RMSC Cumming Nature Center Curiosity Camps

Explore Camp Opportunities!

Stay curious with a hefty helping of hands-on, minds-on science fun with camps at the RMSC's Cumming Nature Center this year. Camps at Cumming Nature Center offer exciting opportunities for young minds ages 6-15. Get ready to share in new adventures, discover science, and explore the natural world!

Curiosity Campers enjoy unique, rewarding, and fun-filled educational experiences, interactions with environmental educators, and curiosity-led explorations of outdoor skills and environmental education topics.

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Camp Opportunities

 

Summer Curiosity Camps

Weekly throughout the summer

Ages 6-18

Discover natural science as a fun & creative way to explore the wonders of our world with Summer Curiosity Camps at the Cumming Nature Center! Each camp, led by an experienced educator, offers a variety of themes for different ages. With 900+ acres and 15 miles of trail, campers learn basic wilderness skills, nature science, outdoor team-building activities, nature awareness, and more. Camps days in the beautiful, natural surroundings of Cumming Nature Center offer an ideal setting for each discovery-based camp, creating summer memories that won't be forgotten.

EXPLORE CUMMING NATURE CENTER CAMPS


Still curious or need help with registration? Contact us at 585.697.1942 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

For additional questions about program offerings and activities, contact Winona Brown, CNC Camp and School Programs Coordinator, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


What our families are saying:

I sent my 2 children (along with some friends and cousins) to RMSC day camp for 2 different weeks this summer. We were so impressed by everything! The measures taken to keep the campers safe, the organization and care of the staff and the overall positive atmosphere made for an incredible experience for my family. The kids came home every day with a smile on their face. They loved their counselors, made new friends, and loved the activities so much. I cannot say enough good things about the RMSC summer camp. Thank you for giving the kids a safe and fun experience to break up a very tough summer. We HIGHLY recommend this camp and can't wait to sign up again next year. We are lucky to have you in our community. - Jenna Knauf

Please thank all of your staff for me! My son really enjoyed camp this week. Your approach to the recent requirements was well thought out, and it runs like a well oiled machine. I felt perfectly comfortable sending my son there. He had so much fun and talked about his one counselor Koa non-stop! - Carrie Webster

We've loved having RMSC be an extension of our bubble in these crazy times, and we are so appreciative of all the extra organization and coordination you all have done to make it a safe, healthy, wholesome, and FUN place for my son to spend his summer days. The programming is so well-crafted for maximum engagement - with each week's themes, different parts of my son's personality have been highlighted. The care with which it is all put together and shared with the kids is so clear in the way he's absorbed the information. You've planted seeds in his brain that have taken root; as parents, it's the best kind of support to have. - Anonymous

 

About Camps at CNC

RMSC & Pines Pass Member Discount

RMSC and Pines Pass members save on CNC Break Week and CNC Summer camps. Not a member? Learn about the perks of RMSC Membership or Pines Pass membership.

Experienced Educators

Our camp Instructors are outdoor naturalists and environmental educators who share our passion for life-long learning. Each camp has at least two Instructors, and is supported by volunteers. Our staff to camper ratio is 1:8.

Hands-On Exploration

Curiosity Camps let your camper discover the wonders of our world through science, adventure, and outdoor skill-building. With the Nature Center as their playground, campers have access to 900 acres of forested landscape, along with CNC's exhibits and guided educational activities.

Extended Care Options

Extended Care is available Monday—Friday both before and after the regular camp day. Options are: Before Care from 7:45-9am and/or After Care from 4-5:30pm. Registration for Extended Care is required. To register for individual days of Extended Care, please contact our Guest Services team at 585.697.1942.


Curiosity Camp Scholarships

The RMSC is a place that inspires and equips students to follow their own curiosity, where they can experience new delight and wonder upon each visit or dive into specific subjects to participate in solving the deepest challenges of our times. It is a place where each learner is encouraged to follow their own unique journey.

Financial assistance is available for Summer Curiosity Camps at CNC. Need-based scholarships can be used to cover camp tuition, as well as bussing fees to transport campers to the Nature Center. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. 

Applications for Summer Curiosity Camps at CNC must be submitted before May 1, 2022, for consideration. 

The RMSC is grateful to our many generous donors who make this support possible:

 L3Harris  The RMSC Council 
 Avangrid Foundation in partnership with RG&E       The Eva Howe Stevens Scholarship Fund
 The Daisy Marquis Jones Foundation  Dorthea Haus Ross
 The Bosch Community Fund  Bertha L. Guptil
 The Mittra Family Foundation

 Richard A. Lewis

 

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