Our Spring Awakening program is for ages 7-12. Our beautiful 152 acre property features a historic main building, covered pavilion, picnic grove, recreation field, classrooms, hiking trails, and a stream for nature programs and exploring. The program runs from April 5th-9th (5 days) when many area schools are off for spring break.

Each day incorporates fun and immersive experiences and a variety of nature-focused activities, to enhance your child’s enjoyment and understanding of the wonderful world around them. Crafts and games will focus on ecology, science, flora and fauna and the environment, and will incorporate the natural surroundings. Each day will be spent outside.

Spring Awakening! Discover what makes Springtime so special

April 5 - 9  |  9:00am-3:00pm  |  ​Ages 7-12​​

​​​​​​​Spring Exploration: Plants, Animals, Weather and Water!
Regrowth & Rebirth!  
Campers will explore some of the most distinctive signs of spring, including wildflowers, spring ephemerals, and flowering trees during forest hikes. We'll use plants for craft inspiration, and play some fun plant-themed games.

Weather & Water!  Campers will learn about the changing seasons and the role of our watershed by exploring the Blue Mine Brook, spring vernal pools, and our raingarden, and have fun with water experiments.
All About Animals!  We'll enter the world of animals as we learn about their big jobs that happen every spring, including migration and reproduction, and learn how to observe, identify, track and inhabit the world of our local fauna.

Note: the activities will vary to accommodate the weather and site conditions.

Activities include:

  • Hiking to amazing viewpoints and historic ruins
  • Exploring the forest for signs of animal habitat, the changing seasons, and the lifecycle of the forest
  • Plant and tree identification, including spring ephemeral flowers
  • Birdwatching to look for migrating birds, including using field guides and binoculars and our new birdfeeding station
  • Team-building games and nature inspired crafts

​Staff and Safety

  • Camp Counselors are certified in First Aid and CPR/AED.
  • ​Our camp programs operate in compliance with all NJ Department of Health Youth Camp standards.
  • Low Counselor to Camper ratio provides a safe and attentive environment for all campers.
  • Enrollment is limited to 16 campers per session.

Camp Dates/Hours:

  • Monday, April 5 - Friday, April 9
  • 9:00am - 3:00pm (extended care is not available)

Price (per camper)

Full Week (5 days)
​​ - Standard Rate
   $285 - Siblings Discounted Rate (for all siblings)

   $260 - Current New Weis Center Members*

Partial Week: 4 days

   $265​​ - Standard Rate
   $245 - Siblings Discounted Rate (for all siblings)
   $225 - Current New Weis Center Members*

Partial Week: 3 days

   $225​​ - Standard Rate
   $210 - Siblings Discounted Rate (for all siblings)
   $195 - Current New Weis Center Members*

*Membership at the "Supporter" ($75) level or above is required to take advantage of camp and other program discounts. Membership is tax-deductible with year-round benefits, and is non-refundable. Not sure if you're a member? Contact Us or Join/Renew NOW!

2021 SpringBreakCamp!