2020 Registration now open

Your child will learn about the natural world through outdoor play and hands-on activities. For each session, campers ages 5-15 will choose between a plant, animal, or adventure focus. We have several camp options for each age group and encourage campers to sign up for multiple weeks throughout spring break and summer. Every camper will have the opportunity to canoe, hike, and explore. Other possible activities include animal encounters, mountain biking, and a wild cave tour.

We now offer aftercare for campers, available 3pm-5:30pm, with games, crafts, and activities. Aftercare is $150 per week.

Register For Camps

spring break camp


Ages 5-11
Monday - Friday 9AM-3:30PM
$150 member / $180 non-member

Join us for a fun-filled week as we explore the changes spring has brought. We will investigate the forest floors as new plant life emerges and creatures that have been hiding all winter begin to stir. Spring Break campers will investigate for signs of spring through Reflection Riding's beautiful property. Come explore with us and see what the season of spring means for our diverse habitats!

Ages 5-6
Treehouse Club Camp
June 1-5, June 22-26 and July 20-24
Monday - Friday 9AM-3PM

$170 member / $200 non-member
Children will learn about the natural world through games, activities, and play in the forest. Campers start their day in the Discovery Forest Tree House.


Flower Power Camp
June 15-19 and July 13-17
Monday - Friday 9AM-3PM
$170 member / $200 non-member

Bees, butterflies, and budding flowers — oh my! Why are some flowers bright and long while others are small and white? Why are pollinators so importabt? We will explore all of this and more in our fields, greenhouse, forest, and ponds for plants and the animals that pollinate them.

Creepy Crawler Camp
June 8-12, July 6-10 and July 27-31
Monday - Friday 9AM-3PM
$170 member / $200 non-member 

Did you know that the bulk if animals living on our planet have six legs or more? In this week-long adventure, campers will explore the forest floor and creek beds to learn about the animals that live in these habitats. Campers will focus their learning on worms, insects, arachnids, amphibians and reptiles. Together we will turn over logs, scoop the pond, and sweep net the meadows to discover these hidden gems.


AGES 7-8


Wolf Pack Camp
 June 1-5, June 22-26 and July 20-24
Monday - Friday 9AM-3:30PM
$200 member / $230 non-member 
Campers will learn to work together as a pack to enjoy games, canoeing, the bamboo forest and our famous mud pit.


Hooray for Herps!

June 8-12, July 6-10 and July 27-31
Monday - Friday 9AM-3:30PM
$200 member / $230 non-member 
Join us for a week-long celebration of our native snakes, turtles, salamanders, frogs, and toads. Campers will learn about their benefits to the environment, and to humans. We will explore the many habitats at Reflection Riding for these beautiful and often elusive residents.


Trees are Terrific!

June 15-19 and July 13-17 

Monday - Friday 9AM-3:30PM

$200 - member / $230 - non-member 

Tall trees, short trees, fallen trees, and snags — each one plays an important part in the forest ecosystem. Trees even have their own way of communicating. Join us as we discover what they are saying to each other and how they affect the plants and animals around them.


Magic Tree House STEAM Camp

July 6-10

Monday - Friday 9AM-4PM

$220 member / $250 non-member

Calling all boys and girls who hunger for adventure and knowledge!  Join Pure Genius Educational Learning Cente r and Reflection Riding for  our Magic Tree House S.T.E.A.M. camp. It's full of incredible kid-powered adventures inspired by Jack and Annie's world travels through time. Campers will participate in wildly engaging, themed activities each day based on the first five books of the Magic Tree House series. Get ready for a fun-filled week of digging up dinosaur bones and making fossils, create catapults to storm the castle, designing hieroglyphs and uncovering artifacts, engineering boats to discover treasures, and defeating evil samurai warriors!

AGES 9-10


Exploration Station
June 8-12, July 6-10 and July 27-31
Monday - Friday 9AM-3:30PM
$200 member / $230 non-member

How would you become invisible in your own backyard? Come think like an animal and discover the critters hiding in plain sight! Find out which species are on the prowl, which are clever in the way they escape, and how all the living things around us are connected.


Fungi and Friends
June 15-19 and July 13-17
Monday - Friday 9AM-3:30PM
$200 member / $230 non-member 

Discover the world on the forest floor in a much deeper way. What happens to leaves when they fall off the tree? How is soil created? Learn about the amazing cycle of death providing new life in the forest.

Junior Naturalist Camp
June 1-5, June 22-26 and July 20-24
Monday - Friday 9AM-3:30PM

$200 member / $230 non-member 
As a junior naturalist, your child will learn hands-on discovery, nature journaling, how scientists conduct their research in the field, and apply this knowledge to the impact that non-native species have on the ecosystem.

Magic Tree House STEAM Camp

July 6-10

Monday - Friday 9AM-4PM

$220 member / $250 non-member

Calling all boys and girls who hunger for adventure and knowledge!  Join  Pure Genius Educational Learning Cente r and Reflection Riding for  our Magic Tree House S.T.E.A.M. camp. It's full of incredible kid-powered adventures inspired by Jack and Annie's world travels through time. Campers will participate in wildly engaging, themed activities each day based on the first five books of the Magic Tree House series. Get ready for a fun-filled week of digging up dinosaur bones and making fossils, create catapults to storm the castle, designing hieroglyphs and uncovering artifacts, engineering boats to discover treasures, and defeating evil samurai warriors!


AGES 11-14

Adventure Camp
June 22-26 and July 20-24
Monday - Wednesday 9AM-4PM with optional Thursday late night excursion 5PM-10PM, Friday 9AM-12PM
$255 member / $285 non-member 

During this camp, we will explore a cave, hike to a waterfall, canoe to the Tennessee River, mountain bike and explore the nocturnal world. Campers will push themselves to try new things and fill their summer with great adventure!

Bushcrafting Camp
June 1-5 and July 27-31
Monday - Friday 9AM-4PM
$240 member / $270 non-member
Campers will learn wilderness survival skills such as fire and shelter building, orienteering and more throughout the week to become a more capable and prepared outdoorsperson — ready for any obstacle!

Gardening with a Purpose: in partnership with Crabtree Farms of Chattanooga!
July 13-17
Monday - Friday 9AM-4PM
$240 member / $270 non-member

Join Crabtree Farms and Reflection Riding Arboretum & Nature Center for a week of gardening with a purpose! During the course of the camp you will learn to propagate plants from seed in a sustainable way. During the days you spend at Crabtree Farms, you will be working on growing plants intended for human consumption and how to cook with Native Edibles. While at Reflection Riding, you will be learning about our native pollinator plants and the need to replenish their populations.  

AGES 11-14

Keeper Camp
June 8-12
Monday - Friday 9AM-3PM
$320 member / $350 non-member 
Campers will learn the skills and knowledge needed to house and maintain a native animal collection. Junior keepers will have the opportunity to create enrichment, prepare food for, and even learn to handle some of our animal ambassadors!
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