Nature-Based Summer camps
Set your young naturalist up for success by signing them up for a week of engaging outdoor play. With camps that accommodate kiddos from ages 5 to 13, we're sure to have a package that's right for your camper. For more information on any given camp, simply follow the "Register Today" link to view the camp in full on Eventbrite.
TREEHOUSE CLUB CAMP (AGES 5 - 6)
July 23 - 27, 9am - 3pm
Treehouse Club campers will explore nature through exciting art projects and nature activities. Each day will begin in the George S. Bryan Discovery Forest Treehouse, followed by activities, crafts, and games with a daily nature theme!
WOLF PACK CAMP (AGES 7 - 8)
- Dates and Times
- June 18 - 22, 9am - 3:30pm
- July 16 - 20, 9am - 3:30pm
- July 23 - 27, 9am - 3:30pm
Wolf Pack Campers will help prepare food for Reflection Riding's animal ambassadors and then watch them eat it, go on a canoe trip, visit the bamboo forest, and wallow in a mud pit. They will spend a day experiencing what it's like to be a Native American child of long ago. The campers will enjoy five fun-filled days of nature games, activities and crafts.
junior naturalist camp (Ages 9 - 10)
- Dates and Times
- June 25- 29, 9am - 4pm
- July 9 - 13, 9am - 4pm
Junior Naturalist campers will experience firsthand what it's like to be a wild animal in an exciting predator prey simulation game. They will also go canoeing and hike out for a wonderful day at Skyuka Springs. Campers will learn the tools of the trade practiced by great naturalists throughout history. Campers will participate in a full range of activities designed to bring natural history into their lives through science, crafts, live animal demonstrations, and of course, play!
adventure camp (Ages 11 - 13)
Monday - Wednesday: 9am - 4:30pm
Thursday: 5pm - 11pm
Friday: 9am - 12pm
Free optional bike ride Thursday from 9am - 4:30pm
Canoe beautiful Lookout Creek, go hiking to the base of the falls at the Lula Lake Land Trust, go on a wild cave tour at Raccoon Mt. Caverns, and discover the world of nocturnal animals! These are just a few of the activities that we have planned for Adventure Camp. We will also have a late night Thursday night, where campers will enjoy a fire, fishing, storytelling, and a nocturnal predator prey game.
Nature Near and Far: Partner Camp with the Chattanooga Zoo (Ages Vary)
- Dates and Ages
- June 18-22, 2018: ages 7 - 9
- June 25-29, 2018: ages 10 - 13
- July 9 - 13: ages 5 - 6
Explore animals and nature from around the world and in your own backyard in this camp that takes place both at the Chattanooga Zoo AND the Reflection Riding Nature Center Arboretum! Campers will go behind the scenes at the Zoo to learn about animals from different continents, and then travel to the Nature Center to explore the beautiful habitats that are right here in Chattanooga! Camp takes place at the Zoo , , and Friday & at the Nature Center & Thursday.
Tree-frogs: Partner Camp with the Tennessee Aquarium (Ages 7 - 8)
- June 4 - 8, 2018
- June 11 - 15, 2018
- July 9 - 13, 2018
Tree-frog Campers have the best of Reflection Riding and the Tennessee Aquarium! The two organizations join forces to bring campers nose to nose with animals indoors and out. Campers learn to canoe, hike and get down and dirty on Mud Day. Drop-off and pick up at Tennessee Aquarium!
Registration Numbers: Sessions 1, 2, 6