Monday, March 18, 2019
Spring Break & Summer Camps 2019 (March, June + July)
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. • Reflection Riding Arboretum & Nature Center
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2019 NATURE-BASED CAMPS

Your child will learn about the natural world through outdoor play and hands-on activities. For each session, campers ages 5-15 will choose between a plant, animal, or adventure focus. We have several camp options for each age group and encourage campers to sign up for multiple weeks throughout spring break and summer. Every camper will have the opportunity to canoe, hike, and explore. Other possible activities include animal encounters, mountain biking, and a wild cave tour.

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AGES 5-7


Spring Break Camp
March 18 - March 22
Monday - Friday 9AM-3PM
$150 - member child or grandchild / $180 - full price

Come explore the season of spring on Reflection Riding's constantly evolving landscape. We will explore forest and pond habitats to see what changes spring has brought.

Tree House Club
Sessions: June 3-7, June 24-28, July 22-26
Monday - Friday 9AM-3PM
$170 - member child or grandchild / $20 discount - register by March 1 / $200 - full price 
Children will learn about the natural world through games, activities, and play in the forest. Campers start their day in the Discovery Forest Tree House.


Flower Power Camp
Sessions: June 17-21, July 15-19
Monday - Friday 9AM-3PM
$170 - member child or grandchild / $20 discount - register by March 1 / $200 - full price 

Campers will learn the importance flowers hold in nature. They'll make arts and crafts and have a chance to explore the flowers they find using scientific tools. 

Creepy Crawler Camp
Sessions: June 10-14, July 8-12, July 29-August 2
Monday - Friday 9AM-3PM
$170 - member child or grandchild / $20 discount - register by March 1 / $200 - full price 

In this week-long adventure, campers will explore the forest floor and creek beds to learn about the animals that live in these habitats. Campers will focus their learning on worms, insects, arachnids, amphibians and reptiles.

AGES 8-10


Spring Break Camp
March 18 - March 22
Monday - Friday 9AM-3:30PM
$150 - member child or grandchild / $180 - full price

Come explore the season of spring on Reflection Riding's constantly evolving landscape. We will explore forest and pond habitats to see what changes spring has brought.

Wolf Pack Camp
Sessions: June 3-7, June 24-28, July 22-26
Monday - Friday 9AM-3:30PM
$200 - member child or grandchild / $20 discount - register by March 1 / $230 - full price 

Campers will learn to work together as a pack to enjoy games, canoeing, the bamboo forest and our famous mud pit.

Nature Discovery Camp
Sessions: June 10-14, July 8-12, July 29-August 2
Monday - Friday 9AM-3:30PM
$200 - member child or grandchild / $20 discount - register by March 1 / $230 - full price 

Campers will explore the habitats of Reflection Riding and learn about the plants and animals that inhabit each location.  We will be exploring a different habitat each day and analyzing the biodiversity within each one.

Plant Camp
Sessions: June 17-21, July 15-19
Monday - Friday 9AM-3:30PM
$200 - member child or grandchild / $20 discount - register by March 1 / $230 - full price 

Campers will learn the importance of plants in our natural world. We will learn basic identification skills, plant systems, flower structures, pollination techniques and the basics of plant propagation.

AGES 11-13


Spring Break Camp
March 18 - March 22
Monday - Wednesday 9AM-4PM, Thursday 9AM-10PM, Friday 9AM-12PM
$150 - member child or grandchild / $180 - full price

Come explore the season of spring on Reflection Riding's constantly evolving landscape. We will explore forest and pond habitats to see what changes spring has brought.

Adventure Camp
Sessions: June 3-7, June 24-28, July 22-26
Monday - Wednesday 9AM-4PM, Thursday 9AM-10PM, Friday 9AM-12PM
$240 - member child or grandchild / $20 discount - register by March 1 / $270 - full price 

During this camp, we will explore a cave, hike to a waterfall, canoe to the Tennessee River, mountain bike and explore the nocturnal world. Campers will push themselves and do activities that they never thought possible. 

Herpetology Camp
Sessions: June 10-14, July 8-12, July 29-August 2
Monday - Wednesday 9AM-4PM, Thursday 9AM-10PM, Friday 9AM-12PM
$240 - member child or grandchild / $20 discount - register by March 1 / $270 - full price 

Campers will learn how to identify our local reptiles and amphibians by appearance, location and calls. Campers will use these identification skills to search for species diversity across Reflection Riding's 317 acres.

Bushcrafting Camp
Sessions: June 17-21, July 15-19
Monday - Wednesday 9AM-4PM, Thursday 9AM-10PM, Friday 9AM-12PM
$240 - member child or grandchild / $20 discount - register by March 1 / $270 - full price 
Campers will learn wilderness survival skills such as fire building and shelter building throughout the week.


AGES 14-15


Naturalist Camp
Sessions: June 3-7, June 24-28, July 22-26
Monday - Friday 9AM-4:30PM (Possibly some late-night opportunities - stay tuned!)
$270 - member child or grandchild / $20 discount - register by March 1 / $300 - full price 

During this camp, participants will learn some of the tools used by naturalists as well as how to interpret the world to those around them. This week will not only give the camper tools to use moving forward in their education, but it will also open up job opportunities in future summer camps.  Campers will make collections throughout the week: plants, insects and seeds. They will learn identification skills as well as collecting techniques.

Conservation Camp
Sessions: June 10-14, July 8-12, July 29-August 2
Monday - Friday 9AM-4:30PM (Possibly some late-night opportunities - stay tuned!)
$270 - member child or grandchild / $20 discount - register by March 1 / $300 - full price 

Conservation camp will provide an interactive opportunity to learn about conservation projects in southeast TN. During this camp, participants will assist with biodiversity studies, land and habitat restoration projects, and learn about some of our threatened and endangered species.

Horticulture Camp
Sessions: June 17-21, July 15-19
Monday - Friday 9AM-4:30PM (Possibly some late-night opportunities - stay tuned!)
$270 - member child or grandchild / $20 discount - register by March 1 / $300 - full price 

Campers will be learning plant identification skills and techniques that scientist use to monitor the health and diversity within plant systems. We will learn about pollinators and the plants that they rely on during each stage of their life. We will be building and using plant presses to make a collection. We will learn more in depth propagation techniques and work with the greenhouse staff.

Keeper Camp
Sessions: June 10-14, July 8-12
Monday - Friday 9AM-4:30PM (Possibly some late-night opportunities - stay tuned!)
$320 - member child or grandchild / $20 discount - register by March 1 / $350 - full price 

Campers will learn animal husbandry skills. They will help prepare diets, provide enrichments and learn how to safely handle some of our animal ambassadors. They will also gain a knowledge of the animals we have in southeast TN.

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