Climb trees, race through meadows, catch frogs and explore the Caves Valley woodlands at Irvine Nature Center this summer! Because, at Irvine, nature activities are synonymous with childhood in summer.

Irvine offers 40 different nature-inspired camp sessions from June 13th through August 26th. Think trail walks, science experiments, nature games and crafts, and encounters with animals! Themes range from Animal Caregivers to Pirates to Chesapeake Chefs to Nature Photography to Wilderness Survival. Overnights and daytime aftercare are available with some sessions. All camp sessions are designed by educators, feature small group sizes and are perfect for the young and curious — ages 2- 12. 

Irvine’s nature camps will be extra exciting this year because of Irvine’s Butterfly House. This new exhibit will allow campers to experience free flying butterflies and explore the life of a caterpillar,” said Rob Mardiney, Irvine’s Director of Education.

Camps for the littlest explorers are Parent-and-Me camps (yes, you can go to camp, too!).

camp at-a-glance

  • Weekly sessions available from June 13th – August 26th
  • Camp options available for ages 2-12
  • Half-Day and Full-Day camp options available
  • Before and After care available
  • Register Here

camp locations

Irvine Nature Center
11201 Garrison Forest Road
Owings Mills, MD 21117


Editor’s note: This article is part of a series of summer camp previews and is sponsored by the participating camp.