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1600 Spring Valley Road | Ossining, NY | 914-762-2912 | teatown.org


Come Out and Play... In Nature's Backyard
 

Teatown’s Natural Science Summer Day Camp 2014 is jam-packed with adventure, discovery and hands-on fun in the out-of-doors. We’re catching frogs, collecting bugs, climbing rocks and exploring natural habitats all summer long! Teatown Camp brings kids outside to learn about and explore the natural world in four two-week sessions that provide age-specific activities to encourage the spirit of discovery. Each session includes exploration and creative play that fosters childrens’ innate curiosity while teaching ecology and stewardship in Teatown’s abundant meadows, forests, lake and streams.

CAMP MISSION
Our mission at Teatown’s Natural Science Summer Day Camp is to provide a safe, non-competitive summer haven where kids can be kids, learn by exploring, discover new things about themselves, each other and the earth, and develop friendships and respect for all living things.

 

Our camp program has three goals:

  • To instill appreciation and understanding of nature
  • To develop a sense of place and belonging
  • To foster a sense of personal and civic environmental responsibility

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Returning camper registration starts January 6. Registration for members with first time campers starts February 11. Registration for non-members with first time camper starts March 11.

Registration can be done online or by downloading and sending camp forms to Millie Dellaquila, Teatown Lake Reservation, 1600 Spring Valley Road, Ossining, NY 10562.

 

SESSIONS & THEMES
Session I    June 30 –July 11        Animal Antics, Forces of Nature
                                                  (camp will not be in session July 4th)

 

Session II   July 14 – 25              Strive to Survive, Come to Your Senses

 

Session III   July 28 – August 8   Rhythms of Life, Eat or Be Eaten

 

Session IV   August 11 – 22         No Place Like Home, Planet Patrol

 


SUMMER CAMP GROUPS

 

Discoverers  (4-5 year olds)
For children age 4 or those entering Kindergarten 
Wake up the senses of the “budding” naturalist in this introductory camp experience. Stories, songs, simple crafts, hands-on discoveries and imaginary play all combine to open up the world of small wonders for the youngest campers.
Half Day: 9:00 am—12:00 pm
Full Day: 9:00 am- 3:00 pm

 

Trekkers (6-7 year olds)
For children entering 1st & 2nd grade  
Trekkers enjoy habitat explorations by seeing and doing. Mini-experiments, inquiry-based interactions and nature crafts along with creative play and hikes encourage camper’s natural curiosity.
Half Day: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Full Day: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

 

Bushmasters at Teatown (8-9 year olds)
For children entering 3rd & 4th grade 
The spirit of discovery kicks into high gear for 8 and 9 year olds. Campers learn about the delicate balance in the great web of life by exploring, playing games, and participating in mini-projects on sustainability, habitats, food webs, and wildlife stewardship.
9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Earth Stewards (8-12 year olds)
For children entering 3rd--7th grade
Session 2 and 3

Cliffdale’s fields, forest and wetlands are the base for Field Station Teatown! Campers engage in field investigations, mini-experiments and wildlife conservation techniques to build their knowledge of ecology and natural history. Campers are bused from the Lakeside Parking Lot to Cliffdale.
9:00 am- 3:00 pm

 

 

Cliffdale Nature Girls (8-12 year olds)
For girls entering 3rd—7th grade
Session 1 and 4
This program focuses on encouraging girls to get out and truly be ‘wild women’. In addition to the classic Teatown experience, Nature Girls focus on cooperation, self confidence, and leadership skills as they follow in the footsteps of Jane Goodall and other great Nature Girls. Children are bused from the Lakeside Parking Lot to Cliffdale each day. 
9:00 am – 3:00 pm

 

Junior Naturalists (10-12 year olds)
For children entering 5th, 6th & 7th grade
Action-packed days of hiking, climbing and field excursions create a memorable experience for Junior Naturalists.  By participating in conservation efforts such as invasive pulls, habitat surveys and more, Junior Naturalists are encouraged through knowledge and investigations to care about  our region’s flora and fauna.
9:00 am – 3:00 pm

 

Explorers (13 & 14 year olds)
For children entering 8th & 9th grade 
Designed for active teens, this challenging adventure camp travels off-site daily to discover new places and learn about biological diversity and local ecosystems.  Past trips have included explorations of rocky mountaintops, salt and freshwater marshes, and visits to local zoos, wildlife preserves, and state parks.
9:00 am – 3:00 pm


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Teatown’s Natural Science Summer Day Camp 2014 is jam-packed with adventure, discovery, and hands-on fun in the out-of-doors. We’re catching frogs, collecting bugs, climbing rocks, and exploring natural habitats all summer long! Teatown Camp brings kids outside to learn about and explore the natural world in four 2-week sessions that provide age-specific activities to encourage the spirit of discovery. Each session includes exploration and creative play that fosters childrens’ innate curiosity while teaching ecology and stewardship in Teatown’s abundant meadows, forests, lakes, and streams.





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