Select TRAILS ARE OPEN but all visitors are asked maintain social distancing and follow new rules and guidelines.
Our Seasonal Programs are the perfect way for individual families and adults to enjoy the seasons with TNC!
STEM Up to the Plate
Campers will begin to use Science,
Technology, Engineering, and Math to solve challenges. Opening up their minds to the factual world, campers will ask questions, make observations, and gather information to look problems from all angles.
This week is FULL. Please add your name to our waitlist and if a spot becomes available we will contact you.
Eight week-long 1st-2nd day camp sessions available. Three week-long Pre-K-1st or 2nd-4th options. Each week runs from, 9:00 am to 3:30 pm daily. * New half day option available. 9:00am-12:30pm. $200 for multiple week/sibling discount; $215 for single week only.
2nd-4th campers must be bathroom independent. For the safety of our staff and campers, TNC staff do not go into the bathroom with campers.
Animal Superheroes: June 22-26 [1st-2nd]
Out of this World: June 29-July 3 [1st-2nd]
Under the Sea: July 6-10 [1st-2nd]
Magical Metamorphosis: July 13-17 [1st-2nd]
Mad Scientists: July 20-24 [1st-2nd]
Conservation Nation: July 27-31 [1st-2nd]
Wilderness Explorers: August 3-7 [Pre-K-1st]
Hunger Games: August 3-7 [2nd-4th]
Having a Blast with Chloroplasts! August 10-14 [Pre-K-1st]
STEM Up to the Plate: August 10-14 [2nd-4th]
Wings Away: August 17-21 [1st-2nd]
Colors of the Wind: August 24-28 [1st-2nd]
BONUS WEEK-Whimsical Weather: August 31-September 4 [Pre-K-1st]
Dirt Alert: August 31-September 4 [2nd-4th]
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:
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.
Come to the STEM side. Teens will
explore the advantages of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math skills. They may discover their
passion for Science while hitting the trails at camp. Scientists will work together testing their hypothesis and learn about natural selection, adaptation and genetic mutations.
Three week-long 5th-8th day camp sessions available. Each week runs from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm daily. *New half day option available. 9:00am-12:30pm. $200 for Multiple week/sibling discount; $215 for single week only.
3rd Saturday of the month
*After the program, participants may experience the story in a new way, reading it as they follow our seasonal StoryWalk® along a trail
Families with children ages 3-7 will enjoy a nature-themed story and a visit from one of Tenafly Nature Center’s Animal Ambassadors. Learn about the animal and how they came to Tenafly Nature Center. A new story and animal are featured each month. Animals may include snakes, frogs, turtles, owls or a hawk.
Meet on the Visitor Center porch. In case of inclement weather, the program will be held under cover. Children must be accompanied by an adult who may attend for free.
Fees are per child.
Member free/Non-member $5
Children under 2 FREE
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. Please bring a mask and be prepared to practice social distancing!
Members $5/Non-members $10Children under 2 FREE
It’s all around us every time we turn on the TV: climate change, drought, wild fire, starving polar bears, water shortage. Why is this happening and how can we stop it? Students will collectively explore some of the most important issues perplexing scientists, governments and communities. We’ll figure out how we can cope with these issues and lessen their impact.
What says “hi!” to our sky? Campers will learn about the different types of creatures that can take to the air. We will investigate insects, and learn about birds with trail walks and visits from live animals. We will also study the weather and how it affects us, wings or no wings!
Ten week-long 1st-2nd day camp sessions available. Each week runs from, 9:00 am to 3:30 pm daily.
Minimum Age 6 or rising 1st grader. 1st-2nd campers must be bathroom independent. For the safety of our staff and campers, TNC staff do not go into the bathroom with campers.
Wings Away: August 17-21 [1st-3rd]
Meet a live hawk and owl and discover how amazing birds of prey (Raptors) are. Discover what specifically makes a bird a raptor while learning about both diurnal and nocturnal adaptations and how they utilize their senses to locate and obtain their prey.
This program is intended for adults and families with children ages 5 & up. Social distancing in effect. Please bring masks and follow protocol.
Members - $5 / Non-Members - $8
Colors of the Wind
Nature creates a beautiful landscape filled with vivid greens, brilliant blues, and the warm shades of
autumn. Feathers and flowers may seem showy, but they carry important messages. Color can mean the difference between life and death! Campers will decipher the meaning of color, explore its role in nature, and search for examples on the trails.
Ten week-long 1st-2nd day camp sessions available. Each week runs from, 9:00 am to 3:30 pm daily. *New half day available. 9:00am-12:30pm. $200 for Multiple week/sibling discount; $215 for single week only.
Where the Wild Things Are
Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! Which species would scientists once have expected to find in NJ? Which species can you find today? Campers spend this week showing off their wild side as we investigate how wild our woods can be.
Nine week-long 3rd-5th day camp sessions available. Each week runs from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm daily.
Time to get messy! This week is all about digging in the dirt. Campers will explore what is going on beneath our feet searching for small critters and learning about a microscopic environment.
Early Bird Discount automatically applied when registered by March 31, 2020. $40 off per week.
BONUS WEEK: Ten week-long 1st-2nd day camp sessions available. Each week runs from, 9:00 am to 3:30 pm daily. *New half day option available 9:00am-12:30pm. This week is a special bonus week due to Labor Day being late this year. This week only you can register for daily camp options or the whole week.
What is the weather like today? Tomorrow? Next month? Campers will learn how we predict different weather patterns. We will study the sky and find out why clouds are different and why they create many forms of precipitation for us!
ADDITIONAL BONUS WEEK: This week runs 9:00 am to 3:30 pm daily for minimum age 6 or rising 1st-2nd. This week is a special bonus week due to Labor Day being late this year. This week only you can register for daily camp options or the whole week.
Campers must be bathroom independent. For the safety of our staff and campers, TNC staff do not go into the bathroom with campers.
K-2nd – Nature Explorers
Experience wonders of nature and science at the Tenafly Nature Center. Students learn about the different cycles, adaptations, and processes that occur throughout our natural world as they are introduced to topics, such as food webs, habitats, and metamorphosis. Sessions may feature stories, hikes, experiments, hands-on activities, games, artifacts and LIVE animal encounters.
Families will have a choice to register between two different time slots for each age.
Group A will run 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm and Group B will run 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm.
Rain/Snow Date 1
Rain/Snow Date 2
Parents will need to use the grade your child is entering in September 2020 to determine the appropriate enrichment series age group for their child.
No unregistered siblings, please. In case of inclement weather, the program will be held under cover. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Fees are per child. To ensure all necessary health and safety the groups will be limited to 14 students per session and social distancing guidelines will be followed. Students are required to bring a mask.
Members: $270; Non-Member: $405