Programs

Summer Nature Day Camp

Creating outdoor experiences and memories that last a lifetime

Our weekly-themed camp programs provide a unique place for your child to explore the outdoors during their summer break. Campers build a deeper connection to the natural world through fun, experiential activities while exploring our 285-acre Main Sanctuary, which includes a beautiful teaching pond, the Byram River, Mead Lake, forests, and meadows.

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Click here for our 2018 Summer Camp Brochure

New Specialty Camps for Grades 6-11: Our Specialty Camps offer exciting opportunities for middle and high schoolers to engage with the natural world through mediums they identify with such as art, photography, digital animation, and real-world, hands-on learning. These new offerings challenge campers to create and craft using tools and skills ranging from cutting-edge digital to wilderness survival.

2018 Summer Nature Day Camp Dates

JUNE 25 - AUGUST 17

Camp Hours: 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (except Twilight Investigations, Session 8: August 13-17 which will run from 3:30 - 9:30 p.m.)

Extended Care: Late Pick-up Available from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. ($50 per week)

Cost per Week

Grades K-5 • $400 members; $450 non-members*
Grades 6-9 • $450 members; $500 non-members*

Early-Bird Discount! Save 10% buy registering before February 11.

Includes one-time purchase of a one-year family membership

Weekly Themes:

  • Session 1: Creature Super Powers ǀ June 25 – 29
  • Session 2: Scales & Slime ǀ July 2, 3, 5, & 6
  • Session 3: Critter Scene Investigation ǀ July 9 – 13
  • Session 4: Masters of Flight ǀ July 16 – 20
  • Session 5: Kingdom Animalia ǀ July 23 - 27
  • Session 6: Aquatic Adventures ǀ July 30 – August 3
  • Session 7: Backwoods Explorers ǀ August 6 - 10
  • Session 8: Twilight Investigations ǀ August 13 - 17 (Hours: Mon-Wed: 3:30 - 9:30 p.m. / Thursday: 3 p.m. to 9:30 a.m. on Friday.)

Grades 6 - 9 Audubon Ecology Adventures: 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.

Grades 6 - 11 Specialty Camps

  • Creature Design Camp ǀ June 25 – 29 ǀ Mon-Fri, 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. ǀ $600 (members), $650 (non-members)*
  • Teen Internship Program (Grades 9-11) Two Two-Week Sessions ǀ Session 1: July 9 – 20 ǀ – Session 2: July 23 – August3 | Mon-Fri, 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. ǀ $950 (members), $1000 (non-members)* | $1800 for both sessions (members), $1850 (non-members)*
  • Nature Animation ǀ July 10 – 14 ǀ Mon-Fri, 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. ǀ $600 (members), $650 (non-members)*
  • Wilderness Survival ǀ August 14 – 18 ǀ Mon-Weds, 3:30pm-9:30pm / Thursday 3pm to 9:30am on Friday ǀ $450 (members), $485 (non-members)*
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Includes one-time purchase of a one-year family membership

2018 Summer Camp Brochure Coming Soon!

Registration

Online Registration is Open!

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For more details, please contact Gigi Lombardi at 203-930-1351 or email.

Volunteer Counselors-in-Training (CIT) Opportunities for Teens (14 years old & up)

Each week, there are four to five camp groups, divided by age. Each camp group has one Head Summer Naturalist and one Assistant Summer Naturalist and Audubon trains and hosts 1 to 3 CIT working with each small group throughout the summer. For more details and to see if your child can join the CIT program, please contact Camp Director, Elyssa Scheck at 203-930-1346 or email.

 

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