Summer Nature Camp

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.

2017 registration for Summer Nature Camp is open! Current sell outs are listed at the bottom of the page.

2017 Dates: June 12 to August 25

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.

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

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

2017 Summer Nature Camp Sell Outs

To be added to a wait list for a sold out camp, please click “register now” above and register for the camp like normal (there will be an online wait list option).


Buds – June 12-16
Discovery (Nature Nuts) – June 12-16
Tadpoles (Busy Bees) – June 19-23
Sprouts (Summer Safari) – June 19-23
Explorers (Bugs! Bugs! Bugs!) – June 19-23
Tadpoles (Splash Zone) – June 26-30
Buds – July 10-14
Explorers (Ways of Wildlife) – July 10-14
Discovery (Nature Nuts) – July 17-21
Explorers (Bugs! Bugs! Bugs!) – July 17-21
Tadpoles (Splash Zone) – July 24-28
Discovery (Tiny Chefs) – July 24-28
Explorers (Ways of Wildlife) – July 31-August 4
Explorers (Bugs! Bugs! Bugs!) – August 7-11


Discovery (Tiny Chefs) – June 19-23 4 spots left
Explorers (Amazing Adaptations) – June 26-30 3 spots left
Tadpoles (Busy Bees) – July 17-21 1 spot left
Sprouts (Summer Safari) – July 17-21 2 spots left
Explorers (Amazing Adaptations) – July 24-28 3 spots left
Buds – July 31-August 4 1 spot left
Discovery (Nature Nuts) – August 14-18 6 spots left
Explorers (Amazing Adaptations) – August 14-18 3 spots left
Discovery (Tiny Chefs) – August 21-25 1 spot left