Summer Camps Offered by Park Commission

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HAMILTON, N.J. — The Mercer County Park Commission hosts thrilling and educational summer nature camps for children ages 7-15 years. With activities like fishing, trail exploration, and nature games, these camps are designed for children who love to explore nature or want to build their experiences in the great outdoors.

Register now. Camps fill quickly. See How to Register below for more information on how to claim your child’s spot in camp.

All camps are licensed with the State of New Jersey and are led by our full-time Naturalist Educators. Offered in three of our county parks, summer nature camps highlight the full scope of unique wildlife and outdoor experiences that Mercer County has to offer.

Aquatic Adventure Camp

 Aquatic Adventure Camp for Anglers 

For campers ages 10-12 and will take place on Mercer Lake. Campers will on build their fishing skills by choosing the right bait, identifying fish, and finding habitats along the lake for the most success. Only offered from June 24-June 28! 

Aquatic Adventure Camp for Kayakers 

Campers ages 13-15 will have exclusive access to explore plant and animal life along Mercer Lake’s shoreline, creeks, and hidden coves by kayak. Only offered from June 24-June 28! 

Baldpate Nature Camp

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Baldpate Nature Camp

This camp is packed with hands-on nature explorations, hikes through the forest, and unstructured nature play. Activities are designed for campers to delve into topics such as birds, bugs, and butterflies and include age-appropriate activities for campers 7-9 years, and 10-12 years. Only offered July 8-12, and July 15-19. 

Tulpehaking Nature Camp

This camp has campers explore the trails of the marshlands through the lens of the Lenape, who inhabited this region centuries ago and continue to view it as their homeland. Age-appropriate activities incorporating traditional Lenape Games and crafts are designed for campers 7-9 years, and 10-12 years. Only offered July 29-Aug 2, and Aug 5-9. 

Tulpehaking Nature Camp

How to register:


Registration and payment must be completed online at Camps are filled on a first-come, first-served basis, and spots are limited. Only complete applications will be processed. Make sure you have the following information before registering: child’s medical information (including physician and health insurance information, emergency contact etc.), immunization record, and full payment.

Click here for our full Nature Camp brochure with program dates and details or call (609) 888-3218 ext. 205.