Summer Camps

discover a new adventure in warner parks

Calling All Campers—Spend Your Summer Outside at WPNC

Each summer, Nashville youth immerse themselves in nature through several week-long camps—full-day or half-day options—led by Warner Park Nature Center staff and naturalists.

2024 Naturalist Camp registration opens on Friday, December 15th, 2023. 

Young camper kayaking in the Little Harpeth River

Summer 2024 Naturalist Camp Details

Ages 5-6 | Half Day Camps

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday | 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Search for insects in the field, catch a tadpole in the pond, discover hidden animals during short hikes in the woods, and play in the mud at Nature Play! Imaginations will sprout during this shorter week of camp, designed for budding naturalists.

Cost: $160 per week

June 17 – 21, 2024 (Wednesday off due to Juneteenth)

Ages 7-8 | Full Day Camps

Monday – Friday | 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Discover nature and all the fun ways we can interact with it! Campers will experience the truly wild and wonderful side of the plants and creatures that call the Warner Parks home, exploring the creek, building forts in the woods, playing in the mud, and searching for animals big and small. Every day will be spent using naturalist tools during nature hikes, creek walking, and outdoor play.

Cost: $350 per week

June 3 – 7, 2024
June 24– 28, 2024

July 15 – 19, 2024
July 22– 26, 2024

Ages 9-10 | Full Day Camps

Monday – Friday | 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

If you love nature and adventure, this is the camp for you! Campers will kayak the Little Harpeth River, cook over a campfire, hike up creek beds and hill sides, and more during this week of camp. We will also build naturalist skills as we wander and investigate the forests, fields, ponds, and waterways of the Warner Parks.

Cost: $350 per week

June 10 – 14, 2024
July 8– 12, 2024

  • Campers may attend a maximum of 2 weeks of camp.
  • Campers must meet the age requirements listed, prior to the first day of camp, to be enrolled in camp.
  • Camp must be paid in full upon registration.
  • If a camp is full, you can add your child to our waitlist by emailing

Please refer to our FAQ for more information on cancellation policies, sick child policies, and more.

Scholarships are available; contact for more information.

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