Teen Naturalists Trip - Rafting in Laurel Highlands

Teen and Tween Clubs, Internships, and Programs

Teens and tweens age 9-18 love the peace of mind nature gives them, the exhilaration that nature discovery brings, and the community experience of joining up with a group of kids who share their passion for the outdoors.


Young Naturalist Club (for Middle Schoolers: Grades 6-8)

Monthly on a Sunday
January 22, February 19, March 19, April 23, May 21
9 am – 12 pm

Join this group of nature lovers and explorers. Hike and explore streams, woods, fields, and wetlands in search of reptiles, amphibians, birds, and mammals at Ashland and local preserves.
Price: Member $125 | Non-member $150
Become a Member or Renew Membership
Based at Ashland Nature Center.

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Young Naturalists on a log at White Clay Creek

Teen Naturalists (for High Schoolers: Grades 9-12)

Monthly Year-Round
Are you a teenager who likes hiking, kayaking, camping, wildlife, and just being outside? Join our group and make new friends that enjoy the same thing! With monthly outings January thru December, we adventure, study nature, and volunteer at least 10 hours for Delaware Nature Society. The 2023 schedule will be released in November 2022.
Price: Member $310 | Non-member $360
Based at Ashland Nature Center.
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Teen Naturalists trip to Cucumber Falls by Carrie Scheick

Trail Ambassadors (for High Schoolers Grades 9-11)

Tuesday & Thurs, 4:30 – 7pm , September 2022 – May 2023
Monday – Friday, 10 am – 3 pm, June – August 2023

Eight high school Wilmington youth participate as Trail Ambassadors. In this year-round Youth Development Program, youth explore nature, learn to interpret and teach the outdoors to the community, explore careers, and complete environmental community service projects.
Price: Free, pays a stipend

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Learn About RENEW
The Trail Ambassadors and Wilmington Youth Environmental Corps programs are part of Reaching and Engaging through Nature to Empower Wilmington (RENEW) – our focus to help make the joy of being outdoors inclusive and accessible to all people. Discover opportunities and enriching experiences for you, communities and our environment and learn how to get involved with RENEW!

Trail Ambassadors Youth Development Program group
Trail Ambassadors Youth Development Program kayaking

Wilmington Youth Environmental Corps (WYEC) (age 14-18)

Fall and Spring Cohorts
Next Session in Spring 2023

Paid 9-session program for City of Wilmington residents ages 14-18 provides career exploration and exposure to environmental issues. Participants complete after-school sessions held at Dupont Environmental Education Center (DEEC) plus a Saturday field trip. Opportunities for additional hours. This program is run in partnership with City of Wilmington Parks and Recreation Department.

Contact John for more information.

Learn About RENEW
The Trail Ambassadors and Wilmington Youth Environmental Corps programs are part of Reaching and Engaging through Nature to Empower Wilmington (RENEW) – our focus to help make the joy of being outdoors inclusive and accessible to all people. Discover opportunities and enriching experiences for you, communities and our environment and learn how to get involved with RENEW!

Wilmington Youth Environmental Corps WYEC
Wilmington Youth Environmental Corps WYEC birding

Young Waterfowlers (ages 11–17)

Select Wednesdays Oct-Dec | 6:30 PM – 9 PM

BRC and Delaware Nature Society run this club annually in the fall with events throughout the year. We instill a strong conservation ethic for all of our natural resources. Ages 11-15 for the beginner program and ages 13-17 for Advanced Young Waterfowlers 13-17. Participants study wildlife management, habitat protection, conservation practices, and the values of wetlands. Special topics include identification of waterfowl, conservation ethics, retriever training, decoy carving, safety skills and good sportsmanship. Parent participation is encouraged, but not required. Participants receive a certification card (required for new hunters in PA and DE).
Based at Ashland Nature Center.

Learn more and/or be notified when registration reopens!


Summer Camp – Attend a Camp or Become a Camp Counselor

Become a Summer Camp Counselor – we have paid positions and volunteer positions.You can also attend a variety of Summer Camps for teens.

Teens Backpacking Summer Camp
Teen Camp Counselors Summer Camp

More Programs & Activities

Check out family activities on our Activities Calendar or just come on by our main locations for Drop-in Programs.


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