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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

    • Wednesday, April 20, 2016
    • Wednesday, June 08, 2016
    • 8 sessions
    • TNC Visitor Center
    • 2
    Young children, 1 ½ to 3 years old, with an adult will explore the natural world through a series of topics lead by a Tenafly Nature Center Environmental Educator. Each week has a different focus emphasizing working together through discovery stations, songs and journeys outside. Eight week series on Wednesdays.


    Topics include: 

    Egg-stravaganza
    Beautiful Butterflies
    Baby Animals
    All About Amphibians
    Incredible Invertebrates  
    Snakes Aren’t Slimy
    Rascally Rabbits
    Springtime Forest


     
    No strollers or unregistered siblings, please. In case of inclement weather, the program will be held under cover. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Fees are per adults/child pair. Additional family members pay half of the fee. 

    Members: Series-$56; Daily-$10

    Non-members: Series-$80; Daily-$15



    • Tuesday, April 26, 2016
    • Friday, June 17, 2016
    • TNC Trails
    Calling all nature-loving readers! StoryWalk® is an interactive outdoor exhibit that turns reading into an adventure along the trails without electronic devices. Hikers can read a nature-themed story while they walk in the woods. Designed for beginning readers, the stories will appeal to all ages. Tenafly Nature Center will post a new story, page by page, along a trail each season. Free!




    To preview the story, register for the Nature Story Time program at 11:45 am on March 19, which will introduce the new StoryWalk®

    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.
    • Wednesday, April 27, 2016
    • Wednesday, June 15, 2016
    • 8 sessions
    • TNC Visitor Center
    • 0

    Sorry, but this event is now sold out. You can join the waitlist and we will send you an email when additional spaces become available.

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    Children in Pre-K & K (4-7 years old) will learn about the wonders of the natural world by visiting with Tenafly Nature Center Animal Ambassadors, exploring plant and animal exhibits, and hiking along the trails.  Eight week series on Wednesdays.





    Topics include: 

    Terrific Turtles
    Insect Exploration
    Rockin’ Recyclers
    Pondering the Pond
    Wild About Wildflowers
    The Bear Facts
    Sensational Seeds
    Underground World


     
    No strollers or unregistered siblings, please. In case of inclement weather, the program will be held under cover. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Fees are per adults/child pair. Additional family members pay half of the fee. 

    Members: Series-$56; Daily-$10

    Non-members: Series-$80; Daily-$15




    • Saturday, May 14, 2016
    • Saturday, June 11, 2016
    • 2 sessions
    • 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 families with children 4 and up. Children must be accompanied by an adult.


    Please arrive between 2 and 3 pm.

    In case of inclement weather the program will be cancelled.

    2nd Saturday of the month.


    • Saturday, May 21, 2016
    • Saturday, June 18, 2016
    • 2 sessions
    • TNC Visitor Center

    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. 



    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


     

    • Saturday, May 21, 2016
    • Saturday, June 18, 2016
    • 2 sessions
    • TNC Visitor Center

    Experience a guided 2-hour walk (1½ miles) along the trails by the light of the full moon. Participants will stop for a rest at the crossroads of the Purple and Allison Trail. This tranquil, meditative hike encourages reflection and connection with nature, allowing hikers to experience the trails after dark. Recommended for adults.




    Pre-registration required. Please bring a flashlight. In case of inclement weather the program will be postponed to the following month.



    • Saturday, June 04, 2016
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • TNC Pavilion

    NY/NJ Trail conference volunteers will guide a 1 mile walk of Tenafly Nature Center's trails (Red, Yellow, White). They will discuss the techniques they use to maintain Tenafly Nature Centers 7 miles of trails. Program is intended for adults and families.

    Wear your good walking shoes or hiking boots.

    Free

    • Sunday, June 05, 2016
    • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    • 20

    Enjoy the season with a guided walk along one of TNC’s trails with an Environmental Educator. Whether a first time visitor or a regular on the trails, participants will enjoy different sensory experiences in the forest each month. All ages welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

    In case of inclement weather, the program will be postponed to the following month. Children under 2 are free. No strollers please.


    1st Sunday of the month.

    • Sunday, June 12, 2016
    • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Tenafly Nature Center
    2016 Signature Event: Stay Close to Nature
    Celebrate the beginning of summer with a scenic canoe ride on Pfister’s pond, a once a year treat. Enjoy short family hikes, live animal encounters at the salamander pond, and seasonal crafts featured in the education pavilion. All ages welcome. 





    Children must be accompanied by an adult. Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy together with fellow tree huggers. In case of inclement weather, the program will be cancelled. Children under two are free.

    • Saturday, June 18, 2016
    • Thursday, September 15, 2016
    • TNC Trails
    Calling all nature-loving readers! StoryWalk® is an interactive outdoor exhibit that turns reading into an adventure along the trails without electronic devices. Hikers can read a nature-themed story while they walk in the woods. Designed for beginning readers, the stories will appeal to all ages. Tenafly Nature Center will post a new story, page by page, along a trail each season. Free!




    To preview the story, register for the Nature Story Time program at 11:45 am on June 18, which will introduce the new StoryWalk®

    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.
    • Sunday, June 19, 2016
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    • 25

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





    Children must be accompanied by an adult. No strollers please. In case of inclement weather, the program will be cancelled. Dads and children under two are free.

    • Tuesday, June 21, 2016
    • 1:30 PM
    • Thursday, June 23, 2016
    • 4:30 PM
    • TNC Pavilion
    • 36

    Children ages 5-12 excavate fossils directly from a matrix rock, create a shark tooth necklace, build a dinosaur model, crack open crystal filled geodes and find amber and Herkimer diamonds. This 3 day journey includes Gemstone Mining, authentic Fossil Digs, and fun fact-filled interactive presentations and hands-on projects. Presented by Dinosaurs Rock™





    Children will see and touch a pre-historic, life-size T-Rex skull, 9 foot leg of an ice age mammoth, real dinosaur eggs, footprints and teeth, amethyst towers and more. They will take home genuine dinosaur bone specimens and other fossils, plus real gemstones, like rubies and emeralds.

    Drop off program. Children should bring a refillable water bottle and one snack. Students should wear sturdy closed-toed footwear. Layers and rain gear are recommended (rain boots, jacket, hat, etc.) Rain or shine. Drop off program. Children may attend individual days. Pre-registration is required.

    3 Days: Members $200/

    Non-members $225

    Daily: Members $75/Non-members $90


    • Monday, June 27, 2016
    • Friday, September 02, 2016
    • 7 sessions
    • Tenafly Nature Center Pavilion
    • 13
    Seven week-long Pre-K/K (4-5 yrs.) day camp sessions available. Each week runs from, 9:00 am to 3:30 pm daily (with AM (9:00 am-12:30 pm) or PM (12:00-3:30 pm) half day options available).

    1. Exploration Expedition: June 27-July 1
    2. Mammalrama: July 5-8
    3. Plentiful Plants: July 11-15
    4. Homes and Habitats: July 18-22
    5. The Feisty Forest: July 25-29
    6. Wet and Wild: August 1-5
    7. Watch Out, Weather!: August 29-September 2
      See descriptions below


      • Use the grade your child is entering next September to determine group.
      • Campers may attend multiple weeks. Each week will feature different activities.
      • Pre-K (4-5 year olds) & Kindergarten may attend half-day sessions. These run from 9:00 am-12:30 pm or 12:00-3:30 pm.
      • After registering, primary guardian will receive confirmation emails.
      • Be sure to sign up early; space is limited and pre-registration is required.
      Extended Care may be provided before and after camp for an additional fee. This is not an extended camp experience. During this time campers participate in supervised, self-directed, indoor activities.
      • Pre-Care: 8:00-9:00 am, $60 per camper per week.
      • Post-Care: 3:30-5:00 pm, $75 per camper per week.
      • If registering for both Pre- and Post-Care, fee is discounted to $125 per week.

      To Register:

      1. Current annual Family Membership ($60) is required for all participants in our camp programs. 
      2. Click the Register button, complete the form, and pay with a credit card.

      3. Provide page 6 of the Summer Nature Day Camp Registration & Mandatory Health Packet (Mandatory Health Packet: Universal Health Record) to child’s health care provider.

      4. Failure to submit all forms to TNC 7 days before the first day of camp (mail, drop-off, fax or scan and e-mail) will result in forfeiture of registration fee.

        New Jersey state law requires that campers submit a current health record each year; please provide written documentation if your child is not vaccinated for medical or religious reasons.
      For more information on our summer camp programs, please visit our Registration & Policies page.

      Exploration Expedition: June 27-July 1
      Is your child a natural born scientist? Adventure seeker? Out of the box thinker? If so, sign your child up for exploration central where we will begin examining the mysteries of life. How do small seeds become tall trees? Why do flowers smell? Why do animals camouflage? Explorers will head out into the forest to find answers to these perplexing questions!

      Mammalrama: July 5-8
      Being hairy is not so scary! Campers will discover what it means to be a mammal, and learn to identify what their characteristics are (including ourselves). We will also explore the diversity of different mammal types through animal visits. Come trek our woods in search of our furry friends and any evidence they leave behind.

      Plentiful Plants: July 11-15
      Plants are just about everywhere; rain forests, grasslands, and even the desert! They belong to an amazing kingdom! Campers will develop an appreciation for all life stages of plants, from seeds to trees. By learning to identify plants common to New Jersey as well as plants that we use in our lives, campers will appreciate the persistence of plants.

      Homes and Habitats: July 18-22
      Humans have homes, animals have habitats! Campers will investigate the various habitats of animals found at the TNC, from frog to fish to fox. Each day is an experience and a discovery as they are introduced to insects, mammals, amphibians and reptiles native to our woods. Stories, puppet shows, games, arts & crafts and guided hikes will round out our week.

      The Feisty Forest: July 25-29
      Forests may not have fangs, but some of the critters in forests do! Forests are home to amazing animals and plants. Enjoy the forest and frolic under the trees as we learn about our furry and feathery friends and our scaly and slimy pals!

      Wet and Wild: August 1-5
      It may be calm on the surface, but the fun is beneath!
      Campers will investigate all the life that lurks beneath the surface of the pond with a variety of tools. From frogs to fish to invertebrates, we’ll explore the watery depths of Pfister’s Pond.

      Watch Out, Weather!: August 29-September 2
      Thunder, lightning and hail, oh my! When skies grow dark and ominous, we watch in fear and awe to see what is unleashed. Campers will spend time with their eyes on the sky as we explore what makes rain different from snow and hurricanes different from tornadoes. This will be the only week we hope for rain!

      • Thursday, July 07, 2016
      • 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
      • Alpine Boat Basin
      • 40
      Thursday’s speakers will include Vanessa Smiley, of the Morristown National Historical Park (the nation's first “National Historical Park”), who are celebrating 100 years of service, and Dr. Angela

      Cristini, Director of Environmental Education at the NJ Meadowlands.



      Meet at the boat basin. Fee includes motor coach transportation to/from Liberty State Park. Total sail time including transportation around 5 hours.


      • Each trip is limited to 40 people. Fees must be pre-paid. No refunds.
      • Sail is held rain or shine; proceed to boat basin and wear rain gear. In severe weather, the captain may cancel the sail and issue vouchers at the dock.
      • Check-in at the dock gate is required. Check this website to confirm dates.
      • All trips depart and return to the Alpine Boat Basin, Exit 2 off the Palisades Interstate Parkway. Weekend sails do not include $5 parking fee.
      • Bring your own food and beverages (beer/wine ok, but no liquor) but please take everything with you after the sail. 
      • Restrooms available dockside only.
      • Due to the number of registrations received for our numerous programs, we are unable to provide refunds due to changes in individual schedules, illness, or other personal reasons.
      • Payment is per person. There is no discounted fee for children. All ages of individuals count toward the 40 people aboard the ship due to Coast Guard regulations.
      • Friday, July 08, 2016
      • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
      • Alpine Boat Basin
      • 37
      This 2- to 3-hour round-trip sail offers kids aged 5-12, and their parents, a hands-on learning experience. A TNC Environmental Educator will introduce kids and adults to Hudson River fish, crabs and other creatures. The sail departs from the Alpine Boat Basin.





      Meet at the boat basin. This sail departs from the Alpine Boat Basin.

      • Each trip is limited to 40 people. Fees must be pre-paid. No refunds.
      • Sail is held rain or shine; proceed to boat basin and wear rain gear. In severe weather, the captain may cancel the sail and issue vouchers at the dock.
      • Check-in at the dock gate is required. Check this website to confirm dates.
      • All trips depart and return to the Alpine Boat Basin, Exit 2 off the Palisades Interstate Parkway. Weekend sails do not include $5 parking fee.
      • Bring your own food and beverages (beer/wine ok, but no liquor) but please take everything with you after the sail. 
      • Restrooms available dockside only.
      • Due to the number of registrations received for our numerous programs, we are unable to provide refunds due to changes in individual schedules, illness, or other personal reasons.
      • Payment is per person. All ages of individuals count toward the 40 people aboard the ship due to Coast Guard regulations.
      • Friday, July 08, 2016
      • 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
      • Alpine Boat Basin
      • 40
      This 2- to 3-hour round-trip sail offers kids aged 5-12, and their parents, a hands-on learning experience. A TNC Environmental Educator will introduce kids and adults to Hudson River fish, crabs and other creatures. The sail departs from the Alpine Boat Basin.





      Meet at the boat basin. This sail departs from the Alpine Boat Basin.

      • Each trip is limited to 40 people. Fees must be pre-paid. No refunds.
      • Sail is held rain or shine; proceed to boat basin and wear rain gear. In severe weather, the captain may cancel the sail and issue vouchers at the dock.
      • Check-in at the dock gate is required. Check this website to confirm dates.
      • All trips depart and return to the Alpine Boat Basin, Exit 2 off the Palisades Interstate Parkway. Weekend sails do not include $5 parking fee.
      • Bring your own food and beverages (beer/wine ok, but no liquor) but please take everything with you after the sail. 
      • Restrooms available dockside only.
      • Due to the number of registrations received for our numerous programs, we are unable to provide refunds due to changes in individual schedules, illness, or other personal reasons.
      • Payment is per person. All ages of individuals count toward the 40 people aboard the ship due to Coast Guard regulations.
      • Friday, July 08, 2016
      • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
      • Alpine Boat Basin
      • 40
      Enjoy bluegrass duo, Cold Rain and Snow, to perform Grassroots music with banjo, fiddle and guitar. Total sail time around 2.5-3 hours.






      Meet at the boat basin. 

      • Each trip is limited to 40 people. Fees must be pre-paid. No refunds.
      • Sail is held rain or shine; proceed to boat basin and wear rain gear. In severe weather, the captain may cancel the sail and issue vouchers at the dock.
      • Check-in at the dock gate is required. Check this website to confirm dates.
      • All trips depart and return to the Alpine Boat Basin, Exit 2 off the Palisades Interstate Parkway. Weekend sails do not include $5 parking fee.
      • Bring your own food and beverages (beer/wine ok, but no liquor) but please take everything with you after the sail. 
      • Restrooms available dockside only.
      • Due to the number of registrations received for our numerous programs, we are unable to provide refunds due to changes in individual schedules, illness, or other personal reasons.
      • Payment is per person. There is no discounted fee for children. All ages of individuals count toward the 40 people aboard the ship due to Coast Guard regulations.
      • Saturday, July 09, 2016
      • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
      • Alpine Boat Basin
      • 38
      Sail for 3 hours and learn about the geology of the Palisades from Dr. George Harlow, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at the American Museum of Natural History, followed by author Todd W. Braisted as we examine some of the exciting events of the Hudson’s Revolutionary past!








      Meet at the boat basin. Fee includes motor coach transportation to/from Liberty State Park. Total sail time including transportation around 5 hours.

      • Each trip is limited to 40 people. Fees must be pre-paid. No refunds.
      • Sail is held rain or shine; proceed to boat basin and wear rain gear. In severe weather, the captain may cancel the sail and issue vouchers at the dock.
      • Check-in at the dock gate is required. Check this website to confirm dates.
      • All trips depart and return to the Alpine Boat Basin, Exit 2 off the Palisades Interstate Parkway. Weekend sails do not include $5 parking fee.
      • Bring your own food and beverages (beer/wine ok, but no liquor) but please take everything with you after the sail. 
      • Restrooms available dockside only.
      • Due to the number of registrations received for our numerous programs, we are unable to provide refunds due to changes in individual schedules, illness, or other personal reasons.
      • Payment is per person. There is no discounted fee for children. All ages of individuals count toward the 40 people aboard the ship due to Coast Guard regulations.
      • Saturday, July 09, 2016
      • 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
      • Alpine Boat Basin
      • 36
      This 2- to 3-hour round-trip sail offers kids aged 5-12, and their parents, a hands-on learning experience. A TNC Environmental Educator will introduce kids and adults to Hudson River fish, crabs and other creatures. The sail departs from the Alpine Boat Basin.





      Meet at the boat basin. This sail departs from the Alpine Boat Basin.

      • Each trip is limited to 40 people. Fees must be pre-paid. No refunds.
      • Sail is held rain or shine; proceed to boat basin and wear rain gear. In severe weather, the captain may cancel the sail and issue vouchers at the dock.
      • Check-in at the dock gate is required. Check this website to confirm dates.
      • All trips depart and return to the Alpine Boat Basin, Exit 2 off the Palisades Interstate Parkway. Weekend sails do not include $5 parking fee.
      • Bring your own food and beverages (beer/wine ok, but no liquor) but please take everything with you after the sail. 
      • Restrooms available dockside only.
      • Due to the number of registrations received for our numerous programs, we are unable to provide refunds due to changes in individual schedules, illness, or other personal reasons.
      • Payment is per person. All ages of individuals count toward the 40 people aboard the ship due to Coast Guard regulations.
      • Saturday, July 09, 2016
      • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
      • Alpine Boat Basin
      • 40

      Spend 2.5-3 hours during the evening on the river. Enjoy a tasting of three different craft beers from local brewery BriXCity.

       












      Meet at the boat basin. Fee includes motor coach transportation to/from Liberty State Park. Total sail time including transportation around 5 hours.

      • Each trip is limited to 40 people. Fees must be pre-paid. No refunds.
      • Sail is held rain or shine; proceed to boat basin and wear rain gear. In severe weather, the captain may cancel the sail and issue vouchers at the dock.
      • Check-in at the dock gate is required. Check this website to confirm dates.
      • All trips depart and return to the Alpine Boat Basin, Exit 2 off the Palisades Interstate Parkway. Weekend sails do not include $5 parking fee.
      • Bring your own food and beverages (beer/wine ok, but no liquor) but please take everything with you after the sail. 
      • Restrooms available dockside only.
      • Due to the number of registrations received for our numerous programs, we are unable to provide refunds due to changes in individual schedules, illness, or other personal reasons.
      • Payment is per person. There is no discounted fee for children. All ages of individuals count toward the 40 people aboard the ship due to Coast Guard regulations.
      • Sunday, July 10, 2016
      • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
      • Alpine Boat Basin
      • 12
      This 2- to 3-hour round-trip sail offers kids aged 5-12, and their parents, a hands-on learning experience. A TNC Environmental Educator will introduce kids and adults to Hudson River fish, crabs and other creatures. The sail departs from the Alpine Boat Basin.





      Meet at the boat basin. This sail departs from the Alpine Boat Basin.

      • Each trip is limited to 40 people. Fees must be pre-paid. No refunds.
      • Sail is held rain or shine; proceed to boat basin and wear rain gear. In severe weather, the captain may cancel the sail and issue vouchers at the dock.
      • Check-in at the dock gate is required. Check this website to confirm dates.
      • All trips depart and return to the Alpine Boat Basin, Exit 2 off the Palisades Interstate Parkway. Weekend sails do not include $5 parking fee.
      • Bring your own food and beverages (beer/wine ok, but no liquor) but please take everything with you after the sail. 
      • Restrooms available dockside only.
      • Due to the number of registrations received for our numerous programs, we are unable to provide refunds due to changes in individual schedules, illness, or other personal reasons.
      • Payment is per person. All ages of individuals count toward the 40 people aboard the ship due to Coast Guard regulations.
      • Sunday, July 10, 2016
      • 3:30 PM - 8:30 PM
      • Alpine Boat Basin
      • 39
      Sunday’s speakers will include Hugh Carola of Hackensack Riverkeeper and Palisades Interstate Park Historian and Kearney House Curator, Eric Nelson.











      Meet at the boat basin. Fee includes motor coach transportation to/from Liberty State Park. Total sail time including transportation around 5 hours.

      • Each trip is limited to 40 people. Fees must be pre-paid. No refunds.
      • Sail is held rain or shine; proceed to boat basin and wear rain gear. In severe weather, the captain may cancel the sail and issue vouchers at the dock.
      • Check-in at the dock gate is required. Check this website to confirm dates.
      • All trips depart and return to the Alpine Boat Basin, Exit 2 off the Palisades Interstate Parkway. Weekend sails do not include $5 parking fee.
      • Bring your own food and beverages (beer/wine ok, but no liquor) but please take everything with you after the sail. 
      • Restrooms available dockside only.
      • Due to the number of registrations received for our numerous programs, we are unable to provide refunds due to changes in individual schedules, illness, or other personal reasons.
      • Payment is per person. There is no discounted fee for children. All ages of individuals count toward the 40 people aboard the ship due to Coast Guard regulations.
      • Monday, July 25, 2016
      • Friday, August 26, 2016
      • 5 sessions
      • Tenafly Nature Center Pavilion
      • 15

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

      1. Powerful Plants: July 25-29

      2. Natural Art: August 1-5
      3. Olympics: August 8-12
      4. Earth Movers and Shakers: August 15-19
      5. Watershed Address: August 22-26

        See descriptions below


        • Use the grade your child is entering next September to determine group.
        • Campers may attend multiple weeks. Each week will feature different activities.
        • After registering, primary guardian will receive confirmation emails.
        • Be sure to sign up early; space is limited and pre-registration is required.
        Extended Care may be provided before and after camp for an additional fee. This is not an extended camp experience. During this time campers participate in supervised, self-directed, indoor activities.
        • Pre-Care: 8:00-9:00 am, $60 per camper per week.
        • Post-Care: 3:30-5:00 pm, $75 per camper per week.
        • If registering for both Pre- and Post-Care, fee is discounted to $125 per week.

        To Register:

        1. Current annual Family Membership ($60) is required for all participants in our camp programs. 
        2. Click the Register button, complete the form, and pay with a credit card.

        3. Provide page 6 of the Summer Nature Day Camp Registration & Mandatory Health Packet (Mandatory Health Packet: Universal Health Record) to child’s health care provider.

        4. Failure to submit all forms to TNC 7 days before the first day of camp (mail, drop-off, fax or scan and e-mail) will result in forfeiture of registration fee.

          New Jersey state law requires that campers submit a current health record each year; please provide written documentation if your child is not vaccinated for medical or religious reasons.
        For more information on our summer camp programs, please visit our Registration & Policies page.

        Powerful Plants: July 25-29
        From breaking through rocks to curing diseases, plants are pretty powerful. Come spend the week at camp learning how important plants are! Campers will learn about the plants growing in the forest as well as the plants within our garden of the TNC.

        Natural Art: August 1-5
        Everyone can be an artist! We will examine how ancient cultures expressed themselves and compare our views with these cultures. Campers will create wonderful works of art using natural and recycled items and explore many types of environmental art. Using nature and our surroundings as a source of inspiration will encourage campers to feel a deeper connection to our natural world.

        Olympics: August 8-12
        The Summer Olympics have arrived at the TNC! Campers will exercise their bodies as well as their minds while participating in group challenges. Campers will learn how to work as a team and make connections to the natural world by learning about creatures that have special abilities to survive through cooperation.

        Earth Movers and Shakers: August 15-19
        Come explore the foundations of your world. Campers will investigate aspects of astronomy and geology and investigate questions such as “Why are there eclipses?” and “Why are there earthquakes?” Our ancestors considered these occurrences supernatural rather than natural! Come learn about the natural laws that govern our world.

        Watershed Address: August 22-26
        Almost as important as knowing your home address is
        knowing your watershed address. When water goes down the drain, do you know where it goes? Campers will investigate the water cycle and our role in it as we tap the cycle to make use of water for our own needs! Campers will also have an opportunity to explore a pond ecosystem.

        • Monday, August 08, 2016
        • Friday, August 26, 2016
        • 2 sessions
        • Tenafly Nature Center Pavilion
        • 18

        Two week-long 4th-5th grade day camp sessions available. Each week runs from, 9:00 am to 3:30 pm daily.

        1. Olympics: August 8-12

        2. Wonderful Water: August 22-26

          See descriptions below


          • Use the grade your child is entering next September to determine group.
          • Campers may attend multiple weeks. Each week will feature different activities.
          • After registering, primary guardian will receive confirmation emails.
          • Be sure to sign up early; space is limited and pre-registration is required.
          Extended Care may be provided before and after camp for an additional fee. This is not an extended camp experience. During this time campers participate in supervised, self-directed, indoor activities.
          • Pre-Care: 8:00-9:00 am, $60 per camper per week.
          • Post-Care: 3:30-5:00 pm, $75 per camper per week.
          • If registering for both Pre- and Post-Care, fee is discounted to $125 per week.

          To Register:

          1. Current annual Family Membership ($60) is required for all participants in our camp programs. 
          2. Click the Register button, complete the form, and pay with a credit card.

          3. Provide page 6 of the Summer Nature Day Camp Registration & Mandatory Health Packet (Mandatory Health Packet: Universal Health Record) to child’s health care provider.

          4. Failure to submit all forms to TNC 7 days before the first day of camp (mail, drop-off, fax or scan and e-mail) will result in forfeiture of registration fee.

            New Jersey state law requires that campers submit a current health record each year; please provide written documentation if your child is not vaccinated for medical or religious reasons.
          For more information on our summer camp programs, please visit our Registration & Policies page.

          Olympics: August 8-12
          The Summer Olympics have arrived at the TNC! Campers will exercise their bodies as well and their minds while participating in group challenges. Campers will learn how to work as a team, and connect this to the natural world by learning about creatures that have special abilities and work together!

          Wonderful Water: August 22-26
          Have you thanked your sink today? How about your shower? Every me you turn on the water, it rushes out. But where does it come from and what would we do without it? What would the animals do? We’ll explore the issue of water as it relates to humans, plants and animals.

          • Monday, August 15, 2016
          • 9:00 AM
          • Friday, August 19, 2016
          • 3:30 PM
          • Tenafly Nature Center Pavilion
          • 15
          This week-long 6th-8th day camp session runs from August 15-19, 9:00 am to 3:30 pm daily.

          How long can a person live without a cell phone? A TV? A computer? Could you 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? Campers develop wilderness skills as they figure out how to properly start a campfire, read trails, construct a survival shelter, identify edibles, and employ map and compass skills.

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

          Extended Care may be provided before and after camp for an additional fee. This is not an extended camp experience. During this time campers participate in supervised, self-directed, indoor activities.

          • Pre-Care: 8:00-9:00 am, $60 per camper per week.
          • Post-Care: 3:30-5:00 pm, $75 per camper per week.
          • If registering for both Pre- and Post-Care, fee is discounted to $125 per week.

          To Register:

          1. Current annual Family Membership ($60) is required for all participants in our camp programs. 
          2. Click the Register button, complete the form, and pay with a credit card.

          3. Provide page 6 of the Summer Nature Day Camp Registration & Mandatory Health Packet (Mandatory Health Packet: Universal Health Record) to child’s health care provider.

          4. Failure to submit all forms to TNC 7 days before the first day of camp (mail, drop-off, fax or scan and e-mail) will result in forfeiture of registration fee.

            New Jersey state law requires that campers submit a current health record each year; please provide written documentation if your child is not vaccinated for medical or religious reasons.

          For more information on our summer camp programs, please visit our Registration & Policies page.