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Natural Resources

The Greenbelt’s natural and “Forever Wild” areas support rare habitats such as wetlands, forests, woodlands, meadows, and native rare plant species.  They are accessible through our extensive trail system located in an urban setting. Read more about how this precious resource is managed and cared for.


Greenbelt Conservancy is a 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt organization. Become a member; support and donate. We thank you.


"High Rock and the Greenbelt: The Making of New York City's Largest Park," Go here to learn more and to purchase a copy.

Summer Camp 2014 – Enjoy the memories!

2014 Greenbelt Summer Camp – Go here to see what our campers did this summer!

Three Options for Separate Age Groups

For questions about summer camp, call the Greenbelt environmental education department at (718) 667-7475, ext. 1 or email:

The Greenbelt  Summer Day Camp is an exciting, educational, hands-on summer camp experience for children who love nature. Six week-long sessions are offered from July 7  through August 14 on a Monday-through-Thursday schedule. Camp hours are 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.   Mini Camp for 4-5 year olds is offered Tuesday – Thursday from 10 am – 12 noon.  Please read our general information and click on the links for session descriptions, tuition and registration.


1. Half Day Explorer Camp (for children 7 – 13 years old) is based in High Rock Park, 200 Nevada Avenue, off Rockland Avenue, in the heart of the Greenbelt. Please go here to review dates and topics for 2014

2. Young Buds (for children 5 – 6 years old) is based at the High Rock Park, 200 Nevada Avenue, Staten Island, NY.  Children have an opportunity to learn from nature and play in the Greenbelt’s great outdoors under the supervision of our professional camp staff. Please go here to review dates and topics.

3. Mini Camp (for children 4-5 years old) based at the Greenbelt Nature Center, 700 Rockland Avenue, near Brielle Avenue.  Four week-long sessions are offered Tuesday-Thursday 10 am-12 noonfrom July 8th-August 7th. Children and their caregiver have an opportunity to learn from and play in the Greenbelt’s great outdoors under the supervision of experienced Early Childhood educators. Please go here for to review dates and topics.

Download Your Camp Registration Form Here

Go Here for Camp Tuition

ESPECIALLY FOR PARENTS: The Greenbelt Summer Day Camp is a New York City Department of Health licensed program. Campers are placed into small groups according to the child-adult ratio guidelines mandated the Board of Health. A certified Emergency Medical Technician is on the staff and on duty during camp hours. This means it is safe, and your child will receive lots of attention. We are committed to providing a camp experience that is safe, fun and educational.

Q: Where is the summer camp located?

The Greenbelt, with its natural areas, parks, hiking trails, streams, ponds, vistas, Nature Center and Carousel is the campers’ territory. It’s a great place to spend your summer?  The camp’s headquarters is the Greenbelt Environmental Education Center at High Rock Park, located at 200 Nevada Avenue. Parents drop campers off and pick them up at the entrance gate.

Q: Who runs the camp program?

The Greenbelt’s environmental educators administer the camp program.  Our staff is dedicated to getting kids outdoors so they will feel comfortable in nature. The Greenbelt Environmental Education Department was designated a National Environmental Education Landmark by the United States Department of the Interior in 1971.

Q: What is the cost of camp?

Camp tuition information is here and cost varies by program. Greenbelt Conservancy “Family” members get significant discounts; in some cases the savings more than pay for the price of the membership – which helps bring you great programs like this.

It is easy to join the Conservancy. Membership gives you discounts on many activities and events, and provides important support to our environmental education programs. The money you save on the Summer Day Camp program may pay for your membership!

A note on refunds:  A 20% non-refundable fee will be charged for all cancellation made prior to May 27, 2014.   Cancellations made from May 27 through June 12 will receive a 50% refund.  No refunds will be offered after June 12, 2014.

Registration for Greenbelt Summer Day Camp Registrations are accepted online or by mail on a first-come, first- served basis. Campers 5-7 years old must provide a copy of their birth certificate, with complete registration information and full  payment. Each camper will receive a free camp T-shirt!

We are grateful to our 2014 Summer Camp Corporate Supporters

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