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Open House & Garden Party

Our next (and last!) open house is Saturday, June 1 from 1-4pm. Stop by 307 Hungry Hollow Road to take a tour, ask questions, and learn more about camp. Before our open house, from 11am-Noon, we’ll be partying in the garden! Specifically, in the Pfeiffer Garden across from 285 Hungry Hollow Road. Join The Nature Place as we plant, harvest, weed, learn, and eat! Green thumbs and thumbs yearning to be green are welcomed alike.

Garden gate


Open House

Our next open house is Sunday, May 19th, from 1-4pm. Stop by to take a tour, ask questions, and learn more about camp!


Events & Open Houses

Here’s what’s happening at The Nature Place! Informative open houses and camp fairs, and fun and free events for the whole family:

Open Houses
Our open houses are the best way to learn about The Nature Place Day Camp & Farm and Garden Days. We’ll take you on a tour of our camp grounds, watch a slide show of images from summers past, and answer any and all questions about enrollment, programming, safety, transportation, staff, etc.

All open houses run from 1-4pm, and take place at Green Meadow Waldorf School (307 Hungry Hollow Road, Chestnut Ridge NY 10977)

Sunday, May 19th
Saturday, June 1st

Our events are fun, free, hands-on public programs for the whole family, and usually precede an open house. Geared towards prospective families and current campers alike, a Nature Place event is a great way to experience first-hand what we do.

Garden Party

Saturday, June 1st, 11am-Noon

Let’s have a party in the garden! The Nature Place will provide refreshments, but we’ll need willing workers, tasters, planters, weeders, and anyone with a green thumb (or maybe a thumb that just yearns to be green).

Partying in the garden

This event will be followed by an open house, from 1-4pm.



A special event to celebrate Earth Day

Don’t you love to say “That’s music to my ears”? It means you’ve just heard something really pleasing.

At EarthSong afternoon, you’ll find yourself saying “That’s a forest to my ears” or “That’s a stream to my ears” as you stroll the grounds of Threefold Educational Center, drinking in original music composed to fit the mood or spirit of various spots around our campus: the living and non-living things to be found there; their connections; the shapes, patterns and textures of that piece of the planet; movements; cycles, the place at that moment or through the four seasons.

Join us for this festive day-before-Earth-Day honoring of the earth and the arts. This event is a collaboration between The Nature Place and Threefold Educational Center.


Upcoming Events

Farmer’s Festival.
Saturday, October 13th. 11am – 4pm. Hungry Hollow Co-op
841 Chestnut Ridge Road, Chestnut Ridge NY 10977

Celebrating the bounty of the season, the Hungry Hollow Co-op holds its annual Farmer’s Festival, with food and festivities for the whole family. The Nature Place will join the fun by pressing apples into tangy and sweet apple cider! Help us make this autumnal beverage with our wooden, hand-cranked cider press, and be sure to have a cup or three after pressing.

pressing cider

Green Meadow Fall Fair
Saturday, October 20th. 10am – 5pm. Green Meadow Waldorf School
307 Hungry Hollow Road, Chestnut Ridge NY 10977

Join The Nature Place at Green Meadow Waldorf School‘s annual Fall Fair as we press apples to make cider! Crafts, vendors, music, food, games, and autumn activities round out this seasonal celebration. Be sure to stop by our apple cider press to help us and drink a cup of ‘fresh-pressed autumn’. Directions


Fall into Autumn.
Saturday, November 3rd. 11am – Noon.
307 Hungry Hollow Road, Chestnut Ridge NY 10977

The Nature Place will press our last apple cider of the season, complete with apple cider donuts and an autumn nature walk. Before we taste and smell the nectar of fall (apple cider!) we’ll get to use our eyes and ears on a nature walk through crunching leaves and disrobing trees. Then, using our wooden hand-cranked cider press, we’ll turn apples into cider, and drink up some of autumn’s bounty.

Nature Place Open House.

Be sure to stick around after our Fall into Autumn public program and attend our open house to learn more about The Nature Place Day Camp.