The Camps at the Cayuga Nature Center

As one of the longest-standing camps in the Finger Lakes region, we believe our summer camp is truly different. Since the 1970’s, our campers have been offered a wide range of outdoor activities including daily hikes, fishing skills, and wildlife tracking. In addition, we institute academic activities and educational programs led by community professionals. We believe this helps minimize the effect of summer learning loss and provides a unique summer experience for our campers.

Our varied curriculum includes age-appropriate activities in science, art, and history with hands-on and integrative learning approaches based in the natural landscape. With a hundred acres of forest, fields, and streams acting as a living classroom, the possibilities of educational exploration and discovery are unparalleled in our region. With many new programs available this summer, come rediscover the summer in a place where learning is always an adventure.


The Cayuga Nature Center Staff

About Summer Learning Loss

“All young people experience learning losses when they do not engage in educational activities during the summer. Research spanning 100 years shows that students typically score lower on standardized tests at the end of summer vacation than they do on the same tests at the beginning of the summer.”

— National Summer Learning Association (