A group of children attending a camp, standing outdoors in a row, with two of our educators

Great American Backyard Campout

From 4 p.m. Saturday, June 24 to 10:00 a.m. Sunday, June 25, 2016
All ages; $50/family campsite.

Pitch your tent with our resident raptors and critters! Be part of a nation-wide event; enjoy nature-based programs, campfires, breakfast (provided) & dinner (not provided- bring your own picnic) with us and much more! Minimum of one adult per family is required. One family per campsite.

Registration is now closed, but you can always join us next year!

Every year, Leslie Science & Nature Center invites families to celebrate - or sample - camping, right here on our site. This year is no different, with campsites, hikes, and plenty of activities for all ages!


Saturday, June 24

4pm-6pm: Arrive to LSNC, register and set up your campsite, eat the picnic dinner your brought

6pm-10pm: Choose your favorite activities, and participate in as many as you wish:

  • Bat Night! with the Organization for Bat Conservation
    • Exhibits and Activities
    • Live Animal Presentation
    • Nighttime Bat Hike
    • Sponsored by Critter Catchers, Inc. - thank you!
  • Visit LSNC's resident raptors and critters
  • See our resident raptors eat
  • Shelter building out of natural materials
  • Orienteering course
  • LSNC Animal Presentation
  • Bubble station
  • Yard games with Give 365
  • Drumming with Drummunity
  • Campfire and s'mores

10 p.m. Quiet hours begin

Sunday, June 26

7-8 a.m. Birding Hike with Natural Area Preservation's Ornithologist
7:30-9 a.m. Breakfast provided by LSNC
8-10 a.m. Clean up your campsite
10 a.m. Depart


Thank you for your support!