Lorrimer Sanctuary
Lorrimer Sanctuary Summer Nature Camps

A Summer of Fun with Nature!





Offering unique programs for children ages 4 and up, Lorrimer Sanctuary's summer day camp program is designed to foster environmental awareness and an appreciation for the natural world. They feature direct experience with the natural world through hands-on activities, games, crafts and nature exploration. Most of our day is spent outdoors on the sanctuary's 14-acre property. Camp is broken up into different age groups to ensure the age-appropriateness of the lessons and activities. All sessions are taught by trained and experienced environmental educators. Class size is limited to ensure each child has the opportunity to share his/her discoveries with the teachers and each other.


Camps run Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Session I: July 9 -July 13

Session II: July 16 - July 20

Session III: July 23 - July 27  

Price: $295


Camps run Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Session I: June 25 - June 29  

Session II: July 2 - July 6

Session III: August 6 - August 10

Session IV: August 13 - August 17 

Price: $295

FISHING CAMP (Ages 8-12)

The Lorrimer Nature Sanctuary is proud to offer our special fishing camp for kids in the summer of 2018. Join our Sanctuary Director, Patrick Scheuer, for five days of fishing fun and instruction. Whether you're already an experienced fisherman, or a beginner eager to learn, this camp is for you! We'll cover all the basics from gear, bait and lures to proper fish handling and conservation ethics. Fishing is a great way to enjoy nature and you could catch a whopper! All fishing will be done at safe, publicly accessible ponds and streams in the local area, like Zabriskie Pond and the Ridgewood Duck Pond.

Van transportation provided daily. Bring your own gear - rod, reel, and a tackle box (if you don't have your own gear ask us about loaners.)

Camps run Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Session I: July 2 - July 6

Session II: July 9 - July 13 

Session III: July 16 - July 20 

Price: $360


June 25 - 29, 


Price: $380

**This week is for students ages 12-15 that already have the basic knowledge of fishing (casting, tying knots, baiting hooks, etc.).  The week will focus on more in-depth skills such as fly fishing, fishing with artificial lures, identifying fish and fish habitats, and lure building.  Students will also be participating in a fish habitat improvement project along the Ramapo River.





* Due to limited availability and high demand please register for only one session of fishing camp per student.


Do you like frogs, snakes, salamanders, and turtles? Did you know there are 72 species of reptiles and amphibians in NJ? Spend this week with our Sanctuary Director Pat Scheuer to see how many we find. We will travel by van to a different natural area each day in search of our slimy, scaly friends - no stone will be left unturned! Field trips include Ramapo Lake, Allendale Celery Farm, Franklin Lakes Nature Preserve, and Campgaw Reservation.

Camps run Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Session I: July 23 - July 27  

Session II: August 13 - August 17  

Session III: August 20 - August 24  

Price: $360

* Due to limited availability and high demand please register for only one session of camp per student.


We are looking for responsible high school and college aged volunteers (age 16+) to assist us with these summer camp programs. Counselors assist our teachers with daily activities such as nature walks, outdoor games, and crafts. We also need counselors to assist with the off-site fishing and reptile camp field trips. Sign up for one week or all summer! On-site training provided prior to camp.

While you're here:

  • Expand your knowledge of the natural world
  • Work with experienced professionals
  • Meet all kinds of nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts

Become a volunteer, work for a great organization, make new friends - MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

Contact our office for more info and application forms at 908-481-4090.

790 Ewing Avenue
Franklin Lakes, NJ 07417
(908) 481-4090

HOURS: Wednesday to Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. / Sunday 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.