The Nature Place Day Camp

Camp at The Nature Place is about being in and connecting with the natural world: nature explorations, cooperative games, hiking, earth art, swimming lessons, mucking in the stream, camping, canoeing, climbing, farming and gardening, meeting animals, storytelling, music, archery, drama, and more. Connecting with others and establishing a healthy sense of self through outdoor play, challenge, and learning lays the foundation for a life filled with wonder, flexibility, perseverance, and gratitude.

Being non-competitive means that our activities and games focus on cooperation, teamwork, communication, and collaboration. Our full camp program offers abundant physical activity without being centered around competitive athletics. Unplugged and media-free since 1986, our camp does not have vending machines, movie screenings, video games, awards, color wars, or pressured daily schedules. In an increasingly digitized world, we’re fostering children’s confidence to connect in-person.

The Nature Place Day Camp
285 Hungry Hollow Road
Chestnut Ridge, Ny 10977
Phone: 845-356-1234
Online: thenatureplace.com


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