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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2019 Summer Nature Day Camp Dates & Information

JUNE 24 - AUGUST 16

Camp Hours: 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (except Twilight Adventures, Grades 6-9: August 12-16, which will run from 3 - 9 p.m.)

Extended Care:

  • Early drop-off available from 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. ($50 per week)
  • Late pick-up available from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. ($50 per week)

Camp Cost per Week

  • Grades K-5 • $450 members; $500 non-members*
  • Grades 6-9 • Ecology Adventures • $500 members; $550 non-members*
  • Grades 6-9 • Wilderness Survival • $500 members; $550 non-members*
  • Grades 6-9 • Nature Animation • $600 members; $650 non-members*

Early-Bird Discount! Save 10% by registering before February 15, 2019.

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

Nature Adventure Camps for Grades K-5

$450 per session (members); $500 per session (non-members)*

  • Session 1: Creature Superpowers  ǀ  June 24 – 28
  • Session 2: Things with Wings  ǀ  July 1, 2, 3, 5
  • Session 3: Backwoods Explorers  ǀ  July 8 – 12
  • Session 4: Aquatic Adventures  ǀ  July 15 – 19
  • Session 5: Masters of Flight  ǀ  July 22 – 26
  • Session 6: Animal Adaptations  ǀ  July 29 – August 2
  • Session 7: World of Water  ǀ  August 5 – 9
  • Session 8: Backwoods Explorers 2  ǀ  August 12 – 16

Campers are placed into groups according to grade: K-1, 2-3, and 4-5. View the 2019 Summer Camp Brochure for more details about each session.

Ecology Adventures: Camps for Grades 6 - 9

$500 per session (members); $550 per session (non-members)*

During this exciting camp series, campers will venture out on daily field trips to forests, rivers, and coastal areas with experienced naturalists. Campers will have the opportunity to discover hundreds of different species, learn about ecology, and have fun exploring miles of native habitat!

  • Marine Science Adventures  ǀ  July 1, 2, 3, 5
  • Ecology Adventures 1  ǀ  July 15 – 19
  • Ecology Adventures 2  ǀ  July 22 – 26
  • Ecology Adventures 3  ǀ  July 29 – August 2
  • Twilight Adventures  ǀ  August 12 – 16

More About the New Ecology Adventures Themes

  • Marine Science Adventures: This new theme offers campers a unique opportunity to explore local marine areas. Get your nets ready and wade the brackish waters on a new adventure each day with Audubon naturalists. Collect and observe fascinating creatures using a variety of equipment like seine nets and spotting scopes. Meet enthusiastic professionals in the field and share their rewarding experiences!
  • Twilight Adventures: Explore nature during the twilight hours to discover what happens when the sun goes down. This special evening session concludes with a fun overnight, complete with a roaring bonfire, night hike, and pitching your own tent under the stars. Hours: Monday – Wednesday: 3 – 9 p.m., Thursday 3 p.m. – Friday 9:30 a.m.

Specialty Camps for Grades 6-9

Our Specialty Camps offer exciting opportunities for teens 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 technology to wilderness survival.

Wilderness Survival

  • July 8 – 12 and August 5 – 9
  • $500 per session (members); $550 per session (non-members)*
  • Answer the call of the wild and discover what it takes to survive in the backcountry. Preparing shelters, primitive fire making, orienteering, crafting tools, finding wild foods, and playing fun outdoor games are a few examples of how campers will build their wilderness survival skills. Additionally, campers will learn how scientists collect data from extreme locations and navigate the most remote corners of the world. Participants rely on new skills and mitigate risks as they explore their own connection with and dependence on the natural world.

Nature Art Camp

  • July 15 – 19 and July 29 – August 2
  • $600 per session (members); $650 per session (non-members)*
  • Do you love animals, nature, and making art? Then we have the perfect summer camp session for you! This unique camp theme will blend a mixture of spending time in nature, meeting animals, and creating works of art inspired by these experiences. Crafts will include drawing, painting, ceramics, animation, outdoor nature art, and creative writing. Each day, we will explore and learn about different types of wildlife, and then experiment with various art forms. We will also make artwork that can become an installation on display at the Audubon Center in Greenwich! The recommended age range for this program is grades 6–9, and all levels of experience in art are welcome.

Registration

Online Registration is Open!

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For more details about Summer Nature Day Camp at the Audubon Center in Greenwich, please contact Camp Director Elyssa Scheck at 203-869-5272 x346 or email escheck@audubon.org.

Payment (minus 25%) will be refunded for cancellations received by June 14, 2019. Cancellations made after June 14 will not receive a refund. Note: All camp families must be members of the Audubon Center in Greenwich at the $50 level.

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

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 CITs 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 203-869-5272 x346 or email escheck@audubon.org.

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