Nature Camp is a week-long overnight camp for 8-14 year olds. Our goal is simple: get kids outside and active for the summer! At Blackwood, we understand the importance of giving kids the chance to play and develop a relationship with the outdoors. Do you have any fond memories of your childhood in nature with friends? We find that those memories are often some of the best, and we want to pass on that opportunity to the next generation.
Adventure comes to life at Blackwood during the summer. Capture the flag through 33 acres of forest? Ultimate frisbee on the prairie? Soccer, tag, Ringalevio!? Not to mention sleeping under the stars at night; with campfires, s’mores, and stories on the back porch of the straw bale house.
Throughout their week of adventure, campers learn sportsmanship, camaraderie, and nature survival skills. Every camper belongs to a tribe and a clan; their tribe becomes their team, and their clan becomes their family. With the support of highly trained counselors, campers get to explore the wilderness and discover what secrets and wisdom the forest has to tell.
2018 Nature Camp Sessions
Session 1 | June 17th – 22nd: Elementary School Session (Ages 8-11)
Session 2 | June 24th – 29th: Mixed School Session (Ages 8-14)
Session 3 | July 1st – 6th: Middle School Session (Ages 12-14)
Session 4 | July 15th – 20th: Mixed School Session (Ages 8-14)
Session 5 | July 22nd – 27th: Mixed School Session (Ages 8-14)
Session 6 | July 29th – August 3rd: Mixed School Session (Ages 8-14)
High School Camp | August 5th – 9th: (Must have completed 9th grade)
For more information, visit blackwoodland.org.
Want to be a Camp Counselor or Counselor-in-Training? Apply here!
Interested in sponsoring a camper? Click here to learn about our Underwriting Program.