Enjoy America's natural beauty
with people who love the outdoors
as much as you do.

 

Step outside your comfort zone
and into nature.

 

Learn about the natural world
from expert guides.

 

Experience extraordinary
natural wonders.

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Welcome!

Every year, Family Nature Summits brings together families and friends from across the country to discover more of America’s wild places.

What to Expect

Kids

Ages: 0 - 12

Teens

Ages: 13 - 18

Young Adults

Ages: 18 - 25

Adults

Ages: 26+

Where We are Going and Where We Have Been

Until 2007, Family Nature Summits were called Conservation Summits and organized by the National Wildlife Federation. To learn more about our history and mission, go to our About Us page.

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What People Say About Us

“I love the interaction between the generations, not just the kids and adults, but the adults of different ages and backgrounds.”

Marla K.

“I think what had the biggest impact for me was the enthusiasm of the summiteers and the faculty. It was a reawakening to see how excited folks became just to see a butterfly sipping from a flower or a crawdad in a creek. Sometimes we forget the natural wonders around us and how satisfied a simple discovery can make us feel.”

Kim A.

“There is really nothing out there like Family Nature Summits. My family and I travelled quite a bit around our little blue sphere and tried quite a few vacations on for size…. yet year after year we keep coming back to the Summits.”

Michael S.

“I loved having the kids engaged in something special so I could head out guilt free for a day of something meaningful to me!”

Beth G. First Time Attendee

“Every child in America should go to a Family Nature Summit….at least once! We would be a better country for it, I’m convinced.”

Tom W.

“I love getting together with like-minded nature enthusiasts. The entire staff I was involved with was very accommodating and eager to please.”

Nancy H.