Westchester County Parks Conservation Division Camps
Boys and girls entering grades one through nine can explore and discover the natural environment of Westchester County with fun, hands-on experiences at our nature centers. Each camp will focus on different aspects of nature and teach youngsters about animals, insects, plants and more with a new theme each week.

Registration
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One and two-week sessions are offered beginning Tuesday, July 5, through Friday, Aug. 19, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fee $350 per camper per week. (Fee $750 for two weeks)

Camps will operate outdoors, safely under New York State COVID-19 guidelines.

  • Cranberry Lake Preserve, North White Plains
    (914) 428-1005
  • Edith G. Read Wildlife Sanctuary, Rye
    (914) 967-8720
  • Lenoir Nature Preserve, Yonkers
    (914) 968-5851
  • Marshlands Conservancy, Rye
    (914) 835-4466
  • Trailside Nature Museum at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, Cross River
    (914) 864-7322

Cranberry Nature Camp
The Cranberry Nature Camp focuses on mammals, habitats and more, all set in the beautiful forest, cliffs, and wetlands of this 200-acre nature preserve. A wide variety of themed weeks will appeal to all sorts of campers.

Groups:

  • Grades 1 - 3: Happy Campers; six, one-week sessions, Tuesday, July 5 through Friday, Aug. 12. Weekly themes: Marvelous Mammals, Let’s Wing It, Habitats are Hip, Backbone Not Required, Branching Out, Rock and Roll. Fee: $350 per week.
  • Grades 4 - 6: Creative Campers; six, one-week sessions, Tuesday, July 5 through Friday, Aug. 12. Weekly themes: Marvelous Mammals, Let’s Wing It, Habitats are Hip, Backbone Not Required, Branching Out, Rock and Roll. Fee: $350 per week.
  • Grades 7 - 9: Exploring Campers; two, two-week sessions, each with optional, included campout, Tuesday, July 5 through Friday, July 29. Fee: $750 per two-weeks.

Read Nature Camp
Nature camps at Edith G. Read Wildlife Sanctuary include four weeks of gathering seashells, building forts from bamboo stalks, catching crabs and more.

Groups:

  • Grades 1 - 3: Shoreline Explorers; five, one-week sessions, Monday, July 11 through Friday, Aug. 12. Weekly themes: Water, Creatures, Tidal Life, Shelters.
  • Grades 4 - 6: Forest Fanatics; five, one-week sessions, Monday, July 11 through Friday, Aug. 12. Weekly themes: Water, Creatures, Tidal Life, Shelters, and Rocks and Rubble. Fee: $350 per week.
  • Grades 7 - 9: Science Scholars; five, one-week sessions, Monday, July 11 through Friday, Aug. 12. Weekly themes: Masters of the Landscapes, Nature Workshops, Stewards of the Sanctuary, Web of Nature Games and Biology from Butterflies to Birds. Fee: $350 per week.

Lenoir Nature Camp
Through hands-on experiences, children entering grades one through eight will explore the earth and all her treasures. Lenoir Nature Camp engages children with arts and crafts, nature study, outdoor skills, Native American folklore and cooperative games in each one-week session.

Groups:

  • Grades 1 - 3: Soaring Eagles; two groups; six, one-week sessions, Tuesday, July 5 through Friday, Aug. 12. Fee: $350 per week.
  • Grades 4 - 6: Clever Coyotes; one group; six, one-week sessions, Tuesday, July 5 through Friday, Aug. 12. Fee: $350 per week.
  • Grades 7 - 9: Trackers (Conservationists in Training); one group; one, one-week sessions, Monday, Aug. 8 through Friday, Aug. 12. Fee: $350.

Marshlands Nature Camp
The Nature Expeditions Camp at Marshlands Conservancy will focus on searching for natural wonders within the habitats of Marshlands. Campers will take structured, topic-oriented “expeditions” as they explore the world of insects, plants, mammals, salt-marsh life and many other topics while keeping record of their discoveries in their own field journals like the explorers of the past!

Groups:

  • Grades 1 - 3: Falcons; five, one-week sessions, Monday, July 11 through Friday, Aug. 12. Fee: $350 per week.
  • Grades 4 - 6: Hawks; five, one-week sessions, Monday, July 11 through Friday, Aug. 12. Fee: $350 per week.

Trailside Nature Camp
Delve into the world of nature at Trailside Nature Camp located in the Ward Pound Ridge Reservation – the largest Westchester County park. Sessions are offered for youngsters from Pre-K to those entering grade nine with activities including on-location visits to archaeological sites, crayfish fishing, nature games, art and much more.

As of May, 2022, additional four, one-week, Pre-K weeks added: Monday, July 11 through Friday, July 15; Monday, July 18 through Friday, July 22; Monday, July 25 through Friday, July 29 and Monday, Aug. 1 through Friday, Aug.5. Scroll to bottom to register.

Groups:

  • Nature Mini Camp, Pre-K: three, one week sessions, Monday, June 20 through Friday, June 24, Monday, Aug. 8 through Friday, Aug. 12 and Monday, Aug. 15 through Friday, Aug. 19, 9 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Fee: $175.
  • Grades 1 - 3: Park Rangers; five, one-week sessions, Monday, July 11 through Friday, Aug. 12. Fee: $350 per week.
  • Grades 4 - 6: Naturalists; five, one-week sessions, Monday, July 11 through Friday, Aug. 12. Fee: $350 per week.
  • Grades 7 - 9: Conservationists; two, two-week sessions, Monday, July 11 through Friday, Aug. 5. Fee: $750.