Nature Day Camp


We believe in the power of outdoor experiences to enrich young lives. Harpswell Heritage Land Trust’s Nature Day Camp combines fun, creativity, scientific inquiry and hands-on exploration to create a memorable learning experience.

Our days include a variety of activities intended to appeal to a wide range of interests including unstructured exploration, storytelling, music, yoga, scientific inquiry, sensory awareness, arts and crafts and running games. We balance active and quiet and give campers the opportunity to connect with each other and with the natural world. We create opportunities for growth, connection and learning in a safe and supportive environment.

Exploring nature in Harpswell with friends

We are incredibly fortunate to have Harpswell as our learning laboratory. Harpswell is a coastal town with fascinating habitats to explore. Campers explore mud flats, tide pools, a freshwater stream, forest and fields. If your child loves exploring along Maine’s beautiful coastline, this camp is for you!

2018 was our 20th year of offering Nature Day Camp in Harpswell!

Here’s what some happy parents have said about Nature Day Camp:

  • “She loves being outdoors and active. This was perfect.”
  • “The best parts were exploring nature with their hands, catching live critters and dissecting fish.”
  • “The camp was a great opportunity for us to see new places and get to know new friends.”
  • “I just wanted to say how much I appreciate that this camp is an option for my daughter! I feel good about dropping her off and feel like the adults in charge truly care about the kids and making sure everyone is OK.”

Click here for a photo slideshow of Nature Day Camp in 2018. Click here to read a 2017 article about Nature Day Camp.

Nature Day Camp is supported by camp fees and the Holbrook Community Foundation.

Camp Details

We will open registration for 2019 camps in early February. Nature Day Camp fills quickly. If you would like to find out as soon as registration opens, click here.

Nature Day Camp is held at a different Harpswell location each day. Parents are responsible for dropping off and picking up their children from each site. We will let you know the daily locations at least a month before camp starts.

Click here for Nature Day Camp FAQs.

Click here for information about camp staff.

Click here for a packing list.

Click here for more information about camp locations.

Looking for More Information?

Contact camp director Julia McLeod at 207-837-9613 or outreach@hhltmaine.org.