Mohonk Preserve

Mohonk Preserve

Mohonk Preserve Summer Camps

Where summer adventures begin!

Mohonk Preserve 2014 summer camps are now open for general registration. Scroll down for further information. Click here to register.

Mohonk Preserve summer programs provide opportunities for children ages 4-13 to spend their summer outside enjoying the natural wonders the Shawangunk Ridge has to offer. Under the careful supervision of our dedicated and professional educators, campers will laugh, play and learn together; explore interests and abilities; and expand their understanding of themselves, each other and the world to which they belong. 

Our Young Explorers (ages 4-6) will experience a new adventure every day as they spend their mornings on the trails surrounding the Mohonk Preserve Visitor Center and enjoy weekly field outings to other locations on the Preserve. They will participate in a range of activities such as building debris shelters in the Children’s Forest, playing nature games, music and storytelling and creating their own nature art.

Campers in Camp Peregrine (ages 7-10) and Mountainside Adventures (ages 10-13) will have a blast whether exploring the crevices of Rock Rift, scrambling up the boulders of Bonticou Crag, investigating the life cycle of a tadpole at Duck Pond, or fashioning frogs and turtles out of clay.

Please note: The drop-off and pick-up points vary each day for Camp Peregrine and Mountainside Adventures. Depending upon theme and planned activities, we rove on Mohonk Preserve or Mohonk Mountain House land. Parent packets complete with map and daily locations are provided in advance. 9am drop-off and 3pm pick-up must be sharp each day.

2014 Online Registration

  • EARLY registration (only for campers that joined us in 2013) began at 10am on Monday, February 24th
  • GENERAL registration began at 10am on Wednesday, February 26th
  • Applications are accepted on a first come, first served basis
  • Our programs fill quickly. Sibling or friend pairings cannot be guaranteed
  • Enrollment is limited to one program/session per child for Camp Peregrine and Mountainside Adventures
  • Campers may enroll in multiple Young Explorer sessions
  • We seek a closely balanced gender ratio for all summer programs
  • A $30 enrollment fee and full tuition are NON-REFUNDABLE and are REQUIRED at the time of registration
  • Preserve members receive a discount on summer camp tuition!   **You must be a member prior to registering your child to be eligible for the discount. There are many other benefits to becoming a Preserve member. Click here to find out more.


The Mohonk Preserve is committed to serving families regardless of their economic status. Scholarship applications were due February 1st. We are happy to announce that we were able to award 4 full and 3 partial scholarships for the 2014 season. Thank you to all families who applied. 

Young Explorers

AGES: 4 to 6 years old (limit 12 campers/session)
TIME: Monday through Friday, 9am-12pm
Session 1: July 7-11
Session 2: July 14-18
Session 3: July 21-25
Session 4: July 28-August 1
Birth certificates are required for all participants. 
Based out of the Mohonk Preserve Visitor Center, campers will spend their mornings exploring and interacting with nature. Each session will have a new and exciting theme ranging from adventures with water to local animals. Campers will have the opportunity to spend one morning during the week away from the Visitor Center, exploring the many wonders of the Preserve.

Camp Peregrine

AGES: 7 to 10 years old (limit 19 campers/session)
TIME: Monday through Friday, 9am-3pm
TUITION: $525 Members / $580 Non-Members
Session 1: July 7-18
Session 2: July 21-August 1
Session 3: August 4-15

Birth certificates are required for all new participants. 
As peregrine falcons are known to travel widely, so will campers - wandering the forests, fields, and streams of the Mohonk Preserve. Through hiking expeditions, stream play, sketching, pond studies, storytelling, land art and forest explorations, campers are encouraged to find their own unique expression and voice using nature as a medium. Creature searches, nature games, songs and rambles in the outdoors will introduce your child to the wonders of the Shawangunk Ridge. Special guests will visit and share their scientific and artistic talents. Each day will be an adventure of exploration and discovery in science and the arts.

Mountainside Adventures

AGES: 10 to 13 years old (limit 19 campers/session)
TIME: Monday through Friday, 9am-3pm (plus 1 exciting overnight)
TUITION: $550 Members / $605 Non-Members
Session 1: July 7-18
Session 2: August 4-15
With the Mohonk Preserve and Mohonk Mountain House land as the arenas for exploration, Mountainside Adventures allows campers to have fun while hiking to new and exciting destinations each day. Campers will focus on developing their problem-solving skills through exciting team challenges and spend their days creating their own adventures along the trail. Days will be active with quiet time at the end of each day for reflection, be it sitting on a log in the forest or within the recess of a rock crevice.