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2017 Nature Day Camp Programs


 Raritan Headwaters’ Nature Day Programs are open to members of RHA with children between the ages of 3 and 16. If you are not already a member, join here!

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…or scroll down to see this summer’s programs!  If you have any questions, please email Lauren at ltheis@raritanheadwaters.org or call (908)234-1852 ext. 314


New for 2017

Please contact Lauren at ltheis@raritanheadwaters.org for more information about scholarships and extended hours!



Nature Day Camp “Short Week”

For ages 5-12

Dates: Wednesday through Friday, July 5-7

Time: 10 am to 2 pm

Location:  Fairview Farm Wildlife Preserve

Kick-off the season with a half-week of Nature Day Camp! This session will include the same adventure hikes, games, crafts, stories and fun as our full-length camp weeks!  This week we will learn about the surprising creatures that live in the soil, the beautiful birds of the forest, and the underwater world of our pond!

$125 per child


Pleasant Valley Mills Farm Camp

For ages 10 through 12

Dates: Monday through Friday, July 10-14

Time: 8 am to 2 pm

Location:  Pleasant Valley Mills Farm in Mendham

Experience the workings of a family farm!  Roll up your sleeves and pitch in to take on the daily care of pigs, sheep, chickens, ponies and a donkey, take care of the organic garden and learn about local wildlife. Guest speakers share with us their specialties like working with wool, cooking with fresh produce, sheepherding and more! Each day holds creative projects, outdoor experiences and picnicking along the banks of the North Branch of the Raritan River!

$300 per child


Tree Frogs 

For ages 7 through 10

Dates: Monday through Friday, July 10-14

Time: 10 am to 2 pm

Location:  Fairview Farm Wildlife Preserve in Bedminster

Adventure is waiting for you!  Each day we explore a new topic, learning about the sun, astronomy, Native Americans, insects, amphibians and reptiles, mammals and birds, gardening, fresh water, the ocean and more!  Join us as we explore the outdoors with hikes, games and craft projects!

$225 per child


Red Squirrels

For ages 5 and 6

Dates: Monday through Friday, July 17-21

Time: 10 am to 2 pm

Location:  Fairview Farm Wildlife Preserve in Bedminster

Get ready to discover the magic of nature!  Explore who lives where?  What eats what?  What’s hidden high and low?  Join us as we learn about the woods, fields and streams with adventures, stories and games.  Take home projects each day help continue the exploration of nature in your own backyard!

$225 per child


Honey Bees

For ages 3 and 4

Dates: Monday through Friday, July 24-28

Time: 9 am to 11:30 am

Location:  Fairview Farm Wildlife Preserve in Bedminster

Bring your little one to Fairview Farm for a morning full of fun nature games, stories and crafts.  We will buzz all over Fairview Farm, learning how to safely enjoy the outdoors as a group, use exploration tools like magnifying glasses and binoculars, and making fun new discoveries each day!

$175 per child


Nature Photo and Documentary Camp

For ages 9 through 12

Dates: Monday through Friday, July 31 – August 4

Time: 10 am to 2 pm

Location:  Fairview Farm Wildlife Preserve in Bedminster

Grab your camera and explore Fairview Farm, learning to observe and record the amazing wildlife and wonders of the watershed! Campers will learn techniques in capturing moments of nature as photos and short films.  Beginning with some basics of cinematography and photography, the week will include plenty of exploration time and culminate in a show of printed photos and screening of camper’s video clips.  Each camper will receive one of their own photos framed and printed to bring home for memories!  Campers should bring with them a digital camera of some sort (tablets, GoPro’s and most cell phones/iphones work fine!), and there will be a few to borrow as needed.

$225 per child


Attention Bedminster Residents!

This summer, Raritan Headwaters Association will be running a week of Nature Camp with Bedminster Township Recreation!

Dates: Monday through Friday, August 7-11 from 9 to 11:30 am for ages 3-5


Monday through Friday, August 14-18 from 1 am to 5 pm for Grades 1-7

Location:  Miller Lane Park, Bedminster

Registration will be available starting April 1 on Bedminster Township’s Website, www.bedminster.us.

Ready to sign up?  Click here to register!

 For questions or more information about our Summer Nature Day Programs,

or if you need help registering,

please contact Lauren at (908)234-1852 x314 or ltheis@raritanheadwaters.org

See you this summer!