kids canoeing with camp director

Nature Camp is all grown up! Take the next steps with our most popular Nature Camp activities and explore these skills in new environments. 








Camp highlights:

  • Canoeing, archery, camping
  • Trips to local state parks to improve skills
  • Rock climbing
  • Nature activities such as geocaching, nature survival, no-trace camping and tubing
  • An overnight on the second Thursday of the session — building campfires, pitching tents and cooking meals
  • A detailed schedule will be handed out on the first day of camp

Overnight locations:

July 2 – Bull Run Regional Park, Atlantis Waterpark, Virginia

July 16 – Pocomoke River State Park, Assateague Island
July 16 – Ocean City

July 30 – Yogi Bear Campground, Pennsylvania, whitewater rafting    

August 13 – Lake Raystown Family Camping Resort, Pennsylvania, water park, Lincoln Caverns

Age Group Grades 6-8
Location Drop off and pick up at the Wilde Lake Boathouse, 10027 Hyla Brook Road
Time 8:30am-4pm
Length of Camp 4 separate two-week sessions –  Click here to see a sample camp schedule.
Dates of Sessions
  • June 22-July 3
  • July 6-17 
  • July 20-31 
  • August 3-14
CA members/Columbia Cardholders $585 (early bird price)
Non-members $607.50 (early bird price)
Extended care located at the facility 7-8:30am, $130 

4-6pm, $140

What to bring

Campers must wear closed-toed shoes, and it is suggested that campers wear loose-fitting, comfortable clothing and socks. A hat and sunscreen are recommended for outdoor activities. Campers should bring a swimsuit and towel; a healthy, nonperishable lunch; and a refillable water bottle. Additionally, a sleeping bag, pillow and toiletries are needed for the overnight. Tents are provided for campers; however, personal tents are welcome.

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