"Winter at Weis!"

4 days of winter fun, exploration and adventure!

December 28-31  ~  9:00am-3:00pm  ~  ​Ages 7-12

Give your child (ages 7-12) a special adventure during their winter break from school, with our nature-based programs. Programs are held at our beautiful Ringwood location in the Highlands region of northern NJ! The 152 acre property features a historic c. 1931 main building, covered pavilion, recreation field, and acres of forest and trails to explore and connect with nature.

Each day features different activities, games and hands-on experiences, to enhance your child’s enjoyment and understanding of the winter world around them. Crafts and games will focus on nature, science and the environment, and will incorporate the natural surroundings. The majority of each day will be spent outdoors exploring the winter landscape (weather permitting) so be sure to pack extra layers, waterproof footwear and outerwear.


  • Daily activities will be outside (weather permitting) to encourage children to explore, observe and appreciate the winter habitat around us.
  • ​Explore the winter forest and search for animal habitats, tracks, and other signs of life in the winter forest.
  • Learn where animals get their food in winter, try some winter camouflage, and make an edible garland for winter wildlife.
  • Discover the different shapes of snowflakes.
  • Imitating a survival situation, we'll pack a winter survival kit, create a survival plan and make our own maps. To celebrate, we'll make a winter fire with s'mores!
  • If the weather is bad, we'll move the fun inside our cozy, rustic main building for some games, nature videos and hot chocolate. Yummm!
  • Play "flock & flee" tag to understand what life is like for birds in the winter.


  • Staffed by our Sr. Educator/Naturalist and trained adult Counselors.
  • Staff are CPR/AED and First Aid certified.


  • ​​Small group size, maximum 16
  • Campers should bring a refillable water bottle, a snack, and lunch. No tree nut products please!  
  • Dressing in layers and rain/snow gear are essential, so please pack extras (rain boots, snow pants, jacket, hat, gloves, scarf, socks, etc.)


Prices are per camper

Standard Daily Rate

CURRENT New Weis Center Members

Not sure if you are a current member? Contact Us and we'll let you know - or JOIN/RENEW NOW!


After we receive your online registration and payment you'll receive an email with a parent fact sheet, universal health form, and release/waiver forms (photo/video, COVID-19, general liability). The fact sheet will include details about what your camper should (and shouldn't!) bring and wear, directions for drop-off and pick-up and other important details to make sure they have the best experience possible.

Note: if your child attended our 2020 summer camps, you do not need to complete a new health form.