Children & Families
Nature Forward has a variety of programs for the whole family. Our youth programs include nature preschool, summer camp and much more.
Nature Forward’s 40-acre Woodend Nature Sanctuary provides a unique home for our preschoolers and their families. This natural environment serves as a one-of-a-kind green venue for creative language, artistic, musical expression, hands-on…
Camp Woodend provides day, travel, and overnight camps for families in the DC metro area. Located on a 40-acre nature sanctuary, our camps provide high-quality environmental science education and good…
A nature-themed birthday party at Woodend Sanctuary is a perfect way to provide a special memory for your child while also supporting the conservation work of Nature Forward.
Spring Break Camps
Experience the wonders of Spring at Camp Woodend! Catch frogs in the pond, hike to Rock Creek, and get your hands dirty in our Children’s Garden!
Day Off Camps
Do you want your children to be outside in nature learning and having fun on their day off from school? Then send them to our Days Off Camps!
Family Walks in the Woods
Join naturalist and educator, Frank Sanford, on a leisurely walk through the habitats at Woodend. Explore the wonders of trees, meadows, streams, insects, birds, and everything Woodend has to offer!