Registration Information


Register for Camp

Day Camp registrations are processed online. Please follow the link to register through the Active camp registration system.

If you are not able to register your child or children online, please contact us for other options.

Membership Pricing - Camp Discounts

Friends of Tryon Creek is a community supported non-profit. Members make camp at Tryon possible by donating each year in support of vital operations and our mission - to inspire and nurture relationships with nature in our unique, urban forest.

  • To receive the discounted membership camp price and other valuable membership benefits, you must be a current member at the $40 Family Membership level or above. To qualify for the discount you must be a current member during the dates of registered camp session.

  • If you are unsure of your membership status, please contact us before registering as a member.

  • If your membership is not current, please purchase or renew your membership prior to registration by visiting our membership page.


Thanks to our members, we have limited scholarship funds available for children of varied economic backgrounds and under-served communities whom otherwise would be unable to attend Nature Day Camps.

If you would like to apply for the scholarships, please CLICK HERE and provide the following:

  1. Why attending a Nature Day Camp would benefit your child? (in their own words is preferred)

  2. The amount of financial support needed for the child to attend a Nature Day Camp

Standard cost for 5-day camps are as follows: $249 for Half Day Camp (ages 4-6), $339 for Full Day Camp (ages 6-12) and $339 for CIT Camp (ages 12-14).  


Please choose the camp that best suits the needs of your child and family - for example: some 6 year old campers (or 1st graders) might be ready for a full day camp experience, while others might find more success staying with the half day group for another year.  We are happy to work with you to find the camp that fits best.


We do offer the opportunity for friends and siblings to be in groups together if they are in the same age range. Please indicate the name of the friend or sibling during registration. We will do our best to accommodate these requests.

Before and After Camp Care

Extended care is now available year-round during camp programs. Before care is offered as early as 7:30 am—9:00 am for all campers. After care is offered as late as 3:00 pm—5:30 pm for Full day and CIT campers. There is no after care at 1:00 pm for half day camps.

The pre-registered single day(s) rates are $15.00 per day for before care and $25 per day for after care. There is also an Extended Camp registration option that includes both before care and after care for all five camp days at an additional discounted price. Extended care can always be purchased when a camp session begins, regular rates are $18 per day for before care and $30 per day for after care.

Refund Policy

There is a non-refunded $25 third-party registration fee

  • Within 60 days of camp start date – 75% Refund

  • Within 30 days of camp start date – 50% Refund

  • Within 2 weeks of camp start date – No Refund

Please contact the Camp Director at Friends of Tryon Creek voicemail (503) 636-4398 or send an email at