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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.
  • Program spots are not reserved until payment is received, we reserve the right to remove incomplete registrations from rosters. 
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Upcoming events

    • 04/18/2018
    • 06/06/2018
    • 8 sessions
    • TNC Visitor Center
    Register
    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: 
    Springtime Forest
    Baby Animals
    Egg-Stravaganza
    Incredible Invertebrates
    Rascally Rabbits
    All About Amphibians
    Beautiful Butterflies
    Snakes Aren't Slimey

    Please note this option is to sign up for the full eight weeks!
     
    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. 
    • 05/05/2018
    • 06/09/2018
    • 6 sessions
    • Tenafly Nature Center
    Register

    Start your weekend off right with Nature Yoga on Saturday mornings! Through a series of physical explorations and mindfulness techniques, participants will have the chance to gently explore and connect with the natural world and the self while surrounded by the sights, sounds, and scents of nature in our pavilion. No experience required; all abilities welcome! 


    Program is for individuals 16 and up. Please bring your own mat, and an optional light blanket. In case of inclement weather, the program will be held under cover. Register for an individual class or sign up for all 6!




     Minimum age 16. 

     Please bring your own mat, and an optional light blanket.

     Members - $10Non-Members - $15 

     6 Week package - Member $50/Non-member $75



    • 05/05/2018
    • 06/09/2018
    • 6 sessions
    • Tenafly Nature Center
    Register

    Family yoga is a wonderful way to experience togetherness, awareness, nature, and movement. Weekly themes include

    5/5      You Are My Sunshine
    5/12     I Wanna See You Be Brave!
    5/19    Fly Me to the Moon!
    5/26    Raining in my Heart
    6/2      Terrapin Station
    6/9      The Circle of Life


     Practice and play as you connect with each other, the elements, and maybe even a plant or animal! We will explore themes that combine nature topics with personal growth and family bonding in a way that’s fun and meaningful for both adults and kids. Please bring a yoga mat per participant, and an optional light blanket. 

    Register for individual classes or the whole series.

    Program is intended for families with children ages 4+. Program will be held under cover in the event of rain


     Please bring your own mat, and an optional light blanket.

    Member: Adult/Child Pair: Series - $75: Daily - $15 Additional family members $5

    Non-Member: Adult/Child Pair: Series - $90: Daily - $20 Additional family members $10

    Please add additional people as guests



    • 05/27/2018
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    Register

    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.

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

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

    • 06/02/2018
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • tenafly nature center
    Register

    Don’t wait for Earth Day! The Earth does so much for us, come and help us do what little we can by picking up trash and cleaning up our forest!



    This program is intended for families with children 5 & up.  In the event of inclement weather, program will be moved to the day after.

    Free! 


    • 06/03/2018
    • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Tenafly Nature Center
    Register

    Enjoy the season with a guided walk along one of Tenafly Nature Center’s trails with an Environmental Educator. Whether a first time visitor or a regular on the trails, participants will enjoy different sensory experiences in the forest each month.

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

    Members $3/Non-members $6
    Children under 2 FREE


    • 06/09/2018
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Tenafly Nature Center
    Register

    Families will receive a set of clues to 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. 

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

     


    • 06/10/2018
    Register

    Celebrate all things TNC with staff educators for a fun day for the whole family.  Enjoy story times, guided hikes, scavenger hunts, canoe rides, animal presentations, crafts, our butterfly house and a vendor/non-profit/exhibitor fair! 

    Let us share our passion for nature and the Tenafly Nature Center with you! 



    • 06/10/2018
    • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Register


    • 06/10/2018
    • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • 10
    Register

    Thank you for being interested in being a Vendor for Nature Day!

    12’X12’ Space rental is $15 - Deadline – May 15, 2018

    Payment can be done by phone, online or by check made out to the Tenafly Nature Center

    *fee waived for non-profits with proof of status. **Special consideration for food/drink vendors

    Terms and Conditions

    1. Setup/ Break Down: All Exhibitors must be set up and ready to sell by 12:00 pm the day of the Arts and Crafts Fair. Exhibitors may begin setting up at 11:00 am the day of the Fair. Break down can start no sooner than 4:00pm and must be completed by 5:00 pm. No vendor is to close before the official closing time. Sellers are responsible for their selling spaces. *Before leaving, be sure your area is clean and trash-free.

    2. Staffing: Exhibitor tables/ booths must be manned at all times and intact until show closes at 4 p.m. The Tenafly Nature Center is not responsible for merchandise or display materials.

    3. Exhibitor Items: Items for sale at the Exhibitor’s booth must be predominantly handmade by the Exhibitor. Each Exhibitor must submit a few photographs of his or her craft(s). If participating as a crafter, Tenafly Nature Center reserves the right to have items removed that are considered not appropriately handmade. Items cannot be simply purchased for resale.

    4. Exhibitor Responsibility: Exhibitor will be fully responsible for any loss or damage to his or her property by theft, fire or casualty. The Tenafly Nature Center expressly disclaims any responsibility for same. Exhibitors shall be responsible for any damage which may be incurred to the facilities as a result of or in connection with its operation. Each exhibitor is responsible for the conduct of his employees and/or representatives and activities must not detract from the image or welfare of the fair.

    5. Exhibitor Spaces: Exhibitor spaces will be assigned. Placement, flow and competition will be taken into consideration to provide the best experience for fair attendees. If you have special space needs, please include your request with your application and we will make every effort to accommodate you. Spaces are reserved on a first-come first-served basis. Vendors must ensure that none of their display equipment extends beyond the space they have booked; this includes any rails, stands or additional equipment.

    6. One Business per table: Only one (1) business per table; space may not be sublet or shared without prior approval of an authorized staff of the Tenafly Nature Center

    7. Acceptance: The Tenafly Nature Center reserves the right to decline any application for space if it deems such action to be in the best interest of the Arts and Crafts Fair.

    8. Payment: The full payment is a non-refundable registration fee for the selected space and is due with the submission of this agreement. This fee will be used to cover advertising and other incidental costs associated with the production of this event.

    9. Electricity: Electricity will not be available to regular vendors.  A special electric capable spot can be provided to food vendor

    10. Music: Please check with fair director about music policy  

    11. Tables & Chairs: Each Exhibitor may furnish his or her own chairs, tables, stands, tent or canopy.

    12. Outdoor exhibitors: For outside exhibitors, it is advised to bring along shims, or blocks of wood to level out the tables, since most of the street area is on flat, but un-level ground. All tents and canopies must be secured to the ground using weights/ sand bags in case of windy weather.

    13. Cancellation of space: Application fees are not refundable. Tenafly Nature Center is not liable if weather or other conditions prevent the Exhibitor from attending and fulfilling the contractual obligation as an Exhibitor. No refunds will be made for weather, accident, health or other causes for non-participation.

    14. Indemnification: Exhibitor agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Tenafly Nature Center from and against any loss, expense, claims, damages, causes of action, injuries, suits or damages, suits to person or property, including attorney’s fees, arising out of or related to the operation of the Exhibitors at the Tenafly Nature Center Arts and Crafts Fair.


    • 06/16/2018
    • 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    • Tenafly Nature Center
    Register

    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 TNC. A new story and animal are featured each month. Animals may include snakes, frogs, turtles, owls or a hawk.



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

    Fees are per child.
    Members $3/Non-members $6
    Children under 2 FREE

     


    • 06/17/2018
    • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • 2
    Register
    Join TNC and Hackensack Riverkeeper for a special spring treat. Eco-cruises have become famous for showcasing the amazing environment and bio-diversity that exists right around us in New Jersey. On this fully-narrated tour you will see migrating waterfowl, turtles, snakes, & birds of prey
    making their nests along bridges.

    This program is for children & adults. Due to coast guard regulations all participants must pay, regardless of age. Beer & white wine permitted.

    Captain Bill Sheehan started Eco-Cruises in 1994 to increase awareness of the lower Hackensack River as a vital natural and recreational resource. Since then more than 50,000 people have traveled with us. Eco-Cruises include 2 ½ hours on the water and are fully narrated by either Capt. Bill or Program Director Capt. Hugh Carola – both of whom are US Coast Guard-licensed captains


    This program leaves from the River Barge Park & Marina, located at 260 Outwater Lane in Carlstadt, NJ  Children ages 4 and up please.  Food & alcohol is permitted on boat, however no hard alcohol or red wine.  



    • 06/17/2018
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    • 29
    Register

    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.


    Online registration is no longer available but limited space is still available. Interested families are welcome to arrive 5-10 minutes prior to the program start time to register and pay with cash or check.

    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.

    • 06/18/2018
    • 1:30 PM
    • 06/20/2018
    • 4:30 PM
    • Tenafly Nature Center
    Register

    Excavate fossils directly from a matrix rock, create a shark tooth necklace, build a dinosaur model, crack open crystal filled geodes and find amber and Herkimer diamonds. This 3 day journey includes Gemstone Mining, authentic Fossil Digs, and fun
    fact-filled interactive presentations and hands-on projects. Children will see and touch a prehistoric, life-size T-Rex skull, 9 foot leg of an ice age mammoth, real dinosaur eggs, footprints and teeth, amethyst towers and more. They will take home genuine dinosaur bone specimens and other fossils, plus real gemstones, like rubies and emeralds.

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

    3 Days: Members $200/
    Non-members $225
    Daily: Members $75/
    Non-members $90

     


    • 06/25/2018
    • 9:00 AM
    • 06/29/2018
    • 3:30 PM
    • Tenafly Nature Center Pavilion
    • 8
    Register

    Rock Stars! 

    Mythology and fables illustrate how humans looked to the stars for explanations on how the earth was formed. Campers keep their feet on the ground and their eyes to the skies while exploring the solar system and our own home planet. Come and focus on the natural wonders our universe offers!

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

        1. Rock Stars!: June 25-June 29
        2. Nature's Heroes and Villains: July 2-6 
        3. Nature's Pantry: July 9-13
        4. Water, Water Everywhere: July 16-20
        5. Spirit of Nature: July 23-27
        6. STEAM it Up!: July 30-August 3
        7. Survival Camp: August 6-10 [2nd-4th]
          Oh, the Places We'll Go! August 6-10 [Pre-K-1st]
        8. Future of Earth: August 13-17 [2nd-4th]
          Back in Time: August 13-17 [Pre-K-1st] 
        9. Life Underwater: August 20-24
        10. Predators: Who Will Win?: August 27-31
          • 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. Not a member? Join or renew now and take advantage of what the nature center offers all year round.
          2. Click the Register button, complete the form, and pay with a credit card. 
          3. Wait for your confirmation email and use the link to log into our online health system: CAMPDOCS. This link may take a week to be sent. 
          This is where you will tell us about your camper, fill out health information, emergency contacts, other important safety data, and submit the following required files:The Mandatory Health Packet: Universal Health Record from your child’s health care provider. 

          Including an Immunization History:
          • Please note, if your health care provider will not be including a complete immunization form the Health Department requires a written statement signed by the parent or guardian explaining how the administration of immunizing agents conflicts with the camper’s exercise of bona fide religious tenets or practices. General philosophical or moral objection to immunization shall not be sufficient for an exemption on religious grounds. 
          • A copy of your insurance card.
          • A copy of any information regarding your child's activity restrictions/special needs (ex. IEP, ISFP).
          • Complete the form submission through CAMPDOCS 7 days prior to the start of the camp session. New Jersey state law requires that campers submit a current health record each year.

          Failure to submit all forms to TNC 7 days before the first day of camp will result in forfeiture of your registration fee.

          • 06/25/2018
          • 9:00 AM
          • 06/29/2018
          • 3:30 PM
          • Tenafly Nature Center Pavilion
          • 11
          Register

          Rocket Power

          When I was your age, Pluto was a planet! How did scientists determine it was classified incorrectly? Is there life in space? What living conditions are needed for a planet to be habitable? Campers will become astronauts-in-training and explore the secrets of space. 

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

              1. Rocket Power!: June 25-June 29
              2. Summertime Safari: July 2-6 
              3. Budding Biologists: July 9-13
              4. Dr. H2O: July 16-20
              5. Adventure Quest: July 23-27
              6. Charged Up to Full STEAM : July 30-August 3
              7. Survival Camp: August 6-10 [2nd-4th]
                Wilderness Survival August 6-10 [5th-8th]
              8. Future of Earth: August 13-17 [2nd-4th]
                Around the World: Human Impact: August 13-17 [5th-8th
              9. Creepy, Slimy, Murky, Adventures: August 20-24
                • 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. Not a member? Join or renew now and take advantage of what the nature center offers all year round.
                2. Click the Register button, complete the form, and pay with a credit card. 
                3. Wait for your confirmation email and use the link to log into our online health system: CAMPDOCS. This link may take a week to be sent. 
                This is where you will tell us about your camper, fill out health information, emergency contacts, other important safety data, and submit the following required files:The Mandatory Health Packet: Universal Health Record from your child’s health care provider. 

                Including an Immunization History:
                • Please note, if your health care provider will not be including a complete immunization form the Health Department requires a written statement signed by the parent or guardian explaining how the administration of immunizing agents conflicts with the camper’s exercise of bona fide religious tenets or practices. General philosophical or moral objection to immunization shall not be sufficient for an exemption on religious grounds. 
                • A copy of your insurance card.
                • A copy of any information regarding your child's activity restrictions/special needs (ex. IEP, ISFP).
                • Complete the form submission through CAMPDOCS 7 days prior to the start of the camp session. New Jersey state law requires that campers submit a current health record each year.

                Failure to submit all forms to TNC 7 days before the first day of camp will result in forfeiture of your registration fee.

                • 06/25/2018
                • 9:00 AM
                • 06/29/2018
                • 3:30 PM
                • Tenafly Nature Center Pavilion
                • 6
                Register

                Solid as a Rock

                Solids, liquids, and…gas! Through daily experiments and observations, campers will have an introduction to the three states of matter. Discovering how heating and cooling elements can change the state of an object, campers will head onto the trails to use the forest as a laboratory. 

                Ten week-long Pre-K & Kindergarten (4-5 yrs.) day camp sessions available. Each week runs from, 9:00 am to 3:30 pm daily [with AM (9:00 am-12:30 pm) or PM (12:00-3:30 pm) half day options available].

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

                1. Solid as a Rock: June 25-29 [Pre-K/K]
                2. Amazing Animals: July 2-6 [Pre-K/K]
                3. Senses, Colors, and Shapes: July 9-13 [Pre-K/K]
                4. Dive In!: July 16-20 [Pre-K/K]
                5. Endangered Planet: July 23-27 [Pre-K/K]
                6. Wacky Weather: July 30-August 3 [Pre-K/K]
                7. Oh, the Places We'll Go: August 6-10 [Pre-K-1st]
                8. Back in Time: August 13-17 [Pre-K-1st]
                9. Ocean Commotion: August 20-24 [Pre-K/K]
                10. Circle of Life: August 27-31 [Pre-K/K]
                • Use the grade your child is entering next September to determine group.
                • Campers may attend multiple weeks. Each week will feature different activities.
                • After registering, primary guardian will receive confirmation emails.
                • Be sure to sign up early; space is limited and pre-registration is required.
                • Extended Care may be provided before and after camp for an additional fee. This is not an extended camp experience. During this time campers participate in supervised, self-directed, indoor activities.
                  • Pre-Care: 8:00-9:00 am, $60 per camper per week.
                  • Post-Care: 3:30-5:00 pm, $75 per camper per week.
                  • If registering for both Pre- and Post-Care, fee is discounted to $125 per week.
                  • Daily options available! 

                To Register:

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

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

                Including an Immunization History:

                • Please note, if your health care provider will not be including a complete immunization form the Health Department requires a written statement signed by the parent or guardian explaining how the administration of immunizing agents conflicts with the camper’s exercise of bona fide religious tenets or practices. General philosophical or moral objection to immunization shall not be sufficient for an exemption on religious grounds. 
                • A copy of your insurance card.
                • A copy of any information regarding your child's activity restrictions/special needs (ex. IEP, ISFP).
                • Complete the form submission through CAMPDOCS 7 days prior to the start of the camp session. New Jersey state law requires that campers submit a current health record each year.

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

                • 06/29/2018
                • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
                • TNC Visitor Center
                Register

                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.

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

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

                • 07/02/2018
                • 9:00 AM
                • 07/06/2018
                • 3:30 PM
                • Tenafly Nature Center Pavilion
                • 7
                Register

                Nature's Heroes and Villains! 

                The fight between good and evil is not just for people with capes, but it is also a dilemma for the planet. Which animals help clean our water and which plants make us sick? Do people do more to help or hurt the environment? By the end of the week, campers will decide what makes a nature hero.

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

                  1. Rock Stars!: June 25-June 29
                  2. Nature's Heroes and Villains: July 2-6 
                  3. Nature's Pantry: July 9-13
                  4. Water, Water Everywhere: July 16-20
                  5. Spirit of Nature: July 23-27
                  6. STEAM it Up!: July 30-August 3
                  7. Survival Camp: August 6-10 [2nd-4th]
                    Oh, the Places We'll Go! August 6-10 [Pre-K-1st]
                  8. Future of Earth: August 13-17 [2nd-4th]
                    Back in Time: August 13-17 [Pre-K-1st] 
                  9. Life Underwater: August 20-24
                  10. Predators: Who Will Win?: August 27-31
                  • Use the grade your child is entering next September to determine group.
                  • Campers may attend multiple weeks. Each week will feature different activities.
                  • After registering, primary guardian will receive confirmation emails.
                  • Be sure to sign up early; space is limited and pre-registration is required.
                  • Extended Care may be provided before and after camp for an additional fee. This is not an extended camp experience. During this time campers participate in supervised, self-directed, indoor activities.
                    • Pre-Care: 8:00-9:00 am, $60 per camper per week.
                    • Post-Care: 3:30-5:00 pm, $75 per camper per week.
                    • If registering for both Pre- and Post-Care, fee is discounted to $125 per week.
                    • Daily options available! 

                  To Register:

                  1. Current annual Family Membership ($60) is required for all participants in our camp programs. Not a member? Join or renew now and take advantage of what the nature center offers all year round.
                  2. Click the Register button, complete the form, and pay with a credit card. 
                  3. Wait for your confirmation email and use the link to log into our online health system: CAMPDOCS. This link may take a week to be sent. 
                  This is where you will tell us about your camper, fill out health information, emergency contacts, other important safety data, and submit the following required files:The Mandatory Health Packet: Universal Health Record from your child’s health care provider. 

                  Including an Immunization History:
                  • Please note, if your health care provider will not be including a complete immunization form the Health Department requires a written statement signed by the parent or guardian explaining how the administration of immunizing agents conflicts with the camper’s exercise of bona fide religious tenets or practices. General philosophical or moral objection to immunization shall not be sufficient for an exemption on religious grounds. 
                  • A copy of your insurance card.
                  • A copy of any information regarding your child's activity restrictions/special needs (ex. IEP, ISFP).
                  • Complete the form submission through CAMPDOCS 7 days prior to the start of the camp session. New Jersey state law requires that campers submit a current health record each year.

                  Failure to submit all forms to TNC 7 days before the first day of camp will result in forfeiture of your registration fee.

                  • 07/02/2018
                  • 9:00 AM
                  • 07/06/2018
                  • 3:30 PM
                  • Tenafly Nature Center Pavilion
                  • 12
                  Register

                  Summertime Safari

                  A safari is an expedition to observe or hunt down animals in their natural habitat. Campers will grab their backpacks and head out on a safari throughout TNC’s woods. Mammals, amphibians, invertebrates, birds, you name it campers will use their senses to track down local wildlife. 

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

                      1. Rocket Power!: June 25-June 29
                      2. Summertime Safari: July 2-6 
                      3. Budding Biologists: July 9-13
                      4. Dr. H2O: July 16-20
                      5. Adventure Quest: July 23-27
                      6. Charged Up to Full STEAM : July 30-August 3
                      7. Survival Camp: August 6-10 [2nd-4th]
                        Wilderness Survival August 6-10 [5th-8th]
                      8. Future of Earth: August 13-17 [2nd-4th]
                        Around the World: Human Impact: August 13-17 [5th-8th
                      9. Creepy, Slimy, Murky, Adventures: August 20-24
                        • Use the grade your child is entering next September to determine group.
                        • Campers may attend multiple weeks. Each week will feature different activities.
                        • After registering, primary guardian will receive confirmation emails.
                        • Be sure to sign up early; space is limited and pre-registration is required.
                        • Extended Care may be provided before and after camp for an additional fee. This is not an extended camp experience. During this time campers participate in supervised, self-directed, indoor activities.
                          • Pre-Care: 8:00-9:00 am, $60 per camper per week.
                          • Post-Care: 3:30-5:00 pm, $75 per camper per week.
                          • If registering for both Pre- and Post-Care, fee is discounted to $125 per week.
                          • Daily options available! 

                        To Register:

                        1. Current annual Family Membership ($60) is required for all participants in our camp programs. Not a member? Join or renew now and take advantage of what the nature center offers all year round.
                        2. Click the Register button, complete the form, and pay with a credit card. 
                        3. Wait for your confirmation email and use the link to log into our online health system: CAMPDOCS. This link may take a week to be sent. 
                        This is where you will tell us about your camper, fill out health information, emergency contacts, other important safety data, and submit the following required files:The Mandatory Health Packet: Universal Health Record from your child’s health care provider. 

                        Including an Immunization History:
                        • Please note, if your health care provider will not be including a complete immunization form the Health Department requires a written statement signed by the parent or guardian explaining how the administration of immunizing agents conflicts with the camper’s exercise of bona fide religious tenets or practices. General philosophical or moral objection to immunization shall not be sufficient for an exemption on religious grounds. 
                        • A copy of your insurance card.
                        • A copy of any information regarding your child's activity restrictions/special needs (ex. IEP, ISFP).
                        • Complete the form submission through CAMPDOCS 7 days prior to the start of the camp session. New Jersey state law requires that campers submit a current health record each year.

                        Failure to submit all forms to TNC 7 days before the first day of camp will result in forfeiture of your registration fee.

                        • 07/02/2018
                        • 9:00 AM
                        • 07/06/2018
                        • 3:30 PM
                        • Tenafly Nature Center Pavilion
                        • 5
                        Register

                        Amazing Animals

                        Animals live with us, around us, and on all seven continents. Campers are introduced to some of the most amazing animals in five of the different classes; amphibians, reptiles, fish, birds and mammals. Each child will gain a new understanding of the world after imagining the underwater world of a fish or the soaring abilities of a bird!

                        Ten week-long Pre-K & Kindergarten (4-5 yrs.) day camp sessions available. Each week runs from, 9:00 am to 3:30 pm daily [with AM (9:00 am-12:30 pm) or PM (12:00-3:30 pm) half day options available].

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

                        1. Solid as a Rock: June 25-29 [Pre-K/K]
                        2. Amazing Animals: July 2-6 [Pre-K/K]
                        3. Senses, Colors, and Shapes: July 9-13 [Pre-K/K]
                        4. Dive In!: July 16-20 [Pre-K/K]
                        5. Endangered Planet: July 23-27 [Pre-K/K]
                        6. Wacky Weather: July 30-August 3 [Pre-K/K]
                        7. Oh, the Places We'll Go: August 6-10 [Pre-K-1st]
                        8. Back in Time: August 13-17 [Pre-K-1st]
                        9. Ocean Commotion: August 20-24 [Pre-K/K]
                        10. Circle of Life: August 27-31 [Pre-K/K]
                        • Use the grade your child is entering next September to determine group.
                        • Campers may attend multiple weeks. Each week will feature different activities.
                        • After registering, primary guardian will receive confirmation emails.
                        • Be sure to sign up early; space is limited and pre-registration is required.
                        • Extended Care may be provided before and after camp for an additional fee. This is not an extended camp experience. During this time campers participate in supervised, self-directed, indoor activities.
                          • Pre-Care: 8:00-9:00 am, $60 per camper per week.
                          • Post-Care: 3:30-5:00 pm, $75 per camper per week.
                          • If registering for both Pre- and Post-Care, fee is discounted to $125 per week.
                          • Daily options available! 

                        To Register:

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

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

                        Including an Immunization History:

                        • Please note, if your health care provider will not be including a complete immunization form the Health Department requires a written statement signed by the parent or guardian explaining how the administration of immunizing agents conflicts with the camper’s exercise of bona fide religious tenets or practices. General philosophical or moral objection to immunization shall not be sufficient for an exemption on religious grounds. 
                        • A copy of your insurance card.
                        • A copy of any information regarding your child's activity restrictions/special needs (ex. IEP, ISFP).
                        • Complete the form submission through CAMPDOCS 7 days prior to the start of the camp session. New Jersey state law requires that campers submit a current health record each year.

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

                        • 07/09/2018
                        • 9:00 AM
                        • 07/13/2018
                        • 3:30 PM
                        • Tenafly Nature Center Pavilion
                        • 10
                        Register

                        Nature's Pantry 

                        Have you ever wondered which plants are safe to eat in the woods? Putting on their chef hats campers will learn about where our food comes from and what is made naturally. 

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

                            1. Rock Stars!: June 25-June 29
                            2. Nature's Heroes and Villains: July 2-6 
                            3. Nature's Pantry: July 9-13
                            4. Water, Water Everywhere: July 16-20
                            5. Spirit of Nature: July 23-27
                            6. STEAM it Up!: July 30-August 3
                            7. Survival Camp: August 6-10 [2nd-4th]
                              Oh, the Places We'll Go! August 6-10 [Pre-K-1st]
                            8. Future of Earth: August 13-17 [2nd-4th]
                              Back in Time: August 13-17 [Pre-K-1st] 
                            9. Life Underwater: August 20-24
                            10. Predators: Who Will Win?: August 27-31
                              • Use the grade your child is entering next September to determine group.
                              • Campers may attend multiple weeks. Each week will feature different activities.
                              • After registering, primary guardian will receive confirmation emails.
                              • Be sure to sign up early; space is limited and pre-registration is required.
                              • Extended Care may be provided before and after camp for an additional fee. This is not an extended camp experience. During this time campers participate in supervised, self-directed, indoor activities.
                                • Pre-Care: 8:00-9:00 am, $60 per camper per week.
                                • Post-Care: 3:30-5:00 pm, $75 per camper per week.
                                • If registering for both Pre- and Post-Care, fee is discounted to $125 per week.
                                • Daily options available! 

                              To Register:

                              1. Current annual Family Membership ($60) is required for all participants in our camp programs. Not a member? Join or renew now and take advantage of what the nature center offers all year round.
                              2. Click the Register button, complete the form, and pay with a credit card. 
                              3. Wait for your confirmation email and use the link to log into our online health system: CAMPDOCS. This link may take a week to be sent. 
                              This is where you will tell us about your camper, fill out health information, emergency contacts, other important safety data, and submit the following required files:The Mandatory Health Packet: Universal Health Record from your child’s health care provider. 

                              Including an Immunization History:
                              • Please note, if your health care provider will not be including a complete immunization form the Health Department requires a written statement signed by the parent or guardian explaining how the administration of immunizing agents conflicts with the camper’s exercise of bona fide religious tenets or practices. General philosophical or moral objection to immunization shall not be sufficient for an exemption on religious grounds. 
                              • A copy of your insurance card.
                              • A copy of any information regarding your child's activity restrictions/special needs (ex. IEP, ISFP).
                              • Complete the form submission through CAMPDOCS 7 days prior to the start of the camp session. New Jersey state law requires that campers submit a current health record each year.

                              Failure to submit all forms to TNC 7 days before the first day of camp will result in forfeiture of your registration fee.

                              • 07/09/2018
                              • 9:00 AM
                              • 07/13/2018
                              • 3:30 PM
                              • Tenafly Nature Center Pavilion
                              • 10
                              Register

                              Budding Biologists

                              Become a biologist by studying and understanding the living creatures of the Tenafly Nature Center! Topics will be as diverse as entomology (study of insects), botany (study of plants), and zoology (study of animals). Each camper will finish the week qualified to expound upon the many aspects of field biology. 

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

                                1. Rocket Power!: June 25-June 29
                                2. Summertime Safari: July 2-6 
                                3. Budding Biologists: July 9-13
                                4. Dr. H2O: July 16-20
                                5. Adventure Quest: July 23-27
                                6. Charged Up to Full STEAM : July 30-August 3
                                7. Survival Camp: August 6-10 [2nd-4th]
                                  Wilderness Survival August 6-10 [5th-8th]
                                8. Future of Earth: August 13-17 [2nd-4th]
                                  Around the World: Human Impact: August 13-17 [5th-8th] 
                                9. Creepy, Slimy, Murky, Adventures: August 20-24
                                    • Use the grade your child is entering next September to determine group.
                                    • Campers may attend multiple weeks. Each week will feature different activities.
                                    • After registering, primary guardian will receive confirmation emails.
                                    • Be sure to sign up early; space is limited and pre-registration is required.
                                    • Extended Care may be provided before and after camp for an additional fee. This is not an extended camp experience. During this time campers participate in supervised, self-directed, indoor activities.
                                      • Pre-Care: 8:00-9:00 am, $60 per camper per week.
                                      • Post-Care: 3:30-5:00 pm, $75 per camper per week.
                                      • If registering for both Pre- and Post-Care, fee is discounted to $125 per week.
                                      • Daily options available! 

                                    To Register:

                                    1. Current annual Family Membership ($60) is required for all participants in our camp programs. Not a member? Join or renew now and take advantage of what the nature center offers all year round.
                                    2. Click the Register button, complete the form, and pay with a credit card. 
                                    3. Wait for your confirmation email and use the link to log into our online health system: CAMPDOCS. This link may take a week to be sent. 
                                    This is where you will tell us about your camper, fill out health information, emergency contacts, other important safety data, and submit the following required files:The Mandatory Health Packet: Universal Health Record from your child’s health care provider. 

                                    Including an Immunization History:
                                    • Please note, if your health care provider will not be including a complete immunization form the Health Department requires a written statement signed by the parent or guardian explaining how the administration of immunizing agents conflicts with the camper’s exercise of bona fide religious tenets or practices. General philosophical or moral objection to immunization shall not be sufficient for an exemption on religious grounds. 
                                    • A copy of your insurance card.
                                    • A copy of any information regarding your child's activity restrictions/special needs (ex. IEP, ISFP).
                                    • Complete the form submission through CAMPDOCS 7 days prior to the start of the camp session. New Jersey state law requires that campers submit a current health record each year.

                                    Failure to submit all forms to TNC 7 days before the first day of camp will result in forfeiture of your registration fee.

                                    • 07/09/2018
                                    • 9:00 AM
                                    • 07/13/2018
                                    • 3:30 PM
                                    • Tenafly Nature Center Pavilion
                                    • 2
                                    Register

                                    Senses, Colors, and Shapes 

                                    Be alert! Nature can exercise all of a campers senses as they experience the variety of amazing colors and shapes Mother Nature uses to craft a forest. Campers will explore the forest while utilizing several senses and expanding their perception of the amazing diversity found in our natural world.

                                    Ten week-long Pre-K & Kindergarten (4-5 yrs.) day camp sessions available. Each week runs from, 9:00 am to 3:30 pm daily [with AM (9:00 am-12:30 pm) or PM (12:00-3:30 pm) half day options available].

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

                                    1. Solid as a Rock: June 25-29 [Pre-K/K]
                                    2. Amazing Animals: July 2-6 [Pre-K/K]
                                    3. Senses, Colors, and Shapes: July 9-13 [Pre-K/K]
                                    4. Dive In!: July 16-20 [Pre-K/K]
                                    5. Endangered Planet: July 23-27 [Pre-K/K]
                                    6. Wacky Weather: July 30-August 3 [Pre-K/K]
                                    7. Oh, the Places We'll Go: August 6-10 [Pre-K-1st]
                                    8. Back in Time: August 13-17 [Pre-K-1st]
                                    9. Ocean Commotion: August 20-24 [Pre-K/K]
                                    10. Circle of Life: August 27-31 [Pre-K/K]
                                    • Use the grade your child is entering next September to determine group.
                                    • Campers may attend multiple weeks. Each week will feature different activities.
                                    • After registering, primary guardian will receive confirmation emails.
                                    • Be sure to sign up early; space is limited and pre-registration is required.
                                    • Extended Care may be provided before and after camp for an additional fee. This is not an extended camp experience. During this time campers participate in supervised, self-directed, indoor activities.
                                      • Pre-Care: 8:00-9:00 am, $60 per camper per week.
                                      • Post-Care: 3:30-5:00 pm, $75 per camper per week.
                                      • If registering for both Pre- and Post-Care, fee is discounted to $125 per week.
                                      • Daily options available! 

                                    To Register:

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

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

                                    Including an Immunization History:

                                    • Please note, if your health care provider will not be including a complete immunization form the Health Department requires a written statement signed by the parent or guardian explaining how the administration of immunizing agents conflicts with the camper’s exercise of bona fide religious tenets or practices. General philosophical or moral objection to immunization shall not be sufficient for an exemption on religious grounds. 
                                    • A copy of your insurance card.
                                    • A copy of any information regarding your child's activity restrictions/special needs (ex. IEP, ISFP).
                                    • Complete the form submission through CAMPDOCS 7 days prior to the start of the camp session. New Jersey state law requires that campers submit a current health record each year.

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

                                    • 07/09/2018
                                    • 08/13/2018
                                    • 6 sessions
                                    • TNC Visitor Center
                                    • 14
                                    Register
                                    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: 
                                    Springtime Forest
                                    Baby Animals
                                    Egg-Stravaganza
                                    Incredible Invertebrates
                                    Rascally Rabbits
                                    All About Amphibians
                                    Beautiful Butterflies
                                    Snakes Aren't Slimey

                                    Please note this option is to sign up for the full eight weeks!
                                     
                                    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. 
                                    • 07/09/2018
                                    • 10:00 AM
                                    • 08/27/2018
                                    • 10:45 AM
                                    • TNC Visitor Center
                                    • 15
                                    Register
                                    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: 
                                    Springtime Forest
                                    Baby Animals
                                    Egg-Stravaganza
                                    Incredible Invertebrates
                                    Rascally Rabbits
                                    All About Amphibians
                                    Beautiful Butterflies
                                    Snakes Aren't Slimey

                                    Please note this option is to sign up for the full eight weeks!
                                     
                                    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. 
                                    • 07/11/2018
                                    • 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
                                    • Alpine Boat Basin
                                    • 40
                                    Register

                                    Enjoy a sail to or from Liberty State Park and enjoy stunning views of the Palisades and city skylines. Both sails will meet at the Alpine Boat Basin and include bus transportation to or from Liberty State Park. Total sail time
                                    including transportation ~5 hours.

                                     After a bus ride to Liberty State Park the sail will depart and head up the river toward the Alpine Boat Basin with speaker Dr. Angela Cristini, Professor of Biology at Ramapo College of NJ.

                                     

                                    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.


                                    • 07/12/2018
                                    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
                                    • Alpine Boat Basin
                                    • 37
                                    Register

                                    This 2- to 3-hour round-trip sail offers kids aged 4-12, 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.