Nature Day Camps



Dear Friends:

Hopefully you and your family are staying safe and healthy during these uncertain times! We’re sure that every student, parent, and teacher is counting down the hours and minutes until school is officially over and summer can begin.

We know how important it is to each family to have somewhere safe and nurturing for their children to make special camp memories. Normally, at this time of the year, we would actively be printing camp flyers, distributing them to schools, creating camp schedules, and looking forward to our weeklong exploration of the outdoors.

Unfortunately, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Friends have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Summer Nature Day Camps. After careful monitoring of public health authorities and medical experts, we have concluded that the safety of our young campers and our staff dictates that we forego operations this summer.

While we may not be together in person this summer—searching the pond for those huge frogs, combing the creek for crayfish, diving into the cold, clear waters of Cobbossee each day—our hope is that you will continue to safely explore the outdoors as much as possible.

Even though nothing can replace the in-person experience of summer camp with our friends, we are actively investigating and brainstorming ways of bringing bits of summer camp home to you.

Although the present moments are challenging, each of us is eagerly looking forward to being together once again—listening to (and singing) silly songs, trying our hand at the challenge course, exploring all over the campgrounds, and going home each day hot, dirty and tired! Is there any better way to feel after a great day at camp?

Please continue to check out the Friends’ Facebook page and website for summer educational opportunities.

Stay safe and healthy,
Cami Wilbert
Director of Education

Come out and join the Friends as we explore the natural world that surrounds us!

Choose from 3 different nature day camp programs that provide campers the opportunity to connect with the environment around them.

To enroll, please:

1. Choose the specific Nature Day Camp program you are interested in below.
2. Click on the name of the Nature Day Camp to print & fill out a registration form.
3. Print, fill out, and return this medical form alongside your registration form.
4. Once you have sent your registration & medical forms, click here to pay.



Price: $90 (six hour days)
Session A: February 17-18
Session B: February 19-20

For campers in grades 3-5. Camp is held in February at beautiful Camp Mechuwana in Winthrop. Limited scholarships are also available. Campers will explore the winter landscape, experience snowshoeing and ice fishing, and learn the basics of tracking! Learn more here.


Price: $90 (six hour days),
$105 (eight hour days)
Session A: April 21-22
Session B: April 23-24


For campers in grades 3-5. Camp is held in April on the beautiful grounds of the YMCA in East Winthrop. Limited scholarships are also available. Campers will have fun outdoors, play nature-inspired games, and learn the basics of fishing!

Please note: For each two-day camp session, there are two day-lengths available—six hour days (from 9:00am to 3:00pm) and eight hour days (from 8:30am to 4:30pm). Learn more here.


Price: $240 (eight hour days)
Session A: July 20-24
Session B: August 3-7


For campers entering grades 4-6. Choose from two separate weeklong sessions of Summer Nature Day Camp. Healthy afternoon snacks, lunches, and all necessary equipment are included with registration. Campers will explore pond, stream, and forest habitats, and will climb aboard the Friends 22′ pontoon boat for a special session of the Tadpole Patrol! Limited scholarships are also available. Learn more here.


Have any questions or comments? Please contact us.