Little Explorers Can Experience Great Moments!
Half Day Camp for Children Ages 4 and 5

Summer camp registration opens March 1, 2020!

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 11 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.

Session 1 – July 6-10

Frogs, Toads, and Salamanders!

Ribbit! Ribbit! Join our amphibian friends for a hopping 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!

Session 2 – July 13-17

Up, Up, and Away!

Calling all superheroes in training! What do birds, bugs, bats, squirrels, and superheroes have in common? Flight! Come join us for a week where we will learn from the best fliers in the world. Don’t forget to bring your wings, cape, and sense of adventure!

Session 3 – July 20-24

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!

Session 4 – July 27 – July 31

Fairies, Elves, and Trolls, Oh My!

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!

Session 5 – August 3-7

Squirrels, Rabbits, and Foxes, Oh Deer!

We’ll waddle like beavers, hop like mice, and bound like mink as we search Baltimore Woods for signs of mammals. Each day we’ll learn about different mammals that live here and what they need to survive. We may even discover that we’re more alike than we think!

Session 6 – August 10-14

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!

Session 7 – August 17-21

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!


The camps will be led by skilled naturalists.
Sessions are themed and campers can attend multiple sessions.
Camp will begin daily at 9am and end at 12pm.


$97 per session for Nature’s Little Explorers Camps.

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

Multiple week and multiple child discounts ($5) are automatically applied when you register. Discounts apply beginning with the second child and/or the second week.

All camp families must have a Baltimore Woods Nature Center Family Membership ($40) to attend camp, active both when you register and when your child attends camp. A family membership can be purchased or renewed at registration.