Preserve Camps

Plainsboro Preserve Summer Camps 

(All camps take place at the Plainsboro Preserve, unless otherwise noted. No residency restrictions).  

Register HERE

Little Ones Nature Adventure
Age 3-5 (parent must be present with 3 year olds)
Days: Monday- Thursday
Dates: June 27- June 30
Time: 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Fee: $70
Description: Start off your summer exploring the Plainsboro Preserve!  Spend time in nature as we look for animals, catch critters, and play in the stream. We will read stories, make crafts and have fun outdoors.  Please bring a nut free snack to enjoy.  An adult must stay with 3 year olds and is welcome to stay with 4 and 5 year olds. 

Eco- Artists
Age: 9-12
Days: Tuesday- Friday
Dates: July 5- July 8
Time: 9 am - 3 pm
Fee: $168
Description: Connect to your inner artist as you paint, draw, and journal in the Preserve.  Get inspired to create through hiking, exploring and discovery.  Four days of fun combining the great outdoors with artistic expression.

Witches, Wizards and Lizard Adventures
Age: 9-12
Days: Monday- Friday
Dates: July 11- July 15
Time: 9 am - 3 pm
Fee: $210
Description: Potions, Magical Creatures and Herbology are just a few of the classes you will be attending this week.  You will start off the week by being sorted into one of the houses which will be determined by the sorting hat.  Join us for a week long magical adventure.

All about Animals
Age: 6-9
Days: Monday- Friday
Dates: July 18- July 22
Time: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fee: $275
Description: Mammals, Birds, Reptiles, Amphibians, Fish, Insects… Which do you like best?  Each day the focus is on a different group of animals that live at the Preserve. Explore their habitats to learn how they are specially adapted for surviving in the wild. This fun-filled week will have children outside, exploring the Plainsboro Preserve in search of critters large and small. We will explore the forests, the fields, the stream and the puddles looking for signs of wildlife.  

Butterflies, Blooms and Bucket Adventures
Age: 6-8
Days: Monday- Friday
Dates: July 25- July 29
Time: 9 am - 3 pm
Fee: $210
Description: We will use our buckets to make seed bombs, fill it with berries, worms and minnows from the stream.  We will wind our way through the gardens in search for butterflies on different blooms and much more.  Each participant will get a personalized bucket to take home.

Nature Explorations
Ages: 9-12
Days: Monday- Friday
Dates: July 25- July 29
Time: 9 am - 3 pm
Fee: $275
Description: Do your kids love to explore?  Join us for some serious outdoor fun as we explore the Plainsboro Preserve.  Days will vary from a visit to Devil's Brook in search of macro-invertebrates to a visit in the field as we check the milkweed for monarch caterpillars. Some days may be focused on survival skills as participants build their own shelters to see if they have what it takes to survive on their own.  

Enchanted Forest Adventures
Ages: 6-10
Days: Monday-Friday
Dates: August 1- August 5
Time: 9 am - 12 pm
Fee: $105
Description: What lives in our enchanted forest here at the Preserve? Who will we find living under a log? Fairies, gnomes and mystical trees.  Join us we build homes for some of our enchanted friends and play magical games and crafts too!        

Mad Machines and Rocking Rockets 
Ages: 6-10
Days: Monday- Friday
Dates: August 1- August 5
Time: 1 pm - 4 pm
Fee: $140
Description: Spring into a medley of scientific subjects and learn about the Earth and its animal inhabitants, simple machines, rocketry, flights, and chemical reactions; there's something for everyone!  Build a race car, construct a rocket, create animal tracks, build a bug house, and grow your very own crystal gardens to take home! There’s so much in store; it’s simply Sensational! 

Lunch Crew 1
Age: 6-10
Days: Monday- Friday
Dates: August 1- August 5
Time: 12:00-1:00pm
Fee $35
Description: Would you like us to watch your child during lunch time between sessions, and make sure they get checked into their afternoon session?

Lunch Crew 2
Ages: 11-15
Days: Monday- Thursday
Time: 12:00-1:00pm
Dates: August 8- August 11
Fee: $28
Description: Would you like us to watch your child during lunch time between sessions, and make sure they get checked into their afternoon session?  

Treasure Hunter Adventures
Age: 9-12
Days: Monday- Thursday
Dates: August 8- August 11
Time: 1 pm - 4 pm
Fee: $84
Description: Calling all adventurers!  Look for treasure both natural and human-made.   Explore for living things in their habitats.  Hunt for tracks and discover secret messages, hidden caches and concealed treasures using clues and technology as you hike and geocache throughout the Preserve.

Survival 101
Ages: 9-12
Days: Monday - Thursday 
Dates: August 8 - August 11
Time: 9 am - 12 pm
Fee: $84
Description: We will be outside learning all the different skills needed to get through a wilderness survival situation. How to recognize dangerous situations.  What to do in severe weather situations.  How will you stay warm and dry? Where will you get food and water? What to do if you get sick?  How to recognize edible or medicinal plants and how to determine if water is safe to drink.   This four-day camp will teach some basic skills necessary in a survival situation. Come and experience survival skills first hand rather than watching it on TV.

Junior Ranger Days
Ages: 6-11
Days: Monday- Friday
Dates: August 15- August 19
Time: 10 am - 2:30 pm
Location: Community Park Gazebo
Fee: $208
Description: Junior Ranger Days is a nature packed fun week where each day we will explore different aspects of nature, play nature games and have fun.  Please bring a lunch, water bottle, snack, insect repellant, sun screen and clothes and shoes that can get wet and dirty!  

REGISTER HERE