Watershed Nature Camp

For more than 45 years, our summer camp has provided a spirited mix of nature, science, play and community. Camp is set in our sprawling 950-acre nature reserve, including wildflower meadows, the serene Stony Brook, our quiet Wargo Pond, and acres of sheltering forests.


Every day, youngsters at the Watershed Nature Camp explore, engage and experience the wild, natural world around them. Some of our campers’  favorite activities are hiking the trails, building shelters, meeting critters and cooling off in streams. As campers get older, they will experience even greater adventures — cookouts, camping and trips!


We aim to connect the soul of our campers to the heartbeat of the natural world by providing them with fun and engaging outdoor experiences that help them better understand and appreciate nature, ecology and their local environment.


Explore. Discover. Connect.

Also learn about our Watershed Academy offerings this summer for high school students interested in environmental careers and related college majors.

The Academies offer opportunities for students to connect with environmental professors and professionals in related independent studies, internships, and service learning credits while engaging in real scientific techniques and conservation projects.

Important Dates

• Online registration for SBMWA members begins on Jan. 5, 2018.

• Online registration for non-members begins on Jan. 19, 2018.

•  Open houses:  Jan.  13, 2–4 p.m.; Jan. 31, 6–7:30 p.m.; Feb. 24, 2–4 p.m.



Our kids learned so much and had such a great time getting dirty and being kids!


The Watershed Nature Camp is an opportunity for kids to do exactly what they are supposed to do in summertime: play outdoors and explore nature. 

My children enjoyed the experience of learning about nature hands on. They loved being able to touch, feel and smell the world they live in.


Our son gained an appreciation for the world around him and was encouraged to explore and use his imagination!


Clearly, your staff truly love what they do and it makes all the difference in the world!

Explore our pictures from WNC in 2017 and see the range of activities and outdoor experiences.

See our campers in action!

For Watershed Nature Camp questions or assistance,  please email camp@thewatershed.org