Evening and Overnight Programs

Come to  Dunwoody Park and learn the basics of camping: outdoor and fire safety, how to start a fire and how to pitch a tent. Take a night hike to explore the park after dark. Don’t have a tent? Take advantage of our partnership with REI to rent one for the evening.

Plan an evening or overnight trip to Dunwoody Nature Center. Sit back and relax in nature as a DNC educator leads your group on a fun and educational program.

  • Explore wetlands, trails and Wildcat Creek throughout 22 acres of Dunwoody Park.
  • Enjoy a campfire, songs and games.
  • Roast marshmallows and make s’mores.
  • Learn camping skills with one of our experienced overnight educators.

Call the Nature Center’s Program Office at 770-394-3322 or email us at caroline@dunwoodynature.org to schedule your program.

Evening Programs: Private Night Hikes

Schedule your group to attend a private night hike with one of our educators! Learn about nocturnal animals while hiking our trails after sunset; play games and roast S’mores over a campfire in our historic fireplace.

$275 minimum for up to 20 participants – $15 for each additional participant. 2 1/2 hour program (1 hour educator led hike and 1 1/2 hours by the campfire)

To register, please call 770 394 3322 to find a date and time on our calendar. Then pay a nonrefundable $50 deposit to secure your spot.

Remaining balance ($225) is due 2 weeks prior to the program date. Additional participants can be paid for on the day of the program.

Pay the deposit and/or remaining balance here.

Overnight Program: Camping 101 

One adult per six children must be present. Adult admission is free.

Overnight Programs: Arrive before dusk with the educational program starting just after dark. Overnight programs end at 8 am the following day. No dinner or breakfast is provided, but you are welcome to bring your own food.

Weather permitting, overnights include a campfire and S’mores.

2 1/2 hour program: $275 minimum for up to 8 scouts. $35 for each additional participant.

To register, please call 770 394 3322 to check availability. Then pay a nonrefundable $50 deposit to secure your date on our calendar.

Remaining balance ($225) is due 2 weeks prior to the program date. Additional participants can be paid for on the day of the program.

Pay the deposit and/or remaining balance here.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

What days of the week can I schedule evening/overnight programs?

Evening and overnight programs can be scheduled on Friday or Saturday nights, based on our program calendar and staff availability.

How do I schedule a program?

  • Call our Program Manager to check availability and schedule your event. Once you have confirmed your date, please submit your $50 deposit to hold your spot. Pay the remaining balance ($225) at least 2 weeks prior to the program date.
  • For All Programs: Pay for any additional scouts or participants on the day of your visit.

What if I need to reschedule?

The $50 deposit is nonrefundable. If you choose to reschedule and we have a date available, there is no additional cost to do so. The original deposit will hold your rescheduled date on our calendar.

Can we picnic & play in the park before or after the program?

Yes, absolutely! Enjoy Wildcat Creek, our playground and our picnic tables during your visit.

Can our troop, organization, or company become members of Dunwoody Nature Center?

Of course! Join or renew today and use the Nature Center for your troop meetings.

What do we do if severe weather is predicted?

In case of severe weather officially designated by NOAA.gov, the program may be postponed or cancelled. Otherwise (rain, wind, cold temperatures, etc.), camping events take place as scheduled.