Welcome to Nature Camp!

Thank you for the 20+ years of camp fun. We are sad to announce that 2017 was the last year of FONZ Nature Camp. Please check back periodically in 2018 for more information about future teen programming.

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.

Staff Dinoland

2017 FONZ Nature Camp Staff at DinoLand

Voted Best Overnight Camp in the DMV (DC, MD, VA) in Washington Family Magazine

Voted one of the Best Summer Camps 2017 by Northern Virginia Magazine!

Have questions? Contact us at naturecamp@si.edu



Thank you to our 2016 FONZ Nature Camp Sponsor.