Nature Center

Our Nature Center—an enveloping virtual tent filled with a variety of activities—embodies the beauty of Deer Mountain. Our mountainside location, its ecology, topography, and plant life give us a tremendous canvas, on which we design programs our campers love. With animals to interact with, a wonderful organic garden, equipment to navigate the wilderness, experts to share their knowledge, and a campsite with all the fixings, it’s no wonder why campers want to spend so much time here.

Read on to learn about our Nature Center activities and how they open up our campers’ eyes to the world!

Wilderness Skills

What’s better than preparing to truly enjoy, explore, and survive in the great outdoors? Located at the foot of Deer Mountain, our nature center and surrounding property provide an authentic spot to help your child build tried-and-true wilderness skills.

In our wilderness program, campers learn how to survive in the woods with skills like campfire cooking, campsite set up, hiking, navigating terrain, and finding water sources. They’ll also learn more challenging tasks like orienteering, geocaching, and pioneering. Campers walk away with legitimate skills that can serve as the basis for lifelong passions." rel="lightbox[]">Wilderness Skills

What’s better than preparing to truly enjoy, explore, and survive in the great outdoors? Located at the foot of Deer Mountain, our nature center and surrounding property provide an authentic spot to help your child build tried-and-true wilderness skills.

In our wilderness program, campers learn how to survive in the woods with skills like campfire cooking, campsite set up, hiking, navigating terrain, and finding water sources. They’ll also learn more challenging tasks like orienteering, geocaching, and pioneering. Campers walk away with legitimate skills that can serve as the basis for lifelong passions." rel="lightbox[]">Wilderness Skills

What’s better than preparing to truly enjoy, explore, and survive in the great outdoors? Located at the foot of Deer Mountain, our nature center and surrounding property provide an authentic spot to help your child build tried-and-true wilderness skills.

In our wilderness program, campers learn how to survive in the woods with skills like campfire cooking, campsite set up, hiking, navigating terrain, and finding water sources. They’ll also learn more challenging tasks like orienteering, geocaching, and pioneering. Campers walk away with legitimate skills that can serve as the basis for lifelong passions." rel="lightbox[]">Wilderness Skills

What’s better than preparing to truly enjoy, explore, and survive in the great outdoors? Located at the foot of Deer Mountain, our nature center and surrounding property provide an authentic spot to help your child build tried-and-true wilderness skills.

In our wilderness program, campers learn how to survive in the woods with skills like campfire cooking, campsite set up, hiking, navigating terrain, and finding water sources. They’ll also learn more challenging tasks like orienteering, geocaching, and pioneering. Campers walk away with legitimate skills that can serve as the basis for lifelong passions." rel="lightbox[]">Wilderness Skills

What’s better than preparing to truly enjoy, explore, and survive in the great outdoors? Located at the foot of Deer Mountain, our nature center and surrounding property provide an authentic spot to help your child build tried-and-true wilderness skills.

In our wilderness program, campers learn how to survive in the woods with skills like campfire cooking, campsite set up, hiking, navigating terrain, and finding water sources. They’ll also learn more challenging tasks like orienteering, geocaching, and pioneering. Campers walk away with legitimate skills that can serve as the basis for lifelong passions." rel="lightbox[]">Wilderness Skills

What’s better than preparing to truly enjoy, explore, and survive in the great outdoors? Located at the foot of Deer Mountain, our nature center and surrounding property provide an authentic spot to help your child build tried-and-true wilderness skills.

In our wilderness program, campers learn how to survive in the woods with skills like campfire cooking, campsite set up, hiking, navigating terrain, and finding water sources. They’ll also learn more challenging tasks like orienteering, geocaching, and pioneering. Campers walk away with legitimate skills that can serve as the basis for lifelong passions." rel="lightbox[]">Wilderness Skills

What’s better than preparing to truly enjoy, explore, and survive in the great outdoors? Located at the foot of Deer Mountain, our nature center and surrounding property provide an authentic spot to help your child build tried-and-true wilderness skills.

In our wilderness program, campers learn how to survive in the woods with skills like campfire cooking, campsite set up, hiking, navigating terrain, and finding water sources. They’ll also learn more challenging tasks like orienteering, geocaching, and pioneering. Campers walk away with legitimate skills that can serve as the basis for lifelong passions." rel="lightbox[]">Wilderness Skills

What’s better than preparing to truly enjoy, explore, and survive in the great outdoors? Located at the foot of Deer Mountain, our nature center and surrounding property provide an authentic spot to help your child build tried-and-true wilderness skills.

In our wilderness program, campers learn how to survive in the woods with skills like campfire cooking, campsite set up, hiking, navigating terrain, and finding water sources. They’ll also learn more challenging tasks like orienteering, geocaching, and pioneering. Campers walk away with legitimate skills that can serve as the basis for lifelong passions." rel="lightbox[]">

Petting Zoo & Reptile Room

Ducks. Rabbits. Pigs. We’ve got our very own petting zoo on-site for the summer—and our animals can’t wait to meet your child!

The petting zoo and reptile room offer children the opportunity to learn about and experience a variety of animals. In addition to pigs, rabbits, and ducks, there are goats and sheep, guinea pigs, gerbils, and hamsters in our zoo, and lizards, hermit crabs, snakes, frogs, tarantulas, and more in our reptile room. Children feed, pet, and encounter these animals while learning life-expanding facts about nature." rel="lightbox[1]">Petting Zoo & Reptile Room

Ducks. Rabbits. Pigs. We’ve got our very own petting zoo on-site for the summer—and our animals can’t wait to meet your child!

The petting zoo and reptile room offer children the opportunity to learn about and experience a variety of animals. In addition to pigs, rabbits, and ducks, there are goats and sheep, guinea pigs, gerbils, and hamsters in our zoo, and lizards, hermit crabs, snakes, frogs, tarantulas, and more in our reptile room. Children feed, pet, and encounter these animals while learning life-expanding facts about nature." rel="lightbox[1]">Petting Zoo & Reptile Room

Ducks. Rabbits. Pigs. We’ve got our very own petting zoo on-site for the summer—and our animals can’t wait to meet your child!

The petting zoo and reptile room offer children the opportunity to learn about and experience a variety of animals. In addition to pigs, rabbits, and ducks, there are goats and sheep, guinea pigs, gerbils, and hamsters in our zoo, and lizards, hermit crabs, snakes, frogs, tarantulas, and more in our reptile room. Children feed, pet, and encounter these animals while learning life-expanding facts about nature." rel="lightbox[1]">Petting Zoo & Reptile Room

Ducks. Rabbits. Pigs. We’ve got our very own petting zoo on-site for the summer—and our animals can’t wait to meet your child!

The petting zoo and reptile room offer children the opportunity to learn about and experience a variety of animals. In addition to pigs, rabbits, and ducks, there are goats and sheep, guinea pigs, gerbils, and hamsters in our zoo, and lizards, hermit crabs, snakes, frogs, tarantulas, and more in our reptile room. Children feed, pet, and encounter these animals while learning life-expanding facts about nature." rel="lightbox[1]">Petting Zoo & Reptile Room

Ducks. Rabbits. Pigs. We’ve got our very own petting zoo on-site for the summer—and our animals can’t wait to meet your child!

The petting zoo and reptile room offer children the opportunity to learn about and experience a variety of animals. In addition to pigs, rabbits, and ducks, there are goats and sheep, guinea pigs, gerbils, and hamsters in our zoo, and lizards, hermit crabs, snakes, frogs, tarantulas, and more in our reptile room. Children feed, pet, and encounter these animals while learning life-expanding facts about nature." rel="lightbox[1]">Petting Zoo & Reptile Room

Ducks. Rabbits. Pigs. We’ve got our very own petting zoo on-site for the summer—and our animals can’t wait to meet your child!

The petting zoo and reptile room offer children the opportunity to learn about and experience a variety of animals. In addition to pigs, rabbits, and ducks, there are goats and sheep, guinea pigs, gerbils, and hamsters in our zoo, and lizards, hermit crabs, snakes, frogs, tarantulas, and more in our reptile room. Children feed, pet, and encounter these animals while learning life-expanding facts about nature." rel="lightbox[1]">Petting Zoo & Reptile Room

Ducks. Rabbits. Pigs. We’ve got our very own petting zoo on-site for the summer—and our animals can’t wait to meet your child!

The petting zoo and reptile room offer children the opportunity to learn about and experience a variety of animals. In addition to pigs, rabbits, and ducks, there are goats and sheep, guinea pigs, gerbils, and hamsters in our zoo, and lizards, hermit crabs, snakes, frogs, tarantulas, and more in our reptile room. Children feed, pet, and encounter these animals while learning life-expanding facts about nature." rel="lightbox[1]">Petting Zoo & Reptile Room

Ducks. Rabbits. Pigs. We’ve got our very own petting zoo on-site for the summer—and our animals can’t wait to meet your child!

The petting zoo and reptile room offer children the opportunity to learn about and experience a variety of animals. In addition to pigs, rabbits, and ducks, there are goats and sheep, guinea pigs, gerbils, and hamsters in our zoo, and lizards, hermit crabs, snakes, frogs, tarantulas, and more in our reptile room. Children feed, pet, and encounter these animals while learning life-expanding facts about nature." rel="lightbox[1]">Petting Zoo & Reptile Room

Ducks. Rabbits. Pigs. We’ve got our very own petting zoo on-site for the summer—and our animals can’t wait to meet your child!

The petting zoo and reptile room offer children the opportunity to learn about and experience a variety of animals. In addition to pigs, rabbits, and ducks, there are goats and sheep, guinea pigs, gerbils, and hamsters in our zoo, and lizards, hermit crabs, snakes, frogs, tarantulas, and more in our reptile room. Children feed, pet, and encounter these animals while learning life-expanding facts about nature." rel="lightbox[1]">Petting Zoo & Reptile Room

Ducks. Rabbits. Pigs. We’ve got our very own petting zoo on-site for the summer—and our animals can’t wait to meet your child!

The petting zoo and reptile room offer children the opportunity to learn about and experience a variety of animals. In addition to pigs, rabbits, and ducks, there are goats and sheep, guinea pigs, gerbils, and hamsters in our zoo, and lizards, hermit crabs, snakes, frogs, tarantulas, and more in our reptile room. Children feed, pet, and encounter these animals while learning life-expanding facts about nature." rel="lightbox[1]">Petting Zoo & Reptile Room

Ducks. Rabbits. Pigs. We’ve got our very own petting zoo on-site for the summer—and our animals can’t wait to meet your child!

The petting zoo and reptile room offer children the opportunity to learn about and experience a variety of animals. In addition to pigs, rabbits, and ducks, there are goats and sheep, guinea pigs, gerbils, and hamsters in our zoo, and lizards, hermit crabs, snakes, frogs, tarantulas, and more in our reptile room. Children feed, pet, and encounter these animals while learning life-expanding facts about nature." rel="lightbox[1]">Petting Zoo & Reptile Room

Ducks. Rabbits. Pigs. We’ve got our very own petting zoo on-site for the summer—and our animals can’t wait to meet your child!

The petting zoo and reptile room offer children the opportunity to learn about and experience a variety of animals. In addition to pigs, rabbits, and ducks, there are goats and sheep, guinea pigs, gerbils, and hamsters in our zoo, and lizards, hermit crabs, snakes, frogs, tarantulas, and more in our reptile room. Children feed, pet, and encounter these animals while learning life-expanding facts about nature." rel="lightbox[1]">Petting Zoo & Reptile Room

Ducks. Rabbits. Pigs. We’ve got our very own petting zoo on-site for the summer—and our animals can’t wait to meet your child!

The petting zoo and reptile room offer children the opportunity to learn about and experience a variety of animals. In addition to pigs, rabbits, and ducks, there are goats and sheep, guinea pigs, gerbils, and hamsters in our zoo, and lizards, hermit crabs, snakes, frogs, tarantulas, and more in our reptile room. Children feed, pet, and encounter these animals while learning life-expanding facts about nature." rel="lightbox[1]">Petting Zoo & Reptile Room

Ducks. Rabbits. Pigs. We’ve got our very own petting zoo on-site for the summer—and our animals can’t wait to meet your child!

The petting zoo and reptile room offer children the opportunity to learn about and experience a variety of animals. In addition to pigs, rabbits, and ducks, there are goats and sheep, guinea pigs, gerbils, and hamsters in our zoo, and lizards, hermit crabs, snakes, frogs, tarantulas, and more in our reptile room. Children feed, pet, and encounter these animals while learning life-expanding facts about nature." rel="lightbox[1]">Petting Zoo & Reptile Room

Ducks. Rabbits. Pigs. We’ve got our very own petting zoo on-site for the summer—and our animals can’t wait to meet your child!

The petting zoo and reptile room offer children the opportunity to learn about and experience a variety of animals. In addition to pigs, rabbits, and ducks, there are goats and sheep, guinea pigs, gerbils, and hamsters in our zoo, and lizards, hermit crabs, snakes, frogs, tarantulas, and more in our reptile room. Children feed, pet, and encounter these animals while learning life-expanding facts about nature." rel="lightbox[1]">

Organic Garden

There’s nothing quite like seeing the fruits of your labor…literally! At our organic garden, campers plant a variety of fruits, vegetables, and flowers in the beginning of the summer. As they continue to cultivate and care for them throughout the season, they learn all about plants and their processes while gaining key gardening skills. When fruits and vegetables are ripe, we often use them in our cooking program. Your child can really eat what he or she sows." rel="lightbox[2]">Organic Garden

There’s nothing quite like seeing the fruits of your labor…literally! At our organic garden, campers plant a variety of fruits, vegetables, and flowers in the beginning of the summer. As they continue to cultivate and care for them throughout the season, they learn all about plants and their processes while gaining key gardening skills. When fruits and vegetables are ripe, we often use them in our cooking program. Your child can really eat what he or she sows." rel="lightbox[2]">Organic Garden

There’s nothing quite like seeing the fruits of your labor…literally! At our organic garden, campers plant a variety of fruits, vegetables, and flowers in the beginning of the summer. As they continue to cultivate and care for them throughout the season, they learn all about plants and their processes while gaining key gardening skills. When fruits and vegetables are ripe, we often use them in our cooking program. Your child can really eat what he or she sows." rel="lightbox[2]">Organic Garden

There’s nothing quite like seeing the fruits of your labor…literally! At our organic garden, campers plant a variety of fruits, vegetables, and flowers in the beginning of the summer. As they continue to cultivate and care for them throughout the season, they learn all about plants and their processes while gaining key gardening skills. When fruits and vegetables are ripe, we often use them in our cooking program. Your child can really eat what he or she sows." rel="lightbox[2]">Organic Garden

There’s nothing quite like seeing the fruits of your labor…literally! At our organic garden, campers plant a variety of fruits, vegetables, and flowers in the beginning of the summer. As they continue to cultivate and care for them throughout the season, they learn all about plants and their processes while gaining key gardening skills. When fruits and vegetables are ripe, we often use them in our cooking program. Your child can really eat what he or she sows." rel="lightbox[2]">Organic Garden

There’s nothing quite like seeing the fruits of your labor…literally! At our organic garden, campers plant a variety of fruits, vegetables, and flowers in the beginning of the summer. As they continue to cultivate and care for them throughout the season, they learn all about plants and their processes while gaining key gardening skills. When fruits and vegetables are ripe, we often use them in our cooking program. Your child can really eat what he or she sows." rel="lightbox[2]">

Environmental Education

Campers enjoy our gorgeous natural setting every day. At environmental exploration, they get to learn about it, too.

Campers learn enchanting facts and stories about the leaves, trees and environmental attributes that surround them, and the animals that live naturally on land and in our streams. We teach them crucial conservation processes like recycling—and how it connects to the environment as a whole. At Deer Mountain, it’s not just a breathtaking world; it’s one whose secrets we can reveal." rel="lightbox[3]">Environmental Education

Campers enjoy our gorgeous natural setting every day. At environmental exploration, they get to learn about it, too.

Campers learn enchanting facts and stories about the leaves, trees and environmental attributes that surround them, and the animals that live naturally on land and in our streams. We teach them crucial conservation processes like recycling—and how it connects to the environment as a whole. At Deer Mountain, it’s not just a breathtaking world; it’s one whose secrets we can reveal." rel="lightbox[3]">Environmental Education

Campers enjoy our gorgeous natural setting every day. At environmental exploration, they get to learn about it, too.

Campers learn enchanting facts and stories about the leaves, trees and environmental attributes that surround them, and the animals that live naturally on land and in our streams. We teach them crucial conservation processes like recycling—and how it connects to the environment as a whole. At Deer Mountain, it’s not just a breathtaking world; it’s one whose secrets we can reveal." rel="lightbox[3]">Environmental Education

Campers enjoy our gorgeous natural setting every day. At environmental exploration, they get to learn about it, too.

Campers learn enchanting facts and stories about the leaves, trees and environmental attributes that surround them, and the animals that live naturally on land and in our streams. We teach them crucial conservation processes like recycling—and how it connects to the environment as a whole. At Deer Mountain, it’s not just a breathtaking world; it’s one whose secrets we can reveal." rel="lightbox[3]">Environmental Education

Campers enjoy our gorgeous natural setting every day. At environmental exploration, they get to learn about it, too.

Campers learn enchanting facts and stories about the leaves, trees and environmental attributes that surround them, and the animals that live naturally on land and in our streams. We teach them crucial conservation processes like recycling—and how it connects to the environment as a whole. At Deer Mountain, it’s not just a breathtaking world; it’s one whose secrets we can reveal." rel="lightbox[3]">Environmental Education

Campers enjoy our gorgeous natural setting every day. At environmental exploration, they get to learn about it, too.

Campers learn enchanting facts and stories about the leaves, trees and environmental attributes that surround them, and the animals that live naturally on land and in our streams. We teach them crucial conservation processes like recycling—and how it connects to the environment as a whole. At Deer Mountain, it’s not just a breathtaking world; it’s one whose secrets we can reveal." rel="lightbox[3]">Environmental Education

Campers enjoy our gorgeous natural setting every day. At environmental exploration, they get to learn about it, too.

Campers learn enchanting facts and stories about the leaves, trees and environmental attributes that surround them, and the animals that live naturally on land and in our streams. We teach them crucial conservation processes like recycling—and how it connects to the environment as a whole. At Deer Mountain, it’s not just a breathtaking world; it’s one whose secrets we can reveal." rel="lightbox[3]">