Summer Day Camp

 See why nature makes us brighter!

York County Parks education staff is delighted that you may be joining us for summer programs. Summer is for fun, new friends, exciting adventures and making memories. During Nature Discovery Program day camps, your child will explore, experience, discover and learn while having fun. We invite you to learn more about programs offered this summer by clicking on the link  2020 Nature Discovery Programs. For an informational brochure: CLICK HERE

Want to become a leader and take your first steps in the field of environmental education? We are now accepting applications for Leaders-In-Training for the summer of 2020.

Discover with us. Grow for life.

Our Programs:

 Water Worlds and Nixon Nature Camp I: Ages 5-6

Nixon Nature Camp a new offering utilizes the children’s ability to focus by honing their observation, exploration, and discovery skills while learning along with older children.  Throughout the water worlds week, children will engage directly with nature through outdoor walks, games, and activities in the pond and creek.  Park staff will lead students on quests to make exciting discoveries about the fascinating world outside while learning respect for animals and nature.            

Habitat Helpers, Park Trek, and Nixon Nature Camp I & II: Ages 7-8

This set of camp offerings focuses on the children's capacity to make connections by studying the needs of plants and animals.  Students will discover the ins and outs of nature through hands-on discovery learning, reading and journaling. Park staff will lead hikes, lessons, games, and crafts while helping students to develop a sense of wonder about the place we live.    

Eco Explorers, Wildlife Watchers, and Nixon Nature Camp II:  Ages 9-10

These programs will introduce students to recreational activities at the parks like canoeing, wildlife watching, and hiking.  Park staff will guide students as they explore, experiment and engage directly with nature. Students will partake in excursions, games and activities while learning to be environmental stewards.  

Outdoor Adventure and Junior Naturalist: Ages 11-13

Two programs that happen in the same week give children a faster paced outdoor experience (outdoor adventure) and the option for a slower paced (junior naturalist) look at the natural world. Outdoor Adventure is filled with high-energy outdoor recreation activities to launch students into lifelong leisure pursuits.  Students will make personal connections to nature while engaging in fun-filled educational adventures.

Nature Adventures:  Ages 14-16

The Nature Discovery program is for teens too with a higher level pursuit of nature and outdoor recreation in mind. Bike rides, cave crawls, boating, camp-fire cooking, hikes, and more in York will open young eyes to the fun that awaits in their backyard. Teens that have grown up in the digital age need nature too, and we would love to guide them on this journey with their peers. Sign up quickly only 15 spaces available.