We are closely monitoring the requirements at the state and local level related to children’s camp operations and what they mean for our campers at Baltimore Woods Nature Center. Everyone’s safety will be of paramount concern, and while camp will be somewhat different, 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.

The following FAQs summarize our most up-to-date COVID-19 safety protocols. As new information emerges from health officials, these protocols may change. Registered camp families will be notified via email of any changes.

Click here to read the official summary of day camp guidelines issued by the NYS Department of Health.

FAQs surrounding COVID-19 Safety Protocols
boy using a firestarter kit

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 in grades 5-8!

Summer Camp registration is closed, and our waitlists are all full. We are sorry that we cannot accommodate all children looking for a summer nature day camp experience with us this year. We know how important it is for children to get outside, to explore, and to play. We invite you to visit our Nature in Your Hands at Home web page where you’ll find activities and games that our environmental educators have designed especially for families looking for ways to stay connected to nature whether it’s at a park, a nature preserve, or right in their own backyards. Watch our website for other summer programs and we hope to see you out hiking at Baltimore Woods.

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 5-9 

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 12-16 

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 19-23 

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! 

man swinging across log bridge

Session 4 – July 26-30 

Raiders of the Lost Woods 

Get out your big hat and your adventure clothes! 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? 

red fox kit on trail

Session 5 – August 2-6 

Mammals! 

There are many mammals that call Baltimore Woods their home: voles, moles, beavers, foxes, coyotes, and more. This week we will explore the lives of our warm-blooded fauna! We’ll get to explore mammal homes, discover their habits, learn tracking skills, and use trail cams and live traps to get a good look into their secretive lives. 

two boys set up a camera on a tripod

Session 6 – August 9-13 

Nature Documentary Film Camp 

Join us in The Woods to discover the exciting world of nature documentaries! Learn all the ins and outs of film making from storyboards and filming to editing and production. Each day we’ll explore different skills and techniques out on the trails to capture nature in action and create one-of-a-kind documentaries. 

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.