Nature-Based Summer camps (2018)

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 3 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.

Forest school summer Camp (Ages 3-6)

  • Dates
  • Weekly from  June 4 - July 27

  • Times
  • Monday - Friday 9am - 1pm

Registration is now open for Wauhatchie’s Forest School Summer Camp! We are excited to explore the grounds of Reflection Riding all summer long! We’ll play and work together on building, wilderness skills, plant identification, nature crafts, foraging, animal tracks, and more! Campers will be immersed in nature, no matter the weather, to help build up resilience, physical strength, creativity, respect for themselves, others, and the world around them, and to help build a child’s sense of place in this world.


Dates and Times

June 4 - 8, 2018, 9am - 3pm
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!

waldtiere german adventure day camp (ages 5-8)

  • Dates
  • June 18 - 22

  • Times
  • Monday - Friday 9am - 3pm

  • Come join our Waldtiere German Day Adventure Camp for an outdoor and total language immersion experience! We will be singing, hiking, creating arts and crafts, playing games, and learning about our native Waldtiere (forest animals) as we play among them in the beautiful forests at Reflection Riding. 


  • 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.

Tree-frogs: Partner Camp with the Tennessee Aquarium (Ages 7-8)

  • Dates
  • June 4 - 8, 2018
  • June 11 - 15, 2018
  • July 9 - 13, 2018

Monday - Friday, 9 am - 4 pm

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

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)

June 11, 2018 - June 15, 2018
July 16, 2018 - July 20, 2018


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  Monday Wednesday , and Friday & at the Nature Center  Tuesday  & Thursday.

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