Events, Open Houses, Camp Fairs
Attend an open house to learn more about The Nature Place. We’ll take a tour across the fairy stream, past the pond, and through the garden as we answer your questions and go over the ins and outs of camp. Want to know what ‘non-competitive and nature-oriented’ actually means? Stop by to find out.
All open houses run from 1-4 pm and are located in the Lower School building of Green Meadow Waldorf School, 307 Hungry Hollow Road, Chestnut Ridge NY 10977
The free public programs preceding some of our open houses are an opportunity to experience a ‘taste’ of camp firsthand, whether you’re sitting enraptured by Chuck’s winter tales or tromping through the swamp with us hunting spring peepers. Camp families and friends who just can’t wait until summer enthusiastically attend our events, and this often gives prospective families a chance to chat with current camp families about what things are really like at The Nature Place!
Saturday, 4/19. 11am-Noon
Great, galloping, goofy, gratifying games! At The Nature Place we play games that are cooperative rather than competitive, which means we all have fun, play hard, play fair, usually laugh a lot, and everyone gets included. Join us as we play some of the games we love to play at camp.
Spring Peeper Hunt
Saturday, 5/3. 7:30-9pm
Come ‘hunt’ the harbingers of spring with The Nature Place as we tromp through the swamp at dusk, using our ears to find these tiny but very loud frogs. No nets or other ‘hunting’ gear required, only a sharp ear, a quiet footfall, patience, and a decent pair of boots.
Our camp fairs in Manhattan and Brooklyn are convenient opportunities for prospective NYC families to meet us and learn more about The Nature Place, right in your neighborhood. We’ll be at a table next to other camps, just keep your eye out for the handmade wooden display and the small rocks we hand out!
All camp fairs run from Noon-3pm
St. Jean Baptiste HS
173 East 75th Street
7 West 83rd Street