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July 2018

No Camp – 4th of July

Wednesday, July 4
The Nature Place Day Camp @ Green Meadow Waldorf School, 307 Hungry Hollow Road
Chestnut Ridge, NY 10977 United States
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Camp is closed on the 4th of July. Have a wonderful holiday and we will see you on the 5th!

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Day Hike – Groups G & H

Thursday, July 5

A day hike into the woods provides an immersive nature experience for campers, whether they’re 4 or 14 years old. A hike might climb up a mountain and lead to an expansive, picturesque lunch spot, meander past swamps or old iron mines, lead campers past blueberry bushes, glacial boulders, and all sorts of wild, woody flora and fauna, and more. Each day hike is planned to meet the abilities of different age groups – young children will hike along the…

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One Night Backpacking Trip – Group Q

Thursday, July 5

Into the forest we go! This backpacking trip will familiarize campers with the ways of backcountry camping and how to enjoy the wilderness in comfort and safety. Campers will learn proper hiking techniques and will practice outdoor living skills (fire-building, tents, leave-no-trace) that care for people and the earth at the same time. See packing list to the left. This trip begins on July 5th and ends on July 6th.

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Onsite Overnight – Group R

Thursday, July 5
The Nature Place Day Camp @ Green Meadow Waldorf School, 307 Hungry Hollow Road
Chestnut Ridge, NY 10977 United States
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This onsite camping experience is the perfect way to teach first-timers (and remind more experienced campers) about the finer points of camping, backpacking, and outdoor living. Under the guidance of our veteran trip leaders, campers learn the skills of cooking, clean up, tent pitching, safe fire-building, and outdoor etiquette. And, because this campout happens right in our backyard, it’s the perfect warm-up for campers anticipating longer excursions. See packing list to the left. This trip begins on July 5th and…

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Day Hike – Groups O & P

Thursday, July 5

A day hike into the woods provides an immersive nature experience for campers, whether they’re 4 or 14 years old. A hike might climb up a mountain and lead to an expansive, picturesque lunch spot, meander past swamps or old iron mines, lead campers past blueberry bushes, glacial boulders, and all sorts of wild, woody flora and fauna, and more. Each day hike is planned to meet the abilities of different age groups – young children will hike along the…

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Trail Building with the NY/NJ Trail Conference – Group R

Friday, July 6
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One event on Friday, July 27, 2018 at 12:00am

Our two oldest groups have the awesome opportunity to be stewards of the parkland we use all summer long. Campers will be constructing and restoring actual trails in Sterling Forest and Harriman State Park that will be used for generations to come! Digging in the dirt, moving rocks, and learning about the engineering techniques behind trail building, they will be led and mentored by members of the New York/New Jersey Trail Conference Conservation Corps. See “What to Bring” on the…

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Onsite Overnight – Group P

Monday, July 9
The Nature Place Day Camp @ Green Meadow Waldorf School, 307 Hungry Hollow Road
Chestnut Ridge, NY 10977 United States
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This onsite camping experience is the perfect way to teach first-timers (and remind more experienced campers) about the finer points of camping, backpacking, and outdoor living. Under the guidance of our veteran trip leaders, campers learn the skills of cooking, clean up, tent pitching, safe fire-building, and outdoor etiquette. And, because this campout happens right in our backyard, it’s the perfect warm-up for campers anticipating longer excursions. See packing list to the left. This trip begins on July 9th and…

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Onsite Overnight – Group O

Tuesday, July 10
The Nature Place Day Camp @ Green Meadow Waldorf School, 307 Hungry Hollow Road
Chestnut Ridge, NY 10977 United States
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This onsite camping experience is the perfect way to teach first-timers (and remind more experienced campers) about the finer points of camping, backpacking, and outdoor living. Under the guidance of our veteran trip leaders, campers learn the skills of cooking, clean up, tent pitching, safe fire-building, and outdoor etiquette. And, because this campout happens right in our backyard, it’s the perfect warm-up for campers anticipating longer excursions. See packing list to the left. This trip begins on July 10th and…

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One Night Backpacking Trip – Group R

Tuesday, July 10

Into the forest we go! This backpacking trip will familiarize campers with the ways of backcountry camping and how to enjoy the wilderness in comfort and safety. Campers will learn proper hiking techniques and will practice outdoor living skills (fire-building, tents, leave-no-trace) that care for people and the earth at the same time. See packing list to the left. This trip begins on July 10th and ends on July 11th.

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Two Night Backpacking Trip – Group Q

Tuesday, July 10

Multiple night backpacking trips provide extended time in the woods for campers to further their wilderness camping skills, connect with the outdoors, and through accomplishing a challenge together, become closer to one another. See packing list to the left. This trip begins on July 10th and ends on July 12th.

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