CT Audubon registering for Nature's Classroom summer camp

Summer camp can be the highlight of a child’s summer. It’s a time to explore, grow in independence and create life-long memories in a unique environment. For many years, Connecticut Audubon Society’s Summer Camp programs have delighted children with the chance to experience the joys of learning in nature’s classroom.

From June through August, campers age 4 through 14 may attend one or more week-long programs designed to present science and nature-based topics in a fun, informative way. In full- or half-day sessions, experienced staff take full advantage of the Larsen Wildlife Sanctuary and facilities to inspire children to develop a connection to, and appreciation, for the natural world.

Campers explore woods, marshes, ponds and streams to investigate nature’s riddles, learn about habitats, develop outdoor skills, and meet live animals up close. A sampling of offerings for preschoolers include: “Jeepers, Creepers, What’s That?,” “Slink, Slither and Hop,” “Beetles to Butterflies,” and “Fantasy Fairy Forest.” Campers who completed kindergarten through grade 5 can choose “Wacky Wetlands,” “Geology Rocks,” “Wilderness Skills,” and “Muck it Up!” among others.

Exceptional enrichment programing is available to students who completed grades 6-8. These Junior Science Lab sessions offer advanced inquiry and hands-on experimentation. “Bits and Bones: Forensic Science” teaches campers about crime scene investigation. “Zoology: Biology Dissection” includes opportunities to dissect a frog, grasshopper, worm and starfish. “Fun-Omenal Physics” gives future mechanical engineers the chance to explore the science and design of motion and create a simple machine.

Camp sessions are led by teacher-naturalist and college-educated staff with experience in education and/or science. Counselors and Junior Volunteers provide additional support. Staff trained in First Aid, CPR, and Epi-Pen is present. Our high staff-to-camper ratio ensures all campers have a safe, fun, and educational camp experience. Half- and full-day sessions include a daily “Lunch Bunch” option.

For more information call 203-259-6305, ext. 109. Visit ctaudubon.org/center-at-fairfield to download a camp brochure or to register.

Summer camp in nature’s classroom offers fun and unique learning experiences for children of all ages at Connecticut Audubon Society’s Center at Fairfield.

Summer camp in nature’s classroom offers fun and unique learning experiences for children of all ages at Connecticut Audubon Society’s Center at Fairfield.

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