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Greenburgh Nature Center Holds Family Campout: 5:30 p.m. on August 11 to 8:30 a.m. on August 12

Family Overnight Campout at GNC

The Greenburgh Nature Center’s members-only Family Overnight Campout will take place from 5:30 p.m. on August 11 to 8:30 a.m. on August 12, on the Nature Center’s grounds in Scarsdale. Families who aren’t members but would like to participate can purchase a membership and then register for the campout.  

The night’s festivities will include a barbecue dinner, a search for night creatures on the nature center’s trails, and making s'mores. No prior camping experience is necessary to participate, but campers should bring a tent and sleeping bags.  

The Family Overnight Campout is a great introduction to camping, says Greg Wechgelaer, director of education for the Greenburgh Nature Center. “It’s the perfect venue for families who have never camped before to gain experience. It’s a safe environment close to home where families can feel comfortable learning and having fun outdoors. A team of naturalist educators will guide them through everything they need to know about setting up their campsite.”  

The Greenburgh Nature Center is a nature preserve and wildlife refuge with a mission to ignite passion, curiosity and respect for the natural world. The Nature Center’s 33 acres include a woodland preserve with hiking trails, Nature’s Discovery Playground, Native Plant Meadow and Live Animal Museum.  

To register or for more info, visit or call 914.723.3470. The Greenburgh Nature Center is located at 99 Dromore Rd. (off Central Avenue), Scarsdale, NY.