Day CampSummer Day Camp actively engages children with the outdoors, captivating their interest and inspiring them to partner with the natural world. ACNC achieves this by providing campers with time for free play, indirect educational opportunities, interactive lessons, and discovery-based activities. Summer Day Camp BrochureRegister Now
Audubon Community Nature Center’s Day Camps are run by a mix of seasoned naturalists, interns and trained assistants. All of the naturalists have over 10 years of experience working with children in informal education settings. Interns have some experience working with children and teach for a month at ACNC before they teach day camp. Middle and High School assistants go through a leadership course to learn expectations and more about leading small groups of children.
*Friends of the Nature Center receive discounted rates. Click here to learn about financial need and merit-based camp scholarships.
Day Camp is designed for children in pre-K through grade 12 to get out and explore the natural world. Structured and unstructured activities and play create a well-rounded, free-choice experience for all children. Camps run four days per week for eight weeks during the summer. Different age breakdowns occur on different weeks.
ACNC offers early drop-off and later pick-up for campers. These are offered every week of camp and are titled Pre-Camp and Post-Camp for each week. This extends the camp day with activities and adventures for campers and gives adults more flexibility in their schedule. Prices and times are listed on the registration page.
Counselor-in-Training / Junior Counselor
ACNC uses assistants in most camp sessions. Counselors-in-Training (CITs) and Junior Councelors (JCs) are teenagers wanting to gain experience working with children, volunteer with community organizations, or increase their level of responsibility. ACNC holds a training session for all CITs and new JCs. Interested teens should fill out an online application. CITs are 13 – 15 and must attend a training. Trainings are three hours and are held on Mondays, by appointment, and must be completed before the first week of camp with which they are assisting. ACNC requires a week of observation during the June 29 – July 2 camps for all new CITs and JCs. Audubon encourages experienced CITs and JCs to attend for a refresher and to learn about COVID-specific changes. JCs are 16+ who either have been a CIT or JC previously, or must attend the training week.
Contact the Camp Director, Sarah Hatfield, at email@example.com or (716) 569-2345 with questions.
Audubon Community Nature Center
1600 Riverside Road
Jamestown, NY 14701
Hours and Admission
Nature Center Hours:
Monday - Saturday
10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
1:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Nature Center Members - Free
Non-member Adult (ages 16+) - $6
Non-member Child (ages 3 - 15) - $2
Children ages 2 and under - Free
Maximum cost for a Family - $15
Free admission for all non-members on Sundays.
Use of the trails and exploring the outdoor exhibits, are free year round, even on holidays, from dawn to dusk.
Grounds and Outdoor Exhibits:
Open daily, year round from dawn to dusk free of charge
Thank you, Community Partners
Audubon Community Partners make a significant financial contribution each year because they believe that every child deserves the opportunity to have a real and healthy connection to nature.