The greatest gift a child can receive is a sense of wonder that will last a lifetime

The Nature Place Day Camp is an ACA accredited, nature-oriented and non-competitive summer day camp for children ages 4-16, located on 200 acres in Rockland County, New York. Campers come to us (we bus) from Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Rockland, Westchester and Bergen counties.  A typical day at camp is built around playing, learning, and growing outdoors, with friends, through hands-on, pressure-free programming supported by a well-trained staff.

Our Mission

To give campers a safe summer in which they can be themselves, have fun, be challenged, connect with others and the earth, develop new life skills and be supported throughout.


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Calvin and Hobbes

Ed’s Corner

Warm, Green, Growing Days That beautiful season, the summer! Filled was the air with a dreamy and magical light: and the landscape lay as if newly created in all the freshness of childhood. -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow   I remember the last day of school when I was a boy, the beginning of summer vacation in […]

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