PLEASE NOTE: RMSC Cumming Nature Center is closed from Sunday, November 13 through Wednesday, December 14. Trails and buildings are closed to the public.

Cumming Nature Center

Curiosity Camps

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 to share in new adventures, discover science, and explore the natural world!

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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.

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.

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What People Are Saying

“my 6 year old granddaughter had the time of her life at cumming nature center this week. kudos and many thanks to your staff for such an incredible and fun-filled experience.”

-CNC Camp Grandparent

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. 

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