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 Creek State Natural Area possible by donating each year in support of vital operations and Friends of Tryon Creek’s mission - to inspire and nurture relationships with nature in our unique, urban forest.

  • To receive the discounted membership camp price and other valuable membership benefitsyou must be a current member at the $40 Family Membership level or above. Current members have made a membership donation within 365 days of the camp session being registered for.
  • 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.


Friends of Tryon Creek members make scholarships possible. Please contact the Camp Director to request a full or partial scholarship.


Please choose the camp that best suits the needs of your child and family - for example: some 6 year old campers 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 (SUMMER ONLY)

Extended care is offered for starting at 8 am. Full day and CIT campers can participate in after care until 5 pm. There is no extended care at 1 pm for half day camps. The cost is $10 per day for before care and $20 per day for after care.

Refund Policy

  • Within 2 weeks of camp start date – No Refund
  • Within 30 days of camp start date – 50% Refund
  • Within 60 days of camp start date – 75% Refund

Please contact the Camp Director at (503) 636-4398 or send an email at