Westchester County Parks Conservation Division Camps
Boys and girls entering grades Pre-K 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 is open.

Camps will operate outdoors, safely under New York State COVID-19 guidelines. A maximum of 12 campers permitted in each group; eight per Pre-K group. Face masks are mandatory and social distancing protocols will be followed at all times.

One and two-week sessions are offered beginning Monday, July 5 through Friday, Aug. 26, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with Pre-K operating as a half-day from 9 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. at the following locations, with details for each camp below:

  • 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
  • Muscoot Nature Camp and Young Farmers Camp
    (914) 864-7282
  • Trailside Nature Museum at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, Cross River
    (914) 864-7322

Camp Online Registration Instructions.

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:

  • *Pre-K: Adventure Campers; three one-week sessions, half-day, Monday, July 5 through Friday, July 23. Weekly themes: Buggin’ Out, All About Animals, Water Works. Fee: $175 per week.
  • Grades 1 - 3: Happy Campers; six, one-week sessions, Monday, July 5 through Friday, Aug. 13. 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, Monday, July 5 through Friday, Aug. 13. 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 campout, Monday, July 5 though, Friday, July 30. Fee: $750 per two-weeks.

*Pre-K campers must be potty-trained

Read Nature Camp
Nature camps are back at Edith G. Read Wildlife Sanctuary with five 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 5 through Friday, July 30. Weekly themes: Creature Features – Land and Water, Swell Seashells, Salt Water Life – High and Low Tide, Nature’s Playground – My Kingdom for a Shelter; Best of the Summer. Fee: $350 per week.
  • Grades 4 - 6: Forest Fanatics; five, one-week sessions, Monday, July 5 through Friday, July 30. Weekly themes: Creature Features – Land and Water, Swell Seashells, Salt Water Life – High and Low Tide, Nature’s Playground – My Kingdom for a Shelter; Best of the Summer. Fee: $350 per week.
  • Grades 7 - 9: Science Scholars; four, one-week sessions, Monday, July 5 through Friday, July 30. Weekly themes: Inspectors of the Intertidal Zone, Seining the Lake and the Sound, Shelter Building Tools and Techs, Near the Water. Fee: $350 per week.

Lenoir Nature Camp
Through hands-on experiences, children entering grades one through six 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.

Weekly themes: Wilderness Survival and Ancestral Skills; Standing Like a Tree; Earth Elements; Feathered Friends; Beneath Your Feet; Magnificent Mammals

Groups:

  • Grades 1 - 3: Soaring Eagles; two groups; six, one-week sessions, Monday, July 5 through Friday, Aug. 13. Fee: $350 per week.
  • Grades 4 - 6: Clever Coyotes; one group; six, one-week sessions, Monday, July 5 through Friday, Aug. 13. Fee: $350 per week.

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 12 through Friday, Aug. 13. Fee: $350 per week.
  • Grades 4 - 6: Hawks; five, one-week sessions, Monday, July 12 through Friday, Aug. 13. Fee: $350 per week.

Muscoot Nature Camp
Boys and girls entering Pre-K will have the opportunity to explore Muscoot Farm in a unique way and discover the acres of woods, ponds, fields and animals that exist beyond the barn.

Groups:

  • *Pre-K: Muscoot Jr. Naturalist; one, one-week session, half-day, Monday, July 26 through Friday, July 30. Fee: $175 per week.

*Pre-K campers must be potty-trained.

Muscoot Young Farmers Camp
Children entering grades one through eight will learn how to take care of the animals on the farm, participate in farm chores and activities like ponding, hiking, cooking and crafts. Registration open.

Groups:

  • Grades 1 and 2: Homesteaders; seven, one-week sessions, Monday, June 28 through Friday, Aug. 13. Fee: $350 per week.
  • Grades 3 and 4: Farmhands; seven, one-week sessions, Monday, June 28 through Friday, Aug. 13. Fee: $350 per week.
  • Grades 5 and 6: Cowpokes; seven, one-week sessions, Monday, June 28 through Friday, Aug. 13. Fee: $350 per week.
  • Grades 7 and 8: five, one-week sessions, Monday July 12 through Friday Aug. 13. Fee: $350.

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.

Groups:

  • *Pre-K: Nature Mini-Camp; four, one-week sessions, half-day, Monday, June 21 through Friday, June 25 and Monday Aug. 2 through Friday, Aug. 20. Fee: $175 per week.
  • Grades 1 - 3: Park Rangers; five, one-week sessions, Monday, July 12 through Friday, Aug. 13. Fee: $350 per week.
  • Grades 4 - 6: Naturalists; five, one-week sessions, Monday, July 12 through Friday, Aug. 13. Fee: $350 per week.
  • Grades 7 - 9: Conservationists; two, two-week sessions, each with optional campout, Monday, July 12 through Friday, Aug. 6. Fee: $750 per week.

*Pre-K campers must be potty-trained.