Discover how humans, plants, and animals survive in the wild. Campers will learn survival skills through hands-on experiences like basic way-finding skills, how to collect water, and cook over a fire during this week of adventure. Learn what to do when encountering wildlife and build emergency shelters. Meet some LIVE animal ambassadors and learn how they stay safe and find food, water, and build shelters of their own.
This week-long, daily summer camp is designed for youth entering grades 1-3 and 4-6.
ALL FEES AND RELEASE FORMS ARE DUE NO LATER THAN 2 WEEKS (14 DAYS) BEFORE THE FIRST DAY OF CAMP YOU REGISTERED FOR. Thank you for your patience as we try a new registration process!
Our Summer Nature Camps, designed for youth entering grades 1st – 6th, get kids outdoors, developing a deeper connection with the natural world through fun and educational activities. We provide a professional environmental education specialist for each camp and limit group size based on optimal teacher-student ratios. Meeting live animals, hiking woodland trails, role-playing, making art and craft projects, learning from scientists and special presenters, exploring natural areas, telling and listening to stories, and conducting experiments fill the campers’ days. Off-site trips may be included to study water creatures or explore regional highlights.
8:30 AM – 3:30 PM, daily
Cost: $300, $250 for Members
Campers can choose topics of interest or join us for the entire summer! Campers who register for 4 or more weeks can receive a $50 off promo code to be used towards 1 week of camp. Promotional code can only be used one time. Discount is valid if you register for 4 weeks total, which is equivalent to registering 2 campers for 2 weeks each. Contact Jamie Dawson at [email protected] to inquire.
Once registered, parents/guardians must complete release forms digitally via Docusign. The release forms will be emailed to you automatically upon registering, but is also linked here. Release forms must be completed for each week each camper is registered, as certain weeks require different forms. Please note that these forms must be submitted no later than 2 weeks prior to the start date of your children's selected camp program(s).
* Hawk Mountain Sanctuary reserves the right to modify and/or change camp program activities and structure based on health, safety, and other variable factors.
Click here to view the Cancellation and Refund Policy.
Do you know a young person who would benefit from time outdoors? The IDEA Fund Nature Camp Scholarship will cover the full tuition costs of Summer Nature Camp for each scholarship recipient. Partial aid may also be awarded. For more details and to submit an application, click here.