Summer Camps & Trips 2020

All Kids Outside!

This summer marks 17 years that Wild Earth is getting kids outdoors in the Hudson Valley. We are excited to welcome nearly 500 campers at 3 sites throughout Ulster County, including our second year at Wild Earth’s own Rock Haven land in Kerhonkson!

At Wild Earth, all of the senses are engaged as campers meet local plants and animals, learn wilderness skills, create natural crafts, and build deep connections with friends and inspiring adult and teen mentors.

Guided by patterns we’ve observed in nature, we begin each day by gathering in the woods through songs, expressing gratitude, and finding new ways to play. We form smaller groups and set up camp in the forest by building fire pits and shelters. Our instructors tailor activities to the interests of the campers, fostering curiosity and guiding learning through skillful questions, opportunities for appropriate risk-taking and empowering challenges.

Registration Opens February 1!

We’re committed to being accessible to all. Financial aid is available.

If you need financial aid, be sure to register to hold your space! We cannot hold a space without your registration. Click here to read our summer camp registration policies and Q&A.

Our camps often start waitlisting as early as February. Don’t despair!

We now use a rolling admissions process; additional spaces are added to our camps throughout the spring. If you find a waitlist, please join our waitlist at no cost and our staff will reach out to you when a space becomes available.


Summer Camp Announcements:

Jan 10, 2020
🎆 2020 Camp Dates & Details Are Live!

While the quiet of winter settles within us and the days slowly grow longer, summer camp is on the horizon. We're excited for our 17th year of wilderness camps! Check out our offerings below. Remember: registration opens Saturday, February 1 at noon.

Jan 1, 2020
🚌 New Paltz Bus for Screech Owl, Kestrel, Ropes, Art & Raven Camps

Good news! Busing from Wallkill View Farms in New Paltz will be available for all of our camps on Rock Haven Road and for Raven Camp. Pre-registration for the bus is required, we will not be able to accommodate 'day of' bus riders.

Dec 1, 2019
As per the Ulster County Dept of Health, Measles Immunity Is Required For All Campers & Staff

Every camper must provide proof of vaccination, immunity, or medical exemption. (Religious exemption does not meet this requirement.)


4-Week Day Camps

Raven Camp
10 - 13 year olds

Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri. Click here for more info.
9:15 AM - 3:15 PM
Clove Road, High Falls, NY

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  • June 29 - July 24, 2020

Ropes: Teen Camp
13 - 15 year olds

Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri. Click here for more info.
9:15 AM - 3:15 PM | + 2-NIGHT OVERNIGHT
Wild Earth's Home, Kerhonkson, NY

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  • June 29 - July 24, 2020

Overnight Trips

Ropes: Backpacking Adventure
for High School Students

3-Nights & 4-Days. Click here for more info.
Catskill Mountains, NY

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  • July 27 - 30, 2020

Ropes: Canoe Adventure
for High School Students

3-Nights & 4-Days. Click here for more info.
Adirondack Mountains, NY

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  • Aug 17 - 20, 2020

2-Week Day Camps

Screech Owl Camp
4 - 7 year olds

Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri. Click here for more info.
9:15 AM - 3:15 PM
Wild Earth's Home, Kerhonkson, NY

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  • SESSION 1: Jun 29 - Jul 10, 2020
  • SESSION 2: July 13 - 24, 2020
  • SESSION 3: Aug 3 - 14, 2020

Kestrel Camp
7 - 10 year olds

Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri. Click here for more info.
9:15 AM - 3:15 PM
Wild Earth's Home, Kerhonkson, NY

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  • SESSION 1: Jun 29 - Jul 10, 2020
  • SESSION 2: July 13 - 24, 2020
  • SESSION 3: Aug 3 - 14, 2020

Wild Earth Art Camp
6 - 13 year olds

Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri. Click here for more info.
9:15 AM - 3:15 PM
Wild Earth's Home, Kerhonkson, NY

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  • Aug 3 - 14, 2020

1-Week Day Camps

Kingfisher 5-Day Camp
7 - 10 year olds, 10 - 13 year olds

M, T, W, Th, F. Click here for more info.
9AM-3PM | WRAP-AROUND CARE FROM 7AM-6PM
Sojourner Truth Park, Saugerties, NY

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  • 7-10 YEAR OLDS: Aug 3 - 7, 2020
  • 10-13 YEAR OLDS: Aug 10 - 14, 2020