Summer 2020 Nature Camps

Our Summer Nature Camps, designed for youth entering grades 1 – 6, get kids outdoors, developing a deeper connection with the natural world through fun and educational activities. We provide a highly-trained environmental educator for each camp and limit group size based on optimal teacher-student ratios. Campers can choose one week or join us for the entire summer!

9 AM – 4 PM, daily 
Cost: $250, $200 for Members
Evening care 4-5 PM available for $25 for the whole week. 
Sibling discounts available; contact us at [email protected]

Non-refundable $50 deposit required to reserve camp registration. Registrants can choose to pay deposit and balance at the same time. Deposit must be paid online, balance can be paid online, in person, over the phone, or by mail-in check. 

Summer Camp Participants use binoculars at North Lookout

Wild Wisdom Summer Camp

June 22-26

We will introduce natural history through the retelling of legends, stories, and myths from the Hawk Mountain region to cultures from around the world. These stories will guide our outdoor explorations of the sanctuary and local watershed. Activities, crafts, and music will reinforce our newly found knowledge. Campers will create their own drums out of recycled materials.

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Young visitors enjoying the view from South Lookout.

Appalachian Adventure Summer Camp

July 6 - 10

Explore the awesome Appalachian forest, learning all about the plants and animals that call it home. Loaded with fun and interactive activities including hiking, stream study, animal encounters, raptors up close, owl pellet dissection, telemetry scavenger hunt, team building, and more!

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Young visitor sitting atop a boulder at South Lookout

Mountain Explorers Summer Camp

July 20 - 24

Discover mountain magic with us! Look under logs, splash in a stream, and explore ancient boulder fields in this week of nature investigation. Campers will experience the Sanctuary with all of their senses, as they strengthen their connections with the natural world. Campers will meet live raptors, track wild animals, identify trees, and learn some of the basic tools of the naturalist while exploring nature firsthand.

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Five-lined Skink

All About Animals Summer Camp

Aug 3 - 7

Campers will learn all about reptiles, amphibians, birds, mammals, fish, insects, and spiders during this week of animal adventure! Make a splash searching for stream life while exploring aquatic ecosystems. Get up close and personal with our live animal ambassadors, then explore the wild places of the sanctuary. Learn what it takes to care for captive raptors. Animal encounters, hiking, games, special guests, and so much more!

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Young Visitor Hopping Between Boulders at South Lookout

Woodland Games Summer Camp

Aug 17 - 21

Who ever said learning can’t be fun? Campers will have the opportunity to learn by playing outdoor games; scavenger hunts, frisbee golf (Hawk Mountain style), animal charades, teambuilding challenges, and parachute games are just some of the fun activities during this action-packed camp! The week wouldn’t be complete without hiking our beautiful trails, raptors, and animal encounters.

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