Programs

Naturalists

2020 Audubon Summer Day Camp for Grades 1 - 2 and 3 - 4

Registration Opens February 1, 2020

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June 22 - 26     - Wild Chorus

Do you hear the sounds of nature? Listen to bird songs, frog calls, and the wind in the trees. Discover and learn animal voices and make nature sounds of your own.

June 29 - July 2     - Nature Ninja

Come practice the art of camouflage and close observation. Learn how to be calm, quiet, and prepared—as we discover how to be one with nature. (Tuition = $260 with registration by May 1 and $280 after May 1)

July 6 - 10      - Busy as Beavers

Let’s get busy! Spend this jam-packed week building dams, nests, and other shelters. Explore as many locations as we can find. Discover the many ways the animals at the Bent stay busy year-round.

July 13 -17     - Animals Assemble!

The creatures at the Bent have abilities so amazing, some might call them “superpowers.” Have fun learning about these powerful animals, as we adapt to acquire some of their abilities too.

July 20 - 24     - Wet & Wild

Join us for a splashing good time! Slosh through our Pomperaug River, dip in our vernal pool, and explore Crayfish Alley.

July 27 – 31     Bioblitz

Spend the week “blitzing” our 700-acre wildlife sanctuary, as we record every species that we can find! What creatures will you discover?

August 3 - 7     Nature Detectives

Explore the forest floor and look for interesting items that have fallen from trees and plants. Can you find colorful leaves, fluffy feathers, and clues of animal evidence? Make a nature bracelet with some of the treasures you find.

August 10 - 14     - Adventure-land

Join us for one last summer adventure, from water games to fort building, wetland traversing to log flipping! Try all of the Bent's favorite activities in one fun-filled week.

Naturalists Camp Information

Tuition for Naturalists 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 Nature Ninja session that takes place the week of July 4th, which is $260 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.

Naturalists Camp Hours & Length: Camp sessions last one week, Monday - Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. With the exception of Nature Ninja session that takes place the week of July 4th, and will run Monday - Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Camp Registration: Registration opens February 1, 2020. Select here to registerCamp 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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