Connecting kids with nature since the 1960’s



Bringing Nature Home:


Summer Adventure Camp


Join us for this online camp-like experience full of interactive, hands-on activities and live sessions led by our educators to deliver the fun and camaraderie of a summer camp. These three-day sessions (Monday through Wednesday) will run for three hours and will feature crafts, playing games, meeting farm animals, and creating science projects. Each day, our educators will provide a fun and engaging atmosphere that will keep campers busy and excited to log into camp each day. Click here to read the FAQ’s for these online sessions.

There will be two sessions, each highlighting a different topic in environmental education. Watershed Warriors will help campers understand how our actions impact the environment and how we can lessen those impacts. Crazy Critters will take a deep dive look into the many, many critters who live among us. Each week’s session will feature different activities will be about that theme, so you can sign up for both sessions.

Each session is $75 per household. Campers will need to have access to an internet-enabled device with a camera and microphone.

💧 Session 1: June 21-23, 2021 | Watershed Warriors

What does it take to become a watershed warrior? A little understanding, compassion, and willingness to take action when we see problems in our environment! In this virtual camp, children will learn about the watershed and how our individual actions impact the natural world, good and bad. Campers will use their creativity to come up with solutions to the issues we observe.

🐛 Session 2: June 28-30, 2021 | Crazy Critters

What is with all the different animals? Campers will take a deep dive into the world of the crazy critters in surrounding habitats – from animals who spend their life on land to ones that live deep in the Potomac River. Campers will learn all about how animals have adapted to living in different ecosystems on earth. 

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The activities are geared towards children ages 5 to 11, but are open to nature explorers of all ages. We have a maximum of 15 families per session. 

Please contact us for more information if you will need to be provided with an internet enabled device.

Sessions Available

Watershed Warriors | June 21-23, 2021

Crazy Critters | June 28-30, 2021

Please contact [email protected] with any questions or for more information.



2021 Summer Nature Nuts


Join us for Nature Nuts, an outdoor play pod program for kids ages 4+, filled with outdoor adventures, laughter, and learning.

Looking for safe, outdoor fun? Look no further! Children will enjoy outdoor activities focused on being in nature while learning, and engaging in physical activity.  Each session will be led by experienced, certified educators. Activities will include discovering the farm, meeting our cows, goats, sheep and other barnyard animals, diving into scavenger hunts and hiking, becoming a nature detective, exploring plants and pollinators in the children’s garden, exploring the wet meadow and much more.

COVID-19 Safety Measures: All educators we will wear masks and we will have daily temperature checks for everyone. Children will wear masks if indoor time is required due to inclement weather.  We will have a contactless drop off.  Pods will not intermix and will be the same for the duration of the session. Group sizes will be limited and COVID-19 CDC and Maryland Early Childhood State Guidelines will be strictly followed and enforced.  All families will be expected to sign a waiver and commit to these guidelines.

Work While They Play: Parents and caretakers are invited to stay on site (free wifi available) in our outdoor spaces while the kids are participating in the programs. This is a great option for parents who want to use this time to work, or would like to skip the extra driving.

Please see our Parent Packet for a sample schedule, Frequently Asked Questions, more about our health and safety measures, and additional information about the program.


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Session Dates

(One session held on Tuesdays and Thursdays for three weeks)

June 29 and July 1
July 13 and July 15
July 20 and July 22


Ages: 4 and up

Cost: $150 per child. No refunds. 

Email [email protected] or call at 240-210-4559 if you have any questions. We will get back to you during regular business hours, Monday – Friday (9AM-5PM).