Nature Discovery Camp

Nature Discovery Camps

RUN, JUMP, SPLASH, PLAY, LEARN, & DISCOVER WITH US AT NATURE CAMP!

Through daily hikes, water exploration, wildlife observation, nature journaling, and games, we seek to build positive outdoor memories, create friendships, and enhance natural curiosity.

Camp registration for 2022 begins January 19th, 8:30am for park members and February 2nd, 8:30am for non-members. Click here to become a park member. 

MOST CAMPS ARE CURRENTLY SOLD OUT. PLEASE CALL (717)428-1961 x6650 to be added to a waiting list. More spaces may open up as we find ways to meet the demand, or families book summer vacations. 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR CAMP!!!! All registration is online. 

ALL CAMPS RUN 9:30am-2:30pm. If multiple locations are indicated, drop-off and pick-up locations vary by day. If camp visits Kain Park, students will be canoeing if lake conditions are favorable. Campers must meet the minimum age requirement before or during the week of their camp unless an age exemption has been granted prior to registration by the Manager of Education at (717)428-1961 x6647.

Summer 2022 Camp Schedule

 Launch Day #1 - Wednesday, June 8 - Welcome activities for new campers! Register for 10am, 3pm, or 6pm by calling 717-428-1961 (Nixon Park)

Week 1 - June 13-17, 2022 - Pollywogs 1 (Ages 5-6) $130 (Nixon Park)

Week 2 - June 20-24, 2022 - Fledglings 1 (Ages 7-8) $150 (Nixon Park four days, Kain Park one day)

Week 3 - June 27-July 1, 2022 - Explorers 1 (Ages 9-10) $150 (Nixon Park three days, Kain Park one day, Rocky Ridge one day)

Launch Day #2 - Wednesday, July 6 - Welcome activities for new campers! Register for 10am, 3pm, or 6pm by calling 717-428-1961 (Nixon Park)

Week 4 - July 11-15, 2022 - Pollywogs 2 (Ages 5-6) & Fledglings 2 (Ages 7-8) $130 (Nixon Park)

Week 5 - July 18-22, 2022 - Fledglings 3 (Ages 7-8) $150 (Nixon Park four days, Kain Park one day)

Week 6 - July 25-29, 2022 - Explorers 2 (Ages 9-10) & Adventurers (Ages 11-13) $150 (Nixon Park three days, Kain Park one day, Rocky Ridge one day)

Week 7 - August 1-5, 2022 - Pollywogs 3 (Ages 5-6) & Fledglings 4 (Ages 7-8) $130 (Nixon Park)

Week 8 - August 8-12, 2022 - Explorers 3 (Ages 9-10) & Adventurers 2 (Ages 11-13) $150 (Nixon Park three days, Kain Park one day, Rocky Ridge one day)

Camp Finale - Special End of Summer Get-Together for Camp Families! Sign-up for Sunday, August 14, or Tuesday, August 16, 6-8pm at Nixon Park by calling 717-428-1961. 

Is your student older than 13? They can sign up to become a leader-in-training and volunteer at camp here! 

For questions or concerns regarding summer camp, please contact Kelsey Frey, Manager of Education, at 717-428-1961 or kafrey@yorkcountypa.gov. Thank you!