Summer Camps

While fun is the ultimate goal, Maymont summer campers learn about nature and the environment in a fun and safe setting.

Nature calls! Maymont's wildly popular summer camps offer outdoor adventures, animal encounters, games, crafts and hands-on activities for nature explorers ages 3-rising 6th graders. Maymont members can register early and receive a discount - join today!

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Jump to camps listed by age group:
Ages 3-4   
Ages 4-5
Rising 1st-2nd Graders   
Rising 3rd-4th Graders   
Rising 5th-6th Graders

Ages 3-4

CUB CAMP

Explore nature with your favorite pre-schooler in this exciting new camp! You and your cub will learn about wildlife through games, hikes, crafts and visits with Maymont’s animals.
$70/$58 members, Second Child $55/$48 members
Tuesday-Thursday, 9:30am-12pm, Children’s Farm Classroom

Session 1: May 27-29
Session 2: June 24-26

Ages 4-5

RHYTHMS AND RHYMES

It’s time to buzz, croak and roar as we move to the beat of nature’s symphony. Sing and dance along to discover the rhythms of the natural world as we investigate seasons, life cycles, weather and more!
$144/$120 members
Monday-Friday, 9:15am-12:15pm, Children's Farm Classroom

Session 1: June 2-6
Session 2: July 21-25
Session 3: August 11-15

Wild things

Maymont is where the wild things are! Discover the incredible plants and animals living in Virginia today as well as creatures that roamed the earth long ago.
$144/$120 members
Monday-Friday, 9am-12pm, Nature Center

Session 1: June 9-13
Session 2: July 14-18
Session 3: August 4-8

colors of nature

From red birds to green frogs, nature is a colorful place! Explore the colors of the rainbow found in the natural world during this vibrant camp.
$144/$120 members
Monday-Friday, 9am-12pm, Nature Center

Session 1: June 16-20
Session 2: July 28-August 1

Rising 1st-2nd Graders

COLD-BLOODED CREATURES

Frogs, fish and snakes are cold-blooded critters with very cool characteristics. Hop, swim and slither into the world of these amazing animals as we discover what makes them unique.
$144/$120 members
Monday-Friday, 9am-12pm, Nature Center

Session 1: June 16-20
Session 2: July 7-11

AWESOME ANIMALS

From fast fliers to sneaky hiders, animals go to amazing lengths to survive. Set out on an adventure in this full day camp to uncover the superstars of the animal world!
$248/$212 members
Monday-Friday, 9am-3pm, Nature Center

Session 1: June 23-27
Session 2: July 21-25
Session 3: August 11-15

THAT'S GROSS

Stinky skunks, vomiting vultures and icky insects can be pretty gross! Find out why some animals do disgusting things to survive on the nasty side of nature.
$144/$120 members
Monday-Friday, 9am-12pm, Nature Center

Session 1: July 14-18
Session 2: August 4-8

Rising 3rd-4th Graders

native nature

What animals call Virginia home? From the mountains to the piedmont to the ocean, in caves, swamps and forests, learn why Virginia is for wildlife lovers!
$248/$212 members
5-day session, 9am-3pm, Nature Center

Session 1: June 23-27
Session 2: August 11-15

MAYMONT EXPLORERS

Every day is a new adventure through Maymont’s fun-filled 100-acre estate. Travel back in time to meet a Victorian coachman, feed the fish and watch animal training, and delight the senses while exploring the gardens. Games of yesteryear, cool crafts and animal enrichments add to this unique camp experience.
$144/$120 members
Monday-Friday, 9am-12pm, Nature Center

Session 1: July 7-11
Session 2: July 28-August 1

Rising 5th-6th Graders

ANIMAL KEEPER CAMP

Calling all animal enthusiasts! Discover what it takes to care for the hundreds of animals at Maymont. With the help of our aquarists and animal keepers, we’ll learn and assist with feeding and care, and create enrichment treats and activities for Maymont’s animals.
$164/$140 members
Monday-Friday, 9:15am-12:15pm, Children’s Farm Classroom

Session 1: July 7-11
Session 2: July 28-August 1

Science sleuths

Step into the shoes of a biologist, geologist, ecologist and other experts. Using nature as a guide, discover the many fields of science through hands-on activities on Maymont’s 100-acre estate. Learn about animal engineering, ecosystems, and conduct experiments in a camp science lab.
$248/$212 members
Monday-Friday, 9am-3pm, Children’s Farm Classroom

Session 1: July 21-25

Cancellations/Refunds

If you need to cancel, contact the Environmental Education department as soon as possible. Your camper can be transferred into a comparable camp at no additional cost if space is available. 50% of the registration fee will be refunded for cancellations made at least three weeks prior to the start of the camp session. No refunds will be available for cancellations made less than three weeks prior to the session. Allow three to four weeks from the time of cancellation for a refund to be issued.