Does your child love the great outdoors? Check out Pemberton Park Nature Camp! Pemberton's 260 acres of forests, meadows and wetlands create an
ideal place for campers to discover the great outdoors. Children will learn all about the natural world through weekly field trips, hands-on
lessons, hikes, games, crafts, fishing and other fun activities.
Friends of Pemberton may be eligible to receive a discount on summer nature camp registration.
Kick off the summer by learning about our scaly neighbors with Ranger Bob! Learn to identify the many slithery serpents who inhabit our beautiful park and the Eastern Shore —including distinguishing the good guys from the bad guys — during this hands-on approach to the outdoors.
Dates: June 19-23, 2017
Field Trips: Killens Pond State Park & Pocomoke River State Park - Milburn Landing
Our seasoned campers are no strangers to building a fire or setting up a tent in the elements. Learn the basics during this week of camp, including how to pick a good spot to lay out a campsite, how to pitch a tent and other skills.
Dates: June 26-30, 2017
Field Trips: Roaring Point Campground & Trap Pond State Park
This week of camp will be all about the largemouth bass. We’ll fish for them in Pemberton Pond, Newland Park Pond and the Wicomico River and hear from local experts. We’ll also hunt for the invasive snakehead at Salisbury City Park. On Monday and Friday, camp will be at Pemberton Park; Tuesday we’ll be closed for July 4; and Wednesday and Thursday campers will be dropped off and picked up at the Newland Park Pond.
Dates: July 3-7, 2017
Are you ready to get dirty? Longtime friends of the Park know that we tend to get a little messy during this week of camp! Learn how nature recycles in our tidal and freshwater wetlands, then get a closer look as we bring nature into the lab. Oh, and don’t be afraid of getting a little muddy — that’s what camp is all about!
Dates: July 10-14
Field Trips: Cove Road & Westside Community Center
Whether you’re in a canoe or kayak or on a paddleboard, paddle with us during this week! Campers will be taught by our park rangers, who are American Canoeing Association-trained canoe/kayak river guides. Campers will learn about safe paddling and will check out the water’s inhabitants, including blue crabs.
Dates: July 17-21, 2017
Field Trips: Tyaskin Wharf & Assateague Island Sinepuxent Bay
This week offers a great opportunity to hone your camping skills, whether you’ve already been camping this year or not. Learn about backpacking, using a hammock instead of a tent, kayak camping and packing your gear. We’ll also visit campgrounds.
Dates: July 24-28, 2017
Field Trips: Killens Pond State Park & Assateague Island State Park
If you haven’t had the chance to cast our big fishing rods into the Nanticoke, you don’t want to miss this week of camp! We will also travel to Assateague Island to spend a day surf fishing and learning to set trotlines. Let’s see what we can catch!
Dates: July 31-Aug. 4, 2017
Field Trips: Assateague Island National Park & Roaring Point Park
Pemberton Park is the place to find amphibians! Our rangers need your help trapping and identifying these elusive creatures. We’ll be studying, catching and holding tree frogs, salamanders, toads and bullfrogs.
Dates: Aug. 7-11, 2017
Field Trips: Nanticoke Harbor Pavilion & Adkins Mill Park
Learn the basics of food, shelter and water, and be prepared to survive this week of outdoor challenges with Ranger Bob! Forget the RV and learn how to survive in the wilderness. We’ll scrounge for critters and will also participate in Mudapalooza against Westside Adventure Camp.
Dates: August 8 - 12
Field Trips: Tyaskin Wharf & Cove Road
Call on the skills you’ve learned throughout the summer and bring your competitive spirit. We’ll play games and have Kan Jam, cornhole and kickball tournaments for bragging rights. You’ll also get to spend time hiking and playing in the water. Get excited for our rock wall, archery, cargo net and more!
Dates: Aug. 21-25, 2017
Field Trips: Westside Community Center & Nanticoke Harbor