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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!

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 June 9)
Sprouts - Growing Up Green (Week of June 9)
Tadpoles - Sensing Nature (Week of June 16)
Tadpoles - Puddle Stompers (Week of June 23)
Sprouts - Trail Blazers (Week of June 23)
Buds (Week of July 7)
Tadpoles - Sensing Nature (Week of July 14)
Buds (Week of July 28)
Chesapeake Chefs (Week of July 28)
Explorers - Animal Caretakers (Week of August 18)


Sprouts - Wildly Creative! (Week of June 16)
Explorers - Bugs! Bugs! Bugs! (Week of June 23)
Hike, Bike & Canoe (Week of June 23)
Tadpoles - Puddle Stompers (Week of July 21)
Sprouts - Wildly Creative! (Week of August 4)
Tadpoles - Puddle Stompers (Week of August 11)
Explorers - Bugs! Bugs! Bugs! (Week of August 11)

Camper Slide Show!