Summer Camps

For dates and times, please visit the Cecil College booking page via the link above.  

Many of our camps have a half day option. Depending on registration, half day campers may be in their own group or may be in a group with full day campers. All key activities included in camp descriptions will take place when all campers are present. All campers must be able to independently change their own clothes. Lunches and snacks are not provided.

For questions about camp content and procedures at Fair Hill Nature Center please contact Lisa at For questions about registration requirements and the online registration system please contact Cecil College;


Explore and play in the wilds of Fair Hill. Learn to use a compass, follow a map, and how to identify wild animals and plants. Hike trails and wade in the Big Elk Creek. Have fun and play in nature every day!


Young wizards learn the magic of nature in this Harry Potter themed camp. Get sorted into houses and take classes including Potions, Herbology, and Care of Creatures. Play the muggle version of Quidditch and compete to earn the house cup.

Kids Blowing Bubbles

Join us to find, observe, and catch animals! Search the forests, streams, and fields for new animal friends. Meet and help care for the Nature Center’s resident snakes and turtles. We will focus on a new type of animal every day!


Listen to Native American stories, discover how they lived, and play Native American games. Learn about the rich history of horses at Fair Hill.

Kids with Pony

Delve into the world of environmental science, entomology, soil science, and chemistry. Local career scientists teach this ever-dynamic camp. Play games, create crafts, and have fun taking hands-on learning to the next level.

Educational Gardening

Let’s get wet and wild! Every day is soaked with fun at this water investigation camp. Build a water machine, create art with water colors, go on water hikes and cool off with water games!


Do you have what it takes to survive in the wild? We’ll put your skills to the test- learn to pack a backpack, set up a tent, practice First Aid, identify skulls and plants, follow a trail and use a compass. Every day we’ll solve a different Outdoor Obstacle. Come with us, and conquer the great outdoors!


Build yourself a shelter, create a fort in the woods, and compete with your fellow campers at this hike and build camp! Explore the splendor of Fair Hill as you hike to new adventures. Take home your own animal enclosure.


Learn all about geocaching to explore the hidden treasures of Fair Hill. You will apply your mapping and detective skills to find caches around the Nature Center. During the fun-filled week you will create and hide your own treasure!

Kids Playing Treasure Hunt

Inspired by popular children’s books campers explore the whimsical side of nature. Are there dragons lurking in the park? Campers will build fairy houses, create their own art, and become actors in a play.


Discover the role of a Naturalist. Learn about local wildlife and plant life while having fun and playing games. Get your hands dirty when growing food and making soil.

Holding a Bird

Get ready for a full week of outdoor adventures as you explore the park in different ways. Master the basics of hiking while you discover new areas and find hidden natural wonders. Cool off in the Big Elk Creek!