We are closely monitoring the evolving CDC recommendations and any requirements at the state and local level related to summer camp operations and what they mean for our camp programs at Baltimore Woods Nature Center. The safety of our campers is always of paramount concern.

It may be necessary for Baltimore Woods Nature Center to implement certain safety precautions and protocols consistent with guidance offered from the Centers for Disease Control, the New York State Department of Health and other public health agencies. If necessary, these measures may include physical distancing, daily health screenings, temperature checks, masking and other measures designed to provide protection against COVID-19 transmission and infection.

Campers will be required to bring a mask with them if a situation should arise when they need to wear one (for example, if someone else in their group develops symptoms or tests positive during the camp week). Any camper wishing to wear a mask even when not required will be supported in doing so.

These multi-layered strategies have helped us keep our campers safe over the past two years. We will keep in close communication with registered camp families regarding evolving COVID-19 safety precautions.

While camp has been somewhat different since 2020, the core values of our camp remain the same – the benefits of playing outside for children cannot be overestimated, and the personal connection with nature they develop at camp will last their whole lives.

camper whittles a piece of wood starter with a knife

Click here for pricing and more details!

For other camp experiences, check out
Classic Summer Camps (Grades K-8) or
Nature’s Little Explorers (ages 4 & 5)

Delve Deeper into Nature
at Voyager Summer Camp

Outdoor experiences for kids grades 5-8!
(Campers should be 10 by July 1)

Baltimore Woods is offering special themed camp sessions for experienced campers looking to try something new or delve deeper into natural history and science concepts.  Led by our experienced staff educators and other local experts, these camps promise to be packed with fun and discovery. Camps meet daily from 9am-3pm and each session is limited to 8 campers. 

Learn more about the weekly themes for Voyager Camp!

girl builds a fire in the woods

Session 1 – July 11-15 

Wilderness Survival 

Sometimes at camp we find ourselves out in the forest, in the rain, a little chilly, trying to start a fire to keep warm . . . and sometimes it’s on purpose! Add a few tricks to your outdoor survival toolkit this week as we put our skills to the test! 

yellow bird in tree

Session 2 – July 18-22 

Birds!  

From hawks to sparrows, birds are amazing animals, and Baltimore Woods is full of them. Spend the week with long-time camp counselor and skilled birder, Jason, learning about birds, how to find them, and how to identify them by sight and sound.  

fire starter kit

Session 3 – July 25-29 

Wilderness Survival 

Sometimes at camp we find ourselves out in the forest, in the rain, a little chilly, trying to start a fire to keep warm . . . and sometimes it’s on purpose! Add a few tricks to your outdoor survival toolkit this week as we put our skills to the test! 

art supplies sketchbook and paints in grass

Session 4 – August 1-5 

Art in Nature

Do you love to create rock sculptures, draw and paint forest scenes, or make musical instruments from natural objects? Join us for a week of creative fun in nature! This week will be filled with engaging activities and games that are guided by the group’s interests. Working both as a team and individually, we will focus on the process of using visual and performance art to enjoy nature and have fun.

man swinging across log bridge

Session 5 – August 8-12

Raiders of the Lost Woods 

Baltimore Woods and the Museum of Intrigue partner up again – so get out your big hat and your adventure clothes!  The Museums eminent and intrepid explorer, Capt. Dollarmain, will be returning to Baltimore Woods to lead a week of Voyager Camp and investigate a new mystery.  Spend an epic week following cryptic clues and tattered maps in search of lost artifacts. Use your mind and your body to pass physical challenges and solve puzzles as you journey through the dark depths of the Lost Woods. Do you have what it takes?

three girls look at a garter snake that one is holding

Session 6 – August 15-19

Herp It Up!

Do you find the world of frogs, turtles, salamanders, and snakes calling your name?  Then this camp of herpetology, or the study of reptiles and amphibians, is for you!  Join in the fun during a weeklong exploration of the wonderful cold-blooded world!  We will travel beyond the well-loved pond and Boulder Brook into the Baltimore Woods backcountry in search of our tiny friends!

Details:

The camps will be led by skilled naturalists and local experts, all long-time camp counselors. 
Sessions are themed, and campers can attend multiple sessions. 
Camp will begin daily at 9am and end at 3pm.

Pricing:

$240 per session.

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.