Kids Country Day Camp Launches Summer Quest Program to Teach Campers About the Environment

Kids Country Day Camp Launches Summer Quest Program to Teach Campers About the Environment

Kids Country Day Camp, based in Mount Sinai, is launching a new Summer Quest program this summer designed to teach children about the planet and its natural environment. The program runs for eight weeks and  kicks off on the the first day of camp, June 25. Each week will have a different theme dedicated to a specific region or biome, including Antartica, Australia and the Amazon rainforest. Children will participate in fun games and activities that offer an introduction to these and other geographical areas.

“The kids need to have fun every single day, but we want to sneak in without them knowing it an educational element so that they're getting more than just playing and enjoying the summer, they're also learning,” says Todd Shaw, owner of the camp.

One highlight of the program will take place during Amazon Adventure week, when children will have a chance to meet wild animals native to South America, courtesy of Long Island animal expert and TV personality, Nature Nick.

“They're going to get up close and personal with anything from monkeys and anteaters to a variety of reptiles and birds,” Shaw says.

Other activities planned for Amazon Adventure week include kids' Zumba, the popular Latin dance and fitness program, as well as jungle-themed games and crafts. The other Summer Quest weekly themes are Outback Journey, American Odyssey, Space Station Vacation, Hunt for Atlantis, Destination Antarctica, Survivor!, and Campers of the Caribbean.

Summer camp, including the Summer Quest program, is for children ages 5 to 12.  The camp is affiliated with Kids of Mount Sinai, a year-round education center that includes a preschool for toddlers, infant care and before- and after-care programs for school-age children.

Kids Country Day Camp was founded in 2004. Located on 10 acres, the campus has both indoor and outdoor recreation areas, athletic fields, sports courts, playgrounds and water-activity areas.

Registration for camp is open. More information is available on the Kids Country Day Camp website.

Image: Children can participate in a variety of outdoor activities at Kids Country Day Camp
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