Summer Nature Day Camp: Registration and Policies

We welcome kids of all abilities and will work closely with you to make sure your child has a great time!

Weekly Camp Fees

  • Pre-K & Kindergarten
    • Full Day Session (9:00 am-3:30 pm)- $325/week
    • AM Session Only (9:00 am-12:30 pm)- $170/week
    • PM Session Only (12:00-3:30 pm)- $170/week
  • 1st-8th grade 
    • Full Day Session (9:00 am-3:30 pm)- $325/week

Discounts & Early Bird

One type of discount per family permitted.

  • Early Bird Discount: $25 off per week when families register by April 1, 2017.
  • Sibling Discount: $15 off per sibling when attending the same week.
  • Multi-week Discount: $15 off per week per camper when attending multiple weeks.

Extended Care

Extended Care may be provided before and after camp for an additional fee. This is not an extended camp experience. During this time campers participate in supervised, self-directed, indoor activities.

  • Pre-Care: 8:00-9:00 am, $60 per camper per week. 
  • Post-Care: 3:30-5:00 pm, $75 per camper per week.
  • If registering for both Pre- and Post-Care, fee is discounted to $125 per week.

To Register:

  1. Complete the registration form online or in person and provide full payment.
  2. After registering your child, you will receive a confirmation e-mail. This e-mail may take up to a week to arrive and contains the following required paperwork:

    1. Please log into our NEW online health system: CAMPDOCS.
      This is where you will tell us about your camper, fill out health information, emergency contacts, other important safety data, and submit the following required files:
      • The Universal Health Record from your child’s health care provider.
        1. Including an Immunization History:
          Please note, if your health care provider will not be including a complete immunization form the Health Department requires a written statement signed by the parent or guardian explaining how the administration of immunizing agents conflicts with the camper’s exercise of bona fide religious tenets or practices. General philosophical or moral objection to immunization shall not be sufficient for an exemption on religious grounds.
      • A copy of your insurance card.
      • A copy of any information regarding your child's activity restrictions/special needs (ex. IEP, ISFP).
    2. Complete the form submission through CAMPDOCS 7 days prior to the start of the camp session. New Jersey state law requires that campers submit a current health record each year.
    Failure to submit all forms to TNC 7 days before the first day of camp will result in forfeiture of your registration fee.
  3. Additional camp information will be emailed once registration is complete including the Participant daily checklist (know what to pack and send with your child to camp).

Online Registration for Nature Day Camp

To Be Added to a Wait List

If a session is marked as (Full)email the Education Director to be added to a waiting list. Please include the following in your message:
  • Your name
  • Your address
  • Your home phone number
  • Your cell phone number
  • Your child's name
  • Camp week you are interested in
  • Grade your child is entering in September

You will be notified if a space becomes available.

Summer Camp Cancel & Refund Information

  • A $50 processing fee applies to all refunds. 
  • Membership is a tax-deductible donation with year-round benefits, and is non-refundable.
  • Full tuition refunds will be given for cancellations with 6 weeks notice (minus the $50 processing fee).
  • From 2-5 weeks prior to the first class, full refunds (minus the $50 processing fee) will be given only if the space can be filled from the waiting list, otherwise, only 50% of the tuition (less the $50 processing fee) will be refunded. If no wait-list children are available, you are welcome to find your own replacement.
  • No refunds will be given with less than 7 days notice.
  • In cases of cancellation due to major illness and/or family emergency, refunds will be assessed on case-by-case basis at the discretion of the Director.
  • TNC reserves the right to remove any child without refund due to unacceptable behavior or if children are registered for the incorrect age group/grade level.
  • TNC reserves the right to cancel, reschedule, or change programs as needed.

What should a parent do if their child is going to be absent?
If your child is going to be absent or arriving after 9 AM for ANY reason, please contact the Nature Center office at (201) 568-6093. You may leave a message if your call is outside office hours — please try to call before 9:00 am each day your child will be absent.
Signs to note if a child is too ill to attend camp?
A few sniffles or a dry cough are okay, but if a child has a fever over 100°F, diarrhea, vomiting, a sore throat, a rash, red draining eyes, thick yellow or green nasal discharge, please keep them at home until 24 hours AFTER these symptoms are resolved or a note from your doctor is sent to camp stating that the child can attend. If your child is diagnosed with an infection, it is very important to keep him/her out of camp for at least 24-48 hours AFTER starting antibiotics to prevent the spread of infection.