"The building blocks of self-esteem are belonging, learning, and contributing. Camps offer unique opportunities for children to succeed in these three vital areas and even beyond home and school."
Michael Popkin, Ph.D., family therapist & founder of Active Parenting
Examples of Featured Daily Activities
Adventure & Exploration
Wilderness Survival Skills
Note: Campers will participate in separate activities based on their age group (6-10 and 11-14)
2-3 times per week campers will swim in the Highlands Natural Pool. The pool is adjacent to our property, and is Olympic sized, chemical-free, and mountain stream fed, with experienced, certified lifeguards.
Note: All ages will swim at the same time, supervised by our Counselors and the Pool's certified lifeguards.
Sample Daily Schedule (9:00am - 3:00pm) See below for extended care options
9:00 am - Camper drop off at The New Weis Center's main gate
9:30 am - Daily welcome, review of the day ahead, camper garden
10:00 am - Featured daily activity (separated by age group)
12:00 pm - Lunch - campers will eat at various locations around the property
12:30 pm - Open rec time - field activities, arts & crafts, individual learning and education
1:00-2:30 pm -
Pool days: (2-3 times/wk): swimming and games at the adjacent Highlands Natural Pool
Non-pool days: Adventure challenge games, nature-based art and science projects (separated by age group)
2:30 pm - Daily recap and sharing, journaling, cleanup and prep for the next day
3:00 pm - Camper pickup
Note: the schedule above may be rearranged or updated to accommodate the weather, site conditions and special guests
Before care: 8:00-9:00am, $10/day or $45/week
After care: 3:00-5:30pm, $20/day or $90/week
2020 CAMP FEES & DATES
Price (per camper)
Full Week (5 days)
$280 - Standard Rate
$260 - Early Bird (register on or before March 31) / Siblings / Multiple Week Discounted Rate
$240 - Current New Weis Center Members*
>Signup for 6 or more weeks and receive an additional $50 off!
*Membership at the "Supporter" ($75) level or above is required to take advantage of camp and program discounts. Membership is a tax-deductible donation with year-round benefits, and is non-refundable. Not sure if you're a member? Contact Us or Join/Renew NOW!
Partial Week: (3 or 4 days/week); deduct $30/day from the prices above.
Week 1: July 6-10
Week 2: July 13-17
Week 3: July 20-24
Week 4: July 27-31
Week 5: August 3-7
Week 6: August 10-14
Week 7: August 17-21
REGISTRATION & PAYMENT
Once we receive your online registration, we'll email an invoice with instructions for how to pay by mail or online by credit card. Your registration is not complete until payment in full is received!
Upon receipt of payment, you'll receive a confirmation email, which will also contain a parent handbook, a health form, waiver and photo release form. The handbook explains what campers should bring, how to dress, directions for drop off and pick up, camp rules, and other useful information. All forms must be completed and returned one week prior to your child's first day at camp. If you are a returning camper from 2019, your confirmation will contain any previously submitted forms; we ask that you take the time to review the information and confirm that it is still up to date or make appropriate changes.
CANCELLATION & REFUNDS
> We reserve the right to remove any child without refund due to unacceptable behavior, and to reschedule or change programs as needed.
2020 SummerNature Camp
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are not accepting registrations at this time. We will post an update in May regarding plans for summer camp 2020.
Ages 6-14 | 7 Weeks: Jul 6-Aug 21 | 9:00am-3:00pm, Mon-Fri
This year we are excited to expand the age range to include ages 13 & 14 for ALL 7 WEEKS!
The featured daily activities will be separated into 2 age groups: 6-10 and 11-14.
Individual and partial week signups are available, but we encourage you to sign your child up for multiple weeks to give them the best camp experience, and the time to grow and learn.
Facilities on our 152-acre property include a picnic grove, recreational field, covered pavilion, fire circle, hiking trails, raingarden, a brook, and swimming in the adjacent Highlands Natural Pool.
Our mission is to create a safe and supportive space for our campers to express themselves, build confidence and social skills, grow friendships - and learn some cool science along the way. By engaging campers in outdoor learning, we strive to provide them with an unforgettable summer camp experience and a lifelong connection to the world around them.
Each day incorporates fun and immersive experiences and a variety of nature-focused activities.
The featured daily activity, nature-based arts & crafts projects, and field and forest games will incorporate STEM concepts, and the local ecology, watershed and flora & fauna.
Observation hikes and special guests enhance the camper experience, and are always a big hit!