Nature Camp

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Camp Hours

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM*

9:00 AM - 3:30 PM*

*Regular Camp hours. Please note, times are different for Peeps, Overnight and February camps.

Early-care - Camp hours extend from 8:15 AM for additional fee.

Aftercare - Camp hours extend to 5:30 PM for additional fee.

**Not available all weeks or at all locations.

Adventure and Discovery

The VINS Nature Camp mission is to help young people develop the life skills necessary to be a positive force for their community and the environment.

By exploring the diversity of nature’s living creatures and habitats, VINS Nature Camp nurtures each child's curiosity and helps them to build respectful, caring relationships with themselves, others, and the natural world.

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, and un-paralleled collection of resident raptors, ensures that your camper will have a unique and enriching summer camp experience.

Nature Camp Registration

Registration for the 2021 season opens December 15, 2020.

Peeps group with Fairy


Ages 4-5 or Entering Kindergarten

Nature Camp


Children Entering Grades 1-3

SOAR Camp group photo


Children Entering Grades 4-6

Eagles at tent from a far


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

VINS Nature Camp Parents

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

My son had an absolutely amazing time in the Survival Adventure camp this summer! It was the highlight of the summer for him.  The whole week was really beneficial and he learned so much.  I was very impressed with the topics and the staff were excellent.

VINS Nature Camp Parent