Audubon Summer Day Camp 2023
Registration to open February 1, 2023
Campers at Bent of the River’s Audubon Summer Day Camp explore nature in a fun, safe environment within the 700 acres of our nature sanctuary. Audubon camp fosters curiosity through outdoor exploration that helps campers develop an understanding of the natural world. These unique experiences and adventures can grow into a lifelong appreciation for our environment.
Our camp days are filled with a variety of activities—including hiking, brook walks, river exploration, crafts, nature-themed games, live animal interactions, and birding. For the safety of our campers, families, and staff, we strictly follow the latest COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Our staff is selected for their experience and skills working with youth in environmental education and for their interest in local ecology and natural history. All staff must pass background checks and are required to hold current CPR and First Aid certifications, making camp a safe place to learn about and experience nature. Our staff has helping hands each week from our Leaders in Training, experienced campers gaining skills in environmental education leadership.
Camp Age Groups: Camp groups are arranged by grade. Naturalists are campers entering grades 1 - 4 in Fall 2023 and EcoDiscoverers are campers entering grades 5 - 8.
Camp Hours & Length: Most camp sessions last one week, Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. *The Twilight Explorers week offered for EcoDiscoverers runs from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Camp Registration: Registration opens February 1, 2023. Camp spots will be reserved only after registration is completed and tuition is received.
Pricing: Tuition is $350 per camper per week.
Cancellation and Refund Policy: Payment (minus 20%) will be refunded for cancellations received at least two weeks prior to the first day of camp to be attended. If Audubon must cancel a session, you will receive a full refund for that session only. No refunds will be given for cancellations made within two weeks of camp.
Audubon Summer Day Camp Perks: Parents will receive a link to pictures taken throughout the camp week. Your camper can use the pictures to talk more about all the fun things they did at nature camp.
Looking to gear up in Audubon style? Bent of the River Audubon Center Water Bottles and hats are available with a $15.00 donation. Email email@example.com or call 203-405-9113 to arrange to pick up your gear when dropping off or picking up your camper.
2023 Audubon Summer Day Camp - Dates & Offerings
|June 26 - 30||July 24 - 28|
|July 3 - 7||July 31 - August 4|
|July 10 - 14||August 7 - 11|
|July 17- 21||August 14 - 18|
Campers entering Grades 1 - 4, join us for up to 6 weeks of summer day camp fun. Learn about and enjoy different nature themes each week, including "Busy as Beavers" and "Nature Ninjas."
Campers entering Grades 5 - 8, join us for up to 6 weeks of summer camp fun. Learn about and enjoy different nature themes each week, including a week with twilight hikes.
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