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!

For high-school students interested in working outdoors with children, we offer Counselor-In-Training opportunities.  Other high school students may be interested in the Watershed Academy’s immersive, weeklong courses in environmental science. Topics include field science, clean water, green architecture, and climate change.

Important Dates

• Online registration for Watershed Institute members begins on Jan. 2, 2019. [Look for our emails]

• Online registration for non-members begins on Jan. 9, 2019.

•  Open houses:  Dec. 8, 10 a.m.– 12 p.m.  |  Jan. 5, 10 a.m.– 12 p.m.  |  &  Jan. 20, 12–3 p.m. at the Quakerbridge Mall



“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