Seasonal Programs

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


  • For assistance with registration and information on our policies, please visit our Registration and Policies page.
  •  This symbol indicates that the program is held on surfaces that are accessible for people with mobility challenges.
  • TNC staff can adapt most programs for people of many different abilities. To request assistance of any type, please let us know a week in advance so we can ensure each person enjoys nature to its fullest.
  • We present these programs for families and adults. If you are part of a group of 10 or more participants and are
    interested in public program topics below, please contact our Education Director to organize a program for your group.
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Upcoming events

    • Sunday, March 08, 2015
    • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    • 26

    Learn how to identify a maple tree. Discover the history of syrup making and how technology has changed the way we gather sap over the centuries. The group will check Tenafly Nature Center's tapped tree and boil down sap to make fresh, warm maple syrup, a sweet treat for all to taste. All ages are welcome. 



    Children must be accompanied by an adult. Rain or shine. Dress warmly; the program will take place indoors and outdoors. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Children under 2 are free (no strollers, please).




    • Sunday, March 08, 2015
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    • 23

    Learn how to identify a maple tree. Discover the history of syrup making and how technology has changed the way we gather sap over the centuries. The group will check Tenafly Nature Center's tapped tree and boil down sap to make fresh, warm maple syrup, a sweet treat for all to taste. All ages are welcome. 



    Children must be accompanied by an adult. Rain or shine. Dress warmly; the program will take place indoors and outdoors. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Children under 2 are free (no strollers, please).




    • Sunday, March 08, 2015
    • 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    • 30

    Learn how to identify a maple tree. Discover the history of syrup making and how technology has changed the way we gather sap over the centuries. The group will check Tenafly Nature Center's tapped tree and boil down sap to make fresh, warm maple syrup, a sweet treat for all to taste. All ages are welcome. 



    Children must be accompanied by an adult. Rain or shine. Dress warmly; the program will take place indoors and outdoors. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Children under 2 are free (no strollers, please).




    • Tuesday, March 10, 2015
    • 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    • 10
    Registration is closed

    2015 Signature Event: Go Wild, Get Outside
    Hey Kids 4 and up! Leave the parents at home this evening and visit Tenafly Nature Center! Children will have a meal and participate in fun activities with a Tenafly Nature Center Environmental Educator while parents enjoy some time to relax or have an evening out. Activities each evening will include crafts, a night hike, trail games, animal encounters and a campfire with s'mores.


    Drop-off program. Layers and winter gear recommended (snow pants, boots, gloves, etc.). In case of inclement weather, the program will be held under cover. Each night we'll provide a pizza dinner or a hot dog cookout. Children should bring a refillable water bottle. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

    Our mandatory TNC Health Packet is due by Tuesday, March 3; a participant daily checklist can be found on our vacation day camp web page.



    • Wednesday, March 11, 2015
    • 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    Children in Pre-K & K (4-7 years old) will learn about the wonders of the natural world visiting with Tenafly Nature Center Animal Ambassadors, exploring plant and animal exhibits, and hiking along the trails. After school series for eight weeks on Wednesdays. 




    Topics include:
    Clues in the Snow
    Skulls and Skins
    Migration Mysteries
    Magnificent Maple Tree
    Wondrous Webs
    Winter Sleepers
    Backyard Birds
    Batty for Bats 

    Drop off program. Students should wear sturdy closed-toed footwear. Rain or shine. In case of inclement weather, the program will be held under cover. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.  

    Please call 201-568-6093 to register for a single-day of attendance. $10 for Members, $15 for Non-members.

    • Thursday, March 12, 2015
    • 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    Children in Pre-K & K (4-7 years old) will learn about the wonders of the natural world visiting with Tenafly Nature Center Animal Ambassadors, exploring plant and animal exhibits, and hiking along the trails. After school series for eight weeks on Thursdays. 




    Topics include:
    Clues in the Snow
    Skulls and Skins
    Migration Mysteries
    Magnificent Maple Tree
    Wondrous Webs
    Winter Sleepers
    Backyard Birds
    Batty for Bats 

    Drop off program. Students should wear sturdy closed-toed footwear. Rain or shine. In case of inclement weather, the program will be held under cover. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.  

    Please call 201-568-6093 to register for a single-day of attendance. $10 for Members, $15 for Non-members.

    • Saturday, March 14, 2015
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    • 20

    This course covers an introduction to the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference and provides the skills necessary to maintain a hiking trail so it is easily passable and harmonious with its surroundings. Participants will learn assessment of trail conditions, clearing, blazing, proper use of tools and how to report any trail problems they may come across on their segment of trail. Program is intended for adults.


    Wear your hiking boots and work gloves - bring water and a bag lunch. If you have garden clippers, loppers or pruning saws, feel free to bring them along. Space is limited and online pre-registration required.

    Click to Register with the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference

    Free

    • Saturday, March 14, 2015
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    Families will receive a set of clues to help 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 and receive a small prize. Program is intended for adults and children 4 and up.




    Please arrive between 2 and 3 pm. Children must be accompanied by an adult. In case of inclement weather the program will be cancelled.

    2nd Saturday of the month.

    • Sunday, March 15, 2015
    • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    • 20

    Learn how to identify a maple tree. Discover the history of syrup making and how technology has changed the way we gather sap over the centuries. The group will check Tenafly Nature Center's tapped tree and boil down sap to make fresh, warm maple syrup, a sweet treat for all to taste. All ages are welcome. 



    Children must be accompanied by an adult. Rain or shine. Dress warmly; the program will take place indoors and outdoors. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Children under 2 are free (no strollers, please).




    • Sunday, March 15, 2015
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    • 26

    Learn how to identify a maple tree. Discover the history of syrup making and how technology has changed the way we gather sap over the centuries. The group will check Tenafly Nature Center's tapped tree and boil down sap to make fresh, warm maple syrup, a sweet treat for all to taste. All ages are welcome. 



    Children must be accompanied by an adult. Rain or shine. Dress warmly; the program will take place indoors and outdoors. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Children under 2 are free (no strollers, please).




    • Sunday, March 15, 2015
    • 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    • 30

    Learn how to identify a maple tree. Discover the history of syrup making and how technology has changed the way we gather sap over the centuries. The group will check Tenafly Nature Center's tapped tree and boil down sap to make fresh, warm maple syrup, a sweet treat for all to taste. All ages are welcome. 



    Children must be accompanied by an adult. Rain or shine. Dress warmly; the program will take place indoors and outdoors. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Children under 2 are free (no strollers, please).




    • Friday, March 20, 2015
    • 7:00 PM
    • Saturday, April 11, 2015
    • 8:00 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center

    Participants will use flashlights to search the small pond near Tenafly Nature Center's Vistor Center for spotted salamanders that have emerged from their underground burrows. Date and time are variable dependent on when TNC spots the first salamander of the season. To join TNC for this members-only annual event, please e-mail us your name and phone number and we'll contact you when the weather is right.


    Free.

    • Saturday, March 21, 2015
    • 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    • 29

    Families with children ages 3-7 will enjoy a nature-themed story and a visit from one of TNC’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. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 


    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.

    3rd Saturday of the month

    After the indoor program, participants can experience the story in a new way, reading it as they follow StoryWalk® postings along a trail.

    • Saturday, March 21, 2015
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • TNC Campfire Ring
    • 20

    Gather ‘round the campfire to explore how lengthening days and warmers temperatures affect plants and animals. Listen to stories and roast marshmallows for s'mores. Program is intended for adults and families with children 5 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.


    • Saturday, March 21, 2015
    • 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • TNC Campfire Ring
    • 23

    Gather ‘round the campfire to explore how lengthening days and warmers temperatures affect plants and animals. Listen to stories and roast marshmallows for s'mores. Program is intended for adults and families with children 5 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.


    • Sunday, March 22, 2015
    • 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • TNC Pavilion
    • 7
    Come enjoy real maple syrup on pancakes made on a griddle! Learn how to identify a maple tree. Discover the history of syrup making and how technology has changed the way we gather sap over the centuries. We'll check TNC's tapped tree and observe how sap is boiled down to make fresh maple syrup- a sweet treat for all to taste. Fresh fruit, coffee and hot cocoa will be served with pancakes. All ages welcome. 



    Children must be accompanied by an adult. Rain or shine. Dress warmly; the program will take place indoors and outdoors. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Children under two are free. No strollers please.

    • Sunday, March 22, 2015
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • TNC Pavilion
    • 24
    Come enjoy real maple syrup on pancakes made on a griddle! Learn how to identify a maple tree. Discover the history of syrup making and how technology has changed the way we gather sap over the centuries. We'll check TNC's tapped tree and observe how sap is boiled down to make fresh maple syrup- a sweet treat for all to taste. Fresh fruit, coffee and hot cocoa will be served with pancakes. All ages welcome. 



    Children must be accompanied by an adult. Rain or shine. Dress warmly; the program will take place indoors and outdoors. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Children under two are free. No strollers please.

    • Sunday, March 22, 2015
    • 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • TNC Pavilion
    • 30
    Come enjoy real maple syrup on pancakes made on a griddle! Learn how to identify a maple tree. Discover the history of syrup making and how technology has changed the way we gather sap over the centuries. We'll check TNC's tapped tree and observe how sap is boiled down to make fresh maple syrup- a sweet treat for all to taste. Fresh fruit, coffee and hot cocoa will be served with pancakes. All ages welcome. 



    Children must be accompanied by an adult. Rain or shine. Dress warmly; the program will take place indoors and outdoors. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Children under two are free. No strollers please.

    • Sunday, March 22, 2015
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • TNC Pavilion
    • 30
    Come enjoy real maple syrup on pancakes made on a griddle! Learn how to identify a maple tree. Discover the history of syrup making and how technology has changed the way we gather sap over the centuries. We'll check TNC's tapped tree and observe how sap is boiled down to make fresh maple syrup- a sweet treat for all to taste. Fresh fruit, coffee and hot cocoa will be served with pancakes. All ages welcome. 





    Children must be accompanied by an adult. Rain or shine. Dress warmly; the program will take place indoors and outdoors. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Children under two are free. No strollers please.

    • Sunday, March 22, 2015
    • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
    • TNC Pavilion
    • 26
    Come enjoy real maple syrup on pancakes made on a griddle! Learn how to identify a maple tree. Discover the history of syrup making and how technology has changed the way we gather sap over the centuries. We'll check TNC's tapped tree and observe how sap is boiled down to make fresh maple syrup- a sweet treat for all to taste. Fresh fruit, coffee and hot cocoa will be served with pancakes. All ages welcome. 





    Children must be accompanied by an adult. Rain or shine. Dress warmly; the program will take place indoors and outdoors. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Children under two are free. No strollers please.

    • Sunday, March 22, 2015
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • TNC Pavilion
    • 27
    Come enjoy real maple syrup on pancakes made on a griddle! Learn how to identify a maple tree. Discover the history of syrup making and how technology has changed the way we gather sap over the centuries. We'll check TNC's tapped tree and observe how sap is boiled down to make fresh maple syrup- a sweet treat for all to taste. Fresh fruit, coffee and hot cocoa will be served with pancakes. All ages welcome. 





    Children must be accompanied by an adult. Rain or shine. Dress warmly; the program will take place indoors and outdoors. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Children under two are free. No strollers please.

    • Sunday, March 22, 2015
    • 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
    • TNC Pavilion
    • 20
    Come enjoy real maple syrup on pancakes made on a griddle! Learn how to identify a maple tree. Discover the history of syrup making and how technology has changed the way we gather sap over the centuries. We'll check TNC's tapped tree and observe how sap is boiled down to make fresh maple syrup- a sweet treat for all to taste. Fresh fruit, coffee and hot cocoa will be served with pancakes. All ages welcome. 





    Children must be accompanied by an adult. Rain or shine. Dress warmly; the program will take place indoors and outdoors. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Children under 2 are free. No strollers please.

    • Sunday, March 22, 2015
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    • 30

    Learn how to identify a maple tree. Discover the history of syrup making and how technology has changed the way we gather sap over the centuries. The group will check Tenafly Nature Center's tapped tree and boil down sap to make fresh, warm maple syrup, a sweet treat for all to taste. All ages are welcome. 


    This program is offered for new Tenafly residents only. In order to register, please mail in the Free Membership form provided by the Tenafly Welcome! Committee.

    Children must be accompanied by an adult. Rain or shine. Dress warmly; the program will take place indoors and outdoors. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. No strollers, please.





    • Saturday, March 28, 2015
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Tenafly Nature Center
    Discover the natural terrain of the Lost Brook Preserve. Experience sections of the trail as you navigate over roots, rocks, and streams through Tenafly Nature Center's nearly 400 acres of wetlands and hardwood forest.
    All proceeds will support TNC’s mission to protect open space on and off the trails and to provide environmental education programs.





    Five and ten mile race options are available. Rain or shine. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. To register for the race, and for additional details, please visit the Lost Brook Trail Race website.


    • Saturday, March 28, 2015
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    • 27

    Join us for a new twist on searching for eggs! Children will search the forest at Tenafly Nature Center for naturally dyed eggs in camouflage colors. Lucky hunters who find the golden eggs get a special surprise. Please bring your own basket. All ages are welcome.




    Children must be accompanied by an adult. In case of inclement weather, the program will be cancelled. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. No strollers please. Children under two are free.

    • Sunday, March 29, 2015
    • 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Knickerbocker Country Club, 188 Knickerbocker Road, Tenafly, NJ 07670
    Honorary Chair: Sue Herera
    Emcee: Jen Maxfield
    Founder's Award: 
    Michael and Karen Neus
    Volunteer of the Year Award:
                Risa Rosenberg

    Tickets are $125 each
    Auction * Music * Dinner


    Tickets

    We hope that you'll purchase tickets and attend the dinner. If you're unable to attend, you can still support us by making a non-attending donation.

    Sponsorship Opportunities

    If you're a community business interested in supporting with Tenafly Nature Center you may be interested in our annual dinner sponsorship opportunities.

    Commemorative Ad Journal

    Our commemorative ad journal offers ad placements suitable for individuals, families, and businesses. Purchase a page or placement to show your support and share your message with our membership.
    • Saturday, May 09, 2015
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    • 20

    This course covers an introduction to the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference and provides the skills necessary to maintain a hiking trail so it is easily passable and harmonious with its surroundings. Participants will learn assessment of trail conditions, clearing, blazing, proper use of tools and how to report any trail problems they may come across on their segment of trail. Program is intended for adults.


    Wear your hiking boots and work gloves - bring water and a bag lunch. If you have garden clippers, loppers or pruning saws, feel free to bring them along. Space is limited and online pre-registration required.

    Click to Register with the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference

    Free

    • Monday, June 29, 2015
    • 9:00 AM
    • Friday, July 03, 2015
    • 3:30 PM
    • Tenafly Nature Center Pavilion
    • 14
    This week-long Pre-K/K (4-5 yrs.) day camp session runs from June 29-July 3, 9:00 am to 3:30 pm daily.

    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! Each day will focus on a different sense to encourage campers to develop and appreciate each. Through meeting animals and engaging in activities, we will compare our human senses to our animal friends!

    Campers may attend multiple camp weeks with different themes and activities each session. Pre-K/K camp has half day options. Extended care may be provided before camp (8:00-9:00 am) and after camp (3:30-5:00 pm) for an additional fee. For more information on extended care, please visit our Registration & Policies page.

    mandatory Tenafly Nature Center Health Packet must be submitted 7 days in advance of the first day of camp; more information can be found on our summer camp page. Failure to submit the TNC Mandatory Health Packet by the due date will result in forfeiture of registration fee.

    Be sure to sign up early; space is limited and pre-registration is required. Current family membership ($60) is required for TNC camps. Not a member? Join or renew now and take advantage of what the nature center offers all year round.
    • Monday, July 06, 2015
    • 9:00 AM
    • Friday, July 10, 2015
    • 3:30 PM
    • Tenafly Nature Center Pavilion
    • 18
    This week-long 1st-3rd camp session runs from July 6-10, 9:00 am to 3:30 pm daily.

    From snow in the Sahara Desert to December hurricanes, this planet has some weird weather! Come find out why the wind blows and the rain falls. Once we've covered the basics, the sky is the limit! Campers will learn about weather so extreme, it seems impossible, as well as the weird weather we’re likely to witness right here in the Northeast.

    Campers may attend multiple camp weeks with different themes and activities each session. Extended care may be provided before camp (8:00-9:00 am) and after camp (3:30-5:00 pm) for an additional fee. For more information on extended care, please visit our Registration & Policies page.

    mandatory Tenafly Nature Center Health Packet must be submitted 7 days in advance of the first day of camp; more information can be found on our summer camp page. Failure to submit the TNC Mandatory Health Packet by the due date will result in forfeiture of registration fee.

    Be sure to sign up early; space is limited and pre-registration is required. Current family membership ($60) is required for TNC camps. Not a member? Join or renew now and take advantage of what the nature center offers all year round.
    • Monday, July 13, 2015
    • 9:00 AM
    • Friday, July 17, 2015
    • 3:30 PM
    • Tenafly Nature Center Pavilion
    • 13
    This week-long Pre-K/K (4-5 yrs.) day camp session runs from July 13-17, 9:00 am to 3:30 pm daily.

    They're creepy and they're kooky /Mysterious and spooky/ They're all together gooky…no, not the Addams family; it’s the week of Creepy, Crawly Critters at Tenafly Nature Center! Are snakes slimy? Do toads give you warts? Come learn about the slimiest and most slithery organisms this week!

    Campers may attend multiple camp weeks with different themes and activities each session. Pre-K/K camp has half day options. Extended care may be provided before camp (8:00-9:00 am) and after camp (3:30-5:00 pm) for an additional fee. For more information on extended care, please visit our Registration & Policies page.

    mandatory Tenafly Nature Center Health Packet must be submitted 7 days in advance of the first day of camp; more information can be found on our summer camp page. Failure to submit the TNC Mandatory Health Packet by the due date will result in forfeiture of registration fee.

    Be sure to sign up early; space is limited and pre-registration is required. Current family membership ($60) is required for TNC camps. Not a member? Join or renew now and take advantage of what the nature center offers all year round.
    • Monday, July 13, 2015
    • 9:00 AM
    • Friday, July 17, 2015
    • 3:30 PM
    • Tenafly Nature Center Pavilion
    • 18
    This week-long 1st-3rd camp session runs from July 13-17, 9:00 am to 3:30 pm daily.

    Take an in-depth look at reptiles and amphibians that not only live in our area, but around the world! Campers will get to know our cold-blooded Animal Ambassadors and learn the adaptations that make them unique. Arts & crafts, games, projects and science exploration will aid in helping to understand these creatures. Trips to the pond and exploration of the trails will lead to finding different amphibians, fish, and reptile friends.

    Campers may attend multiple camp weeks with different themes and activities each session. Extended care may be provided before camp (8:00-9:00 am) and after camp (3:30-5:00 pm) for an additional fee. For more information on extended care, please visit our Registration & Policies page.

    mandatory Tenafly Nature Center Health Packet must be submitted 7 days in advance of the first day of camp; more information can be found on our summer camp page. Failure to submit the TNC Mandatory Health Packet by the due date will result in forfeiture of registration fee.

    Be sure to sign up early; space is limited and pre-registration is required. Current family membership ($60) is required for TNC camps. Not a member? Join or renew now and take advantage of what the nature center offers all year round.
    • Monday, July 20, 2015
    • 9:00 AM
    • Friday, July 24, 2015
    • 3:30 PM
    • Tenafly Nature Center Pavilion
    • 13
    This week-long Pre-K/K (4-5 yrs.) day camp session runs from July 20-24, 9:00 am to 3:30 pm daily.

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

    Campers may attend multiple camp weeks with different themes and activities each session. Pre-K/K camp has half day options. Extended care may be provided before camp (8:00-9:00 am) and after camp (3:30-5:00 pm) for an additional fee. For more information on extended care, please visit our Registration & Policies page.

    mandatory Tenafly Nature Center Health Packet must be submitted 7 days in advance of the first day of camp; more information can be found on our summer camp page. Failure to submit the TNC Mandatory Health Packet by the due date will result in forfeiture of registration fee.

    Be sure to sign up early; space is limited and pre-registration is required. Current family membership ($60) is required for TNC camps. Not a member? Join or renew now and take advantage of what the nature center offers all year round.
    • Monday, July 20, 2015
    • 9:00 AM
    • Friday, July 24, 2015
    • 3:30 PM
    • Tenafly Nature Center Pavilion
    • 18
    This week-long 1st-3rd camp session runs from July 20-24, 9:00 am to 3:30 pm daily.

    Watch as your camper transforms before your eyes. Tenafly Nature Center will transform fears of creepy crawlers into fascination as we explore the transformative powers of invertebrates and amphibians. Spend time exploring the habitats of Tenafly Nature Center as we seek evidence of metamorphosis in the natural world.

    Campers may attend multiple camp weeks with different themes and activities each session. Extended care may be provided before camp (8:00-9:00 am) and after camp (3:30-5:00 pm) for an additional fee. For more information on extended care, please visit our Registration & Policies page.

    mandatory Tenafly Nature Center Health Packet must be submitted 7 days in advance of the first day of camp; more information can be found on our summer camp page. Failure to submit the TNC Mandatory Health Packet by the due date will result in forfeiture of registration fee.

    Be sure to sign up early; space is limited and pre-registration is required. Current family membership ($60) is required for TNC camps. Not a member? Join or renew now and take advantage of what the nature center offers all year round.
    • Monday, July 27, 2015
    • 9:00 AM
    • Friday, July 31, 2015
    • 3:30 PM
    • Tenafly Nature Center Pavilion
    • 13

    This week-long Pre-K/K (4-5 yrs.) day camp session runs from July 27-31, 9:00 am to 3:30 pm daily.

    Who has feathers but can’t fly? Who doesn’t have gills but lives in the water? What types of organisms are capable of glowing? Life has evolved some surprising solutions to survival. Come explore the wonderful world of wacky adaptations as we learn about our most diverse fellow inhabitants on this planet!

    Campers may attend multiple camp weeks with different themes and activities each session. Pre-K/K camp has half day options. Extended care may be provided before camp (8:00-9:00 am) and after camp (3:30-5:00 pm) for an additional fee. For more information on extended care, please visit our Registration & Policies page.

    mandatory Tenafly Nature Center Health Packet must be submitted 7 days in advance of the first day of camp; more information can be found on our summer camp page. Failure to submit the TNC Mandatory Health Packet by the due date will result in forfeiture of registration fee.

    Be sure to sign up early; space is limited and pre-registration is required. Current family membership ($60) is required for TNC camps. Not a member? Join or renew now and take advantage of what the nature center offers all year round.
    • Monday, July 27, 2015
    • 9:00 AM
    • Friday, July 31, 2015
    • 3:30 PM
    • Tenafly Nature Center Pavilion
    • 18
    This week-long 1st-3rd camp session runs from July 27-31, 9:00 am to 3:30 pm daily.

    In the African Savannah, who will win: the gazelle or the cheetah? Come learn about what it takes to survive in the Animal Kingdom! Campers will investigate the arms race between predators and prey. Learn about the adaptations that enable animals all over the world (especially those found in New Jersey) to survive.

    Campers may attend multiple camp weeks with different themes and activities each session. Extended care may be provided before camp (8:00-9:00 am) and after camp (3:30-5:00 pm) for an additional fee. For more information on extended care, please visit our Registration & Policies page.

    mandatory Tenafly Nature Center Health Packet must be submitted 7 days in advance of the first day of camp; more information can be found on our summer camp page. Failure to submit the TNC Mandatory Health Packet by the due date will result in forfeiture of registration fee.

    Be sure to sign up early; space is limited and pre-registration is required. Current family membership ($60) is required for TNC camps. Not a member? Join or renew now and take advantage of what the nature center offers all year round.
    • Monday, August 03, 2015
    • 9:00 AM
    • Friday, August 07, 2015
    • 3:30 PM
    • Tenafly Nature Center Pavilion
    • 15
    This week-long 1st-3rd camp session runs from August 3-7, 9:00 am to 3:30 pm daily.

    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!

    Campers may attend multiple camp weeks with different themes and activities each session. Extended care may be provided before camp (8:00-9:00 am) and after camp (3:30-5:00 pm) for an additional fee. For more information on extended care, please visit our Registration & Policies page.

    mandatory Tenafly Nature Center Health Packet must be submitted 7 days in advance of the first day of camp; more information can be found on our summer camp page. Failure to submit the TNC Mandatory Health Packet by the due date will result in forfeiture of registration fee.

    Be sure to sign up early; space is limited and pre-registration is required. Current family membership ($60) is required for TNC camps. Not a member? Join or renew now and take advantage of what the nature center offers all year round.
    • Monday, August 03, 2015
    • 9:00 AM
    • Friday, August 07, 2015
    • 3:30 PM
    • Tenafly Nature Center Pavilion
    • 17
    This week-long 4th-5th grade camp session runs from August 3-7, 9:00 am to 3:30 pm daily.

    What’s better than an art camp? How about an art camp in the middle of the woods? Just like artists Monet and Van Gogh, students will spend a time drawing inspiration from Mother Nature. Examine the world for beauty and inspiration for crafts.

    Campers may attend multiple camp weeks with different themes and activities each session. Extended care may be provided before camp (8:00-9:00 am) and after camp (3:30-5:00 pm) for an additional fee. For more information on extended care, please visit our Registration & Policies page.

    mandatory Tenafly Nature Center Health Packet must be submitted 7 days in advance of the first day of camp; more information can be found on our summer camp page. Failure to submit the TNC Mandatory Health Packet by the due date will result in forfeiture of registration fee.

    Be sure to sign up early; space is limited and pre-registration is required. Current family membership ($60) is required for TNC camps. Not a member? Join or renew now and take advantage of what the nature center offers all year round.
    • Monday, August 10, 2015
    • 9:00 AM
    • Friday, August 14, 2015
    • 3:30 PM
    • Tenafly Nature Center Pavilion
    • 17
    This week-long 1st-3rd camp session runs from August 10-14, 9:00 am to 3:30 pm daily.

    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. Come to base camp and meet your team of fellow explorers as we take to the woods!

    Campers may attend multiple camp weeks with different themes and activities each session. Extended care may be provided before camp (8:00-9:00 am) and after camp (3:30-5:00 pm) for an additional fee. For more information on extended care, please visit our Registration & Policies page.

    mandatory Tenafly Nature Center Health Packet must be submitted 7 days in advance of the first day of camp; more information can be found on our summer camp page. Failure to submit the TNC Mandatory Health Packet by the due date will result in forfeiture of registration fee.

    Be sure to sign up early; space is limited and pre-registration is required. Current family membership ($60) is required for TNC camps. Not a member? Join or renew now and take advantage of what the nature center offers all year round.
    • Monday, August 10, 2015
    • 9:00 AM
    • Friday, August 14, 2015
    • 3:30 PM
    • Tenafly Nature Center Pavilion
    • 15
    This week-long 4th-5th grade camp session runs from August 10-14, 9:00 am to 3:30 pm daily.

    How did humans live without modern technology? What would it take to survive in the woods with just your skills and what you carry? Would you know what to do if you got lost in the woods? Figure out how to properly start a campfire, read trails, construct a survival shelter, identify edibles, and employ map and compass skills!

    Campers may attend multiple camp weeks with different themes and activities each session. Extended care may be provided before camp (8:00-9:00 am) and after camp (3:30-5:00 pm) for an additional fee. For more information on extended care, please visit our Registration & Policies page.

    mandatory Tenafly Nature Center Health Packet must be submitted 7 days in advance of the first day of camp; more information can be found on our summer camp page. Failure to submit the TNC Mandatory Health Packet by the due date will result in forfeiture of registration fee.

    Be sure to sign up early; space is limited and pre-registration is required. Current family membership ($60) is required for TNC camps. Not a member? Join or renew now and take advantage of what the nature center offers all year round.
    • Monday, August 17, 2015
    • 9:00 AM
    • Friday, August 21, 2015
    • 3:30 PM
    • Tenafly Nature Center Pavilion
    • 18
    This week-long 1st-3rd camp session runs from August 17-21, 9:00 am to 3:30 pm daily.

    What causes species extinction, and what can we do to help protect our animal friends? Using artifacts and live animals, campers will learn about the classifications of at-risk species, and develop an appreciation for the diversity of organisms around us.

    Campers may attend multiple camp weeks with different themes and activities each session. Extended care may be provided before camp (8:00-9:00 am) and after camp (3:30-5:00 pm) for an additional fee. For more information on extended care, please visit our Registration & Policies page.

    mandatory Tenafly Nature Center Health Packet must be submitted 7 days in advance of the first day of camp; more information can be found on our summer camp page. Failure to submit the TNC Mandatory Health Packet by the due date will result in forfeiture of registration fee.

    Be sure to sign up early; space is limited and pre-registration is required. Current family membership ($60) is required for TNC camps. Not a member? Join or renew now and take advantage of what the nature center offers all year round.
    • Monday, August 17, 2015
    • 9:00 AM
    • Friday, August 21, 2015
    • 3:30 PM
    • Tenafly Nature Center Pavilion
    • 18
    This week-long 6th-8th grade day camp session runs from August 17-21, 9:00 am to 3:30 pm daily.

    Water -- we take it for granted all too often. Come spend the week learning about why water is a valuable resource. 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? We all need water, and not just people! Plants and animals need water as well. We will investigate the competing uses for water in the 21st century.

    Campers may attend multiple camp weeks with different themes and activities each session. Extended care may be provided before camp (8:00-9:00 am) and after camp (3:30-5:00 pm) for an additional fee. For more information on extended care, please visit our Registration & Policies page.

    mandatory Tenafly Nature Center Health Packet must be submitted 7 days in advance of the first day of camp; more information can be found on our summer camp page. Failure to submit the TNC Mandatory Health Packet by the due date will result in forfeiture of registration fee.

    Be sure to sign up early; space is limited and pre-registration is required. Current family membership ($60) is required for TNC camps. Not a member? Join or renew now and take advantage of what the nature center offers all year round.
    • Monday, August 24, 2015
    • 9:00 AM
    • Friday, August 28, 2015
    • 3:30 PM
    • Tenafly Nature Center Pavilion
    • 17
    This week-long 1st-3rd camp session runs from August 24-28, 9:00 am to 3:30 pm daily.

    Sometimes you've got to get your hands in the muck to be a lucky duck! Our lucky duck campers will come face to beak with the resident ducks of Pfister's Pond. Like field scientists, we'll 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. Ponds will be compared to other ecosystems, as well as to other bodies of water, for full immersion! 

    Campers may attend multiple camp weeks with different themes and activities each session. Extended care may be provided before camp (8:00-9:00 am) and after camp (3:30-5:00 pm) for an additional fee. For more information on extended care, please visit our Registration & Policies page.

    mandatory Tenafly Nature Center Health Packet must be submitted 7 days in advance of the first day of camp; more information can be found on our summer camp page. Failure to submit the TNC Mandatory Health Packet by the due date will result in forfeiture of registration fee.

    Be sure to sign up early; space is limited and pre-registration is required. Current family membership ($60) is required for TNC camps. Not a member? Join or renew now and take advantage of what the nature center offers all year round.
    • Monday, August 24, 2015
    • 9:00 AM
    • Friday, August 28, 2015
    • 3:30 PM
    • Tenafly Nature Center Pavilion
    • 18
    This week-long 4th-5th grade camp session runs from August 24-28, 9:00 am to 3:30 pm daily.

    Imagine a car run from plants! Whether you ride in a car run off vegetable oil or gas, it wouldn’t be getting anywhere without plants in the tank. Come 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.

    Campers may attend multiple camp weeks with different themes and activities each session. Extended care may be provided before camp (8:00-9:00 am) and after camp (3:30-5:00 pm) for an additional fee. For more information on extended care, please visit our Registration & Policies page.

    mandatory Tenafly Nature Center Health Packet must be submitted 7 days in advance of the first day of camp; more information can be found on our summer camp page. Failure to submit the TNC Mandatory Health Packet by the due date will result in forfeiture of registration fee.

    Be sure to sign up early; space is limited and pre-registration is required. Current family membership ($60) is required for TNC camps. Not a member? Join or renew now and take advantage of what the nature center offers all year round.
    • Monday, August 31, 2015
    • 9:00 AM
    • Friday, September 04, 2015
    • 3:30 PM
    • Tenafly Nature Center Pavilion
    • 14

    This week-long Pre-K/K (4-5 yrs.) day camp session runs from August 31-September 4, 9:00 am to 3:30 pm daily.

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

    Campers may attend multiple camp weeks with different themes and activities each session. Pre-K/K camp has half day options. Extended care may be provided before camp (8:00-9:00 am) and after camp (3:30-5:00 pm) for an additional fee. For more information on extended care, please visit our Registration & Policies page.

    mandatory Tenafly Nature Center Health Packet must be submitted 7 days in advance of the first day of camp; more information can be found on our summer camp page. Failure to submit the TNC Mandatory Health Packet by the due date will result in forfeiture of registration fee.

    Be sure to sign up early; space is limited and pre-registration is required. Current family membership ($60) is required for TNC camps. Not a member? Join or renew now and take advantage of what the nature center offers all year round.

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