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.

Kids Building Fire age 9-12

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

Monthly on a Sunday
January 21, February 18, March 24, April 21, May 19
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: $150, Sign in for 15% Member discount
Become a Member or Renew Membership
Based at Ashland Nature Center.

Teen Naturalists trip to Cucumber Falls by Carrie Scheick

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. View 2024 flyer.
Price: Member $310 | Non-member $360
Based at Ashland Nature Center.

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. Part of our RENEW initiative.
Pays a Stipend

Birding and Castnetting TA WYEC

Wilmington Youth Environmental Corps (WYEC)
(City of Wilmington Residents Ages 14-18)

Fall and Spring Cohorts

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. Part of our RENEW initiative.

Contact Thea 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!

Summer Camp – Attend a Camp or Become a Camp Counselor

Teens Backpacking

Summer Camps for Teens

Attend one of our Summer Camps for teens.

Summer Camp kids and counselor by Christi Leeson

Become a Summer Camp Counselor

Become a Summer Camp Counselor – we have paid positions and volunteer positions.

More Programs & Activities

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

Be Notified When Registration Opens

Be the first to know when new classes and opportunities open for teens and tweens.

Notify Me When Registration Opens