NJ's Premier Nature Camps

Photo: Grasshoppers in the Meadow

Fiddlehead Summer Camp
(ages 6-11)

Fiddlehead Day Camp is offered weekly during the summer to children ages 6–11 to provide an enriching experience unlike any other. Every day your children will choose from new activities to broaden their world and nurture their connections to nature, history, farm life and ecology. Experienced staff will guide your children in structured groups of no more than ten.

Photo: Summer Camp Young Stewards Testing Orienteering Skills

Young Stewards Summer Camp (ages 12-14)

The Young Stewards Summer Camp focuses on local agriculture, ecology, and community. Guided by experienced and well-qualified staff members, campers will visit the Pine Barrens, explore the New Jersey coastline, learn the abundance of resources in our seasonal forests, and paddle local waterways.

Photo: In the Leaves

Fall Break Camp

The program is available for ages 6–14 from 8:30am to 4pm with extended care available from 7:30–8:30am before and 4:00–5:30pm after camp. Registration is by day, instead of weekly like summer camp. The daily schedule of farm animal feeding, exploration, snack, activities and journal time follows the unique Fernbrook summer camp schedule but with seasonal fall activities that cannot always be incorporated in summer.

Photo: Tapping the Maple Tree

Winter Break Camp

The program is available for ages 6–14 from 8:30am to 4pm with extended care available from 7:30–8:30am before and 4:00–5:30pm after camp. We follow animal tracks in the snow (or mud), make winter bird feeders, build snow forts, learn about winter wilderness survival, warm up near the fireplace, tap sugar maple trees to make syrup, play camouflage and other outdoor games, visit the farm animals and more!

Photo: Wildflowers coming up during Spring Camp

Spring Break Camp

The program is available for ages 6–14 from 8:30am to 4pm. Children may attend any number of days. Optional extended care is available from 7:30–8:30am and 4:00–5:30pm. The daily schedule of feeding the animals, exploration, snack, activities and journal time mirrors our unique summer camp schedule.

Recent Posts

Ms. Jenna’s Top 5 Young Stewards Summer 2014 Adventures
On November 24th, 2014 by Mr. Brian

The Young Stewards Summer Camp focuses on local agriculture, ecology, and community. Themed weeks and trips allow the campers to discover the natural diversity of New Jersey. Every week of the summer offers amazing adventures, unique experiences, and TONS of … Continue reading

Letter From Farmer ‘Q’
On November 20th, 2014 by Mr. Brian

Dear Friends, For the past few months we have been working on a strategic plan.  What do we want Fernbrook’s education programs to look like three to five years from now and how do we get there?  As part of … Continue reading

Fall Break Camp–a Ton of Fall Fun!
On November 18th, 2014 by Allison

We are always pleased when November’s Fall Break Camp brings back some of our summer campers for fall fun!  During this year’s NJEA convention we once again offered our Fall Break Camp– and doubled the fun by adding a second … Continue reading

What do we really learn at Summer Camp?
On November 17th, 2014 by Mr. Brian

Since our summer camp is part of an Environmental Education Center (EEC), I sometimes get asked: “What do kids learn at Fernbrook Farms Summer Camp?”  There are many simple answers to that question such as what a chicken feels like … Continue reading

Summer Scholarships at Fernbrook: Thank you for your support!
On September 8th, 2014 by Allison

Thank you to all of our supporters for another great summer for Fiddlehead scholarship campers.  For seven weeks of our nine-week summer, we awarded scholarships to ten lucky campers/week from the city of Trenton to attend our summer camp program … Continue reading