Willow in the Woods:

Join Our Summer Nature Camp

Registration for Willow in the Woods 2024 is closed, but we encourage you to join our waitlist! We have select spots remaining for a few weeks that we will be periodically releasing to waitlist registrants. Contact our summer camp team for details at summer@willowschool.org.

Spend the summer at Willow in the Woods! Build forts. Explore our stream and its inhabitants. Splash in mud puddles. Invent imaginative games. Make new friends. Plant and play in our school garden. Create amazing artwork and make music together. At The Willow School’s summer nature camp, joy and wonder guide every day as children in mixed-age groups organically choose between hands-on activities.

Campers will get to explore Willow’s campus, a natural learning laboratory situated on a beautiful 34-acres in the New Jersey countryside. Campers will spend their summer outside, discovering the beauty and interconnectivity of the natural world around them. Our dedicated faculty will ignite your children’s natural curiosity with activities and experiences that encourage them to ask questions, explore the natural world, and create. They will also participate in classic camp activity stations featuring arts and crafts, music, cooking, games, water play, and more.

Willow summer programs are led by Willow faculty and staff, with the assistance of alumni counselors and leaders-in-training.


Willow in the Woods runs weekly from June 17-July 26, from 9am-1pm each day. Sign up for just a week or two, or join us for the whole summer! During the week of July 3, camp will be closed for July 4 and 5. Camp rates will be prorated for that week.. Willow in the Woods takes place on The Willow School’s campus at 1150 Pottersville Road in Gladstone, NJ.

Seedlings: Rising Preschool (Age 3 & 4s*)

Preschoolers will enjoy fun-filled days of creative play, gardening, games, arts and crafts, storytime, and lots of time outside with our preschool teachers and counselors. Our littlest campers develop their emerging social and communication skills and gain comfort and confidence in a classroom environment, too.

Rate: $475/week *campers must be fully potty trained

Saplings: Rising Kindergarten-Grade 5 (Age 4-10)

Students entering Grades K-5 in the fall will get to explore our incredible campus and engage in fun, outdoor activities such as gardening, outdoor games that emphasize sportsmanship and teamwork over competition, art and crafts, making music, stream explorations, yoga and movement, campus hikes, and more! Children will lead the day, choosing from options for hands-on activities in mixed-age groups.

Rate: $485/week

Leaders-in-Training: Rising Grade 6-8 (Ages 11-13)

Middle schoolers will have the opportunity to be Leaders-In-Training, acting as group leaders while participating in all of the fun outdoor activities for the K-5 campers. This program helps middle schoolers become more familiar with leadership roles at camp and develop the skills necessary to become our future counselors, all while having tons of summer fun!

Rate: $385/week

Join Our Waitlist

Join our waitlist for camp below!

For those registered for camp, camp fees must be paid in full by May 1. If you must cancel your registration, you must send written notification prior to May 1 to summer@willowschool.org. We require health forms for participation, which are shared with you at the end of registration. Please reach out to our summer camp team with any questions!

Camp Add-Ons

When you register, you will also be given the option to sign up for Extended Day from 1-3pm for an additional $20/hour. Campers participating in Extended Day will enjoy relaxed time to play, read, draw, and enjoy each other’s company.

Questions? Contact Willow’s summer camp team at summer@willowschool.org.

Request our ebook on Outdoor Learning. We will email it to you immediately.

Summer Camp Coordinator Alicia Zurlo is here to answer any questions. Email her at: summer@willowschool.org

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