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Seasonal Programs

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

  • Complete payment is required to hold reservation, we reserve the right to delete incomplete registrations.
  • Program prices are per person (unless otherwise noted). 
  • A minimum registration number is required for select programs to run (programs may be cancelled if minimum is not reached).
  •  = Indicates that the program is held on accessible surfaces for people with mobility challenges. With a weeks notice TNC staff can adapt most programs for people with different abilities.
  • For assistance with registration and information on our policies please visit our Registration and Policies page.
If you are part of a group of 10 or more participantsplease visit one of our group program pages to learn more about what we can offer for your group.

Upcoming Programs & Events

    • 08/10/2020
    • 9:00 AM (EDT)
    • 08/14/2020
    • 3:30 PM (EDT)
    • Tenafly Nature Center Deer Trek Campsite
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    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. 

    1. Animal Superheroes: June 22-26 [1st-2nd]

    2. Out of this World: June 29-July 3 [1st-2nd]

    3. Under the Sea: July 6-10 [1st-2nd]

    4. Magical Metamorphosis: July 13-17 [1st-2nd]

    5. Mad Scientists: July 20-24 [1st-2nd]

    6. Conservation Nation: July 27-31 [1st-2nd]

    7. Wilderness Explorers: August 3-7 [Pre-K-1st]
      Hunger Games: August 3-7 [2nd-4th]

    8. Having a Blast with Chloroplasts! August 10-14 [Pre-K-1st]
      STEM Up to the Plate:
       August 10-14 [2nd-4th]

    9. Wings Away: August 17-21 [1st-2nd]

    10. Colors of the Wind: August 24-28 [1st-2nd]

    11. BONUS WEEK-Whimsical Weather: August 31-September 4 [Pre-K-1st]
      Dirt Alert:
       August 31-September 4 [2nd-4th]



    • 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.
    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. 

    • 08/10/2020
    • 9:00 AM (EDT)
    • 08/14/2020
    • 3:30 PM (EDT)
    • Tenafly Nature Center Coyote Campsite
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    STEM Wars

    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.

    This week is FULL. Please add your name to our waitlist and if a spot becomes available we will contact you. 

    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. 

    1. Survivor: Are You Up for the Challenge? August 3-7
    2. STEM Wars: August 10-14
    3. Where the Wild Things Are : August 24-28 
    • 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.

      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. 

      • 08/15/2020
      • 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM (EDT)
      • Tenafly Nature Center
      Register

       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

      • 08/16/2020
      • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EDT)
      • Tenafly Nature Center
      • 15
      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. Please bring a mask and be prepared to practice social distancing!

      Members $5/Non-members $10
      Children under 2 FREE


      • 08/17/2020
      • 9:00 AM (EDT)
      • 08/21/2020
      • 3:30 PM (EDT)
      • Tenafly Nature Center Coyote Campsite
      • 1
      Registration is closed

      Undercover Biologists

      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.

      This week is FULL. Please add your name to our waitlist and if a spot becomes available we will contact you. 

      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. 

      1. Survivor: Are You Up for the Challenge? August 3-7
      2. STEM Wars: August 10-14
      3. Undercover Biologists: August 17-21
      • 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.

        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. 

        • 08/17/2020
        • 9:00 AM (EDT)
        • 08/21/2020
        • 3:30 PM (EDT)
        • Tenafly Nature Center Deer Trek Campsite
        • 0
        Registration is closed

        Wings Away

        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!

        This week is FULL. Please add your name to our waitlist and if a spot becomes available we will contact you. 


        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. 

        1. Animal Superheroes: June 22-26 [1st-2nd]

        2. Out of this World: June 29-July 3 [1st-2nd]

        3. Under the Sea: July 6-10 [1st-2nd]

        4. Magical Metamorphosis: July 13-17 [1st-2nd]

        5. Mad Scientists: July 20-24 [1st-2nd]

        6. Conservation Nation: July 27-31 [1st-2nd]

        7. Wilderness Explorers: August 3-7 [Pre-K-1st]
          Hunger Games: August 3-7 [2nd-4th]

        8. Having a Blast with Chloroplasts! August 10-14 [Pre-K-1st]
          STEM Up to the Plate:
           August 10-14 [2nd-4th]

        9. Wings Away: August 17-21 [1st-3rd]

        10. Colors of the Wind: August 24-28 [1st-2nd]

        11. BONUS WEEK-Whimsical Weather: August 31-September 4 [Pre-K-1st]
          Dirt Alert:
           August 31-September 4 [2nd-4th]

          • 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.
            • Before Care: 8:00-9:00 am, $75 per camper per week.
            • After Care: 3:30-5:00 pm, $100 per camper per week.
            • If registering for both Before and After Care, fee is discounted to $165 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. 

          • 08/22/2020
          • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EDT)
          • 11
          Register

          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


          • 08/24/2020
          • 9:00 AM (EDT)
          • 08/28/2020
          • 3:30 PM (EDT)
          • Tenafly Nature Center Deer Trek Campsite
          • 0

          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.

          This week is FULL. Please add your name to our waitlist and if a spot becomes available we will contact you. 

          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. 

          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. 

          1. Animal Superheroes: June 22-26 [1st-2nd]

          2. Out of this World: June 29-July 3 [1st-2nd]

          3. Under the Sea: July 6-10 [1st-2nd]

          4. Magical Metamorphosis: July 13-17 [1st-2nd]

          5. Mad Scientists: July 20-24 [1st-2nd]

          6. Conservation Nation: July 27-31 [1st-2nd]

          7. Wilderness Explorers: August 3-7 [Pre-K-1st]
            Hunger Games: August 3-7 [2nd-4th]

          8. Having a Blast with Chloroplasts! August 10-14 [Pre-K-1st]
            STEM Up to the Plate:
             August 10-14 [2nd-4th]

          9. Wings Away: August 17-21 [1st-2nd]

          10. Colors of the Wind: August 24-28 [1st-2nd]

          11. BONUS WEEK-Whimsical Weather: August 31-September 4 [Pre-K-1st]
            Dirt Alert:
             August 31-September 4 [2nd-4th]

            • 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.

            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. 

            • 08/24/2020
            • 9:00 AM (EDT)
            • 08/28/2020
            • 3:30 PM (EDT)
            • Tenafly Nature Center Coyote Campsite
            • 0
            Join waitlist

            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.

            This week is FULL. Please add your name to our waitlist and if a spot becomes available we will contact you. 

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

            1. Nature Ninjas: June 22-26 [3rd-5th]
            2. Galaxy Quest: June 29-July 3 [3rd-5th]
            3. Monsters of the Deep Blue Sea: July 6-10 [3rd-5th]
            4. Transformers in the Wild: July 13-17 [3rd-5th]
            5. Blinded Me with Science!: July 20-24 [3rd-5th]
            6. Wildlife Warriors: July 27-31 [3rd-5th]
            7. Hunger Games: August 3-7 [2nd-4th]
              Survivor: Are You Up for the Challenge? August 3-7 [5th-8th]
            8. STEM Up to the Plate: August 10-14 [2nd-4th]
              STEM Wars: August 10-14 [5th-8th]
            9. Where the Wild Things Are : August 24-28 [3rd-5th]
            • 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.
              • Before Care: 8:00-9:00 am, $75 per camper per week.
              • After Care: 3:30-5:00 pm, $100 per camper per week.
              • If registering for both Before and After Care, fee is discounted to $165 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. 

            • 08/30/2020
            • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EDT)
            • 15
            Register

            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


            • 08/31/2020
            • 9:00 AM (EDT)
            • 09/04/2020
            • 3:30 PM (EDT)
            • Tenafly Nature Center Deer Trek Campsite
            • 9
            Register

            Dirt Alert  

            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. 

            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. 

            1. Animal Superheroes: June 22-26 [1st-2nd]
            2. Out of this World: June 29-July 3 [1st-2nd]
            3. Under the Sea: July 6-10 [1st-2nd]
            4. Magical Metamorphosis: July 13-17 [1st-2nd]
            5. Mad Scientists: July 20-24 [1st-2nd]
            6. Conservation Nation: July 27-31 [1st-2nd]
            7. Hunger Games: August 3-7 [2nd-4th]
            8. STEM Up to the Plate: August 10-14 [2nd-4th]
            9. Wings Away: August 17-21 [1st-2nd]
            10. Colors of the Wind: August 24-28 [1st-2nd]
            11. BONUS WEEK-Dirt Alert: August 31-September 4 [2nd-4th]
            • 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.

              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. 

              • 08/31/2020
              • 9:00 AM (EDT)
              • 09/04/2020
              • 3:30 PM (EDT)
              • Tenafly Nature Frog Pond Campsite
              • 0
              Join waitlist

              Whimsical Weather 

              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! 

              Early Bird Discount automatically applied when registered by March 31, 2020. $40 off per week. 


              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. 

              1. Our Wild Woods: June 22-26 [Pre-K/K]
              2. Explore Galore!: June 29-July 3 [Pre-K/K]
              3. Make a Splash!: July 6-10 [Pre-K/K]
              4. I'm Buggin' Out: July 13-17 [Pre-K/K]
              5. Little Einsteins: July 20-24 [Pre-K/K]
              6. Captain Planet: July 27-31 [Pre-K/K]
              7. Wilderness Explorers: August 3-7 [Pre-K-1st]
              8. Having a Blast with Chloroplasts!: August 10-14 [Pre-K-1st]
              9. Digging for Dinosaurs: August 17-21 [Pre-K/K]
              10. Scales and Tales: August 24-28 [Pre-K/K]
              11. BONUS WEEK-Whimsical Weather: August 31-September 4 [Pre-K-1st] 
              • 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.

                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. 

                • 09/14/2020
                • (EDT)
                • 11/30/2020
                • (EST)
                • 11 sessions
                • TNC Visitor Center
                • 14

                K-2nd – Nature ExploNature explorerrers

                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.

                Grade:

                K-2nd

                Session 1

                Sept 14

                Session 2

                Sept 21

                Session 3

                Oct 5

                Session 4

                Oct 12

                Session 5

                Oct 19

                Session 6

                Oct 26

                Session 7

                Nov 2

                Session 8

                Nov 9

                Session 9

                Nov 16

                Rain/Snow Date 1

                Nov 23

                Rain/Snow Date 2

                Nov 30

                      

                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

                • 09/14/2020
                • (EDT)
                • 11/30/2020
                • (EST)
                • 11 sessions
                • TNC Visitor Center
                • 14

                K-2nd – Nature ExploNature explorerrers

                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.

                Grade:

                K-2nd

                Session 1

                Sept 14

                Session 2

                Sept 21

                Session 3

                Oct 5

                Session 4

                Oct 12

                Session 5

                Oct 19

                Session 6

                Oct 26

                Session 7

                Nov 2

                Session 8

                Nov 9

                Session 9

                Nov 16

                Rain/Snow Date 1

                Nov 23

                Rain/Snow Date 2

                Nov 30

                      

                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

                • 09/15/2020
                • (EDT)
                • 11/24/2020
                • (EST)
                • 11 sessions
                • TNC Visitor Center
                • 14

                Spring Scavenger Hunt | Extended Notes3rd-5th – Nature Ecologist (?)

                Delve into ecosystems and assess the diversity, and behavior of the different organisms within them. Student ecologists will explore our amazing planet in depth through investigation of artifacts, playing games and hands-on activities. Sessions may feature hikes, hands-on activities, games, experiments, 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.

                Grade:

                3rd-5th

                Session 1

                Sept 15

                Session 2

                Sept 22

                Session 3

                Sept 29

                Session 4

                Oct 6

                Session 5

                Oct 13

                Session 6

                Oct 20

                Session 7

                Oct 27

                Session 8

                Nov 3

                Session 9

                Nov 10

                Rain/Snow Date 1

                Nov 17

                Rain/Snow Date 2

                Nov 24

                      

                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

                • 09/15/2020
                • (EDT)
                • 11/24/2020
                • (EST)
                • 11 sessions
                • TNC Visitor Center
                • 14

                Spring Scavenger Hunt | Extended Notes3rd-5th – Nature Ecologist (?)

                Delve into ecosystems and assess the diversity, and behavior of the different organisms within them. Student ecologists will explore our amazing planet in depth through investigation of artifacts, playing games and hands-on activities. Sessions may feature hikes, hands-on activities, games, experiments, 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.

                Grade:

                3rd-5th

                Session 1

                Sept 15

                Session 2

                Sept 22

                Session 3

                Sept 29

                Session 4

                Oct 6

                Session 5

                Oct 13

                Session 6

                Oct 20

                Session 7

                Oct 27

                Session 8

                Nov 3

                Session 9

                Nov 10

                Rain/Snow Date 1

                Nov 17

                Rain/Snow Date 2

                Nov 24

                      

                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

                • 09/16/2020
                • (EDT)
                • 12/02/2020
                • (EST)
                • 11 sessions
                • TNC Visitor Center
                • 14

                Nature of Science | BioEd Online6th-8th – Nature Scientists

                Make amazing discoveries about the world we live in! Create a hypothesis, run through experiments, draw conclusions with the Scientific Method is the basis for this nine-week series, designed to give students a deeper look at basic environmental science. Sessions will feature hands-on experiments to help solidify environmental concepts, from water to weather, gravity to geology; students will gain a deeper understanding of the world we live in.

                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.

                Grade:

                6th-8th

                Session 1

                Sept 16

                Session 2

                Sept 23

                Session 3

                Sept 30

                Session 4

                Oct 7

                Session 5

                Oct 14

                Session 6

                Oct 21

                Session 7

                Oct 28

                Session 8

                Nov 4

                Session 9

                Nov 11

                Rain/Snow Date 1

                Nov 17

                Rain/Snow Date 2

                Dec 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

                • 09/16/2020
                • (EDT)
                • 12/02/2020
                • (EST)
                • 11 sessions
                • TNC Visitor Center
                • 14

                Nature of Science | BioEd Online6th-8th – Nature Scientists

                Make amazing discoveries about the world we live in! Create a hypothesis, run through experiments, draw conclusions with the Scientific Method is the basis for this nine-week series, designed to give students a deeper look at basic environmental science. Sessions will feature hands-on experiments to help solidify environmental concepts, from water to weather, gravity to geology; students will gain a deeper understanding of the world we live in.

                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.

                Grade:

                6th-8th

                Session 1

                Sept 16

                Session 2

                Sept 23

                Session 3

                Sept 30

                Session 4

                Oct 7

                Session 5

                Oct 14

                Session 6

                Oct 21

                Session 7

                Oct 28

                Session 8

                Nov 4

                Session 9

                Nov 11

                Rain/Snow Date 1

                Nov 17

                Rain/Snow Date 2

                Dec 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

                • 09/17/2020
                • (EDT)
                • 12/03/2020
                • (EST)
                • 11 sessions
                • TNC Visitor Center
                • 14

                Faith Formation Series: Creation Care + Environmental Stewardship ...9th-12th – Environmental Stewards

                What can we do to help preserve it for future generations? This nine-week session will develop skills and knowledge for translating the theory and concepts of resource and environmental management into practice relevant to communities and workplaces today. Students will learn what it truly means to be a steward of the Earth by applying monitoring and environmental management tools used by resource and environmental practitioners.

                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.

                Grade:

                9th-12th

                Session 1

                Sept 17

                Session 2

                Sept 24

                Session 3

                Oct 1

                Session 4

                Oct 8

                Session 5

                Oct 15

                Session 6

                Oct 22

                Session 7

                Oct 29

                Session 8

                Nov 5

                Session 9

                Nov 12

                Rain/Snow Date 1

                Nov 19

                Rain/Snow Date 2

                Dec 3

                      

                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

                • 09/17/2020
                • (EDT)
                • 12/03/2020
                • (EST)
                • 11 sessions
                • TNC Visitor Center
                • 14

                Faith Formation Series: Creation Care + Environmental Stewardship ...9th-12th – Environmental Stewards

                What can we do to help preserve it for future generations? This nine-week session will develop skills and knowledge for translating the theory and concepts of resource and environmental management into practice relevant to communities and workplaces today. Students will learn what it truly means to be a steward of the Earth by applying monitoring and environmental management tools used by resource and environmental practitioners.

                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.

                Grade:

                9th-12th

                Session 1

                Sept 17

                Session 2

                Sept 24

                Session 3

                Oct 1

                Session 4

                Oct 8

                Session 5

                Oct 15

                Session 6

                Oct 22

                Session 7

                Oct 29

                Session 8

                Nov 5

                Session 9

                Nov 12

                Rain/Snow Date 1

                Nov 19

                Rain/Snow Date 2

                Dec 3

                      

                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

                • 09/19/2020
                • 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM (EDT)
                • Tenafly Nature Center
                • 11
                Register

                 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.

                The program is held outdoors with social distancing and masks required for the safety of participants, staff, and animals!
                Meet at the pavilion. 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

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