Nature Camp

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Camp Hours

MONDAY - THURSDAY
9:00AM - 4:00PM*

FRIDAY
9:00AM - 3:30PM*

*Regular Camp hours. Please note, times may be different for Peeps or Overnight camps.

EXTENDED DAY**
Camp hours extend to 5:30pm for additional fee.

**Not available all weeks or at all locations.

Adventure and Discovery

The VINS Nature Camp mission is to encourage youth to explore the diversity of nature’s living creatures and habitats while learning lifelong values of respect and kindness to each other and our environment. Each day of camp is another opportunity for your child to join an exciting journey to reveal the wonders of the natural world.

Whether it is a hike through the woods, a closer look at an insect under the magnifying glass, a messy craft, or a group game that reinforces the value of teamwork; VINS Nature Camp programs are an invaluable and exciting learning experience for children.

VINS’ professional and highly trained staff, over 45 years of experience in environmental education, and un-paralleled collection of resident raptors in the region ensures that your camper will have a unique and enriching summer camp experience.

Nature Camp Registration

VINS Nature Camp registration is open for Summer 2018. There are no registration deadlines but many of our programs fill quickly so sign up early!

If you would prefer to complete a paper registration form and mail it in, you can download the VINS Nature Camp Registration Form.

Please note: the full amount of the camp session fee must be paid in order to reserve your spot. After your registration has been processed, you will receive a confirmation email with important information and forms for you to complete and return.

Peeps

PEEPS

Ages 4-5 or Entering Kindergarten

Fledglings

FLEDGLINGS

Children Entering Grades 1-3

Falcons

FALCONS

Children Entering Grades 4-6

Eagles

EAGLES

Children Entering Grades 6-8

[My daughter] loved the program and the counselors, and as a veteran of summer camps, I can say this is the most professionally run program around.

VINS Nature Camp Parent

My son was in two Eagles camps and had a wonderful time. He made friends (which is often difficult for him) and had some amazing successes! A sincere thank you to the staff for taking such great care of him and doing such a wonderful job with the programs.

Eagles Camp Parent

We love that [my child] is having fun learning all day but is still moving and spending most of the time outdoors.

VINS Nature Camp Parent

My child had an absolutely wonderful time at camp. I'm glad I pushed him out of his comfort zone to attend. The counselors were so great, he spoke very highly of them and said he'd go back again. His camp experience was a huge success.

Overnight Camp Parent