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Nature Adventure Summer Nature Camp

Campers will put on their “naturalist hats” and explore their environment! Learn all about Appalachian plants and animals with hiking, stream study, LIVE animal encounters, raptors up close, owl pellet dissection, team building, and more. Meeting LIVE animals will be the greatest adventure. Off-site stream study included this week.

This week-long, daily summer camp is designed for youth entering grades 4-6.

PLEASE NOTE: All registrants are required to pay the $50 deposit AND the remaining balance for camp. The deposit goes towards the total price of camp.

Our Summer Nature Camps, designed for youth entering grades 1st – 6th, get kids outdoors, developing a deeper connection with the natural world through fun and educational activities. We provide a professional environmental education specialist for each camp and limit group size based on optimal teacher-student ratios. Meeting live animals, hiking woodland trails, role-playing, making art and craft projects, learning from scientists and special presenters, exploring natural areas, telling and listening to stories, and conducting experiments fill the campers’ days. Off-site trips may be included to study water creatures or explore regional highlights.

Campers can choose topics of interest or join us for the entire summer! Campers who register for 4 or more weeks can receive a $50 off promo code to be used towards 1 week of camp. Promotional code can only be used one time. Discount is valid if you register for 4 weeks total, which is equivalent to registering 2 campers for 2 weeks each. Contact Jamie Dawson at [email protected] to inquire.

Non-refundable $50 deposit required to reserve camp registration. Registrants can choose to pay deposit and balance at the same time online. Deposit must be paid online, balance can be paid online, in person, over the phone, or by mail-in check. Balance is due 2 weeks (14 days) before the first day of camp. You can pay the remaining balance ONLY after paying the deposit.

Once registered, parents/guardians must download, complete, and submit via mail or email the following forms and waivers. All forms are due 2 weeks (14 days) before the first day of camp.

Please visit to view all necessary forms and waivers.

* Hawk Mountain Sanctuary reserves the right to modify and/or change camp program activities and structure based on health, safety, and other variable factors.

Please visit to view the Cancellation and Refund Policy.

Do you know a young person who would benefit from time outdoors? The IDEA Fund Nature Camp Scholarship will cover the full tuition costs of Summer Nature Camp for each scholarship recipient. Partial aid may also be awarded. For more details and to submit an application, please visit