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 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.

From the Blog


Spring Peepers

Preview the sound of spring peepers! On Saturday, May 2nd, beginning at 7:30 pm, The Nature Place will lead intrepid explorers on a ‘hunt’ for spring peepers, tiny frogs we’ll locate using our keen ears, eyes, and still-hunting abilities. This event often involves some swampy wading, so a good pair of rubber boots is recommended. […]

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