Welcome to Nature Camp!

Founded on the concept that what we do has an impact and makes a difference, Friends of the National Zoo (FONZ) Nature Camp reunites its residents with nature through exploration of the outdoors. Our campers are provided a secure, non-competitive environment where they expand upon their skills and knowledge related to science, nature, and the environment.


Are you searching for a unique summertime experience for your child? Come and join us on Sunday, March 1, 2015 from 1-3pm for an insider’s view of FONZ Nature Camp. Meet camp directors, check out the dormitory and dining hall, as well as, take a short walking tour of the main campus. If you are looking for a place where your child can be actively engaged in nature and the outdoors, make new friends, and just have fun – look no further Nature Camp is just for you!

There is no deadline to attend, however an RSVP to naturecamp@si.edu is appreciated. Please include the number of attendees. In the event of inclement weather, the Open House will be postponed to Sunday, March 8th from 1-3pm.


Hello Campers! from the 2014 Nature Camp Staff

Hello Campers! from the 2014 Nature Camp Staff


Have questions? Contact us at naturecamp@si.edu


Thank you to our 2014 FONZ Nature Camp Sponsor.