Summer Discovery Camps

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. Your child will learn and explore with a teacher from Maymont’s discovery camps team, which includes our full-time environmental education staff and certified teachers from local schools. And as a special treat, Maymont campers are invited to an end of summer ice cream party hosted by Silver Diner, with special guest Jonathan Austin, games, music and more!

Check out our Frequently Asked Questions page for more information, or call 804-358-7168. Maymont members can register early and receive a discount. Become a Maymont member.

Ages 3 -4

Cub Camp

Explore nature with your favorite pre-schooler in this exciting 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, 9:30-11:45am

Session 1: June 14-16
Session 2: July 5-7
Session 3: August 2-4

Ages 4 -5

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

Session 1: June 13-17
Session 2: July 11-15
Session 3: August 1-5

Living Alphabet

From alligators to zebra swallowtail butterflies, we have a lot of awesome wildlife here in Virginia! Learn about the plants and animals around us one letter at a time. $144/$120 members.

Monday-Friday, 9am-12pm

Session 1: June 20-24
Session 2: July 25-29
Session 3: August 8-12

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! $144/$120 members.

Mon-Fri, 9:15am-12:15pm

Session 1: June 27-July 1
Session 2: July 18-22

Rising 1st-2nd graders

That’s Gross!

Stinky critters, 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, 9:15am-12:15pm

Session 1: July 11-15
Session 2: August 1-5

Nature Links

How do plants make animals help them? What animals rely on certain plants? Through games, stories and activities, connect the dots between the living things that need each other to succeed. $144/$120 members.

Monday-Friday, 9am-12pm

Session 1: June 27-July 1
Session 2: August 15-19

Awesome Animals

From fast fliers to sneaky hiders, animals go to amazing lengths to survive. Set out on an exciting escapade each day to uncover the superstars of the wild kingdom. $248/$212 members.

Monday-Friday, 9am-3pm

Session 1: June 20-24
Session 2: July 18-22
Session 3: August 8-12

Rising 3rd-4th Graders

Maymont Explorers

Every day is a new adventure through Maymont’s fun-filled 100-acre estate. Explore the mansion, gardens, nature center and grounds through geocaching and scavenger hunts as we decode secret messages, solve mysteries and discover hidden treasures! $144/$120 members.

Monday-Friday 9am-12pm

Session 1: June 27-July 1
Session 2: July 25-July 29
Session 3: August 15-19

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.

Monday-Friday, 9am-3pm

Session 1: July 11-15
Session 2: August 8-12

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 aquarists and animal keepers, you’ll assist with feeding and care, and create enrichment treats and activities for Maymont’s animals. $164/$140 members.

Monday-Friday, 9:15am-12:15pm

Session 1: June 20-24
Session 2: July 25-29

Super Scientists

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 and ecosystems, and conduct experiments in a camp science lab. $248/$212 members.

Monday-Friday, 9am-3pm

Session 1: July 18-22

Ages 15- 18

Camp Volunteers

Junior Naturalists assist in teaching younger campers about our natural environment while gaining great experience in the environmental science field! Email our Volunteer Coordinator or call 804-358-7166, ext. 327.

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