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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.
  • Unless otherwise noted, all programs prices are per person. 
  • For certain programs we require a minimum number of participants, events may be cancelled if minimum number is not reached 
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Upcoming events

    • 06/18/2019
    • 1:30 PM
    • 06/20/2019
    • 4:30 PM
    • Tenafly Nature Center

    Join TNC and Dinosaurs Rock! for 3 days of DINOSAURS, OCEANS AND GEMSTONES! Budding paleontologist will dig for fossils, polish amber and more! 

    Day 1 - Dinosaurs Rock!
    Day 2 - Oceans Rock! 
    Day 3 - Insects and Gemstones Rock!



    Each day starts with a highly interactive & educational presentation followed by an extraordinary “DIG” where you will dig, find, identify and keep and huge array of fossils (including dinosaur bone, fossil shark teeth, fossil clams, petrified wood and even real Megalodon Shark Teeth!), as well as gemstones (rubies, emeralds, quartz, amethyst, citrine) and sea shells depending on the day you attend.


    We’ll take a brief snack break (bring a good healthy snack!) and then we’ll do Amazing activities and crafts including breaking open crystal filled geodes to keep, polishing real prehistoric Amber (you might even find a insect), dig into shale we bring in from our dig site in Utah to find 500 Million Year Old TRILOBITE Fossils, make your own fossil shark tooth necklace and much more.


    See up close amazing Dinosaur Skulls, dino claws, dino footprints, dino eggs, dino poop, dino bone etc.  You’ll also touch a shark without getting bitten. Pet a stingray without getting stung. See amazing sea life up close as well as Giant Insects from around the world & amazing gemstones.

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

     


    • 06/21/2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Register

    Join TNC for as we celebrate the longest day and shortest night of the year.  Listen to the forest denizens as we take a leisurely hike through our beautiful preserve.

    Program is intended for Adults and families with children ages 10+.  In the event of inclement weather program will be cancelled.  We recommend sturdy closed toed shoes.

    Members - $5 / Non-Members - $10


    • 06/24/2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • 06/28/2019
    • 3:30 PM
    • Tenafly Nature Center Pavilion
    • 0
    Registration is closed

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



    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. Watch Out, Weather: June 24-28 [Pre-K/K]
    2. World of Wildlife: July 1-5 (no camp July 4) [Pre-K/K]
    3. Creepy Crawly Critters: July 8-12 [Pre-K/K]
    4. Homes and Habitats: July 15-19 [Pre-K/K]
    5. Superb, Splendid Senses: July 22-26 [Pre-K/K]
    6. Forest of Four Seasons: July 29-August 2 [Pre-K/K]
    7. Survival of the Fittest: August 5-9 [Pre-K-1st]
    8. Mammalrama: August 12-16 [Pre-K-1st]
    9. Plentiful Plants: August 19-23 [Pre-K/K]
    10. Look to the Sky: August 26-30 [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. 

    • 06/24/2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • 06/28/2019
    • 3:30 PM
    • Tenafly Nature Center Pavilion
    • 0
    Registration is closed

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



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

    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. Weather Weirdness: June 24-28 [1st-2nd]
    2. Save Our Species: July 1-5 (no camp July 4) [1st-2nd]
    3. Wet and Wild: July 8-12 [1st-2nd]
    4. Pondering Habitats: July 15-19 [1st-2nd]
    5. Did You Hear That?: July 22-26 [1st-2nd]
    6. The Feisty Forest: July 29-August 2 [1st-2nd]
    7. Survival of the Fittest: August 5-9 [Pre-K-1st]
      Adventure Seekers: August 5-9 [2nd-4th]
    8. Mammalrama: August 12-16 [Pre-K-1st]
      Our Green Planet: August 12-16 [2nd-4th]
    9. Nocturnal Animals: August 19-23 [1st-2nd]
    10. Fabulous Flyers: August 26-30 [1st-2nd]
    • 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. 

    • 06/24/2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • 06/28/2019
    • 3:30 PM
    • Tenafly Nature Center Pavilion
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Stirring Up a Storm 
    Weather is all around us. Some days it’s calm and serene; other days it’s wild as it whips up a storm. Campers focus on the extremes weather can throw our way, from heat waves to droughts, to floods and massive storms. Campers will identify clouds and the types of weather they bring, why it rains instead of snows, and what our future weather could bring.



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

    1. Stirring Up a Storm June 24-28 [3rd-5th]
    2. Empowering Future Naturalists: July 1-5 (no camp July 4) [3rd-5th]
    3. Cold Blooded Creatures: July 8-12 [3rd-5th]
    4. Natural Art: July 15-19 [3rd-5th]
    5. Stewards of the Earth: July 22-26 [3rd-5th]
    6. Wild Detectives: July 29-August 2 [3rd-5th]
    7. Adventure Seekers: August 5-9 [2nd-4th]
      Wilderness Adventures: August 5-9 [5th-8th]
    8. Our Green Planet: August 12-16 [2nd-4th]
      Our Blue Planet: August 12-16 [5th-8th]
    9. Powerful Plants: August 19-23 [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.
      • 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. 

    • 06/30/2019
    • 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    Register

    Summer is here and we have your new favorite hobby...Beer Brewing!


     Join the Tenafly Nature Center and a seasoned brewer for an introduction to the delicious world of beer. Learn how beer is made and how different combinations of simple ingredients lead to many different tastes. You’ll have a chance to ask questions about beer, brewing, and food pairing, as well as get to sample several different brew styles. 


    Program is intended for Adults 21+ ID's will be checked at beginning of event. Rain or shine, in the event of rain program will be held under cover.


    • 07/01/2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • 07/05/2019
    • 3:30 PM
    • Tenafly Nature Center Pavilion
    • 6
    Register

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



    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. Watch Out, Weather: June 24-28 [Pre-K/K]
    2. World of Wildlife: July 1-5 (no camp July 4) [Pre-K/K]
    3. Creepy Crawly Critters: July 8-12 [Pre-K/K]
    4. Homes and Habitats: July 15-19 [Pre-K/K]
    5. Superb, Splendid Senses: July 22-26 [Pre-K/K]
    6. Forest of Four Seasons: July 29-August 2 [Pre-K/K]
    7. Survival of the Fittest: August 5-9 [Pre-K-1st]
    8. Mammalrama: August 12-16 [Pre-K-1st]
    9. Plentiful Plants: August 19-23 [Pre-K/K]
    10. Look to the Sky: August 26-30 [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. 

    • 07/01/2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • 07/05/2019
    • 3:30 PM
    • Tenafly Nature Center Pavilion
    • 11
    Register

    Save Our Species 
    What causes species extinction, and what we can do to help protect our animal friends? Utilizing artifacts and live animals, campers will learn about the classifications of at-risk species, and develop an appreciation for the diversity of organisms around us. No camp July 4. 



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

    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. Weather Weirdness: June 24-28 [1st-2nd]
    2. Save Our Species: July 1-5 (no camp July 4) [1st-2nd]
    3. Wet and Wild: July 8-12 [1st-2nd]
    4. Pondering Habitats: July 15-19 [1st-2nd]
    5. Did You Hear That?: July 22-26 [1st-2nd]
    6. The Feisty Forest: July 29-August 2 [1st-2nd]
    7. Survival of the Fittest: August 5-9 [Pre-K-1st]
      Adventure Seekers: August 5-9 [2nd-4th]
    8. Mammalrama: August 12-16 [Pre-K-1st]
      Our Green Planet: August 12-16 [2nd-4th]
    9. Nocturnal Animals: August 19-23 [1st-2nd]
    10. Fabulous Flyers: August 26-30 [1st-2nd]
    • 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. 

    • 07/01/2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • 07/05/2019
    • 3:30 PM
    • Tenafly Nature Center Pavilion
    • 7
    Register

    Empowering Future Naturalists 
    Empower means to make (someone) stronger and more confident. This week campers will focus on building a connection to nature and growing an appreciation for what nature has to offer. We know that some things can make us nervous and afraid but we will face the unknown head on and leave with enough knowledge to teach the group! 



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

    1. Stirring Up a Storm June 24-28 [3rd-5th]
    2. Empowering Future Naturalists: July 1-5 (no camp July 4) [3rd-5th]
    3. Cold Blooded Creatures: July 8-12 [3rd-5th]
    4. Natural Art: July 15-19 [3rd-5th]
    5. Stewards of the Earth: July 22-26 [3rd-5th]
    6. Wild Detectives: July 29-August 2 [3rd-5th]
    7. Adventure Seekers: August 5-9 [2nd-4th]
      Wilderness Adventures: August 5-9 [5th-8th]
    8. Our Green Planet: August 12-16 [2nd-4th]
      Our Blue Planet: August 12-16 [5th-8th]
    9. Powerful Plants: August 19-23 [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.
      • 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. 

    • 07/03/2019
    • 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Alpine Boat Basin
    • 4
    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.

     

    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.


    • 07/05/2019
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Alpine Boat Basin
    • 11
    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.


    • 07/05/2019
    • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Alpine Boat Basin
    • 11
    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.


    • 07/06/2019
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Alpine Boat Basin
    • 4
    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.


    • 07/06/2019
    • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Alpine Boat Basin
    • 35
    Register

    Enjoy the sounds of Spook Handy as he provides a soundtrack while sailing the high waters of the Hudson River. Spook played with the legendary Pete Seeger more than 50 times over the final decade of Pete’s life and was named best folk artist by Upstage Magazine, Gannett New Jersey, The Courier News, The Home News and About.com



    • 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.


    • 07/07/2019
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Alpine Boat Basin
    • 11
    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.


    • 07/07/2019
    • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Alpine Boat Basin
    • 39
    Register

    Yo-ho-ho and a whole bunch of fun! Adults and families, embark on a pirate adventure as “Captain Jim” Keyes uses traditional & modern pirate songs and sea chanties to teach all hands about piracy on the Hudson River!


    • 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.


    • 07/08/2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • 07/12/2019
    • 3:30 PM
    • Tenafly Nature Center Pavilion
    • 3
    Register

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



    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. Watch Out, Weather: June 24-28 [Pre-K/K]
    2. World of Wildlife: July 1-5 (no camp July 4) [Pre-K/K]
    3. Creepy Crawly Critters: July 8-12 [Pre-K/K]
    4. Homes and Habitats: July 15-19 [Pre-K/K]
    5. Superb, Splendid Senses: July 22-26 [Pre-K/K]
    6. Forest of Four Seasons: July 29-August 2 [Pre-K/K]
    7. Survival of the Fittest: August 5-9 [Pre-K-1st]
    8. Mammalrama: August 12-16 [Pre-K-1st]
    9. Plentiful Plants: August 19-23 [Pre-K/K]
    10. Look to the Sky: August 26-30 [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. 

    • 07/08/2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • 07/12/2019
    • 3:30 PM
    • Tenafly Nature Center Pavilion
    • 7
    Register

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



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

    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. Weather Weirdness: June 24-28 [1st-2nd]
    2. Save Our Species: July 1-5 (no camp July 4) [1st-2nd]
    3. Wet and Wild: July 8-12 [1st-2nd]
    4. Pondering Habitats: July 15-19 [1st-2nd]
    5. Did You Hear That?: July 22-26 [1st-2nd]
    6. The Feisty Forest: July 29-August 2 [1st-2nd]
    7. Survival of the Fittest: August 5-9 [Pre-K-1st]
      Adventure Seekers: August 5-9 [2nd-4th]
    8. Mammalrama: August 12-16 [Pre-K-1st]
      Our Green Planet: August 12-16 [2nd-4th]
    9. Nocturnal Animals: August 19-23 [1st-2nd]
    10. Fabulous Flyers: August 26-30 [1st-2nd]
    • 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. 

    • 07/08/2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • 07/12/2019
    • 3:30 PM
    • Tenafly Nature Center Pavilion
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Cold Blooded Creatures 

    WEEK FULL-Please add your name to the waitlist and you will be contacted if a space becomes available. 

    We will take an in-depth look at reptiles and amphibians that not only live in our area, but around the world! Campers will get to know about our cold-blooded Animal Ambassadors and learn about the adaptations that make them unique. Through trips to the pond and exploration of the trails, arts & crafts, games, projects and science exploration we will gain a better understanding of these creatures and the ones found outside.



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

    1. Stirring Up a Storm June 24-28 [3rd-5th]
    2. Empowering Future Naturalists: July 1-5 (no camp July 4) [3rd-5th]
    3. Cold Blooded Creatures: July 8-12 [3rd-5th]
    4. Natural Art: July 15-19 [3rd-5th]
    5. Stewards of the Earth: July 22-26 [3rd-5th]
    6. Wild Detectives: July 29-August 2 [3rd-5th]
    7. Adventure Seekers: August 5-9 [2nd-4th]
      Wilderness Adventures: August 5-9 [5th-8th]
    8. Our Green Planet: August 12-16 [2nd-4th]
      Our Blue Planet: August 12-16 [5th-8th]
    9. Powerful Plants: August 19-23 [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.
      • 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. 

    • 07/11/2019
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Alpine Boat Basin
    • 11
    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.


    • 07/11/2019
    • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Alpine Boat Basin
    • 11
    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.


    • 07/12/2019
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Alpine Boat Basin
    • 11
    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.


    • 07/12/2019
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Alpine Boat Basin
    • 19
    Register

    Enjoy a 2- to 3-hour round-trip evening sail on the river. Join Palisades Interstate Park Historian and Kearney House Curator, Eric Nelson and Thaddeus MacGregor as they introduce guests to the history of the area.

    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.
    • 07/13/2019
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Alpine Boat Basin
    • 28
    Register

    Sail for 2- to 3-hour round-trip and learn about the geology of the Palisades from George Harlow, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at the American Museum of Natural History, followed by a discussion about the Hudson watershed with Hudson Riverkeeper staff.

     

    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.


    • 07/13/2019
    • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Alpine Boat Basin
    • 16
    Register

    Delight in a 2- to 3-hour round-trip evening sail on the river. Enjoy a tasting of three different craft beers from local craft brewery, Brix City. Brix City Brewing is dedicated to bold styled beers that showcase intense flavor profiles and the highest quality ingredients.


    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.


    • 07/14/2019
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Alpine Boat Basin
    • 1

    There are 3 spaces left for this sail.  Please call the TNC office at 201-568-6093 to 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.


    • 07/14/2019
    • 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Alpine Boat Basin
    • 35
    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.  

    *Sail time has been moved to 3pm*

    Sunday’s sail will depart down the river toward Liberty State Park after which participants will be brought back up to the basin on a bus. ~5 hours.

     

    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.


    • 07/15/2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • 07/19/2019
    • 3:30 PM
    • Tenafly Nature Center Pavilion
    • 1
    Register

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



    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. Watch Out, Weather: June 24-28 [Pre-K/K]
    2. World of Wildlife: July 1-5 (no camp July 4) [Pre-K/K]
    3. Creepy Crawly Critters: July 8-12 [Pre-K/K]
    4. Homes and Habitats: July 15-19 [Pre-K/K]
    5. Superb, Splendid Senses: July 22-26 [Pre-K/K]
    6. Forest of Four Seasons: July 29-August 2 [Pre-K/K]
    7. Survival of the Fittest: August 5-9 [Pre-K-1st]
    8. Mammalrama: August 12-16 [Pre-K-1st]
    9. Plentiful Plants: August 19-23 [Pre-K/K]
    10. Look to the Sky: August 26-30 [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. 

    • 07/15/2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • 07/19/2019
    • 3:30 PM
    • Tenafly Nature Center Pavilion
    • 6
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    Pondering Habitats 
    Sometimes you've got to get your hands in the muck to be a lucky duck! Like field scientists, campers will get hands-on experience with the pond's many inhabitants (such as tadpoles and dragonfly larvae) as we “pour” over pond ecology and habitats within the pond. For full immersion, ponds will be compared to other ecosystems, as well as to other bodies of water.



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

    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. Weather Weirdness: June 24-28 [1st-2nd]
    2. Save Our Species: July 1-5 (no camp July 4) [1st-2nd]
    3. Wet and Wild: July 8-12 [1st-2nd]
    4. Pondering Habitats: July 15-19 [1st-2nd]
    5. Did You Hear That?: July 22-26 [1st-2nd]
    6. The Feisty Forest: July 29-August 2 [1st-2nd]
    7. Survival of the Fittest: August 5-9 [Pre-K-1st]
      Adventure Seekers: August 5-9 [2nd-4th]
    8. Mammalrama: August 12-16 [Pre-K-1st]
      Our Green Planet: August 12-16 [2nd-4th]
    9. Nocturnal Animals: August 19-23 [1st-2nd]
    10. Fabulous Flyers: August 26-30 [1st-2nd]
    • 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. 

    • 07/15/2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • 07/19/2019
    • 3:30 PM
    • Tenafly Nature Center Pavilion
    • 0
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    Natural Art 

    WEEK FULL-Please add your name to the waitlist and you will be contacted if a space becomes available. 
    Everyone can be 
    an artist! We will examine how ancient cultures expressed themselves and compare our views with these cultures. Campers will create wonderful works of art using natural and recycled items and explore many types of environmental art. Using nature and our surroundings as a source of inspiration will encourage campers to feel a deeper connection to our natural world. 



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

    1. Stirring Up a Storm June 24-28 [3rd-5th]
    2. Empowering Future Naturalists: July 1-5 (no camp July 4) [3rd-5th]
    3. Cold Blooded Creatures: July 8-12 [3rd-5th]
    4. Natural Art: July 15-19 [3rd-5th]
    5. Stewards of the Earth: July 22-26 [3rd-5th]
    6. Wild Detectives: July 29-August 2 [3rd-5th]
    7. Adventure Seekers: August 5-9 [2nd-4th]
      Wilderness Adventures: August 5-9 [5th-8th]
    8. Our Green Planet: August 12-16 [2nd-4th]
      Our Blue Planet: August 12-16 [5th-8th]
    9. Powerful Plants: August 19-23 [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.
      • 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. 

    • 07/22/2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • 07/26/2019
    • 3:30 PM
    • Tenafly Nature Center Pavilion
    • 7
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