Is camp right for your child this summer?
Please review the questions below to make sure your child is a good fit:
6 Week Session - Starts July 14!
Tuesdays from 9:00am-12:00pm; August 11 will be 6:30-9:30pm
We are excited to introduce a NEW "Highlands Jr. Naturalist" program designed for teens and tweens, to guide them on a deep dive into the local ecology.
NOTE: We are consulting and will follow all guidelines and procedures recommended by the American Camp Association, NJ Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control, and we are confident that the small group size combined with additional safety and sanitation procedures will allow us to safely provide a wonderful camp experience.
The 6-week program will have just 10 participants, plus at least 2 adult counselors. Due to the small number we can accommodate each week, only full session signups will be accepted (no individual day signups). All activities will be held outdoors on our beautiful 152 acre property, and will be structured to maintain social distancing. Our outdoor facilities include a picnic grove, recreation field, covered pavilion, fire circle, hiking trails, raingarden, butterfly garden and a brook. Swimming is not included.
Our mission continues to be to create a safe and supportive space for teens and tweens to express themselves, build confidence and social skills, grow friendships - and learn some cool science along the way. Each day incorporates fun and immersive experiences and a variety of nature-focused activities and experiments. The featured daily activity will incorporate STEM concepts, and the local ecology, watershed and flora & fauna. Observation hikes enhance the experience. By engaging in in-depth outdoor learning, we strive to provide an unforgettable experience and a lifelong connection to the natural world around them.
Younger kids? Check out our weekly Summer Nature Camp for ages 7-12!
FEES & DATES
Price per child
$270 - Standard Rate
$250 - Current New Weis Center Members*
*Membership at the "Supporter" ($75) level or above is required to take advantage of camp 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!
REGISTRATION & PAYMENT
Once we receive your registration and payment, we'll send an email within 1-week with the following:
All forms must be completed and returned by July 6th.
CANCELLATION & REFUNDS (tentative, may be adjusted)
> We reserve the right to remove any child without refund due to unacceptable behavior, and to reschedule or change programs as needed.
We are following guidelines from the American Camp Association, NJ Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control to help keep our participants and their families safe. We are also implementing specific measures tailored to our site, which will be followed all day, every day:
NOTE:this list will be updated with additional details and guidelines as the ACA, NJDOH and CDC release additional guidance.
2020 Highlands Junior NaturalistProgram
"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