Nature Day Camp

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

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.

We are incredibly fortunate to have Harpswell as our learning laboratory. Harpswell is a coastal town with fascinating habitats to explore. Campers explore tide pools, salt marshes, rocky shoreline, forest, and field. If your child loves exploring Maine’s beautiful coastline, this camp is for you!

2023 will be our 25th year of offering Nature Day Camp in Harpswell!

Nature Day Camp is supported by camp fees, Holbrook Community Foundation, and Harpswell Heritage Land Trust members.

Nature Day Camp 2023 Details

Nature Day Camp is planned around low tide to take advantage of our beautiful and interesting coastal locations! During the summer of 2023, camp for both age groups will happen during these five weeks:

  • June 26-30
  • July 10-14
  • July 24-28
  • August 7-11
  • August 21-25

Registration

There is very high demand for Nature Day Camp and we run registration on a lottery basis. Interested families can pre-register through a link on our website that will be live for one week (stay tuned for exact dates). Families will be able to indicate their first and second choices for camp weeks. The pre-registration form does not guarantee families a spot in camp. We will choose randomly from those pre-registered and offer camp slots to families soon after the pre-registration period ends. Families will have two weeks to put down a deposit or pay in full to hold the spots.

Click here to sign up for email notification when registration will open for 2023.

Camp for ages 4-6

  • Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Camp fee for 2023: $165 for Harpswell Heritage Land Trust members. $180 for non-members.
  • 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. Click here for more information about camp locations.
  • Campers provide their own snacks and lunch.
  • Scholarships are available. See our FAQs page for details.
  • Junior counselors welcome. See our FAQs page for details.

Camp for ages 7-12

  • Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
  • Camp fee for 2023: $210 for Harpswell Heritage Land Trust members. $225 for non-members.
  • 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. Click here for more information about camp locations.
  • Campers provide their own snacks and lunch.
  • Scholarships are available. See our FAQs page for details.
  • Junior counselors welcome. See our FAQs page for details.

Looking for More Information?

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