Evening Programs

Plan an evening  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 educators.

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

Evening Program: Private Night Hike

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.

Evening Program: Camping 101 

Girl Scout Juniors: Complete the requirements of the Camper badge without having to spend the night! During this 2-hour program, girls will learn how to build a campfire, cook s’mores*, learn what it means to “Leave No Trace”, go on a nighttime hike and spend independent time around the fire.

*Weather permitting

2-hour program (6:30-8:30 or 7:30-9:30pm* depending on time of the year): $200 minimum for up to 10 scouts. $15 for each additional scout. Adults are free.

To register, please call 770 394 3322 to check availability. Then pay the $200 minimum to reserve the spot.

Additional participants can be paid for on the day of the program.

Pay the deposit and/or remaining balance here.


What days of the week can I schedule evening programs?

Evening  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 deposit to hold your spot.
  • For All Programs: Pay for any additional scouts or participants on the day of your visit.

What if I need to reschedule?

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.

What if I need to cancel?
If you need to cancel more than 2 weeks prior to the program, we will issue a refund minus a $50 fee. If you need to cancel within 2 weeks of the program, there is no refund offered.

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.