Summer Camp Week 1


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 2017 summer program will begin on June 26th and continue for 10 weeks ending August 31st. 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.