Evening and Overnight Programs

Camp in Dunwoody Park and learn the basics of camping. Learn outdoor and fire safety, how to start a fire, how to pitch a tent, and 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.

Evening and overnight options available – the educational program lasts 2.5 hours.

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

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.

$250 minimum for up to 20 participants – $10 for each additional participant. 2 hour program (1 hour educator led hike and 1 hour by the campfire)

Evening Program: Webelos


This adventure may be earned with the exception of requirement 2B during a 3 hour evening program or an overnight camping experience.  Den members will build a shelter, build a fire without matches, cook over a fire, and learn all about survival skills!

$250 minimum for up to 20 participants – $10 for each additional participant. Two hour program (One hour educator led hike and one hour by the campfire)

Overnight Program: Webelos & Arrow of Light

Camper Overnight & Castaway Overnight

Your Den may earn one of these pins by having an overnight camping experience at the nature center.





$250 minimum for up to 8 scouts. $35 for each additional participant.

Overnight Program: Camping 101 Girl or Cub Scouts

One adult per six children must be present. Adults 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 provided, but you are welcome to plan your own meals or bring your own food.
Weather permitting, overnights include a campfire and S’mores. During drought conditions, S’mores may be cooked over a camping stove instead of a campfire.

$250 minimum for up to 8 scouts. $35 for each additional participant.


What are your operating hours?

Dunwoody Nature Center is open Monday – Friday, 9 am – 5 pm and on some weekends for scheduled programs. Admission to the center and Dunwoody Park is FREE.

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 $250 deposit at least 3 weeks prior to your program date.
  • For All Programs: Pay your balance, calculated on the number of scouts or participants who attend, on the day of your visit. You can pay with a check or with our online payment.

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.