Summer Camp

 General registration is now open.

The Dunwoody Nature Center features 22 acres and four distinct habitats that allow campers to explore nature as it was meant to be. By combining play and learning through different weekly themes, children are able to grow and develop at their own pace, connect with nature, and better understand their place in the natural world. Campers love to play in the teepee, dip their toes in Wildcat Creek, and test their skills in the forested playground. Year after year, the Nature Center’s camps achieve satisfaction ratings of nearly 100% and most of our new camp families each summer come as referrals from other campers!

Last year, every one of our camps filled to capacity, so don’t delay! You can become a member during registration to enjoy discounts of up to $35 for each camp your child signs up for, plus numerous other benefits throughout the year. Already a member or not sure if your membership is up to date? Send us an email at info@dunwoodynature.org and we’ll be happy to check it for you. Or, renew right here today!

Not a member? Join today to enjoy discounts on all our camps and classes, plus free admission to our Summer Concert Series and members-only preview to our Butterfly Festival.

 

Register here for summer camp.

Make sure to Log In and, if necessary, Add a Participant in order to see the camp listings.

Please note: if you are placed on the waitlist for a camp, your credit card is not charged until you clear the waitlist and accept a spot in the camp. Your credit card merely holds your spot on the waitlist.

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May 30-June 2 Skulls, Skins & Scat

May 30-June 2 Skulls, Skins & Scat

 June 5 - June 9 Creek Week I

June 5 - June 9 Creek Week I

June 12- June 16 Incredible Insects

June 12- June 16 Incredible Insects

 June 12- June 16 Junior Ranger @ Island Ford

June 12- June 16 Junior Ranger @ Island Ford

June 19- June 23 Wonderful Wetlands

June 19- June 23 Wonderful Wetlands

June 26- June 30 Reptiles Rock!

June 26- June 30 Reptiles Rock!

June 26- June 30 Wilderness Adventure @ Island Ford

June 26- June 30 Wilderness Adventure @ Island Ford

July 5- July 7 Teepees, Tribes & Totem Poles

July 5- July 7 Teepees, Tribes & Totem Poles

July 10- July 14 Creek Week II

July 10- July 14 Creek Week II

July 10-July 14 Float the 'Hooch

July 10-July 14 Float the 'Hooch

Jul 17- Jul 21 Ooey Gooey Science

Jul 17- Jul 21 Ooey Gooey Science

July 17- July 21 Junior Ranger II @ Island Ford

July 17- July 21 Junior Ranger II @ Island Ford

July 24 - July 28 Habitat Hunt

July 24 - July 28 Habitat Hunt

Jul 31-Aug 4 Nocturnal Nature

Jul 31-Aug 4 Nocturnal Nature

Aug 7- Aug 11 (half-day camp) Feathered Friends

Aug 7- Aug 11 (half-day camp) Feathered Friends

Aug 14 -Aug 17 (half-day camp) We ♥ Bugs + Butterflies

Aug 14 -Aug 17 (half-day camp) We ♥ Bugs + Butterflies

2017 Camps: Fast Facts

Half Day Camp Full Day Camp Camps at Island Ford
For Ages 3 & 4 For Rising K-5 Ages 9-12
From 9:30 – 12:30 From 9:30 – 3:30 From 8:30 – 4:30
Members: $160 (5 days)
Non-members: $195 (5 days)
Members: $250 (5 days)
Non-members: $285 (5 days)
Members: $265 (5 days)
Non-members: $290 (5 days)

Early Bird drop off @ 8:00am $40 per camper per week, available for all campers
Games of Strategy late pick up @ 6:00pm  $60 per camper per week, available for Kdg-5th grade only

* 4 day Camps: half-day $135 members and$160 non-members; full-day $205 members and $235 non-members
* 3 day Camps: half-day $100 members and $120 non-members; full-day $150 members, $175 non-members

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Official Nature Center camp tee shirts, $10.00.  Add one to your registration cart for each of your campers!  Sizes: 3T, 4T, Youth XS, S, M and L.

General Information

  • Camps offer age-appropriate, themed activities that appeal to different learning styles.
  • Campers enjoy nature discovery, trail walks, arts & crafts, science experiments, games, free play and snack/lunch time.
  • Our teachers are adult professional educators, with extensive backgrounds in science, environmental education and art. A staff member trained in CPR and First Aid is on site at all times.
  • Too old to be a camper? We place junior counselors with each session. Call for information on age and service requirements.
  • We emphasize waste reduction and water conservation in every camp. So we recommend reusable containers for food and drink.
  • Federal Identification Number (for childcare tax forms): 58-2009823. Confirmations are sent immediately upon registration – please save this for your records.
  • Too old to attend camp, but still want to be a part of the best camps in Dunwoody? Learn about becoming a Junior Counselor here.
Payment & Cancellation Policy

Payment & Cancellation Policy

Meet Holly Loveland our Summer Camp Director

Meet Holly Loveland our Summer Camp Director

Behavior Policy

Behavior Policy