Programs

EcoDiscoverers

2020 Audubon Summer Day Camp for Grades 5 - 6 and 7 - 8

Registration Opens February 1, 2020

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June 22 - 26     - CSI: Critter Scene Investigations

Uncover the mystery of tracks and traces our wildlife leaves for us to discover.

June 29 - July 2     - Child vs. Wild

Find out how to survive in the great outdoors with a fun overnight at the end of the session on Thursday. (Tuition = $255 with registration by May 1 and $280 after May 1)

July 6 -10     - Survival Village

Each day immerse into the wilderness of Bent of the River to live in a life-sized village built by your own hands. Use your imagination and newly learned skills to work as a community. Enjoy fun-filled days spent building forts, forging rivers, and seeking adventure as you solve challenges and learn to survive by relying on each other.

July 13 - 17     - Time Travel

Ever wanted to time travel at the historical Bent? Now you can! Travel to the past to discover how the Pootatuck Native Americans lived on the land. Take a trip to the 1900s and learn how the Clarks spent their time exploring. Or, travel to the future, and find out what the Bent might look like 100 years from now!

July 20 - 24     - Just Add Water

Spend the morning exploring our aquatic habitats, then cool off in the afternoon by creating and playing water games.

July 27 - 31     - Wild Jobs Week!

Spend the week getting your hands dirty and learning what it takes to have a wild job! Enjoy learning from field professionals as they share many different types of environmental jobs.

August 3 - 7     - Hogwarts @ Audubon

Ever dream of attending a school like Hogwarts? At Hogwarts @ Audubon, campers will try their hand at classes including "Herbology," "Care of Magical Creatures," and "Potions." Suitable even for muggles, this camp will connect campers to the natural world with a literary twist.

August 10 – 14     - Twilight Explorers

*4 to 9 p.m.* Some animals are most active when the sun goes down. Venture into the twilight with us to meet bats, owls, and beavers! Campfires, stargazing, and twilight hikes make this a magical week.

EcoDiscoverers Camp Information

Tuition for EcoDiscoverers camp sessions is $300 per camper per week for registrations made by May 1, 2020, and $325 per camper per week for registrations made after May 1, 2020.

With the exception of the Child vs. Wild session that takes place the week of July 4th, which is $255 for registration by May 1, 2020, and $280 after May 1, 2020.

This year we are offering Bent of the River Audubon Center Water Bottles and Hats to our campers for a $15 donation.

EcoDiscoverersCamp Hours & Length: Camp sessions last one week, Monday - Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. With the exception of the Child vs. Wild session that takes place the week of July 4th, and will run Monday - Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Twilight Explorers week runs Monday - Friday from 4 to 9 p.m.

Camp Registration:Registration opens February 1, 2020. Select here to register. Camp spots will be reserved only after a completed registration packet and tuition are received (payable online, mailed, or dropped off at the Bent of the River Audubon Center office). Thanks to charitable donations from community members and Wild Birds Unlimited, scholarships are available for students in need to attend this year's Audubon Summer Day Camp. Review the Scholarship application for more information.

For more camp information, email bentoftheriver@audubon.org or call 203-405-9113.

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