Young Steward Summer Camp

Weekly Themes

PLEASE NOTE: If there are restrictions on overnight camping for the summer of 2022, we will adjust our weekly themes so we have no overnight tent camping.  The most updated themes can be found on the online registration form.

Young Steward Summer Camp focuses on local history, agriculture, ecology and community building and of course…FUN!  Campers spend their days exploring Fernbrook, as well as local forests, waterways, and more. Each “day trip” week the campers spend Monday and Friday exploring Fernbrook, experiencing nature, and making connections to their natural world. Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday we use New Jersey as our classroom and go on day trips to local farms, hike different forest ecosystems, paddle watersheds and wetlands, and explore the coastline based on the weekly theme.

We do offer a variety of summer camp options for this age group; details can be found HERE! If you need assistance determining what options work best for you and your child please contact us at 609-298-4028 or email [email protected]

By clicking on the links below you will be able to see what the experiences have been like for past campers and see a list of the different types of day trips and overnight trips the Young Stewards will be participating in based on the theme of the week.

Week 1: Watersheds & Wetlands

Week 2: Pine Barrens Explorations (1 overnight on the farm)

Week 3: Wilderness & Wildlife

Week 4:  NJ Forest Ecology (2 overnights on the farm)

Week 5: Coastal Ecology I

Week 6: Delaware River Canoe Trip (4-day/3-night canoe and camping trip)

Week 7: Coastal Ecology II

Week 8: Appalachian Trail Hiking Trip (4-day/3-night backpacking and camping trip)

Week 9: Freshwater Ecology