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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

    • 09/20/2022
    • 12/20/2022
    • Yellow Trail Loop

    Calling all nature-loving readers! StoryWalk® is an interactive outdoor exhibit that turns reading into an adventure along the trails. Hikers can read a nature-themed story while they walk in the woods.




    Designed for beginning readers, the stories will appeal to all ages. Each season Tenafly Nature Center will post a new story, page by page, along one of our trails for the season 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


    • 12/10/2022
    • 1:00 PM
    • 12/11/2022
    • 2:00 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    Register

    Families with children 4 and up will receive a printed set of clues to independently solve nature riddles along Nature Center trails. Each family will need to work as a team as they hike along the trails to complete the hunt. 




    Check in 1:00-2:00 pm at the Visitors' Center to receive clues (Scavenger Hunt may be completed at any time.) Program will be held entirely outdoors, so please dress appropriately. In case of inclement weather, the program will be postponed to the following month. Space is limited and pre-registration is recommended. Children under 2 are FREE. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

    • 12/10/2022
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    • 22
    Register

    Adults ages 18 and up can experience a guided 1½-2 hour walk (approximately 1½ miles) along the trails, on a night near the occurrence of a full moon. This peaceful hike encourages reflection and connections with nature allowing hikers to experience the trails after dark.




    Please bring a flashlight and wear sturdy closed toed shoes. Program will be held entirely outdoors. In case of inclement weather, the program will be postponed to the following month. Social distancing in effect.  Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to start time.

    • 12/11/2022
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Tenafly Nature Center
    • 6
    Register

    The Tenafly Nature Preserve is under invasion and we need your help! A variety of non-native plants have been encroaching into our forest causing harm to native plants and reducing our biodiversity.  These various plants referred to as Invasive Species can cause myriad damage if left unchecked, from toxifying soil to shading out native plants.  For the forest ecosystem to continue functioning, these invaders must be removed. 

    Help the Tenafly Nature Center eradicate these pesky plants twice a month with the Forest Defenders! Defenders will learn to identify different invasive species and work with our Land Manager to implement various removal techniques. 

    Forest Defenders is open to adults, teenagers and families. Kids 15 and under must be accompanied by a guardian. Hours spent with the Forest Defenders are eligible for school volunteer requirements. Projects will be held entirely outdoors, so please dress appropriately. In case of inclement weather, the project will be postponed to the following date.

    Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

    FREE

    • 12/14/2022
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Tenafly Nature Center
    • 8
    Register

    The Tenafly Nature Preserve is under invasion and we need your help! A variety of non-native plants have been encroaching into our forest causing harm to native plants and reducing our biodiversity.  These various plants referred to as Invasive Species can cause myriad damage if left unchecked, from toxifying soil to shading out native plants.  For the forest ecosystem to continue functioning, these invaders must be removed. 

    Help the Tenafly Nature Center eradicate these pesky plants twice a month with the Forest Defenders! Defenders will learn to identify different invasive species and work with our Land Manager to implement various removal techniques. 

    Forest Defenders is open to adults, teenagers and families. Kids 15 and under must be accompanied by a guardian. Hours spent with the Forest Defenders are eligible for school volunteer requirements. Projects will be held entirely outdoors, so please dress appropriately. In case of inclement weather, the project will be postponed to the following date.

    Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

    FREE

    • 12/17/2022
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Tenafly Nature Center
    Register

    Adult and teen volunteers are needed to help Girl Scout, Kacey McNamara with her Gold award project here at Tenafly Nature Center. Kacey is working on relocating and repairing the outdoor classroom space along the red trail so that it may be usable once again for field trips and other educational programs at TNC. 



    Adults and teens will be needed to help move the very heavy benches from the old flooded classroom area to the new updated space out of the flood zone. 

    Volunteers will meet at the visitors center, where sign-in and gloves will be distributed. This volunteer opportunity is open to adults and teenagers. Hours spent volunteering are eligible for school volunteer requirements. Projects will be held entirely outdoors, so please dress appropriately. In case of inclement weather, the volunteer day will be postponed to a future date.

    Pre-registration is required.

    FREE

    • 12/17/2022
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Tenafly Nature Center
    • 27
    Register

    Celebrate the changing season at TNC with a night hike, followed by a toasty campfire with s’mores! 

    This program is intended for adults and families with children 4 and up. Children must be accompanied by an adult.  Program will be held entirely outdoors, so please dress appropriately. In the event of inclement weather the program will be canceled.

    Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

    • 12/26/2022
    • 9:00 AM
    • 12/30/2022
    • 3:00 PM
    • Snapping Turtle Campsite
    • 14
    Register

    Monday, December 26th-Friday, December 30th  When school is out, 1st-6th Grade Campers can keep learning and have fun too! Children will explore TNC woods and trails, make crafts, share stories and play games while learning about the environment.

    Winter-themed activities may include visits with live animals and hiking through the snow. Sign up early. Don't let your child miss out on fun, hands-on nature experiences, outdoor discovery, and the change to explore our native hardwood forest and pond ecosystems.

    Camp will be 100% outdoors. Children must be bathroom independent-staff do not go into the restroom with campers. Register for individual days. 

    Full Day $95
    Full day is 9:00 am-3:00 pm

    Children should bring a refillable water bottle, two snacks, and lunch. Layers and rain gear are recommended (rain boots, jacket, hat, etc.). A Winter Camp Participant Daily Checklist.pdf can be found on our school break day camp web page. Rain or shine. 

    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 systemPROCARE.

    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 PROCARE 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. 

    • 12/26/2022
    • 9:00 AM
    • 12/30/2022
    • 3:00 PM
    • Chipmunk Campsite
    • 19
    Register

    Monday, December 26th-Friday, December 30th  When school is out, Pre-K & K Campers can keep learning and have fun too! Children will explore TNC woods and trails, make crafts, share stories and play games while learning about the environment.

    Winter-themed activities may include visits with live animals and hiking through the snow. Sign up early. Don't let your child miss out on fun, hands-on nature experiences, outdoor discovery, and the change to explore our native hardwood forest and pond ecosystems.

    Camp will be 100% outdoors. Children must be bathroom independent-staff do not go into the restroom with campers. Register for individual days. 

    Full Day $95
    Full day is 9:00 am-3:00 pm

    Half Day $60
    AM Half day is 9:00am-12:00pm or PM Half day is 12:00pm-3:00pm 

    Children should bring a refillable water bottle, two snacks, and lunch. Layers and rain gear are recommended (rain boots, jacket, hat, etc.). A Winter Camp Participant Daily Checklist.pdf can be found on our school break day camp web page. Rain or shine. 

    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: PROCARE.

    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 PROCARE 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. 

    • 12/26/2022
    • 9:00 AM
    • 12/30/2022
    • 3:00 PM
    • Chipmunk Campsite
    • 5
    Register

    Monday, December 26th-Friday, December 30th

    7th & 8th grade students can register for our Jr. CIT program! Part camper and part helper, Jr. CITs will be put with our youngest campers and assist the counselors. They will gain confidence, learn the ins and outs of working with children, and enjoy all of the same camp fun by hiking, making crafts, and meeting our animal ambassadors.

    We will accept two Jr. CITs for each day of Pre-K & K camp priced at $75/day

    Winter-themed activities may include visits with live animals and hiking through the snow. Sign up early. Don't let your child miss out on fun, hands-on nature experiences, outdoor discovery, and the change to explore our native hardwood forest and pond ecosystems. Camp will be 100% outdoors.

    Children should bring a refillable water bottle, two snacks, and lunch. Layers and rain gear are recommended (rain boots, jacket, hat, etc.). A Winter Camp Participant Daily Checklist.pdf can be found on our school break day camp web page. Rain or shine. 

    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: PROCARE. (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 PROCARE 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. 

    • 12/28/2022
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Tenafly Nature Center
    • 9
    Register

    The Tenafly Nature Preserve is under invasion and we need your help! A variety of non-native plants have been encroaching into our forest causing harm to native plants and reducing our biodiversity.  These various plants referred to as Invasive Species can cause myriad damage if left unchecked, from toxifying soil to shading out native plants.  For the forest ecosystem to continue functioning, these invaders must be removed. 

    Help the Tenafly Nature Center eradicate these pesky plants twice a month with the Forest Defenders! Defenders will learn to identify different invasive species and work with our Land Manager to implement various removal techniques. 

    Forest Defenders is open to adults, teenagers and families. Kids 15 and under must be accompanied by a guardian. Hours spent with the Forest Defenders are eligible for school volunteer requirements. Projects will be held entirely outdoors, so please dress appropriately. In case of inclement weather, the project will be postponed to the following date.

    Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

    FREE

    • 01/08/2023
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Tenafly Nature Center
    Register

    Never been to the Nature Center before? Is your young camper apprehensive? 

    Do you have other questions about camp? Come to our OPEN HOUSE! An Environmental Educator will take you around the property and address any questions or concerns you may have. You might even get to enjoy a camp activity! 



    Admission: FREE

    10:00am-11:00pm meet with a staff member at the Redfield Building. Staff will focus on Summer Nature Day Camp but also go over our upcoming School Break Camps, such as MLK Jr., February Break and Spring Break.  

    • 01/16/2023
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Snapping Turtle Campsite
    • 18
    Register

    Monday, January 16th

    When school is out, 1st-6th Grade Campers can keep learning and have fun too! Children will explore TNC woods and trails, make crafts, share stories and play games while learning about the environment.

    Winter-themed activities may include visits with live animals and hiking through the snow. Sign up early. Don't let your child miss out on fun, hands-on nature experiences, outdoor discovery, and the change to explore our native hardwood forest and pond ecosystems.

    Camp will be 100% outdoors. Children must be bathroom independent-staff do not go into the restroom with campers. Register for individual days. 

    Full Day $95
    Full day is 9:00 am-3:00 pm

    Children should bring a refillable water bottle, two snacks, and lunch. Layers and rain gear are recommended (rain boots, jacket, hat, etc.). A Winter Camp Participant Daily Checklist.pdf can be found on our school break day camp web page. Rain or shine. 

    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: PROCARE.

    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 PROCARE 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. 

    • 01/16/2023
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Chipmunk Campsite
    • 20
    Register

    Monday, January 16

    When school is out, Pre-K & K Campers can keep learning and have fun too! Children will explore TNC woods and trails, make crafts, share stories and play games while learning about the environment.

    Winter-themed activities may include visits with live animals and hiking through the snow. Sign up early. Don't let your child miss out on fun, hands-on nature experiences, outdoor discovery, and the change to explore our native hardwood forest and pond ecosystems.

    Camp will be 100% outdoors. Children must be bathroom independent-staff do not go into the restroom with campers. Register for individual days. 

    Full Day $95
    Full day is 9:00 am-3:00 pm

    Half Day $60
    AM Half day is 9:00am-12:00pm or PM Half day is 12:00pm-3:00pm 

    Children should bring a refillable water bottle, two snacks, and lunch. Layers and rain gear are recommended (rain boots, jacket, hat, etc.). A Winter Camp Participant Daily Checklist.pdf can be found on our school break day camp web page. Rain or shine. 

    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: PROCARE.

    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 PROCARE 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. 

    • 02/11/2023
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Tenafly Nature Center
    Register

    Never been to the Nature Center before? Is your young camper apprehensive? 

    Do you have other questions about camp? Come to our OPEN HOUSE! An Environmental Educator will take you around the property and address any questions or concerns you may have. You might even get to enjoy a camp activity! 



    Admission: FREE

    10:00am-11:00pm meet with a staff member at the Redfield Building. Staff will focus on Summer Nature Day Camp but also go over our upcoming School Break Camps such as February Break and Spring Break.  

    • 02/17/2023
    • 02/24/2023
    • 6 sessions
    • Snapping Turtle Campsite
    • 20
    Register

    Friday, February 17th &
    Monday, February 20th-Friday, February 24th
    When school is out, 1st-6th Grade Campers can keep learning and have fun too! Children will explore TNC woods and trails, make crafts, share stories and play games while learning about the environment.

    Winter-themed activities may include visits with live animals and hiking through the snow. Sign up early. Don't let your child miss out on fun, hands-on nature experiences, outdoor discovery, and the change to explore our native hardwood forest and pond ecosystems.

    Camp will be 100% outdoors. Children must be bathroom independent-staff do not go into the restroom with campers. Register for individual days. 

    Full Day $95
    Full day is 9:00 am-3:00 pm
    Monday-Friday 5 Days $450

    Children should bring a refillable water bottle, two snacks, and lunch. Layers and rain gear are recommended (rain boots, jacket, hat, etc.). A Winter Camp Participant Daily Checklist.pdf can be found on our school break day camp web page. Rain or shine. 

    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: PROCARE.

    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 PROCARE 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. 

    • 02/17/2023
    • 02/24/2023
    • 6 sessions
    • Chipmunk Campsite
    • 20
    Register

    Friday, February 17th &
    Monday, February 20th-Friday, February 24th 
    When school is out, Pre-K & K Campers can keep learning and have fun too! Children will explore TNC woods and trails, make crafts, share stories and play games while learning about the environment.

    Winter-themed activities may include visits with live animals and hiking through the snow. Sign up early. Don't let your child miss out on fun, hands-on nature experiences, outdoor discovery, and the change to explore our native hardwood forest and pond ecosystems.

    Camp will be 100% outdoors. Children must be bathroom independent-staff do not go into the restroom with campers. Register for individual days. 

    Full Day $95
    Full day is 9:00 am-3:00 pm
    Monday-Friday Full Day $450

    Half Day $60
    AM Half day is 9:00am-12:00pm or PM Half day is 12:00pm-3:00pm 
    Monday-Friday Half Day $275

    Children should bring a refillable water bottle, two snacks, and lunch. Layers and rain gear are recommended (rain boots, jacket, hat, etc.). A Winter Camp Participant Daily Checklist.pdf can be found on our school break day camp web page. Rain or shine. 

    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: PROCARE.

    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 PROCARE 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. 

    • 02/17/2023
    • 02/24/2023
    • 6 sessions
    • Chipmunk Campsite
    • 10
    Register

    Friday, February 17th & 
    Monday, February 20th-Friday, February 24th

    7th & 8th grade students can register for our Jr. CIT program! Part camper and part helper, Jr. CITs will be put with our youngest campers and assist the counselors. They will gain confidence, learn the ins and outs of working with children, and enjoy all of the same camp fun by hiking, making crafts, and meeting our animal ambassadors.

    We will accept two Jr. CITs for each day of Pre-K & K camp priced at $75/day

    Winter-themed activities may include visits with live animals and hiking through the snow. Sign up early. Don't let your child miss out on fun, hands-on nature experiences, outdoor discovery, and the change to explore our native hardwood forest and pond ecosystems. Camp will be 100% outdoors.

    Children should bring a refillable water bottle, two snacks, and lunch. Layers and rain gear are recommended (rain boots, jacket, hat, etc.). A Winter Camp Participant Daily Checklist.pdf can be found on our school break day camp web page. Rain or shine. 

    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: PROCARE

    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 PROCARE 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. 

    • 03/05/2023
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Tenafly Nature Center
    Register

    Never been to the Nature Center before? Is your young camper apprehensive? 

    Do you have other questions about camp? Come to our OPEN HOUSE! An Environmental Educator will take you around the property and address any questions or concerns you may have. You might even get to enjoy a camp activity! 



    Admission: FREE

    10:00am-11:00pm meet with a staff member at the Redfield Building. Staff will focus on Summer Nature Day Camp but also go over our upcoming Spring Break Nature Day Camp. 

    • 04/03/2023
    • 9:00 AM
    • 04/07/2023
    • 3:00 PM
    • Snapping Turtle Campsite
    • 20
    Register

    Monday, April 3rd-Friday, April 7th  When school is out, 1st-6th Grade Campers can keep learning and have fun too! Children will explore TNC woods and trails, make crafts, share stories and play games while learning about the environment.

    Spring-themed activities may include visits with live animals and hiking through the trails. Sign up early. Don't let your child miss out on fun, hands-on nature experiences, outdoor discovery, and the change to explore our native hardwood forest and pond ecosystems.

    Camp will be 100% outdoors. Children must be bathroom independent-staff do not go into the restroom with campers. Register for individual days.
    *Please check your child's spring break schedule. We follow Tenafly Public School calendar* 

    Full Day $95
    Full day is 9:00 am-3:00 pm

    Children should bring a refillable water bottle, two snacks, and lunch. Layers and rain gear are recommended (rain boots, jacket, hat, etc.). A Spring Camp Participant Daily Checklist can be found on our school break day camp web page. Rain or shine. 

    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 systemPROCARE.

    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 PROCARE 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. 

    • 04/03/2023
    • 9:00 AM
    • 04/07/2023
    • 3:00 PM
    • Chipmunk Campsite
    • 20
    Register

    Monday, April 3rd-Friday April 7th
    When school is out, Pre-K & K Campers can keep learning and have fun too! Children will explore TNC woods and trails, make crafts, share stories and play games while learning about the environment.

    Spring-themed activities may include visits with live animals and hiking through the trails. Sign up early. Don't let your child miss out on fun, hands-on nature experiences, outdoor discovery, and the change to explore our native hardwood forest and pond ecosystems.

    Camp will be 100% outdoors. Children must be bathroom independent-staff do not go into the restroom with campers. Register for individual days. 

    Full Day $95
    Full day is 9:00 am-3:00 pm
    Monday-Friday Full Day $450

    Half Day $60
    AM Half day is 9:00am-12:00pm or PM Half day is 12:00pm-3:00pm 
    Monday-Friday Half Day $275

    Children should bring a refillable water bottle, two snacks, and lunch. Layers and rain gear are recommended (rain boots, jacket, hat, etc.). A Spring Camp Participant Daily Checklist can be found on our school break day camp web page. Rain or shine. 

    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. Use the link to log into our online health systemPROCARE. (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 PROCARE 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. 

    • 06/26/2023
    • 9:00 AM
    • 06/30/2023
    • 3:00 PM
    • Tenafly Nature Center Chipmunk Campsite
    • 14
    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.


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

    • Use the grade your child is entering next September to determine group.
    • Pre-K & K may choose Full days 9:00 am-3:00 pm or Half days. Half days are AM 9:00 am-12:00 pm or PM 12:00 pm-3:00 pm. 
    • Campers may attend multiple weeks. Each week will feature different themes and activities.
    • After registering, primary guardian will receive confirmation emails.
    • Be sure to sign up early; space is limited and pre-registration is required.

    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: PROCARE

    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 or equivalent form. 

    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 PROCARE 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. 

    • 06/26/2023
    • 9:00 AM
    • 06/30/2023
    • 3:00 PM
    • Tenafly Nature Center Deer Campsite
    • 16
    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.


    • Use the grade your child is entering next September to determine group. 
    • Full day choice only 9:00 am-3:00 pm
    • Campers may attend multiple weeks. Each week will feature different themes and activities.
    • After registering, primary guardian will receive confirmation emails.
    • Be sure to sign up early; space is limited and pre-registration is required.

    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: PROCARE

    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 or equivalent form. 

    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 PROCARE 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. 

    • 06/26/2023
    • 9:00 AM
    • 09/01/2023
    • 3:00 PM
    • Chipmunk Campsite
    Register

    Jr. CIT's 
    8th grade students can register for our Jr. CIT program! Part camper and part helper, Jr. CITs will be put with our youngest chipmunk campers and assist the counselors. They will gain confidence, learn the ins and outs of working with children, and enjoy all of the same camp fun by hiking, making crafts, and meeting our animal ambassadors.



    We will accept two Jr. CITs for each week of Pre-K & K camp priced at $375/ week. 

    • Campers may attend multiple weeks. Each week will feature different themes and activities.
    • After registering, primary guardian will receive confirmation emails.
    • Be sure to sign up early; space is limited and pre-registration is required.

    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: PROCARE. 

    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 PROCARE 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. 


    • 06/26/2023
    • 9:00 AM
    • 06/30/2023
    • 3:00 PM
    • Tenafly Nature Center Coyote Campsite
    • 17
    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.


    • Use the grade your child is entering next September to determine group. 
    • Full day choice only 9:00 am-3:00 pm
    • Campers may attend multiple weeks. Each week will feature different themes and activities.
    • After registering, primary guardian will receive confirmation emails.
    • Be sure to sign up early; space is limited and pre-registration is required.

    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: PROCARE

    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 or equivalent form. 

    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 PROCARE 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. 

    • 07/03/2023
    • 9:00 AM
    • 07/07/2023
    • 3:00 PM
    • Tenafly Nature Center Coyote Campsite
    • 18
    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? No camp July 4. 


    • Use the grade your child is entering next September to determine group. 
    • Full day choice only 9:00 am-3:00 pm
    • Campers may attend multiple weeks. Each week will feature different themes and activities.
    • After registering, primary guardian will receive confirmation emails.
    • Be sure to sign up early; space is limited and pre-registration is required.

    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: PROCARE

    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 or equivalent form. 

    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 PROCARE 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. 

    • 07/03/2023
    • 9:00 AM
    • 07/07/2023
    • 3:00 PM
    • Tenafly Nature Center Deer Campsite
    • 16
    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! No camp July 4. 


    • Use the grade your child is entering next September to determine group. 
    • Full day choice only 9:00 am-3:00 pm
    • Campers may attend multiple weeks. Each week will feature different themes and activities.
    • After registering, primary guardian will receive confirmation emails.
    • Be sure to sign up early; space is limited and pre-registration is required.

    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: PROCARE

    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 or equivalent form. 

    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 PROCARE 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. 

    • 07/03/2023
    • 9:00 AM
    • 07/07/2023
    • 3:00 PM
    • Tenafly Nature Center Chipmunk Campsite
    • 14
    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! No camp July 4. 


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

    • Use the grade your child is entering next September to determine group.
    • Pre-K & K may choose Full days 9:00 am-3:00 pm or Half days. Half days are AM 9:00 am-12:00 pm or PM 12:00 pm-3:00 pm. 
    • Campers may attend multiple weeks. Each week will feature different themes and activities.
    • After registering, primary guardian will receive confirmation emails.
    • Be sure to sign up early; space is limited and pre-registration is required.

    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: PROCARE

    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 or equivalent form. 

    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 PROCARE 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. 

    • 07/10/2023
    • 9:00 AM
    • 07/14/2023
    • 3:00 PM
    • Tenafly Nature Center Chipmunk Campsite
    • 14
    Register