The Nature Place Day Camp has inspired, enriched, and changed many of our lives as campers, camp families, and staff. If your experience with The Nature Place has impacted your life, and if you are compelled and able to help make it possible for a child to have a transformative camp experience in the outdoors, please consider a donation to The Nature Place Campership Fund.
Help a child experience the magic of summer
Each year, families reach out to us asking about scholarships to make it possible for their child to attend The Nature Place. We are able to help a small number of these families afford camp each summer, though we are not capable of meeting the needs of all who wish to give their child this experience.
We’ve newly established a campership fund with the hope of bringing The Nature Place to those who really need it! With the support of camp families, past and present staff, former campers, and others whose lives have been touched by camp, we can bring The Nature Place to even more children who would not otherwise be able to attend. Through our partnership with the American Camp Association, The Nature Place Day Camp Campership Fund accepts tax-deductible donations of any amount, and the funds go directly to camper tuition for families in need.
If your life, or your child’s life, has been nourished by a summer spent at The Nature Place, please consider spreading the magic and passing on that gift to another child. Your donation is sure to have an impact on a child’s sense of self, wonder, adventure; on their confidence; on their understanding of the world; and on their future…
With Love and Gratitude,
Your Nature Place Family
“My summers at The Nature Place taught me many things. They instilled feelings of connection, love, and wonder towards nature that have only grown stronger. Today, I continue to seek the outdoors obsessively, embrace the rain at any opportunity, and spend far too much money on backpacking equipment…I could go on and on about the things I learned. I recall hours spent wading in streams, constructing elaborate dams made of mud, stones, and skunk cabbage. But I also fondly remember the freezing of the skit characters, the legendary Jurassic Park: The Hobby, Thurston jumping in on his springboard, and hanging on to Chuck Stead’s every word. Most importantly of all, I continue to live my life with a certain phrase in my mind: “Open your mind and say, ‘Ahhhhhh’. Thank you, Nature Place. You changed my life forever.” – former camper
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