NLE campers at Baltimore Woods.

2024 summer camp registration
opens on March 2nd at 10am!

Click here for pricing and more details!

For other summer camp experiences, check out
Voyager Camp (grades 5-8) or
Classic Summer Camp (grades K-8)

Outdoor Discovery for Little Explorers! 

Half Day Camp for
Children Ages 4 and 5

Our experienced counselors are caring and dedicated to providing safe adventures for your child. Each day’s activities will nurture your child’s sense of wonder and connection to the environment, helping them to feel at home in nature. Limited to no more than 10 campers per session, campers will explore Baltimore Woods, learn about the various plants and animals found in the woods, play nature-related games and make nature crafts.

New for 2024 – All campers get a camp t-shirt! Check out the great design by our staff member and camp counselor, Anna Stunkel:

2024 summer camp t-shirt

Set off on a half day adventure at one of these Little Explorer Sessions!

Nature's Little Explorers at Baltimore Woods

Session 1 – July 8-12 

100-acre Baltimore Woods  

Whether you’re more of a Piglet, Tigger, or Pooh bear, you’re sure to have a bouncing good time this week! Learn about Pooh’s favorite sticky treat and the bees that make it. Search for Rabbit’s underground burrow and Owl’s treetop hideout. Create Eeyore’s home using sticks and other natural materials. And bring your expedition gear for the great heffalump and woozle hunt!

two boys catching creatures in stream

Session 2 – July 15-19 

Water, Water, Everywhere! 

Play, discover, and get wonderfully wet this week at The Woods! This week’s adventure includes plenty of time exploring our creeks and ponds in search of frogs, crayfish, water bugs, and other friends who love the water. Come check out the pond and streams at Baltimore Woods – it will be a splashing good time!

kids heading out with bug nets into field

Session 3 – July 22-26

Insect Safari! 

Bug jar? Check! Butterfly net? Check! Need to explore the outdoors? Check! Sounds like you’re all set for a week of adventure as we get up close and personal with the world of insects. We’ll race after butterflies and dragonflies, scour the grasses for praying mantis, flip logs for beetles, and search the stream for stoneflies. It’s going to be a buggy bonanza!

boy with frog

Session 4 – July 29-August 2

Frogs, Toads, and Salamanders! 

Join our amphibian friends for a hoppin’ good time at Baltimore Woods. We will spend a week learning and exploring as we search for these camouflaged critters. Where do they live? What do they eat? How are they alike and different? You’ll be an amphibian expert by the end of this week!

two girls build a fairy house

Session 5 – August 5-9 

Fairies, Elves, and Trolls!

We always like a bit of whimsy at The Woods! At camp this week, we’ll go out in search of creatures (real and imagined) living out in the woods. Make sure you bring your sense of fantasy along with you, as well as your fairy friends!

kids building a fort

Session 6 – August 12-16 

Nature’s Builders 

Calling all budding builders! This week we’ll be busy as beavers, birds, and foxes as we hike down to the stream to build beaver dams, weave bird nests in the forest, and dig dens of our very own. Grab your hard hat, your imagination, and let’s get building!

adult and child wearing butterfly wings

Session 7 – August 19-23 

Up, Up, and Away! 

Calling all superheroes in training! Ever wanted to fly like a falcon, see in the dark like a fox, or light up like a firefly? Join us as we learn from some of the most amazing animal superheroes in the world. Don’t forget to bring your cape and sense of adventure for this super fun week!


NLE campers must be 4 years old by July 1st  and fully potty trained.
The camps will be led by Baltimore Woods educators.
Sessions are themed and campers can attend multiple sessions. Due to the high demand for our camps, we ask that families limit themselves to three sessions so that other children may enjoy our program, too.

Camp will begin daily at 9am and end at 12pm. 


$170 per session. New for 2024 – All campers get a camp t-shirt!

Multiple week ($15) and multiple child discounts ($5) are automatically applied when you register. Discounts apply beginning with the second child and/or the second week. Campers coming multiple weeks will get one camp shirt and a $15 registration discount for each additional week.