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Seasonal Programs

Our Seasonal Programs are the perfect way for families and adults to enjoy the seasons with TNC! The following programs are for individual families and adults. 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.
  • Complete payment is required to hold reservation, we reserve the right to delete incomplete registrations.
  • All programs prices are per person (unless otherwise noted). 
  • Select programs require a minimum registration number. These 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.
  • Please visit our Registration and Policies page for assistance with registration and information on our policies.

Upcoming events

    • 06/15/2019
    • 09/20/2019
    • White Trail Loop

    Outdoor StoryWalk® Exhibit

    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. On each of these dates Tenafly Nature Center will post a new story, page by page, along one of our trails for the 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

    • 07/06/2019
    • 08/03/2019
    • 5 sessions
    • Tenafly Nature Center
    • 6
    Register

    Start your weekend off right and join TNC Environmental Educator, Elizabeth Hinckley, naturalist and certified yoga instructor, for Nature Yoga on Saturday mornings! Through a series of physical explorations and mindfulness techniques, participants will have the chance to unwind and connect with a meditative experience as they gently explore the natural world and self. Participants will be surrounded by the sights, sounds, and scents of nature in our covered pavilion as they explore a new nature theme each week.

    Adult students of any ability welcome. Program is for individuals 16 and up. Please bring your own mat, and an optional light blanket. In case of inclement weather, the program will be held under cover.

    Register for an individual class or sign up for all 6!

    Member: Series-$40; Daily-$10
    Non-member: Series-$60 Daily-$15
    Missed classes on package are non-refundable.

    • 07/08/2019
    • 08/12/2019
    • 6 sessions
    • TNC Visitor Center
    • 8
    Register

    Young children, 1 ½ - 3 years old with an adult, will explore the natural world through a series of topics led by a Tenafly Nature Center Environmental Educator. Each week has a different focus emphasizing working together through discovery stations, songs and journeys outside.

    Topics include:

    • Birds of a feather
    • Natures Neighborhoods
    • Tadpoles and Toads
    • Wonderful Water
    • Exploring earthworms
    • Batty for bats

    No strollers or unregistered siblings, please. In case of inclement weather, the program will be held under cover. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

    Fees are per child/adult pair.
    Member: Series-$48; Daily-$10
    Non-member: Series-$60; Daily-$15
    Additional family members pay half of the fee.

    • 07/08/2019
    • 08/12/2019
    • 6 sessions
    • TNC Visitor Center
    • 2
    Register

    Young children, 1 ½ - 3 years old with an adult, will explore the natural world through a series of topics led by a Tenafly Nature Center Environmental Educator. Each week has a different focus emphasizing working together through discovery stations, songs and journeys outside.

    Topics include:

    • Birds of a feather
    • Natures Neighborhoods
    • Tadpoles and Toads
    • Wonderful Water
    • Exploring earthworms
    • Batty for bats

    No strollers or unregistered siblings, please. In case of inclement weather, the program will be held under cover. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

    Fees are per child/adult pair.
    Member: Series-$48; Daily-$10
    Non-member: Series-$60; Daily-$15
    Additional family members pay half of the fee.

    • 07/15/2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • 07/19/2019
    • 3:30 PM
    • Tenafly Nature Center Pavilion
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Homes and Habitats 
    Humans have homes, animals have habitats! Campers will investigate the various habitats of animals found at Tenafly Nature Center, from frog to fish to fox. Each day is an experience and a discovery as they are introduced to insects, mammals, amphibians and reptiles native to our woods. Stories, puppet shows, games, arts & crafts and guided hikes will round out our 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 [with AM (9:00 am-12:30 pm) or PM (12:00-3:30 pm) half day options available].

    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. Watch Out, Weather: June 24-28 [Pre-K/K]
    2. World of Wildlife: July 1-5 (no camp July 4) [Pre-K/K]
    3. Creepy Crawly Critters: July 8-12 [Pre-K/K]
    4. Homes and Habitats: July 15-19 [Pre-K/K]
    5. Superb, Splendid Senses: July 22-26 [Pre-K/K]
    6. Forest of Four Seasons: July 29-August 2 [Pre-K/K]
    7. Survival of the Fittest: August 5-9 [Pre-K-1st]
    8. Mammalrama: August 12-16 [Pre-K-1st]
    9. Plentiful Plants: August 19-23 [Pre-K/K]
    10. Look to the Sky: August 26-30 [Pre-K/K]
    • 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.
      • Pre-Care: 8:00-9:00 am, $60 per camper per week.
      • Post-Care: 3:30-5:00 pm, $75 per camper per week.
      • If registering for both Pre- and Post-Care, fee is discounted to $125 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. 

    • 07/15/2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • 07/19/2019
    • 3:30 PM
    • Tenafly Nature Center Pavilion
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Pondering Habitats 
    Sometimes you've got to get your hands in the muck to be a lucky duck! Like field scientists, campers will get hands-on experience with the pond's many inhabitants (such as tadpoles and dragonfly larvae) as we “pour” over pond ecology and habitats within the pond. For full immersion, ponds will be compared to other ecosystems, as well as to other bodies of water.



    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. Weather Weirdness: June 24-28 [1st-2nd]
    2. Save Our Species: July 1-5 (no camp July 4) [1st-2nd]
    3. Wet and Wild: July 8-12 [1st-2nd]
    4. Pondering Habitats: July 15-19 [1st-2nd]
    5. Did You Hear That?: July 22-26 [1st-2nd]
    6. The Feisty Forest: July 29-August 2 [1st-2nd]
    7. Survival of the Fittest: August 5-9 [Pre-K-1st]
      Adventure Seekers: August 5-9 [2nd-4th]
    8. Mammalrama: August 12-16 [Pre-K-1st]
      Our Green Planet: August 12-16 [2nd-4th]
    9. Nocturnal Animals: August 19-23 [1st-2nd]
    10. Fabulous Flyers: August 26-30 [1st-2nd]
    • 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.
      • Pre-Care: 8:00-9:00 am, $60 per camper per week.
      • Post-Care: 3:30-5:00 pm, $75 per camper per week.
      • If registering for both Pre- and Post-Care, fee is discounted to $125 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. 

    • 07/15/2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • 07/19/2019
    • 3:30 PM
    • Tenafly Nature Center Pavilion
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Natural Art 

    WEEK FULL-Please add your name to the waitlist and you will be contacted if a space becomes available. 
    Everyone can be 
    an artist! We will examine how ancient cultures expressed themselves and compare our views with these cultures. Campers will create wonderful works of art using natural and recycled items and explore many types of environmental art. Using nature and our surroundings as a source of inspiration will encourage campers to feel a deeper connection to our natural world. 



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

    1. Stirring Up a Storm June 24-28 [3rd-5th]
    2. Empowering Future Naturalists: July 1-5 (no camp July 4) [3rd-5th]
    3. Cold Blooded Creatures: July 8-12 [3rd-5th]
    4. Natural Art: July 15-19 [3rd-5th]
    5. Stewards of the Earth: July 22-26 [3rd-5th]
    6. Wild Detectives: July 29-August 2 [3rd-5th]
    7. Adventure Seekers: August 5-9 [2nd-4th]
      Wilderness Adventures: August 5-9 [5th-8th]
    8. Our Green Planet: August 12-16 [2nd-4th]
      Our Blue Planet: August 12-16 [5th-8th]
    9. Powerful Plants: August 19-23 [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.
      • Pre-Care: 8:00-9:00 am, $60 per camper per week.
      • Post-Care: 3:30-5:00 pm, $75 per camper per week.
      • If registering for both Pre- and Post-Care, fee is discounted to $125 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. 

    • 07/20/2019
    • 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Tenafly Nature Center Visitors Center
    • 3
    Registration is closed

    Learn about fish and wildlife management and conservation and why it is important in this four and a half hour workshop. Adults are welcome to join at the rate of one per scout. With a little pre-study, requirements 1-4, 6a and 8 will be completed. Requirements 5 and 7 must be completed on your own. We will discuss the requirements and walk on the trails at the Tenafly Nature Center to observe and record wildlife species. The instructor is a registered Merit Badge Counselor. This program is intended for members of the Scouts BSA

    Adults are welcome to join at the rate of one per scout. Space is limited: Minimum: 6 scouts. Cost: $48 per scout. Maximum: 10 scouts.

    Please call to register

    • 07/20/2019
    • 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    • Tenafly Nature Center
    Register

     3rd Saturday of the month
    *After the program, participants may experience a 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 $0/Non-member $5
    Children under 2 FREE

    • 07/22/2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • 07/26/2019
    • 3:30 PM
    • Tenafly Nature Center Pavilion
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Superb, Splendid Senses 
    What are the tools we use to investigate the world around us? Campers will discover that they contain all the tools they need to study their surroundings! As we focus on a particular sense each day we will encourage campers to develop and appreciate its attributes. Through meeting live animals and engaging in activities, we will compare our human senses to our animal friends!



    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 [with AM (9:00 am-12:30 pm) or PM (12:00-3:30 pm) half day options available].

    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. Watch Out, Weather: June 24-28 [Pre-K/K]
    2. World of Wildlife: July 1-5 (no camp July 4) [Pre-K/K]
    3. Creepy Crawly Critters: July 8-12 [Pre-K/K]
    4. Homes and Habitats: July 15-19 [Pre-K/K]
    5. Superb, Splendid Senses: July 22-26 [Pre-K/K]
    6. Forest of Four Seasons: July 29-August 2 [Pre-K/K]
    7. Survival of the Fittest: August 5-9 [Pre-K-1st]
    8. Mammalrama: August 12-16 [Pre-K-1st]
    9. Plentiful Plants: August 19-23 [Pre-K/K]
    10. Look to the Sky: August 26-30 [Pre-K/K]
    • 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.
      • Pre-Care: 8:00-9:00 am, $60 per camper per week.
      • Post-Care: 3:30-5:00 pm, $75 per camper per week.
      • If registering for both Pre- and Post-Care, fee is discounted to $125 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. 

    • 07/22/2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • 07/26/2019
    • 3:30 PM
    • Tenafly Nature Center Pavilion
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Did You Hear That? 
    Squirrels chatter, birds chirp and tweet, and coyotes howl. What is thunder? Why does the rain sound different in a forest than on a roof? What do these sounds mean? Campers will get an earful about nature’s sounds and will talk your ear off with all the facts they hear!



    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. Weather Weirdness: June 24-28 [1st-2nd]
    2. Save Our Species: July 1-5 (no camp July 4) [1st-2nd]
    3. Wet and Wild: July 8-12 [1st-2nd]
    4. Pondering Habitats: July 15-19 [1st-2nd]
    5. Did You Hear That?: July 22-26 [1st-2nd]
    6. The Feisty Forest: July 29-August 2 [1st-2nd]
    7. Survival of the Fittest: August 5-9 [Pre-K-1st]
      Adventure Seekers: August 5-9 [2nd-4th]
    8. Mammalrama: August 12-16 [Pre-K-1st]
      Our Green Planet: August 12-16 [2nd-4th]
    9. Nocturnal Animals: August 19-23 [1st-2nd]
    10. Fabulous Flyers: August 26-30 [1st-2nd]
    • 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.
      • Pre-Care: 8:00-9:00 am, $60 per camper per week.
      • Post-Care: 3:30-5:00 pm, $75 per camper per week.
      • If registering for both Pre- and Post-Care, fee is discounted to $125 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. 

    • 07/22/2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • 07/26/2019
    • 3:30 PM
    • Tenafly Nature Center Pavilion
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Stewards of the Earth 
    The Earth is not a dead thing you can claim. Should we care if the Rainforests are being cut down? Do we really need all these National Parks? Campers will learn about what the Earth has to offer for people and if we can or should try to survive without any natural necessities.



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

    1. Stirring Up a Storm June 24-28 [3rd-5th]
    2. Empowering Future Naturalists: July 1-5 (no camp July 4) [3rd-5th]
    3. Cold Blooded Creatures: July 8-12 [3rd-5th]
    4. Natural Art: July 15-19 [3rd-5th]
    5. Stewards of the Earth: July 22-26 [3rd-5th]
    6. Wild Detectives: July 29-August 2 [3rd-5th]
    7. Adventure Seekers: August 5-9 [2nd-4th]
      Wilderness Adventures: August 5-9 [5th-8th]
    8. Our Green Planet: August 12-16 [2nd-4th]
      Our Blue Planet: August 12-16 [5th-8th]
    9. Powerful Plants: August 19-23 [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.
      • Pre-Care: 8:00-9:00 am, $60 per camper per week.
      • Post-Care: 3:30-5:00 pm, $75 per camper per week.
      • If registering for both Pre- and Post-Care, fee is discounted to $125 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. 

    • 07/29/2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • 08/02/2019
    • 3:30 PM
    • Tenafly Nature Center Pavilion
    • 4
    Register

    Forest of Four Seasons  
    What’s the reason for our seasons? Campers learn to appreciate why winter is cold and summer is hot as we investigate the changes our forest goes through each season. We will check out climate, trees, weather, and adaptations to gain a clear picture of the four seasons!



    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 [with AM (9:00 am-12:30 pm) or PM (12:00-3:30 pm) half day options available].

    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. Watch Out, Weather: June 24-28 [Pre-K/K]
    2. World of Wildlife: July 1-5 (no camp July 4) [Pre-K/K]
    3. Creepy Crawly Critters: July 8-12 [Pre-K/K]
    4. Homes and Habitats: July 15-19 [Pre-K/K]
    5. Superb, Splendid Senses: July 22-26 [Pre-K/K]
    6. Forest of Four Seasons: July 29-August 2 [Pre-K/K]
    7. Survival of the Fittest: August 5-9 [Pre-K-1st]
    8. Mammalrama: August 12-16 [Pre-K-1st]
    9. Plentiful Plants: August 19-23 [Pre-K/K]
    10. Look to the Sky: August 26-30 [Pre-K/K]
    • 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.
      • Pre-Care: 8:00-9:00 am, $60 per camper per week.
      • Post-Care: 3:30-5:00 pm, $75 per camper per week.
      • If registering for both Pre- and Post-Care, fee is discounted to $125 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. 

    • 07/29/2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • 08/02/2019
    • 3:30 PM
    • Tenafly Nature Center Pavilion
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    The Feisty Forest 

    WEEK FULL-Please add your name to the waitlist and you will be contacted if a space becomes available. 

    Forests may not have fangs, but some of the critters in forests do! Campers discover that forests are home to amazing animals and plants. We will enjoy the forest and frolic under the trees as we learn about our furry and feathery friends and our scaly and slimy pals!



    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. Weather Weirdness: June 24-28 [1st-2nd]
    2. Save Our Species: July 1-5 (no camp July 4) [1st-2nd]
    3. Wet and Wild: July 8-12 [1st-2nd]
    4. Pondering Habitats: July 15-19 [1st-2nd]
    5. Did You Hear That?: July 22-26 [1st-2nd]
    6. The Feisty Forest: July 29-August 2 [1st-2nd]
    7. Survival of the Fittest: August 5-9 [Pre-K-1st]
      Adventure Seekers: August 5-9 [2nd-4th]
    8. Mammalrama: August 12-16 [Pre-K-1st]
      Our Green Planet: August 12-16 [2nd-4th]
    9. Nocturnal Animals: August 19-23 [1st-2nd]
    10. Fabulous Flyers: August 26-30 [1st-2nd]
    • 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.
      • Pre-Care: 8:00-9:00 am, $60 per camper per week.
      • Post-Care: 3:30-5:00 pm, $75 per camper per week.
      • If registering for both Pre- and Post-Care, fee is discounted to $125 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. 

    • 07/29/2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • 08/02/2019
    • 3:30 PM
    • Tenafly Nature Center Pavilion
    • 8
    Register

    Wild Detectives 
    Grab a magnify glass and your binoculars, we are going on a week-long case! An animal came through these trails, but who could it be and what were they doing? Campers will focus on animal tracking by learning about their behavior, diet, tracks, skulls, and more. Together we will get to the bottom of this unsolved case. 



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

    1. Stirring Up a Storm June 24-28 [3rd-5th]
    2. Empowering Future Naturalists: July 1-5 (no camp July 4) [3rd-5th]
    3. Cold Blooded Creatures: July 8-12 [3rd-5th]
    4. Natural Art: July 15-19 [3rd-5th]
    5. Stewards of the Earth: July 22-26 [3rd-5th]
    6. Wild Detectives: July 29-August 2 [3rd-5th]
    7. Adventure Seekers: August 5-9 [2nd-4th]
      Wilderness Adventures: August 5-9 [5th-8th]
    8. Our Green Planet: August 12-16 [2nd-4th]
      Our Blue Planet: August 12-16 [5th-8th]
    9. Powerful Plants: August 19-23 [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.
      • Pre-Care: 8:00-9:00 am, $60 per camper per week.
      • Post-Care: 3:30-5:00 pm, $75 per camper per week.
      • If registering for both Pre- and Post-Care, fee is discounted to $125 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. 

    • 08/04/2019
    • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Tenafly Nature Center
    • 30
    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.

    Member Free/Non-member $5
    Children under 2 FREE

    • 08/04/2019
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Tenafly Nature Center
    • 30
    Register

     International Owl Awareness Day is on the 4th of August. Let's spread our wings and give a hoot to owls everywhere! Join a Tenafly Nature Center Environmental Educator for a short introduction to these raptors and a visit from a live owl. Afterwards, the group will venture outside in search of local nocturnal feathered friends.

    Program is intended for adults and families with children 4 and up. Children must be accompanied by an adult. In case of inclement weather, the program will be held under cover. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

    Member $5/Non-member $10

    • 08/05/2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • 08/09/2019
    • 3:30 PM
    • Tenafly Nature Center Pavilion
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Survival of the Fittest  

    WEEK FULL-Please add your name to the waitlist and you will be contacted if a space becomes available.

    Do you have what it takes to survive? Animals do! When baby robins fall out of the nest, it’s using a survival strategy, as is a snake with black, red, and yellow coloring. Animals have many means of protecting themselves and their young. Campers will be fascinated to learn about the numerous adaptations animals use for getting ahead in the game of life. We will learn all about how animals protect themselves by means of claws, colors, and chemicals.  



    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 [with AM (9:00 am-12:30 pm) or PM (12:00-3:30 pm) half day options available].

    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. Watch Out, Weather: June 24-28 [Pre-K/K]
    2. World of Wildlife: July 1-5 (no camp July 4) [Pre-K/K]
    3. Creepy Crawly Critters: July 8-12 [Pre-K/K]
    4. Homes and Habitats: July 15-19 [Pre-K/K]
    5. Superb, Splendid Senses: July 22-26 [Pre-K/K]
    6. Forest of Four Seasons: July 29-August 2 [Pre-K/K]
    7. Survival of the Fittest: August 5-9 [Pre-K-1st]
    8. Mammalrama: August 12-16 [Pre-K-1st]
    9. Plentiful Plants: August 19-23 [Pre-K/K]
    10. Look to the Sky: August 26-30 [Pre-K/K]
    • 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.
      • Pre-Care: 8:00-9:00 am, $60 per camper per week.
      • Post-Care: 3:30-5:00 pm, $75 per camper per week.
      • If registering for both Pre- and Post-Care, fee is discounted to $125 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. 

    • 08/05/2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • 08/09/2019
    • 3:30 PM
    • Tenafly Nature Center Pavilion
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Adventure Seekers 
    Have you imagined yourself as Peter Pan or Lucy Pevensie?  If you have, then Adventurers camp is the camp for you! We may not have magic wardrobes to new worlds, but we can provide a week of marvels to satisfy any explorer. Campers come to base camp and meet their team of fellow explorers as we take to the woods!



    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. Weather Weirdness: June 24-28 [1st-2nd]
    2. Save Our Species: July 1-5 (no camp July 4) [1st-2nd]
    3. Wet and Wild: July 8-12 [1st-2nd]
    4. Pondering Habitats: July 15-19 [1st-2nd]
    5. Did You Hear That?: July 22-26 [1st-2nd]
    6. The Feisty Forest: July 29-August 2 [1st-2nd]
    7. Survival of the Fittest: August 5-9 [Pre-K-1st]
      Adventure Seekers: August 5-9 [2nd-4th]
    8. Mammalrama: August 12-16 [Pre-K-1st]
      Our Green Planet: August 12-16 [2nd-4th]
    9. Nocturnal Animals: August 19-23 [1st-2nd]
    10. Fabulous Flyers: August 26-30 [1st-2nd]
    • 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.
      • Pre-Care: 8:00-9:00 am, $60 per camper per week.
      • Post-Care: 3:30-5:00 pm, $75 per camper per week.
      • If registering for both Pre- and Post-Care, fee is discounted to $125 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. 

    • 08/05/2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • 08/09/2019
    • 3:30 PM
    • Tenafly Nature Center Pavilion
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Wilderness Adventures 

    WEEK FULL-Please add your name to the waitlist and you will be contacted if a space becomes available. 

    Adventure is out there! This week is for campers ready for anything. Exploring trails most visitors have never been to, learning survival skills, and tracking down animals are just a few of the activities we will get into. As we trek along our trails, campers will leave camp with a stronger sense of confidence and teamwork. 



    Two week-long 5th-8th day camp sessions available. Each week runs from, 9:00 am to 3:30 pm daily.

    1. Stirring Up a Storm June 24-28 [3rd-5th]
    2. Empowering Future Naturalists: July 1-5 (no camp July 4) [3rd-5th]
    3. Cold Blooded Creatures: July 8-12 [3rd-5th]
    4. Natural Art: July 15-19 [3rd-5th]
    5. Stewards of the Earth: July 22-26 [3rd-5th]
    6. Wild Detectives: July 29-August 2 [3rd-5th]
    7. Adventure Seekers: August 5-9 [2nd-4th]
      Wilderness Adventures: August 5-9
      [5th-8th]
    8. Our Green Planet: August 12-16 [2nd-4th]
      Our Blue Planet: August 12-16 [5th-8th]
    9. Powerful Plants: August 19-23 [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.
      • Pre-Care: 8:00-9:00 am, $60 per camper per week.
      • Post-Care: 3:30-5:00 pm, $75 per camper per week.
      • If registering for both Pre- and Post-Care, fee is discounted to $125 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. 

    • 08/10/2019
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Tenafly Nature Center
    Register

    Families will receive a set of clues to independently solve nature riddles along Tenafly Nature Center trails. Each family will need to work as a team as they hike along the trails to complete the hunt.

    Program is intended for adults and families with children 4 and up. Children must be accompanied by an adult. In case of inclement weather, the program will be cancelled.

    Members $3, Family max. $10
    Non-members $6, Family max. $20
    Children under 2 FREE

    • 08/12/2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • 08/16/2019
    • 3:30 PM
    • Tenafly Nature Center Pavilion
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Mammalrama

     PM Only still available. FULL Day sessions CLOSED. Waitlist available for a Full Day session. 

    Being hairy is not so scary! Campers will discover what it means to be a mammal, and learn to identify what characteristics they all share (including people). We will also explore the diversity of different mammal types through live animal visits. Campers will trek our woods in search of our furry friends and any evidence they have left behind.



    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 [with AM (9:00 am-12:30 pm) or PM (12:00-3:30 pm) half day options available].

    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. Watch Out, Weather: June 24-28 [Pre-K/K]
    2. World of Wildlife: July 1-5 (no camp July 4) [Pre-K/K]
    3. Creepy Crawly Critters: July 8-12 [Pre-K/K]
    4. Homes and Habitats: July 15-19 [Pre-K/K]
    5. Superb, Splendid Senses: July 22-26 [Pre-K/K]
    6. Forest of Four Seasons: July 29-August 2 [Pre-K/K]
    7. Survival of the Fittest: August 5-9 [Pre-K-1st]
    8. Mammalrama: August 12-16 [Pre-K-1st]
    9. Plentiful Plants: August 19-23 [Pre-K/K]
    10. Look to the Sky: August 26-30 [Pre-K/K]
    • 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.
      • Pre-Care: 8:00-9:00 am, $60 per camper per week.
      • Post-Care: 3:30-5:00 pm, $75 per camper per week.
      • If registering for both Pre- and Post-Care, fee is discounted to $125 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. 

    • 08/12/2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • 08/16/2019
    • 3:30 PM
    • Tenafly Nature Center Pavilion
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Our Green Planet 

    WEEK FULL-Please add your name to the waitlist and you will be contacted if a space becomes available. 

    Imagine a car that runs on gas made from plants! Whether you ride in a car run off vegetable oil or petroleum, you wouldn’t be going anywhere without plants in the tank. Campers celebrate the plants in our lives as we eat them, wear them, and use them to get by as we explore the importance of plants in our lives. Activities will involve looking at how plants produce food for themselves, the purpose of flowers, and planting for tomorrow.



    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. Weather Weirdness: June 24-28 [1st-2nd]
    2. Save Our Species: July 1-5 (no camp July 4) [1st-2nd]
    3. Wet and Wild: July 8-12 [1st-2nd]
    4. Pondering Habitats: July 15-19 [1st-2nd]
    5. Did You Hear That?: July 22-26 [1st-2nd]
    6. The Feisty Forest: July 29-August 2 [1st-2nd]
    7. Survival of the Fittest: August 5-9 [Pre-K-1st]
      Adventure Seekers: August 5-9 [2nd-4th]
    8. Mammalrama: August 12-16 [Pre-K-1st]
      Our Green Planet: August 12-16 [2nd-4th]
    9. Nocturnal Animals: August 19-23 [1st-2nd]
    10. Fabulous Flyers: August 26-30 [1st-2nd]
    • 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.
      • Pre-Care: 8:00-9:00 am, $60 per camper per week.
      • Post-Care: 3:30-5:00 pm, $75 per camper per week.
      • If registering for both Pre- and Post-Care, fee is discounted to $125 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. 

    • 08/12/2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • 08/16/2019
    • 3:30 PM
    • Tenafly Nature Center Pavilion
    • 2
    Register

    Our Blue Planet 
    How much water do you use in a day? How much water does a person need to survive? What do people do for water in the desert? Water is a resource we often take for granted and that every living organism needs, not just people! Campers spend the week learning why water is a valuable resource as we investigate the competing uses for water in the 21st century.



    Two week-long 5th-8th day camp sessions available. Each week runs from, 9:00 am to 3:30 pm daily.

    1. Stirring Up a Storm June 24-28 [3rd-5th]
    2. Empowering Future Naturalists: July 1-5 (no camp July 4) [3rd-5th]
    3. Cold Blooded Creatures: July 8-12 [3rd-5th]
    4. Natural Art: July 15-19 [3rd-5th]
    5. Stewards of the Earth: July 22-26 [3rd-5th]
    6. Wild Detectives: July 29-August 2 [3rd-5th]
    7. Adventure Seekers: August 5-9 [2nd-4th]
      Wilderness Adventures: August 5-9
      [5th-8th]
    8. Our Green Planet: August 12-16 [2nd-4th]
      Our Blue Planet: August 12-16 [5th-8th]
    9. Powerful Plants: August 19-23 [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.
      • Pre-Care: 8:00-9:00 am, $60 per camper per week.
      • Post-Care: 3:30-5:00 pm, $75 per camper per week.
      • If registering for both Pre- and Post-Care, fee is discounted to $125 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. 

    • 08/17/2019
    • 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    • Tenafly Nature Center
    Register

     3rd Saturday of the month
    *After the program, participants may experience a 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 $3/Non-member $6
    Children under 2 FREE

    • 08/19/2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • 08/23/2019
    • 3:30 PM
    • Tenafly Nature Center Pavilion
    • 1
    Register

    This week is FULL. Please add your name to the waitlist. 

    Space for PM ONLY still available. 

    Plentiful Plants Plants are just about everywhere; rain forests, grasslands, and even the desert! They belong to an amazing kingdom! Campers will develop an appreciation for all life stages of plants, from seeds to trees. By learning to identify plants common to New Jersey as well as plants that we use in our lives, campers will appreciate the persistence of plants.



    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 [with AM (9:00 am-12:30 pm) or PM (12:00-3:30 pm) half day options available].

    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. Watch Out, Weather: June 24-28 [Pre-K/K]
    2. World of Wildlife: July 1-5 (no camp July 4) [Pre-K/K]
    3. Creepy Crawly Critters: July 8-12 [Pre-K/K]
    4. Homes and Habitats: July 15-19 [Pre-K/K]
    5. Superb, Splendid Senses: July 22-26 [Pre-K/K]
    6. Forest of Four Seasons: July 29-August 2 [Pre-K/K]
    7. Survival of the Fittest: August 5-9 [Pre-K-1st]
    8. Mammalrama: August 12-16 [Pre-K-1st]
    9. Plentiful Plants: August 19-23 [Pre-K/K]
    10. Look to the Sky: August 26-30 [Pre-K/K]
    • 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.
      • Pre-Care: 8:00-9:00 am, $60 per camper per week.
      • Post-Care: 3:30-5:00 pm, $75 per camper per week.
      • If registering for both Pre- and Post-Care, fee is discounted to $125 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. 

    • 08/19/2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • 08/23/2019
    • 3:30 PM
    • Tenafly Nature Center Pavilion
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Nocturnal Animals 

    WEEK FULL-Please add your name to the waitlist and you will be contacted if a space becomes available. 

    Ever wonder what goes on while you’re sleeping? We will take a look at animals who are awake at night. Campers will learn all about nocturnal animals and what adaptations they have for surviving in darkness and sleeping during the sunlight. 



    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. Weather Weirdness: June 24-28 [1st-2nd]
    2. Save Our Species: July 1-5 (no camp July 4) [1st-2nd]
    3. Wet and Wild: July 8-12 [1st-2nd]
    4. Pondering Habitats: July 15-19 [1st-2nd]
    5. Did You Hear That?: July 22-26 [1st-2nd]
    6. The Feisty Forest: July 29-August 2 [1st-2nd]
    7. Survival of the Fittest: August 5-9 [Pre-K-1st]
      Adventure Seekers: August 5-9 [2nd-4th]
    8. Mammalrama: August 12-16 [Pre-K-1st]
      Our Green Planet: August 12-16 [2nd-4th]
    9. Nocturnal Animals: August 19-23 [1st-2nd]
    10. Fabulous Flyers: August 26-30 [1st-2nd]
    • 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.
      • Pre-Care: 8:00-9:00 am, $60 per camper per week.
      • Post-Care: 3:30-5:00 pm, $75 per camper per week.
      • If registering for both Pre- and Post-Care, fee is discounted to $125 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. 

    • 08/19/2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • 08/23/2019
    • 3:30 PM
    • Tenafly Nature Center Pavilion
    • 5
    Register

    Powerful Plants 
    From breaking through rocks to curing diseases, plants are pretty powerful. Campers will spend the week at camp learning how important plants are. We will learn about the plants growing in our forest as well as the plants within the gardens of the Tenafly Nature Center. 



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

    1. Stirring Up a Storm June 24-28 [3rd-5th]
    2. Empowering Future Naturalists: July 1-5 (no camp July 4) [3rd-5th]
    3. Cold Blooded Creatures: July 8-12 [3rd-5th]
    4. Natural Art: July 15-19 [3rd-5th]
    5. Stewards of the Earth: July 22-26 [3rd-5th]
    6. Wild Detectives: July 29-August 2 [3rd-5th]
    7. Adventure Seekers: August 5-9 [2nd-4th]
      Wilderness Adventures: August 5-9 [5th-8th]
    8. Our Green Planet: August 12-16 [2nd-4th]
      Our Blue Planet: August 12-16 [5th-8th]
    9. Powerful Plants: August 19-23 [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.
      • Pre-Care: 8:00-9:00 am, $60 per camper per week.
      • Post-Care: 3:30-5:00 pm, $75 per camper per week.
      • If registering for both Pre- and Post-Care, fee is discounted to $125 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. 

    • 08/26/2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • 08/30/2019
    • 3:30 PM
    • Tenafly Nature Center Pavilion
    • 2
    Register

    Look to the Sky 
    Is it a plane? Is it a superhero? No, it’s a magnificent flying animal! From birds to butterflies, campers will soar up to the sky and learn about animals that fly. They will get a better understanding of what makes some animals able to take off and why people couldn’t fly (without the use of a machine) even if we glued feathers to our arms and head. 



    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 [with AM (9:00 am-12:30 pm) or PM (12:00-3:30 pm) half day options available].

    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. Watch Out, Weather: June 24-28 [Pre-K/K]
    2. World of Wildlife: July 1-5 (no camp July 4) [Pre-K/K]
    3. Creepy Crawly Critters: July 8-12 [Pre-K/K]
    4. Homes and Habitats: July 15-19 [Pre-K/K]
    5. Superb, Splendid Senses: July 22-26 [Pre-K/K]
    6. Forest of Four Seasons: July 29-August 2 [Pre-K/K]
    7. Survival of the Fittest: August 5-9 [Pre-K-1st]
    8. Mammalrama: August 12-16 [Pre-K-1st]
    9. Plentiful Plants: August 19-23 [Pre-K/K]
    10. Look to the Sky: August 26-30 [Pre-K/K]
    • 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.
      • Pre-Care: 8:00-9:00 am, $60 per camper per week.
      • Post-Care: 3:30-5:00 pm, $75 per camper per week.
      • If registering for both Pre- and Post-Care, fee is discounted to $125 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. 

    • 08/26/2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • 08/30/2019
    • 3:30 PM
    • Tenafly Nature Center Pavilion
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Fabulous Flyers 

    WEEK FULL-Please add your name to the waitlist and you will be contacted if a space becomes available. 

    One of rarest abilities in the natural world is flight. Birds, insects, and bats can fly, but that’s about it! Campers will focus on animals that can take to the skies as well as how humans learned to mimic their winged friends. We will have an opportunity to meet a live feathered friend and gain a better understanding of the inner workings of the animals that reach the world above.



    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. Weather Weirdness: June 24-28 [1st-2nd]
    2. Save Our Species: July 1-5 (no camp July 4) [1st-2nd]
    3. Wet and Wild: July 8-12 [1st-2nd]
    4. Pondering Habitats: July 15-19 [1st-2nd]
    5. Did You Hear That?: July 22-26 [1st-2nd]
    6. The Feisty Forest: July 29-August 2 [1st-2nd]
    7. Survival of the Fittest: August 5-9 [Pre-K-1st]
      Adventure Seekers: August 5-9 [2nd-4th]
    8. Mammalrama: August 12-16 [Pre-K-1st]
      Our Green Planet: August 12-16 [2nd-4th]
    9. Nocturnal Animals: August 19-23 [1st-2nd]
    10. Fabulous Flyers: August 26-30 [1st-2nd]
    • 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.
      • Pre-Care: 8:00-9:00 am, $60 per camper per week.
      • Post-Care: 3:30-5:00 pm, $75 per camper per week.
      • If registering for both Pre- and Post-Care, fee is discounted to $125 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. 

    • 08/29/2019
    • 09/23/2019
    • 6 sessions
    • See description for details
    • 10
    Register