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 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.

$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)

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.

Please email caroline@dunwoodynature.org or call (770)394-3322 to schedule your program. Fill out the form below to register and pay for your program.


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 $275 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.