Programs

EcoDiscoverers

2019 Audubon Camp for Grades 5 - 6 and 7 - 8

Registration Opens March 15, 2019

Tuition is $290 per camper per week, unless otherwise noted.

This year we are offering Bent of the River Audubon Center Water Bottles and Hats to our campers for a $15.00 donation.

June 24-28             - Call of the Wild

Learn how animals communicate with their sounds, feathers, and fur by using recording units or an iPad to hear and identify animals.

July 1,2, 3, & 5       - Fantastic Beasts of the Bent

Discover the shady secrets of the Bent's forest. Hammerhead worms, Sphinx Moths, and other creatures so unusual they're odd enough to be studied in the Care of Magical Creatures' class. (Tuition $230.00)

July 8-12                   - Survivor Camp

Find out how to survive in the great outdoors! Learn how to make shelters, cook an outdoor meal, use maps and compasses, stay dry, and have fun with nature. Put your skills to use at a Bent of the River campout where you will cook dinner over the campfire, enjoy a night hike, and sleep in tents. This session includes an overnight on Thursday. (Tuition = $350.00, includes staff and supplies for overnight activities)

July 15-19                  - CSI- Critter Scene Investigation

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

July 22-26                  - Just Add Water

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

July 29- August 2      - Wildlife Watchers

Be a community scientist and report your finds to eBird, iNaturalist, and Yardmap like scientists around the world. Last year's camp recorded over 300 species.

August 5-9               - 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 even "Potions." Suitable even for muggles, this camp will connect campers to the natural world with a literary twist.

August 12 – 16      - Twilight Explorers

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.

Camp Hours & Length: Most camp sessions last one week, Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. *The Twilight Investigation week offered for EcoDiscoverers runs from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. (EcoDiscoverers may participate during our Day Camp from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. during Twilight Investigations).

Camp Registration: Registration begins March 15, 2019. 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). Tuition is $290 per camper per week, unless otherwise noted. *Scholarships available.

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

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