At Noble Garden Academy (NGA), we believe in providing a holistic summer camp experience that connects children to Allah and His creation. Our unique program combines Islamic studies activities with outdoor exploration, allowing children to deepen their understanding of Islam while immersing themselves in nature.

Led by Sheikh Hatim Youssef, our daily Islamic Studies classes are designed to inspire and inform children, fostering a love for Allah and His Messenger through captivating stories and Quran memorization. Additionally, children will learn how to connect with the Quran through tafsir of simple verses, providing them with a deeper spiritual connection.

But the learning doesn’t stop there! At NGA, we take the classroom outside, exploring the natural world right in our local parks in Loudon County, Virginia. From discovering native plants to observing local wildlife, children will engage in hands-on outdoor activities that foster a sense of appreciation and stewardship for the environment.

Our camp is not just about exploring nature; it’s also about developing essential life skills. Through activities such as shelter building, outdoor survival skills, and team-building exercises, children will gain valuable skills in teamwork, leadership, and self-confidence. And all while adhering to Leave No Trace principles, teaching them to respect and protect the environment as a divine gift.

Camp Highlights:

  • Build Islamic Character
  • Connect with the Quran
  • Learn Basic Fiqh
  • Outdoor Exploration
  • Evironmental Knowledge
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Games

Plan for an unforgettable summer experience that nurtures the mind, body, and soul.

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Week 1: June 24-27

Week 2: July 1-3 (July 4th, holiday)

Week 3: July 8-11

Week 4: July 15-18

Week 5: July 22-25

Week 6: July 29- 1st August

Payment Information

$225 per week

Get a 10% discount with six-week program paid in full

10% sibling discount

Please make your payment through Zelle to:, or make a check payable to: Noble Garden Academy, and bring it on the first day of camp.

Each participant will receive a free drawstring backpack and water bottle.

Environmental Education

Week 1: What goes around comes around. Water cycle, Local Watershed, Water Pollution

Week 2: A Hiking We Will Go. Identify NonPoint and Point Source Pollution

Week 3: Pond Scum. Observe Pollutants over time, classify pollution sources, Identify Examples of water pollution

Week 4: Get It! More water pollution, pond exploration. Understand the importance of clean water for daily use

Week 5: Don’t run off. Describe construction, farming, logging and mining how they contribute to nonpoint source water pollution and compare the effects of rainfall on soil with vegetation and without

Week 6: Can It! Describe ways to keep water clean, recognize litter contribution, propose ways that water can be kept clean


Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday Outdoor Exploration

9:00 am Opening Activity

9:30 am Quran

10:30 am Islamic Studies

11:00 am Journaling: Islamic Stewardship Values

12:00 pm Lunch/Recess

1:00 pm Nature Class: Outdoor Exploration

2:15 pm Nature Class: Craft Activity

2:45 pm Snack Time Reflections

3:00 pm Pick Up at Local Park

Wednesday Educational Field Trip (Additional fee required)

This program has an Educational Field Trip to a local farm every week. It is scheduled on Wednesday.

9:00 am Quran

9:30 am Islamic Studies

10:00 am Snack/Depart

11:00 am Educational Field trip

12:30 pm Lunch

1:30 pm Pack UP

2:30 pm Arrival at HAWA

3:00 pm Clean up and Reflection

Islamic Values

NGA emphasize the importance of taking care of the environment and being good stewards of the Earth. Some Islamic principles that promote environmental conservation and stewardship include:

 1.⁠ ⁠Stewardship: Muslims believe that humans are trustees or stewards of the Earth, entrusted by Allah to care for and protect the environment.

 2.⁠ ⁠Respect for Creation: Muslims are encouraged to show reverence and respect for all of Allah’s creations, including animals, plants, and the natural world.

 3.⁠ ⁠Balance and Moderation: Islam teaches the importance of balance and moderation in all aspects of life, including consumption and resource use, to maintain ecological harmony.

 4.⁠ ⁠Sustainability: Muslims are encouraged to utilize natural resources responsibly and sustainably, ensuring that they are not depleted or exploited beyond their capacity to regenerate.

 5.⁠ ⁠Avoiding Waste: Islam prohibits wastefulness and extravagance. Muslims are encouraged to use resources efficiently and avoid excessive consumption to minimize waste.

 6.⁠ ⁠Conservation: Muslims are called to protect and conserve the environment, including forests, water bodies, and wildlife, to maintain biodiversity and ecological balance.

 7.⁠ ⁠Compassion and Mercy: Islam emphasizes compassion and mercy towards all living beings, encouraging kindness and care towards animals and the natural world.

 8.⁠ ⁠Community Responsibility: Muslims believe in collective responsibility for the environment and advocate for community-based efforts to address environmental challenges and promote sustainability.

 9.⁠ ⁠Justice: Islam emphasizes justice and fairness in all dealings, including environmental issues. Muslims are called to address environmental injustices and advocate for equitable access to resources for all people and future generations.

10.⁠ ⁠Gratitude: Muslims are encouraged to be grateful for the blessings of nature and to express gratitude to Allah by caring for and preserving the environment.

These values guide Muslims in their efforts to protect the environment and promote sustainable practices as part of their religious and ethical responsibilities.