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.


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

Young Naturalist Club (age 9–12)

No Spring 2022 Session
Monthly on a Sunday
9 am – 12 pm

Join this group of nature lovers and explorers. Hike, explore streams, woods, fields, and wetlands in search of reptiles, amphibians, birds, and mammals at Ashland and local preserves.
Price: $85 (Members Only)
Become a Member or Renew Membership
Based at Ashland Nature Center.

Learn more and/or be notified when registration reopens!

Young Naturalists on a log at White Clay Creek

Teen Naturalists (age 13-17)

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 we adventure, study nature, and volunteer at least 10 hours for Delaware Nature Society.
Price: Member $275 | Non-member $300
Based at Ashland Nature Center.

Contact Candy to Register

Teen Naturalists trip to Cucumber Falls by Carrie Scheick

Trail Ambassadors Youth Development Program (age 14–17)

Part-Time Paid Position
Monday – Friday, 10 am – 3 pm, June – August 2022
Work during after school hours, September 2022 – May 2023

Each year, eight Wilmington youth are hired as Trail Ambassadors – a workforce development and science-education position. Youth explore nature year-round, learn to interpret the outdoors to the community and visitors, and complete environmental community-informed service projects.

Apply Now

Learn About RENEW
The Trail Ambassadors program is part of Reaching and Engaging through Nature to Empower Wilmington (RENEW) – our effort to 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 13-18)

Paid 9-session Program (Participants earn a $350 stipend)
Next Session in Fall 2022

This paid 9-session program for City of Wilmington residents ages 13-18 provides hands-on outdoor activities, career exploration, exposure to environmental issues, and mentorship for younger youth.

Participants complete nine after-school sessions held at the Dupont Environmental Education Center (DEEC), Hicks Anderson Community Center, and Neighborhood House Inc, 1218 B St, Wilmington, DE.

This program is sponsored by the City of Wilmington Parks and Recreation Department and coordinated by Delaware Nature Society.

Contact John for more information.

Wilmington Youth Environmental Corps WYEC
Wilmington Youth Environmental Corps WYEC birding

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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