Closter Nature Center Summer Program

The Closter Nature Center is proud to offer its annual summer camp program to children ages 4 – 14. For over 45 years, campers have had an opportunity to explore the Nature Center’s 136 acres of ponds, streams, meadows and forests in a fun and nurturing environment. Our campers hike, dig, wade in the water, and examine nature, all under the supervision of a trained naturalist and an assistant.

The 2018 summer program will begin on June 25th and continue for 9 weeks ending August 30th (excludes week of July 4th). Camp sessions will be either morning or afternoon, Monday through Thursday. Campers can sign up for one or more 4-day weeks. Each weekly program will offer different activities suitable to the age group, children’s interests and the weather.

Campers ages 4 – 6 will meet each day for 2-hours, with weekly fees of $70 for members, $90 for non-members. Campers ages 7 – 11, and 12-14 meet for 3-hours each day, with weekly fees of $90 for members, $110 for non-members.

As the summer progresses, classes will fill up. Please see the registration form to see which classes are currently available.  Click here to download a registration form, or you can pick one up at the cabin by Ruckman Pond.


The Closter Nature Center is a 501c3 non-profit organization. A peaceful oasis in the middle of suburban Closter, New Jersey we are dedicated to the preservation of our natural environment through exploration and education.