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Fresh air, muddy feet and new friends are all part of what makes our Nature Day Camp so special!

For over 15 years, children ages 3 to 13 come to Fairview Farm Wildlife Preserve in Gladstone, where 170 acres of forests, meadows, streams and a pond invite young explorers outdoors. Our camp is tech-free, so campers and counselors are fully present and interactive!

Each day at Nature Day Camp is a magical experience. Structured and unstructured play time allow children to interact on their own terms with nature. Curiosity and wonder abound, and our activities, crafts, games and storytelling provide positive outdoor experiences and memories that last a lifetime!

 

Summer 2021 At-A-Glance

June 28-July 1 July 5-9 July 12-16 July 19-23 July 26-30 August 2-6 August 9-13
 

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Nature Day Camp in Flemington

 

The Basics

 

  • We offer week-long day camps in July and August for children ages 3 to 13.
  • Our friendly and experienced camp counselors are First Aid and CPR certified.
  • Campers should dress for outdoor play and bring a change of clothes (including a bathing suit), a nut-free lunch and snack, and a reusable water bottle. Bug spray and sunscreen should be applied at home, and tick checks performed at home at the end of each day.
  • Camp is held rain or shine! We have plenty of indoor education space, but kids should be sure to bring a raincoat and boots for outdoor fun on rainy days.
  • Your online registration form includes emergency contact and allergy information for each camper.
  • Please contact us for information on before and after care
  • Need-Based Scholarships are available, click here for an application
  • Junior Counselors are needed each session. A great way for teens to earn community service hours and have fun! Please contact us to find out more information. Camp alumni are encouraged to apply!

Discounts: Receive a 10% discount when you register more than one camper and/or for multiple weeks of camp! Enter Promo Code “LOVECAMP” during registration to redeem your discount!

Summer 2021 Sessions

Honey Bees (Ages 3 to 4)

July 12-16*, 19-23* and August 9-13

9:00 am – 12:30 pm

Bring your little one to Fairview Farm for a morning full of fun nature games, stories and crafts.  We buzz all over Fairview Farm, exploring nature and making new discoveries each day! *Sessions marked with an asterisk are full. Contact Lauren to be added to a wait list

Cost: $175 until April 1st, then $200

 


 

Red Squirrels (Ages 5 to 6)

June 28-July 2, July 5-9, July 26-30*, August 2-6*

10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Discover the exciting mysteries of nature:  Who lives where?  Who eats what?  What’s hidden high and low?  Campers learn the secrets of the woods, fields and streams through adventures, stories and games.  Wild-crafts, storytelling, games and scavenger hunts open up even more explorations! *Sessions marked with an asterisk are full. Contact Lauren to be added to a wait list

Cost: $275 until April 1st, then $300

 

 


 

Tree Frogs (Ages 7 to 10)

June 28-July 2, July 5-9*, July 26-30*, August 2-6*

10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Adventure is waiting!  Learn about the birds and animals living in the woods and fields of Fairview Farm, and investigate the creatures living in the pond.  Explore nature with hikes, games, wild-craft projects, storytelling and more. *Sessions marked with an asterisk are full. Contact Lauren to be added to a wait list

Cost: $275 until April 1st, then $300

 


 

Nature Day Camp in Flemington (Ages 5 to 8)

August 2-6

10:00 am – 2:00 pm

We’re so excited to bring our Nature Days program to Flemington in 2021! We will explore the trails of Dvoor Farm and the beautiful Walnut Brook, learning about local history and discovering the wonders of nature together. Each day will include exploration, STEM challenges, creative projects and lots of FUN! Takes place at the historic Dvoor Farm, 111 Mine Street, Flemington.

Cost: $275 until April 1st, then $300

 


Drawing in Nature (Ages 10-14)

July 12-16

10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Using the flora and fauna of Fairview Farm as inspiration, campers in this session will hone their creative skills using various media including pencil, charcoal, pen and ink, watercolor, batik and more. Each day includes warm up, exploring, new techniques and plenty of space and time for campers to get their creative minds flowing!  Most materials will be provided, a short list of items for campers to bring will be provided one month prior to camp. Lots of new projects for 2021!

Cost: $275 until April 1st, then $300


 

Nature Journaling and Photography Camp (Ages 10-14)

July 19-23

10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Join us for a week of multi-media fun! Campers will make their own nature journal, and hone their skills of observation and creativity through the arts and photography. Explorations, games and plenty of creative time will make this week a ton of fun! All levels of experience are welcome, all supplies are provided! If campers have a camera they’d like to use, they are welcome to bring it, or we will have some to borrow. This week is led by local artist and nature enthusiast, Julie Goetz!

Cost: $275 until April 1st, then $300

 

 

 


 

 

It is worth your time to enter the wild. In the wild, the brain is working at full capacity, mapping out the next step while rapidly assessing the risk. The body is constantly making adjustments, adapting to the slick rock or the unstable surface. Nature time isn’t just for leisure. It is for building robust brains and agile bodies. It is for emotional development and for bringing respite and delight. It is for the whole child. -Ginny Yurich.