Summer Camp at WNC
IMPORTANT: Camp Registration CLOSES Thursday at NOON the week before each camp week.
WOODCOCK IS A STATE LICENSED SUMMER CAMP
Join us in exploring our beautiful 149-acre preserve through hands-on activities that bring your child closer to our local wildlife. Some weeks even have a Friday night campout option for campers and their parents to set up tents, roast some marshmallows, and enjoy all the wonders a star-filled Woodcock night has to offer! We even prepare you breakfast the next morning! Campouts are cancelled if there is a strong threat of rain.
Early Explorers: We are offering a summer camp experience for 3 year olds and young 4s. This introduction to summer camp will offer daily signups and different topics each day. Come for one day; come for five!
$35 a day for members; $40 a day for non-members.
Groups will be limited to 8 campers with 2 college age counselors, with additional programming from senior staff.
The camp sessions available daily from June 10-14 and June 17-21 and will run from 9-12 each day. This is a drop off program, and campers need to bring a snack, water bottle and be dressed to be outside each day, rain or shine. A change of clothes is recommended.
This is a great opportunity for your little one to experience camp for the first time. Due to the small group size, space is very limited. We are thrilled to be able to offer this experience to our littlest nature explorers!
Junior Naturalist camp
For our Pre-K to Kindergarten campers, we offer our wildly popular traditional day camp, where each day promises a different nature theme. From Ssslithering Snakes to Digging for Dinosaurs to Native American Games, each day is filled with live animals, arts and crafts, hikes, games, and other age specific activities focusing on the theme of the day. Pre-K students (ages 4 and up) have the choice of AM or PM camps, while kindergarteners will have a choice of full or half day programs, depending on the week.
Junior Adverturers Camp
Our Full Day Junior Adventurer camp combines the best of the Junior Naturalist experience with some new challenging activities designed for active adventurers! This program is for Kindergarteners ready for a full day of exploration, and for 1st graders.
Especially for our 2nd to 7th grade campers! Geared to our older campers, they’ll enjoy a full day of canoeing, tracking, shelter building, rock climbing, animal handling, geocaching, hiking, games, and more! Look for the canoe in the schedule.
Our camp is staffed by professional naturalists and college students. The ratio of staff to campers is 5 to 1 or better, and the maximum number of campers per group is 16.
For our half day campers, we will again offer “lunch bunch.” Sign up for an extra hour of play at Woodcock – for only $10 per day, your child will eat lunch with some of our staff, and play in our supervised facilities. Space is limited and more information will be available during the weeks your child is enrolled.
We offer an optional Overnight Camp-Out on Friday after most weeks of camp. Campers who were with us that week may attend with an adult to take a night-hike, raft on our pond, enjoy s’mores over a campfire, and have a real camping experience when they sleep-over in tents out on our property. Join us the next morning for bagels provided by Ancona’s grocery store, plus muffins, fruit, juice and coffee!
Camp families must be members. Membership is $50 a year and is good for the immediate family. Membership entitles parents to discounts on many programs as well as early sign up for some programs.
At Woodcock Nature Center, we base camp groups on the grade the child is currently in (not the grade s/he will enter in the fall). For example, students in Pre-K in the spring, must sign up for the Pre-K camp.
Finally, children must be four years old by the start of their camp week to be campers. We go by the grade the child is CURRENTLY in rather than the grade that the child will be starting in the fall.