​​We are excited to offer a NEW 6-week version of our popular Nature Camps for Fall 2020. This weekly outdoor after-school program for ages 7-12 will be filled with active exploration, connecting with nature, and discovering about what makes this season so magical! We'll learn about everything from migration, to fall foliage, to animals preparing their winter habitats, to autumn traditions like jack o lanterns and candy apples!



​Our mission is to create a safe and supportive space for youth to build confidence and social skills, grow friendships and connect with nature.​ Programs will be held outdoors on our beautiful 152 acre property in the Highlands region of northern NJ. Our outdoor facilities include a picnic grove, recreation field, covered pavilion, fire circle, hiking trails, raingarden, butterfly garden and a brook.

Parents/Guardians are welcome to remain onsite and wait on the spacious back deck of our main building. Socially distant tables and chairs will be setup and free wi-fi is available! Or you may prefer to enjoy a hike in the adjacent Norvin Green State Forest.


​COVID-19 HEALTH & SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
We are following all recommended federal, state and local guidelines to help keep our participants and their families and friends safe. We have also implemented specific measures tailored to our site:

  • Small group size of 16 or less. 
  • ​100% outdoors, with the exception of restroom breaks.
  • Restrooms will be cleaned and disinfected between programs.
  • Masks required when social distancing cannot be maintained, when using the restrooms, or if we must move indoors due to extreme weather or an emergency.
  • Daily health and temperature checks conducted at drop-off.​​​​​​​​​



STAFF

  • Led by Senior Educator/Naturalist Sarah Crosby and trained adult Weis staff.
  • All lead staff are CPR/AED and First Aid certified.
  • Educator to student ratio of 1:8 or lower provides a safe and attentive environment.



CANCELLATIONS & REFUNDS

  • A $25 processing fee applies to ALL refunds.
  • Due to the high demand and smaller group size, we cannot offer partial refunds if you miss a week. Full session refunds will only be available if we can fill your spot, with the exception noted below.
  • Exception: FULL refunds (no processing fee) will be given for cancellations due to COVID-19 related exposure or illness.
  • ​Refunds due to major illness and/or family emergency will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.


> We reserve the right to remove any child without refund due to unacceptable behavior, and to reschedule or change programs as needed.​


Fall 2020 After-school Nature Camp!

6 WEEK SESSION  |  TUESDAYS, OCTOBER 13-NOVEMBER 17  |  3:30-5:30PM


  • Students will ​discover the forest and learn to feel comfortable playing, exploring, and learning there.
  • Each week we will have nature games and fun activities that also foster curiosity and a lasting connection with nature.
  • Sample activities: birding, exploring the brook, flipping logs, scavenger hunts, hiking, natural art, collecting insects, nature journaling, team-building games and having fun!


$120 - Current New Weis Center Members* ($75 "Supporter" level & up);  $140 - Non-members

Due to the high demand and small group size, we are only accepting registrations for full 6-week sessions.


*Membership at the "Supporter" ($75) level or above is required to take advantage of Nature Camps and after-school program discounts.

Memberships are tax deductible with many year-round benefits. Not sure if you're a member? Contact Us or Join/Renew NOW!


COVID-19 Update: Social distancing will be maintained at all events; masks must be worn when distancing can't be maintained and when using the indoor restrooms