Nature Camp

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 natural world through hands-on lessons, hikes, games, crafts, fishing and other fun activities.

Camp participants must be Maryland residents. No out of state residents will be permitted (MDHD Order).


  • Opens March 15 (Open until full. Space is limited to 28 camper per week.)
  • Register in person at the Wicomico Civic Center box office (500 Glen Ave., Salisbury, M-F, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.).
  • Print and fill out registration forms and medical packets prior to arriving. Due to COVID-19 precautions, individuals will not be allowed to stay in the box office lobby to fill out paperwork. To request packets be mailed to you, contact the box office at 410-548-4911.

Program Times & Fees:

  • Regular Camp Hours (8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.): $145/week
  • Before Care (7:30-8:30 a.m.): $10 additional/week
  • After Care (3:30-5:30 p.m.): $20 additional/week
  • Multi-child discount: Pay full price for one child and receive $10 off each additional sibling, when registered during the same week(s)
  • Late Fee: $15 per week for late payments or registrations. (Deadlines here)

Age Group: Boys and girls ages 6-13
Dates: June 21-Aug. 13
Location: Pemberton Historical Park
Details: Camp runs Monday-Friday. Theme weeks are listed below. Participants will be required to wear masks while in attendance. Please pack water, lunch, a change of clothes and shoes that can get wet and dirty (no flip-flops or Crocs), a towel, bug spray and sunscreen. Field trips are to be determined.
Contact: Tarrah Cava, 410-548-4900 x109,

  • Ooey Gooey Messy Mud Week

    Ooey Gooey Messy Mud Week

    Campers will investigate underground ecosystems, explore habitats, animals specific to our area, insects, mud and various muddy critters.

    Dates: June 21-25

  • The Great American Camp Out

    The Great American Camp Out

    Campers will learn how to pitch a tent, start a camp fire and responsibly put it out, go on scavenger hunts, learn about Leave No Trace and complete exciting STEM camping challenges.

    Dates: June 28-July 2

  • Reptiles and Amphibians

    Reptiles and Amphibians

    Campers will learn all about reptiles and amphibians and discuss interesting facts.

    Dates: July 6-9 (No camp July 5)

  • Fishing: Get Ready to Cast Your Line

    Fishing: Get Ready to Cast Your Line

    Campers will learn the basics of fishing, crabbing and marine life.

    Dates: July 12-16

  • Summer Olympics

    Summer Olympics

    The ultimate competitors week full of fun games and challenges, relay races, various obstacle courses and Olympic themed crafts.

    Dates: July 19-23

  • Nature Week

    Nature Week

    Campers will learn about plants and animals native to our area, and learn the importance of taking care of our ecosystem by discussing reduce, reuse, recycle.

    Dates: July 26-30

  • Fishing: Ahoy Maties!

    Fishing: Ahoy Maties!

    Campers will learn more about fishing during this fun pirate themed week. They will hone their fishing skills from week four.

    Dates: Aug. 2-6

  • Wacky Water Week

    Wacky Water Week

    Campers will discover new ways to beat the summer heat with lots of water themed games and activities.

    Dates: Aug. 9-13

  • News


    The removal of invasive wisteria may cause temporary closures in portions of the park.

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    Pemberton Hall was built in 1741 by Isaac and Anne Handy.

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    Learn about all the different nature trails here at Pemberton Historical Park.

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