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SELL OUTS! We are having a banner year here at Irvine's Summer Nature Camp. Our numbers are trending >30 spots above the best year we've ever had. If you are interested in a camp, we strongly encourage signing up as soon as you can. You can find a list of what has sold out and what's about to sell out at the bottom of this page.

Climb trees, race through meadows, catch frogs and explore the Caves Valley woodlands. At Irvine, nature activities are synonymous with childhood in summer – we engage children using outdoor fun to create pathways for lessons in nature and ecology.

2014 Dates: June 9 to August 22

There are more than 40 sessions with trail walks, science experiments, nature games and crafts, and encounters with animals! Overnights and daytime aftercare are available with some sessions. All camp sessions are designed by educators, feature small group sizes and are perfect for the young and curious.

NEW THIS YEAR! Comic Book Creatures Camp!
AGES: 10-12 YEAR OLDS | Zap! Pow! Boof! Campers join forces to create superhero comics based on nature! Their talented team will be led by a professional artist teaching the basics of storytelling, comic books and drawing wild and wacky animals. while, a naturalist sidekick will help incorporate natural history lessons and outdoor adventures that campers will use to inspire their creative journey up, up, and away! DATES: August 4-8 Sign up today!

NEW THIS YEAR! Mountains 2 Sea Camp!
AGES: 13-15 YEAR OLDS | Maryland has so many opportunities to discover the wild, and in this camp we visit as many as possible! We will camp at Irvine, on mountains, and the sandy beaches of the Atlantic Ocean. Through it all, we will learn native flora and fauna, wilderness survival tips and tricks, and how to take care of Earth’s precious and fragile ecosystems. Surely, the memories created will last a lifetime!This is an overnight camp and we will camp out each night. Parents will be provided with a detailed itinerary. Camp ends at 5 p.m. on Friday. Most meals and equipment will be provided. DATES: July 14-18 Sign up today!

Summer Nature Camp at Irvine is a Maryland state-certified camp. Irvine members qualify for reduced camp fees. Learn more.

View the 2014 brochure online.

The answers to many questions about Nature Camp can be found in our Camp FAQs. If you have questions, please call Clare Naldrett at 443-738-9220.




Buds (Week of July 28)
Sprouts - Growing Up Green (Week of July 28)
Chesapeake Chefs (Week of July 28)
Tadpoles - Sensing Nature (Week of August 4)
Sprouts - Wildly Creative! (Week of August 4)
Tadpoles - Puddle Stompers (Week of August 11)
Explorers - Bugs! Bugs! Bugs! (Week of August 11)
Explorers - Animal Caretakers (Week of August 18)


Explorers - Amazing Adaptations (Week of July 28)
Comic Book Creatures (Week of August 4)
Discovery - Nature Nuts (Week of August 11)
Sprouts -Earth Keepers (Week of August 18)
Discovery - Junior Naturalists (Week of August 18)

Camper Slide Show!