Before You Arrive


Each application should be accompanied by a $150 deposit. This deposit is not refundable once an applicant is accepted. The balance of payment is due by June 1 to secure a camper’s place in his or her enrolled session. If payment is not received in full by this date, a camper’s place may be given to an applicant on the waiting list. Please note that if you have received a scholarship from a garden club or other sponsoring organization, it is your responsibility to notify the sponsor of your acceptance and to ensure that payment is made on time.


Accepted applicants will be mailed a medical form in the spring. This form should be signed by a physician and returned within four weeks of the start of your session. Failure to submit this form in advance of your arrival at Nature Camp will result in a delay in check-in. Please note that the back page of this form also serves as our means for collecting emergency contact information, which is required by Nature Camp’s crisis management policy. Following the guidance of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Nature Camp recommends that all campers receive the tetravalent meningococcal conjugated vaccine (MCV4).

New campers will also be sent a media release form, which grants permission to use a camper’s photograph or other media for display on the Nature Camp website or inclusion in Camp publications. Nature Camp respects the wishes of anyone who prefers not to grant such permission.


If for any reason you are unable to attend your session, please notify director Philip Coulling (director [“at” symbol] as soon as possible so that your space may be offered to someone on the waiting list.  All fees are not refundable after June 1.