Summer Nature Day Camp, Grades K-8


Camp runs daily from 10am-3pm, children sign up on a week-by week basis. Campers are encouraged to attend multiple sessions, as every week provides something new and unexpected. Before and after care available.

Week 1...July 7-11

Week 2...July 14-18

Week 3...July 21-25

Week 4...July 28-August 1

Week 5...August 4-8

Week 6...August 11-15

Week 7...August 18-22

Week 8...August 25-29


A Baltimore Woods summer tradition for over 25 years! This is the core of our summer camp programming, week long day camp adventures that promote discovery, physical fitness, problem-solving skills, social interaction, and awareness through direct contact with the natural world.


Campers will find crayfish in the streams, build forts on Peanut Hill, explore the wonders of the beaver pond, catch frogs at Phillips Pond, build a campfire, roast hot dogs, get up close and personal with the swamp, play classic Baltimore Woods camp games like Camouflage and Kick the Can, make new friends, learn about the trees and birds, and get connected to the natural world in real and meaningful ways.


Our camp counselors are NYS certified teachers, experienced in working with children, with an eye for safety, and they know how to have healthy fun outdoors. Each counselor leads a group of no more than 11 campers on daily adventures around The Woods.  Counselors are all certified in CPR and carry walkie-talkies and first aid kits at all times.




$160 per session. 

Early Registration Register by April 15, 2014 and deduct $10 from the total camp registration fee.

Multiple Week - $5 discount per week when you register your child for more than one week.

Multiple Child - $5 discount per child when you register more than one camper

Multiple Child Multiple Week - $10 discount per week when you register more than one child for more than one week. 

You must have a Baltimore Woods Family Membership ($40) to attend camp, which can be obtained at the time of registration. 

Scholarship Opportunities — Scholarships are available. Please contact us at (315) 673-1350 or  

Some Baltimore Woods Camp Traditions

The Swamp: A highlight of camp for more than a decade has been the Swamp Romp, when the campers voluntarily immerse themselves in mud, getting as muddy as they possibly can. Prior to hitting the swamp campers hike deep into the woods, have a hotdog cookout over an open camp fire followed by making s'mores for dessert.

Parents are notified in advance what day their camper will be going to the swamp so they can prepare their vehicles to take the muddy campers home. Campers will be hosed off at the end of the day, but mud is mud…


Kick-the-Can: The Kick-the-Can game tradition started on the first day of camp going back more than 25 years. It is a game of hide-and-seek. It is the most requested game by campers. Each group will get several opportunities to play the game throughout the week.


Candle Making: Harkening back to the original establishment of Baltimore Woods as a nature center, campers will have the opportunity to make their own hand-dipped candles.


Camouflage: A classic nature education game teaching the concept of predator prey relationships and camouflage. It's hide-and-seek with a nature twist.


Tug-o-stump: A game of balance and strategy, this traditional lumberjack tug-o-war game has become a camper favorite over the years.