be unseen, but still around, allowing you time to be “alone.” We are dedicated to giving you a pleasant and profound experience.

    We will mentor you as you slow down, relax your mind, attain calmness, and expand your soul, allowing the forest experience to rejuvenate and restore your energies. Our instructor will help you find your own safe areas in the forest where you’ll be able to meditate, reflect, and detox from your everyday hectic life.

    Program is intended for age 16+. Dress for the weather

    Member - $30 / Non-Member - $35 

    • 06/29/2020
    • 9:00 AM (EDT)
    • 07/03/2020
    • 3:30 PM (EDT)
    • Tenafly Nature Center Deer Trek Campsite
    • 12
    Register

    Out of this World 

    Blast off to a week far, far away! All week long young astronauts will learn about the planets, the moon, and the stars. We will explore how their patterns of motion can be predicted and observed. Campers will learn how we can survive on Earth and not other planets. We will explore the trails and maybe find
    aliens living among us!

    Early Bird Discount automatically applied when registered by March 31, 2020. $40 off per week. 


    Ten week-long 1st-2nd day camp sessions available. Each week runs from, 9:00 am to 3:30 pm daily.

    1st-2nd campers must be bathroom independent. For the safety of our staff and campers, TNC staff do not go into the bathroom with campers. 

    1. Animal Superheroes: June 22-26 [1st-2nd]

    2. Out of this World: June 29-July 3 [1st-2nd]

    3. Under the Sea: July 6-10 [1st-2nd]

    4. Magical Metamorphosis: July 13-17 [1st-2nd]

    5. Mad Scientists: July 20-24 [1st-2nd]

    6. Conservation Nation: July 27-31 [1st-2nd]

    7. Wilderness Explorers: August 3-7 [Pre-K-1st]
      Hunger Games: August 3-7 [2nd-4th]

    8. Having a Blast with Chloroplasts! August 10-14 [Pre-K-1st]
      STEM Up to the Plate:
       August 10-14 [2nd-4th]

    9. Wings Away: August 17-21 [1st-2nd]

    10. Colors of the Wind: August 24-28 [1st-2nd]

    11. BONUS WEEK-Whimsical Weather: August 31-September 4 [Pre-K-1st]
      Dirt Alert:
       August 31-September 4 [2nd-4th]

    • Use the grade your child is entering next September to determine group.
    • Campers may attend multiple weeks. Each week will feature different activities.
    • After registering, primary guardian will receive confirmation emails.
    • Be sure to sign up early; space is limited and pre-registration is required.
    • Extended Care may be provided before and after camp for an additional fee. This is not an extended camp experience. During this time campers participate in supervised, self-directed, indoor activities.
      • Before Care: 8:00-9:00 am, $75 per camper per week.
      • After Care: 3:30-5:00 pm, $100 per camper per week.
      • If registering for both Before and After Care, fee is discounted to $165 per week.
      • Daily options available! 

    To Register:

    1. Current annual Family Membership ($60) is required for all participants in our camp programs. Not a member? Join or renew now and take advantage of what the nature center offers all year round.
    2. Click the Register button, complete the form, and pay with a credit card. 
    3. Wait for your confirmation email and use the link to log into our online health system: CAMPDOCS. (May take up to a week to receive email)

    This is where you will tell us about your camper, fill out health information, emergency contacts, other important safety data, and submit the following required files:The Mandatory Health Packet: Universal Health Record from your child’s health care provider. 

    Including an Immunization History:

    • Please note, if your health care provider will not be including a complete immunization form 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. 
    • A copy of your insurance card.
    • A copy of any information regarding your child's activity restrictions/special needs (ex. IEP, ISFP).
    • Complete the form submission through CAMPDOCS 7 days prior to the start of the camp session. New Jersey state law requires that campers submit a current health record each year.

    Failure to submit all forms to TNC 7 days before the first day of camp will result in forfeiture of your registration fee. No exceptions. 

    • 06/29/2020
    • 9:00 AM (EDT)
    • 07/03/2020
    • 3:30 PM (EDT)
    • Tenafly Nature Frog Pond Campsite
    • 5
    Register

    Explore Galore! 

    Is your child an adventure seeker? Out of the box thinker? If so, sign your child up for Explore Galore where we will begin examining the mysteries of life. Why do animals camouflage? How do nocturnal animals see in the dark? Explorers will head out into the forest to find answers to these perplexing questions!

    Early Bird Discount automatically applied when registered by March 31, 2020. $40 off per week. 


    Ten week-long Pre-K & Kindergarten (4-5 yrs.) day camp sessions available. Each week runs from, 9:00 am to 3:30 pm daily. Half day options available AM (9:00 am-12:30 pm) or PM (12:00-3:30 pm) for every week excluding August 3-7 & August 10-14. 

    Pre-K & K campers must be a minimum of 4 years old and bathroom independent. For the safety of our staff and campers, TNC staff do not go into the bathroom with campers. 

    1. Our Wild Woods: June 22-26 [Pre-K/K]
    2. Explore Galore!: June 29-July 3 [Pre-K/K]
    3. Make a Splash!: July 6-10 [Pre-K/K]
    4. I'm Buggin' Out: July 13-17 [Pre-K/K]
    5. Little Einsteins: July 20-24 [Pre-K/K]
    6. Captain Planet: July 27-31 [Pre-K/K]
    7. Wilderness Explorers: August 3-7 [Pre-K-1st]
    8. Having a Blast with Chloroplasts!: August 10-14 [Pre-K-1st]
    9. Digging for Dinosaurs: August 17-21 [Pre-K/K]
    10. Scales and Tales: August 24-28 [Pre-K/K]
    11. BONUS WEEK-Whimsical Weather: August 31-September 4 [Pre-K-1st] 
    • Use the grade your child is entering next September to determine group.
    • Campers may attend multiple weeks. Each week will feature different activities.
    • After registering, primary guardian will receive confirmation emails.
    • Be sure to sign up early; space is limited and pre-registration is required.
    • Extended Care may be provided before and after camp for an additional fee. This is not an extended camp experience. During this time campers participate in supervised, self-directed, indoor activities.
      • Before Care: 8:00-9:00 am, $75 per camper per week.
      • After Care: 3:30-5:00 pm, $100 per camper per week.
      • If registering for both Before and After Care, fee is discounted to $165 per week.
      • Daily options available! 

    To Register:

    1. Current annual Family Membership ($60) is required for all participants in our camp programs. Not a member? Join or renew now and take advantage of what the nature center offers all year round.
    2. Click the Register button, complete the form, and pay with a credit card. 
    3. Wait for your confirmation email and use the link to log into our online health system: CAMPDOCS. (May take up to a week to receive email)

    This is where you will tell us about your camper, fill out health information, emergency contacts, other important safety data, and submit the following required files:The Mandatory Health Packet: Universal Health Record from your child’s health care provider. 

    Including an Immunization History:

    • Please note, if your health care provider will not be including a complete immunization form 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. 
    • A copy of your insurance card.
    • A copy of any information regarding your child's activity restrictions/special needs (ex. IEP, ISFP).
    • Complete the form submission through CAMPDOCS 7 days prior to the start of the camp session. New Jersey state law requires that campers submit a current health record each year.

    Failure to submit all forms to TNC 7 days before the first day of camp will result in forfeiture of your registration fee. No exceptions. 

    • 06/29/2020
    • 9:00 AM (EDT)
    • 07/03/2020
    • 3:30 PM (EDT)
    • Tenafly Nature Center Coyote Campsite
    • 12
    Register

    Galaxy Quest

    3, 2, 1, BLAST OFF! Rocket into outer space and discover what’s really out there. Campers will turn into astronauts this week and learn about our planets. Why can’t we live on Jupiter? Is there really life on Mars?

     


    Nine week-long 3rd-5th day camp sessions available. Each week runs from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm daily.

    1. Nature Ninjas: June 22-26 [3rd-5th]
    2. Galaxy Quest: June 29-July 3 [3rd-5th]
    3. Monsters of the Deep Blue Sea: July 6-10 [3rd-5th]
    4. Transformers in the Wild: July 13-17 [3rd-5th]
    5. Blinded Me with Science!: July 20-24 [3rd-5th]
    6. Wildlife Warriors: July 27-31 [3rd-5th]
    7. Hunger Games: August 3-7 [2nd-4th]
      Survivor: Are You Up for the Challenge? August 3-7 [5th-8th]
    8. STEM Up to the Plate: August 10-14 [2nd-4th]
      STEM Wars: August 10-14 [5th-8th]
    9. Where the Wild Things Are : August 24-28 [3rd-5th]
    • Use the grade your child is entering next September to determine group.
    • Campers may attend multiple weeks. Each week will feature different activities.
    • After registering, primary guardian will receive confirmation emails.
    • Be sure to sign up early; space is limited and pre-registration is required.
    • Extended Care may be provided before and after camp for an additional fee. This is not an extended camp experience. During this time campers participate in supervised, self-directed, indoor activities.
      • Before Care: 8:00-9:00 am, $75 per camper per week.
      • After Care: 3:30-5:00 pm, $100 per camper per week.
      • If registering for both Before and After Care, fee is discounted to $165 per week.
      • Daily options available! 

    To Register:

    1. Current annual Family Membership ($60) is required for all participants in our camp programs. Not a member? Join or renew now and take advantage of what the nature center offers all year round.
    2. Click the Register button, complete the form, and pay with a credit card. 
    3. Wait for your confirmation email and use the link to log into our online health system: CAMPDOCS. (May take up to a week to receive email)

    This is where you will tell us about your camper, fill out health information, emergency contacts, other important safety data, and submit the following required files:The Mandatory Health Packet: Universal Health Record from your child’s health care provider. 

    Including an Immunization History:

    • Please note, if your health care provider will not be including a complete immunization form 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. 
    • A copy of your insurance card.
    • A copy of any information regarding your child's activity restrictions/special needs (ex. IEP, ISFP).
    • Complete the form submission through CAMPDOCS 7 days prior to the start of the camp session. New Jersey state law requires that campers submit a current health record each year.

    Failure to submit all forms to TNC 7 days before the first day of camp will result in forfeiture of your registration fee. No exceptions. 

    • 07/05/2020
    • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • Tenafly Nature Center
    Register

    Enjoy the season with a guided walk along one of Tenafly Nature Center’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. No strollers please. In case of inclement weather, the program will be postponed to the
    following month.

    Members FREE/Non-members $6
    Children under 2 FREE


    • 07/06/2020
    • 9:00 AM (EDT)
    • 07/10/2020
    • 3:30 PM (EDT)
    • Tenafly Nature Center Coyote Campsite
    • 14
    Register

    Monsters of the Deep Blue Sea 

    Did you know the majority of our planet is covered by water? It’s why our planet appears blue from space! The ocean is home to many creatures that we can not even see and many that we know nothing about! Come learn about which large sea creatures are lurking in the vast ocean.

    Early Bird Discount automatically applied when registered by March 31, 2020. $40 off per week.  


    Nine week-long 3rd-5th day camp sessions available. Each week runs from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm daily.

    1. Nature Ninjas: June 22-26 [3rd-5th]
    2. Galaxy Quest: June 29-July 3 [3rd-5th]
    3. Monsters of the Deep Blue Sea: July 6-10 [3rd-5th]
    4. Transformers in the Wild: July 13-17 [3rd-5th]
    5. Blinded Me with Science!: July 20-24 [3rd-5th]
    6. Wildlife Warriors: July 27-31 [3rd-5th]
    7. Hunger Games: August 3-7 [2nd-4th]
      Survivor: Are You Up for the Challenge? August 3-7 [5th-8th]
    8. STEM Up to the Plate: August 10-14 [2nd-4th]
      STEM Wars: August 10-14 [5th-8th]
    9. Where the Wild Things Are : August 24-28 [3rd-5th]
    • Use the grade your child is entering next September to determine group.
    • Campers may attend multiple weeks. Each week will feature different activities.
    • After registering, primary guardian will receive confirmation emails.
    • Be sure to sign up early; space is limited and pre-registration is required.
    • Extended Care may be provided before and after camp for an additional fee. This is not an extended camp experience. During this time campers participate in supervised, self-directed, indoor activities.
      • Before Care: 8:00-9:00 am, $75 per camper per week.
      • After Care: 3:30-5:00 pm, $100 per camper per week.
      • If registering for both Before and After Care, fee is discounted to $165 per week.
      • Daily options available! 

    To Register:

    1. Current annual Family Membership ($60) is required for all participants in our camp programs. Not a member? Join or renew now and take advantage of what the nature center offers all year round.
    2. Click the Register button, complete the form, and pay with a credit card. 
    3. Wait for your confirmation email and use the link to log into our online health system: CAMPDOCS. (May take up to a week to receive email)

    This is where you will tell us about your camper, fill out health information, emergency contacts, other important safety data, and submit the following required files:The Mandatory Health Packet: Universal Health Record from your child’s health care provider. 

    Including an Immunization History:

    • Please note, if your health care provider will not be including a complete immunization form 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. 
    • A copy of your insurance card.
    • A copy of any information regarding your child's activity restrictions/special needs (ex. IEP, ISFP).
    • Complete the form submission through CAMPDOCS 7 days prior to the start of the camp session. New Jersey state law requires that campers submit a current health record each year.

    Failure to submit all forms to TNC 7 days before the first day of camp will result in forfeiture of your registration fee. No exceptions. 

    • 07/06/2020
    • 9:00 AM (EDT)
    • 07/10/2020
    • 3:30 PM (EDT)
    • Tenafly Nature Frog Pond Campsite
    • 9
    Register

    Make a Splash! 

    The ocean is a wondrous place filled with many mysterious sea creatures! Dive in to a week full of ocean life. Campers will put on their swim goggles and learn about mammals, fish, and plants that spend their lives underwater.

    Early Bird Discount automatically applied when registered by March 31, 2020. $40 off per week. 


    Ten week-long Pre-K & Kindergarten (4-5 yrs.) day camp sessions available. Each week runs from, 9:00 am to 3:30 pm daily. Half day options available AM (9:00 am-12:30 pm) or PM (12:00-3:30 pm) for every week excluding August 3-7 & August 10-14. 

    Pre-K & K campers must be a minimum of 4 years old and bathroom independent. For the safety of our staff and campers, TNC staff do not go into the bathroom with campers. 

    1. Our Wild Woods: June 22-26 [Pre-K/K]
    2. Explore Galore!: June 29-July 3 [Pre-K/K]
    3. Make a Splash!: July 6-10 [Pre-K/K]
    4. I'm Buggin' Out: July 13-17 [Pre-K/K]
    5. Little Einsteins: July 20-24 [Pre-K/K]
    6. Captain Planet: July 27-31 [Pre-K/K]
    7. Wilderness Explorers: August 3-7 [Pre-K-1st]
    8. Having a Blast with Chloroplasts!: August 10-14 [Pre-K-1st]
    9. Digging for Dinosaurs: August 17-21 [Pre-K/K]
    10. Scales and Tales: August 24-28 [Pre-K/K]
    11. BONUS WEEK-Whimsical Weather: August 31-September 4 [Pre-K-1st] 
    • Use the grade your child is entering next September to determine group.
    • Campers may attend multiple weeks. Each week will feature different activities.
    • After registering, primary guardian will receive confirmation emails.
    • Be sure to sign up early; space is limited and pre-registration is required.
    • Extended Care may be provided before and after camp for an additional fee. This is not an extended camp experience. During this time campers participate in supervised, self-directed, indoor activities.
      • Before Care: 8:00-9:00 am, $75 per camper per week.
      • After Care: 3:30-5:00 pm, $100 per camper per week.
      • If registering for both Before and After Care, fee is discounted to $165 per week.
      • Daily options available! 

    To Register:

    1. Current annual Family Membership ($60) is required for all participants in our camp programs. Not a member? Join or renew now and take advantage of what the nature center offers all year round.
    2. Click the Register button, complete the form, and pay with a credit card. 
    3. Wait for your confirmation email and use the link to log into our online health system: CAMPDOCS. (May take up to a week to receive email)

    This is where you will tell us about your camper, fill out health information, emergency contacts, other important safety data, and submit the following required files:The Mandatory Health Packet: Universal Health Record from your child’s health care provider. 

    Including an Immunization History:

    • Please note, if your health care provider will not be including a complete immunization form 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. 
    • A copy of your insurance card.
    • A copy of any information regarding your child's activity restrictions/special needs (ex. IEP, ISFP).
    • Complete the form submission through CAMPDOCS 7 days prior to the start of the camp session. New Jersey state law requires that campers submit a current health record each year.

    Failure to submit all forms to TNC 7 days before the first day of camp will result in forfeiture of your registration fee. No exceptions. 

    • 07/06/2020
    • 9:00 AM (EDT)
    • 07/10/2020
    • 3:30 PM (EDT)
    • Tenafly Nature Center Deer Trek Campsite
    • 14
    Register

    Under the Sea 

    The ocean is a wondrous place filled with many mysterious sea creatures! Dive in to a week full of ocean life. Campers will put on their swim
    goggles and learn about mammals, fish, and plants that spend their lives underwater.

    Early Bird Discount automatically applied when registered by March 31, 2020. $40 off per week. 


    Ten week-long 1st-2nd day camp sessions available. Each week runs from, 9:00 am to 3:30 pm daily.

    1st-2nd campers must be bathroom independent. For the safety of our staff and campers, TNC staff do not go into the bathroom with campers. 

    1. Animal Superheroes: June 22-26 [1st-2nd]

    2. Out of this World: June 29-July 3 [1st-2nd]

    3. Under the Sea: July 6-10 [1st-2nd]

    4. Magical Metamorphosis: July 13-17 [1st-2nd]

    5. Mad Scientists: July 20-24 [1st-2nd]

    6. Conservation Nation: July 27-31 [1st-2nd]

    7. Wilderness Explorers: August 3-7 [Pre-K-1st]
      Hunger Games: August 3-7 [2nd-4th]

    8. Having a Blast with Chloroplasts! August 10-14 [Pre-K-1st]
      STEM Up to the Plate:
       August 10-14 [2nd-4th]

    9. Wings Away: August 17-21 [1st-2nd]

    10. Colors of the Wind: August 24-28 [1st-2nd]

    11. BONUS WEEK-Whimsical Weather: August 31-September 4 [Pre-K-1st]
      Dirt Alert:
       August 31-September 4 [2nd-4th]

    • Use the grade your child is entering next September to determine group.
    • Campers may attend multiple weeks. Each week will feature different activities.
    • After registering, primary guardian will receive confirmation emails.
    • Be sure to sign up early; space is limited and pre-registration is required.
    • Extended Care may be provided before and after camp for an additional fee. This is not an extended camp experience. During this time campers participate in supervised, self-directed, indoor activities.
      • Before Care: 8:00-9:00 am, $75 per camper per week.
      • After Care: 3:30-5:00 pm, $100 per camper per week.
      • If registering for both Before and After Care, fee is discounted to $165 per week.
      • Daily options available! 

    To Register:

    1. Current annual Family Membership ($60) is required for all participants in our camp programs. Not a member? Join or renew now and take advantage of what the nature center offers all year round.
    2. Click the Register button, complete the form, and pay with a credit card. 
    3. Wait for your confirmation email and use the link to log into our online health system: CAMPDOCS. (May take up to a week to receive email)

    This is where you will tell us about your camper, fill out health information, emergency contacts, other important safety data, and submit the following required files:The Mandatory Health Packet: Universal Health Record from your child’s health care provider. 

    Including an Immunization History:

    • Please note, if your health care provider will not be including a complete immunization form 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. 
    • A copy of your insurance card.
    • A copy of any information regarding your child's activity restrictions/special needs (ex. IEP, ISFP).
    • Complete the form submission through CAMPDOCS 7 days prior to the start of the camp session. New Jersey state law requires that campers submit a current health record each year.

    Failure to submit all forms to TNC 7 days before the first day of camp will result in forfeiture of your registration fee. No exceptions. 

    • 07/13/2020
    • 9:00 AM (EDT)
    • 07/17/2020
    • 3:30 PM (EDT)
    • Tenafly Nature Center Deer Trek Campsite
    • 14
    Register
    Magical Metamorphosis 


    Let’s learn all about this strange change! Insects, amphibians, and even sea creatures undergo this amazing process. Campers will investigate the changes animals can go through as they develop. They’ll also discover other types of change in our forest through nature hikes and live animal encounters.

     Early Bird Discount automatically applied when registered by March 31, 2020. $40 off per week. 


    Ten week-long 1st-2nd day camp sessions available. Each week runs from, 9:00 am to 3:30 pm daily.

    1st-2nd campers must be bathroom independent. For the safety of our staff and campers, TNC staff do not go into the bathroom with campers. 

    1. Animal Superheroes: June 22-26 [1st-2nd]

    2. Out of this World: June 29-July 3 [1st-2nd]

    3. Under the Sea: July 6-10 [1st-2nd]

    4. Magical Metamorphosis: July 13-17 [1st-2nd]

    5. Mad Scientists: July 20-24 [1st-2nd]

    6. Conservation Nation: July 27-31 [1st-2nd]

    7. Wilderness Explorers: August 3-7 [Pre-K-1st]
      Hunger Games: August 3-7 [2nd-4th]

    8. Having a Blast with Chloroplasts! August 10-14 [Pre-K-1st]
      STEM Up to the Plate:
       August 10-14 [2nd-4th]

    9. Wings Away: August 17-21 [1st-2nd]

    10. Colors of the Wind: August 24-28 [1st-2nd]

    11. BONUS WEEK-Whimsical Weather: August 31-September 4 [Pre-K-1st]
      Dirt Alert:
       August 31-September 4 [2nd-4th]

    • Use the grade your child is entering next September to determine group.
    • Campers may attend multiple weeks. Each week will feature different activities.
    • After registering, primary guardian will receive confirmation emails.
    • Be sure to sign up early; space is limited and pre-registration is required.
    • Extended Care may be provided before and after camp for an additional fee. This is not an extended camp experience. During this time campers participate in supervised, self-directed, indoor activities.
      • Before Care: 8:00-9:00 am, $75 per camper per week.
      • After Care: 3:30-5:00 pm, $100 per camper per week.
      • If registering for both Before and After Care, fee is discounted to $165 per week.
      • Daily options available! 

    To Register:

    1. Current annual Family Membership ($60) is required for all participants in our camp programs. Not a member? Join or renew now and take advantage of what the nature center offers all year round.
    2. Click the Register button, complete the form, and pay with a credit card. 
    3. Wait for your confirmation email and use the link to log into our online health system: CAMPDOCS. (May take up to a week to receive email)

    This is where you will tell us about your camper, fill out health information, emergency contacts, other important safety data, and submit the following required files:The Mandatory Health Packet: Universal Health Record from your child’s health care provider. 

    Including an Immunization History:

    • Please note, if your health care provider will not be including a complete immunization form 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. 
    • A copy of your insurance card.
    • A copy of any information regarding your child's activity restrictions/special needs (ex. IEP, ISFP).
    • Complete the form submission through CAMPDOCS 7 days prior to the start of the camp session. New Jersey state law requires that campers submit a current health record each year.

    Failure to submit all forms to TNC 7 days before the first day of camp will result in forfeiture of your registration fee. No exceptions. 

    • 07/13/2020
    • 9:00 AM (EDT)
    • 07/17/2020
    • 3:30 PM (EDT)
    • Tenafly Nature Frog Pond Campsite
    • 7
    Register

    I'm Buggin' Out 

    Did you know frogs once had tails and butterflies used to be caterpillars? We all change, but some of us change more than others. How do these animals change? Come investigate the life cycles of animals and plants of Tenafly Nature Center!

    Early Bird Discount automatically applied when registered by March 31, 2020. $40 off per week. 


    Ten week-long Pre-K & Kindergarten (4-5 yrs.) day camp sessions available. Each week runs from, 9:00 am to 3:30 pm daily. Half day options available AM (9:00 am-12:30 pm) or PM (12:00-3:30 pm) for every week excluding August 3-7 & August 10-14. 

    Pre-K & K campers must be a minimum of 4 years old and bathroom independent. For the safety of our staff and campers, TNC staff do not go into the bathroom with campers. 

    1. Our Wild Woods: June 22-26 [Pre-K/K]
    2. Explore Galore!: June 29-July 3 [Pre-K/K]
    3. Make a Splash!: July 6-10 [Pre-K/K]
    4. I'm Buggin' Out: July 13-17 [Pre-K/K]
    5. Little Einsteins: July 20-24 [Pre-K/K]
    6. Captain Planet: July 27-31 [Pre-K/K]
    7. Wilderness Explorers: August 3-7 [Pre-K-1st]
    8. Having a Blast with Chloroplasts!: August 10-14 [Pre-K-1st]
    9. Digging for Dinosaurs: August 17-21 [Pre-K/K]
    10. Scales and Tales: August 24-28 [Pre-K/K]
    11. BONUS WEEK-Whimsical Weather: August 31-September 4 [Pre-K-1st] 
    • Use the grade your child is entering next September to determine group.
    • Campers may attend multiple weeks. Each week will feature different activities.
    • After registering, primary guardian will receive confirmation emails.
    • Be sure to sign up early; space is limited and pre-registration is required.
    • Extended Care may be provided before and after camp for an additional fee. This is not an extended camp experience. During this time campers participate in supervised, self-directed, indoor activities.
      • Before Care: 8:00-9:00 am, $75 per camper per week.
      • After Care: 3:30-5:00 pm, $100 per camper per week.
      • If registering for both Before and After Care, fee is discounted to $165 per week.
      • Daily options available! 

    To Register:

    1. Current annual Family Membership ($60) is required for all participants in our camp programs. Not a member? Join or renew now and take advantage of what the nature center offers all year round.
    2. Click the Register button, complete the form, and pay with a credit card. 
    3. Wait for your confirmation email and use the link to log into our online health system: CAMPDOCS. (May take up to a week to receive email)

    This is where you will tell us about your camper, fill out health information, emergency contacts, other important safety data, and submit the following required files:The Mandatory Health Packet: Universal Health Record from your child’s health care provider. 

    Including an Immunization History:

    • Please note, if your health care provider will not be including a complete immunization form 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. 
    • A copy of your insurance card.
    • A copy of any information regarding your child's activity restrictions/special needs (ex. IEP, ISFP).
    • Complete the form submission through CAMPDOCS 7 days prior to the start of the camp session. New Jersey state law requires that campers submit a current health record each year.

    Failure to submit all forms to TNC 7 days before the first day of camp will result in forfeiture of your registration fee. No exceptions. 

    • 07/13/2020
    • 9:00 AM (EDT)
    • 07/17/2020
    • 3:30 PM (EDT)
    • Tenafly Nature Center Coyote Campsite
    • 14
    Register

    Transformers in the Wild 

    Transformers live among us, and they’re smaller than you think! Learn about which animals can change their bodies into something else completely and why they do so. Through hikes and visits with live animals, campers will discover the many changes nature goes through.

    Early Bird Discount automatically applied when registered by March 31, 2020. $40 off per week. 


    Nine week-long 3rd-5th day camp sessions available. Each week runs from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm daily.

    1. Nature Ninjas: June 22-26 [3rd-5th]
    2. Galaxy Quest: June 29-July 3 [3rd-5th]
    3. Monsters of the Deep Blue Sea: July 6-10 [3rd-5th]
    4. Transformers in the Wild: July 13-17 [3rd-5th]
    5. Blinded Me with Science!: July 20-24 [3rd-5th]
    6. Wildlife Warriors: July 27-31 [3rd-5th]
    7. Hunger Games: August 3-7 [2nd-4th]
      Survivor: Are You Up for the Challenge? August 3-7 [5th-8th]
    8. STEM Up to the Plate: August 10-14 [2nd-4th]
      STEM Wars: August 10-14 [5th-8th]
    9. Where the Wild Things Are : August 24-28 [3rd-5th]
    • Use the grade your child is entering next September to determine group.
    • Campers may attend multiple weeks. Each week will feature different activities.
    • After registering, primary guardian will receive confirmation emails.
    • Be sure to sign up early; space is limited and pre-registration is required.
    • Extended Care may be provided before and after camp for an additional fee. This is not an extended camp experience. During this time campers participate in supervised, self-directed, indoor activities.
      • Before Care: 8:00-9:00 am, $75 per camper per week.
      • After Care: 3:30-5:00 pm, $100 per camper per week.
      • If registering for both Before and After Care, fee is discounted to $165 per week.
      • Daily options available! 

    To Register:

    1. Current annual Family Membership ($60) is required for all participants in our camp programs. Not a member? Join or renew now and take advantage of what the nature center offers all year round.
    2. Click the Register button, complete the form, and pay with a credit card. 
    3. Wait for your confirmation email and use the link to log into our online health system: CAMPDOCS. (May take up to a week to receive email)

    This is where you will tell us about your camper, fill out health information, emergency contacts, other important safety data, and submit the following required files:The Mandatory Health Packet: Universal Health Record from your child’s health care provider. 

    Including an Immunization History:

    • Please note, if your health care provider will not be including a complete immunization form 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. 
    • A copy of your insurance card.
    • A copy of any information regarding your child's activity restrictions/special needs (ex. IEP, ISFP).
    • Complete the form submission through CAMPDOCS 7 days prior to the start of the camp session. New Jersey state law requires that campers submit a current health record each year.

    Failure to submit all forms to TNC 7 days before the first day of camp will result in forfeiture of your registration fee. No exceptions. 

    • 07/18/2020
    • 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM (EDT)
    • Tenafly Nature Center
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     3rd Saturday of the month
    *After the program, participants may experience the story in a new way, reading it as they follow our seasonal StoryWalk® along a trail

    Families with children ages 3-7 will enjoy a nature-themed story and a visit from one of Tenafly Nature Center’s Animal Ambassadors. Learn about the animal and how they came to Tenafly Nature Center. A new story and animal are featured each month. Animals may include snakes, frogs, turtles, owls or a hawk.

    Meet on the Visitor Center porch. In case of inclement weather, the program will be held under cover. Children must be accompanied by an adult who may attend for free.

    Fees are per child.
    Member free/Non-member $5
    Children under 2 FREE

    • 07/20/2020
    • 9:00 AM (EDT)
    • 07/24/2020
    • 3:30 PM (EDT)
    • Tenafly Nature Frog Pond Campsite
    • 11
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    Little Einsteins 

    You can never ask too many
    questions! Little Einsteins will look at the world with an open mind. Campers will spend time asking questions about how things work and why, making observations, and gathering information.

    Early Bird Discount automatically applied when registered by March 31, 2020. $40 off per week. 


    Ten week-long Pre-K & Kindergarten (4-5 yrs.) day camp sessions available. Each week runs from, 9:00 am to 3:30 pm daily. Half day options available AM (9:00 am-12:30 pm) or PM (12:00-3:30 pm) for every week excluding August 3-7 & August 10-14. 

    Pre-K & K campers must be a minimum of 4 years old and bathroom independent. For the safety of our staff and campers, TNC staff do not go into the bathroom with campers. 

    1. Our Wild Woods: June 22-26 [Pre-K/K]
    2. Explore Galore!: June 29-July 3 [Pre-K/K]
    3. Make a Splash!: July 6-10 [Pre-K/K]
    4. I'm Buggin' Out: July 13-17 [Pre-K/K]
    5. Little Einsteins: July 20-24 [Pre-K/K]
    6. Captain Planet: July 27-31 [Pre-K/K]
    7. Wilderness Explorers: August 3-7 [Pre-K-1st]
    8. Having a Blast with Chloroplasts!: August 10-14 [Pre-K-1st]
    9. Digging for Dinosaurs: August 17-21 [Pre-K/K]
    10. Scales and Tales: August 24-28 [Pre-K/K]
    11. BONUS WEEK-Whimsical Weather: August 31-September 4 [Pre-K-1st] 
    • Use the grade your child is entering next September to determine group.
    • Campers may attend multiple weeks. Each week will feature different activities.
    • After registering, primary guardian will receive confirmation emails.
    • Be sure to sign up early; space is limited and pre-registration is required.
    • Extended Care may be provided before and after camp for an additional fee. This is not an extended camp experience. During this time campers participate in supervised, self-directed, indoor activities.
      • Before Care: 8:00-9:00 am, $75 per camper per week.
      • After Care: 3:30-5:00 pm, $100 per camper per week.
      • If registering for both Before and After Care, fee is discounted to $165 per week.
      • Daily options available! 

    To Register:

    1. Current annual Family Membership ($60) is required for all participants in our camp programs. Not a member? Join or renew now and take advantage of what the nature center offers all year round.
    2. Click the Register button, complete the form, and pay with a credit card. 
    3. Wait for your confirmation email and use the link to log into our online health system: CAMPDOCS. (May take up to a week to receive email)

    This is where you will tell us about your camper, fill out health information, emergency contacts, other important safety data, and submit the following required files:The Mandatory Health Packet: Universal Health Record from your child’s health care provider. 

    Including an Immunization History:

    • Please note, if your health care provider will not be including a complete immunization form 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. 
    • A copy of your insurance card.
    • A copy of any information regarding your child's activity restrictions/special needs (ex. IEP, ISFP).
    • Complete the form submission through CAMPDOCS 7 days prior to the start of the camp session. New Jersey state law requires that campers submit a current health record each year.

    Failure to submit all forms to TNC 7 days before the first day of camp will result in forfeiture of your registration fee. No exceptions. 

    • 07/20/2020
    • 9:00 AM (EDT)
    • 07/24/2020
    • 3:30 PM (EDT)
    • Tenafly Nature Center Deer Trek Campsite
    • 14
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