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.

Winter Day Camp

These wintertime day camp opportunities are offered during the school year when the Duluth school system is on break. This year, we will have a new December Camp format, allowing for daily registration instead of weekly. It will run on December 23, 26, 27, 30, and 31, 2019. February Camp will be a full week of camp, February 17-21, 2020. Registration is open and there are only a few spots left.

2019/2020 Winter Camp Brochure

Registration & Scholarships

Online Registration: Holiday & Winter Camp registration is now open. 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.

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. Registration for 2020 opens at 8 am on March 11th. In the meantime, check out the 2020 summer camp brochure below to find out what will be offered.

2020 camp brochure

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 April 20. 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.