The Nature Place Day Camp for Kids in Bergen County NJ (dedicated)

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Instead of soccer and basketball, think hiking and farming. Instead of winning or losing, think group challenges that teach communication, inclusivity and critical thinking. If you’re looking for a day camp that emphasizes outdoor activities and a hands-on approach to teamwork and leadership, get ready to feast your eyes on The Nature Place, which offers a unique day camp opportunity for kids ages 4 – 16.

Get-back-to-nature programming includes camping, gardening, wild foods, drama in the woods, music that plays with and interacts with the natural environment, storytelling that is inspired by local geography and ecology, and hands-on animal explorations with chinchillas, foxes, snakes, hedgehogs, cows, sheep, chickens, and horses.

Fully accredited by the American Camp Association and gearing up for its 32nd summer, The Nature Place consists of 200 acres of organic gardens and a farm, woods, fields and streams, and a beautiful indoor facility. The outdoor swimming facility pool is surrounded by trees and lush foliage.


This is a one-of-a-kind experience that will give kids a new respect for their environment, a deeper understanding of the interconnectedness of all things, and a healthy foundation for living a healthy, meaningful life.

Bus transportation is offered to and from a variety of convenient locations in Bergen, Westchester and New York, and extended hours and sibling discounts are available. Day Camps run from July 3 – August 11, and Farm and Garden Days (a smaller program for kids ages 6 – 12) runs from August 14 – 25.

Come see for yourself and let the kids experience a taste of the programming options at these upcoming events and Open Houses! All events below take place at the Green Meadow Waldorf School, 307 Hungry Hollow Road, Chestnut Ridge, NY.

Saturday, February 18, noon - 1pm: Outragehiss Pets
Meet the animals! Some animals are soft (chinchillas), some fluffy (fennec foxes), rough (armadillos), scaly (snakes), spiky (hedgehogs), but all are outrageous!

Saturday, March 4, 11 - noon and 2 - 3pm: Maple Sugaring
Learn all about maples trees and learn what it takes to turn sap into syrup! Participants in this program will take home spouts for tapping as well as clear instructions for making your own maple syrup at home from your very own tree.

Open Houses:
Saturday, February 18, 1 – 4pm
Saturday, March 4, noon – 2pm
Sunday, March 19, 1 – 4pm
Saturday, April 8, 1 – 4pm 
Sunday, April 23, 1 – 4pm
The Nature Place Day Camp
Official Website
285 Hungry Hollow Road
Chestnut Ridge, NY
(845) 356-6477
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