Programs

2017 Audubon Specialty Camps for Grades 6 - 9

This exciting Audubon camp for teens combines exploration of the great outdoors with learning about the amazing biodiversity that is found in our local natural areas. Daily field trips to forests, rivers, and coastal areas will be led by experienced naturalists and will give campers an opportunity to learn about ecology and conservation while exploring and having fun.

Nature Animation

Dates: July 10 – 14

Times: Mon-Fri, 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Cost: $600 (members), $635 (non-members)

Led by UMass Dartmouth Professor Michael Swartz—an award-winning digital media artist specializing in 3D animation, visual effects, and game art—campers will explore the wilderness through an animator’s eyes. Campers will use elements in nature to design characters and sets, and create a short animated film to share with friends and family. Campers will learn basic principles of animation, character design, stop-motion animation, time-lapse photography, and computer animation techniques. Each day, the focus will be on animals found in different habitats around the Audubon sanctuary, and the final day will include an opportunity for campers to present their work. 

Wild Jobs

Dates: July 31 – August 4

Times: Mon-Fri, 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Cost: $500 (members), $535 (non-members)

Learn what it’s like to have a Wild Job! Work and travel with an Audubon naturalist, meeting a variety of professionals who work with birds, wildlife and natural systems in fields such as research, conservation, education, photography, or wildlife rehabilitation. Visit several natural areas and organizations to learn directly from their staff about the range of activities and equipment involved in their work and the types of training and career paths that led them to their Wild Jobs. Campers will get to participate in field research and also learn how they can participate in a variety of Citizen Science programs. 

Wilderness Survival

Dates: August 14 – 18

Times: Mon-Weds: 3:30 - 9:30 p.m. / Thursday: 3:00 p.m. to 9:30 a.m. on Friday

Cost: $450 (members), $485 (non-members)

Sharpen your wilderness survival skills at Audubon Greenwich this summer! Led by experienced Audubon naturalists, campers in 6th-9th grade will learn what it takes to survive in the backcountry. Preparing shelters, primitive fire making, orienteering, making tools, finding wild foods, and playing fun outdoor games are a few examples of how campers will build their outdoor survival skills. In addition, campers will learn how field scientists conduct ecological field work in remote areas and how they can contribute their data to national online Citizen Science databases. We will end the week with a roaring campfire, a night hike, and an overnight on Audubon Greenwich grounds.

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