Day Camps

At Hartley Nature Center our day camps feature a mix of traditional camp activities with a focus on exploring our natural surroundings, no matter what the weather! The 660-acre Hartley Park serves as our primary launch pad for adventures aplenty, with additional off-site opportunities for older youth.

Summer Day Camp

Looking for a variety of options for summertime fun and exploration? Hartley offers ten weeks of summer camp for ages 3-12 with a wide variety of topics, options and activities. We hope to proceed with July and August programs as planned, however registration is closed until further notice. Check out the 2020 summer camp brochure below to find out what will is offered.

2020 camp brochure

Registration & Scholarships

Online Registration: You can register by visiting the Camp Registration Site. You can also use the site to update account information, sign up for memberships, and review registration history.

Scholarships: Camp scholarships are available (for up to 2 camp sessions) to any child/family who qualifies for a federal, state or local government aid program. Call HNC to confirm availability of funds, then attach documentation from your school district and apply the following rates:

50% off member/non-member rates

Additionally, families whose children qualify for the scholarship program can purchase an annual family membership (discounted 50%) for just $25.

Counselor in Training (CIT)

We are looking for 13-18 year olds to assist Hartley staff with our camp programs. CITs will help with many activities from games and crafts, to biking, hiking, and fishing! Learn new skills, help young people enjoy the outdoors and gain valuable work experience. (Plus we’ll throw some cool gear and perks your way as well.) Read more about it in our summer camp brochure. Interested? Fill out this Application for new CITs and send it to Hartley Nature Center. Applications are due June 10. Email Jenni or call 724.6735 for more information.

Are you a returning CIT? Please fill out this Application for Returning CITs and send it to Jenni.