Summer Fun Camps at RMSC Cumming Nature Center

Campers get in touch with their wild side in the great outdoors at the Cumming Nature Center (CNC)! Located near Naples, NY, the CNC offers hiking, forest exploration, survival skills, and more. All CNC camps provide an optional busing plan to and from the RMSC East Avenue campus. CNC camps are available for full-day camps only.

These camps include programs and activities inside the CNC and outside on the trails.

Camp Options

Week of July 25

Cumming Nature Center Forest Forensics / Ages 6–8

Leave no rock or log unturned, no tree or flower unidentified! Become one with the forest habitat this week as you explore the terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems of this region. Discover clues hidden in Mother Nature to help you identify the trees, plants and animals that call the CNC’s forest home in Naples, NY. 

Time: 9am–4pm

Cost: $285 (Includes Busing)

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Cumming Nature Center Backpackers University / Ages 9–11

Lace up your hiking shoes and grab your trusty backpack—we’re taking a walk on the wild side! Create your own survival kit as you learn what it takes to survive in the wild. Construct outdoor shelters, build campfires and hone your orienteering skills as we spend the week roughing it at the Cumming Nature Center in Naples, NY. 

Time: 9am–4pm

Cost: $285 (Includes Busing)

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In the Field: Archaology at Cumming Nature Center / Ages 12–15

At the Cumming Nature Center in Naples, NY, explore working in the field of archaeology. Journey into the field and put your archaeology skills to the test. Uncover the history of the early pioneers at Frost Town as you plan an excavation, open test units and find real artifacts at the 200- year-old foundations of their settlement. 

Time: 9am–4pm

Cost: $285 (Includes Busing)

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Week of August 1

Cumming Nature Center Outdoor Adventurers / Ages 6–8

Gear up for the great outdoors! Pitch tents, gather firewood, protect your food and learn about what makes a site perfect for camping. Enjoy the benefits of being outside, blaze the hiking trails and explore life in the streams and ponds in Naples, NY. Don’t forget to dress for adventure and the elements!

Time: 9am–4pm

Cost: $285 (Includes Busing)

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Cumming Nature Center Outdoor Olympians / Ages 9–11

Just in time for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games, this camp is perfect for those active campers who loved to be outdoors! Discover sports science and how our bodies work and perform—all in the great outdoors at the CNC in Naples, NY.  

Time: 9am–4pm

Cost: $285 (Includes Busing)

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SURVIVOR: Into the Wild at Cumming Nature Center / Ages 12–15

Discover what it takes to survive in the wilderness. Construct outdoor shelters, build solar stills and learn to light a fire with just one match. Discover wild edibles and gain valuable orienteering skills as you navigate the forests at the CNC in Naples, NY.

Time: 9am–4pm

Cost: $285 (Includes Busing)

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Want more camp options? 

Check out our Summer Fun Camps at the Museum or the Cumming Nature Center Summer Forest School


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