Register for CEED Nature Adventure Summer Camp 

Register for CEED Nature Adventure Summer Camp 

Still Time to Sign Up for Camp

Still Time to Sign Up for Camp

Still Time to Sign Up for Camp

Adventure Awaits!

It is still possible to register for any or all of CEED’s Summer Nature Adventure Camp weeks 4-8, July 24 through August 25. Weeks two and three were maxed out, however, so if you want to ensure that your child has a spot in this outdoor adventure, including kayaking, don’t delay.  Use the button below, or email info@ceedli.org if you have questions.

We’re almost halfway through the summer, but there’s still time …

Kayaks and Beach Day

One of the wonderful advantages of our merger with the Carmans  CEED Nature Adventure Camp is that we’ll be including kayaking on the Carmans River. Add that to Beach Day in weeks 2-4, Farm and Nature camp during weeks 5 and 6, and a Science and Engineering focus in weeks 7 and 8, and it’s clear there is something to make every child fall in love with nature and being outdoors. Camp begins on July 3rd, and goes all the way through August 25th.

Here are three short videos that show what CEED’s summer camp is like:

No matter which week you choose, you can count on your child coming home tired, maybe a little dirty, and full of stories about the wonders of nature. Many weeks book completely, so don’t delay.

  • If you would like to help sponsor a child who couldn’t otherwise afford this program, email info@ceedli.org. And thank you!
  • As sessions fill, you can be added to our waiting list by calling 631-803-6780 or emailing info@ceedli.org.
  • We are also offering aftercare from 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. for families who need that. Email info@ceedli.org for more information.
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Aishling Forest School has spots for 2023-2024!

Aishling Forest School has spots for 2023-2024!

Aishling Forest School has spots for 2023-2024!

The Aishling Forest School is one of CEED’s closest collaborators. We highly recommend this outstanding forest school, which holds its programs on the CEED campus at the Washington Lodge.

Forest Schools nurture the seeds of connection that are in every person from birth: connection to self, others, nature and ancestral skills and knowledge. Our school is based more on the process of learning than it is on the content – more on the how than the what. This means that genuine forest school practice steps boldly out of the shadow and limitation of planned activities and ventures collaboratively into the realms of the unplanned, unexpected, and ultimately unlimited.

Aishling Forest School learners are encouraged to see, feel, taste, smell and hear nature. Outside the confines of four walls, without the distractions of electronic devices and excessive supervision, learners can move, explore and discover at their own pace, connecting to the natural world.

Forest School allows children to enjoy the benefits of an alternative pathway that focuses on:

  • Nature as the greatest teacher and classroom
  • Risky-play and conflict management
  • 100% nature immersion in varying weather
  • Child-led and holistic learning
  • Play, play and more play (underpinned by the latest pediatric neuroscience research)
  • Celebrating each child exactly as they are
  • Creating future Earth stewards
  • Experienced Forest School practitioners

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How to Speak Insect

How to Speak Insect

How to Speak Insect

SUNDAY, MAY 7, 2023 AT 10 AM – 12 PM

How to Speak Insect, with NatGeo’s Dr. Gabby Wild

For children ages 4-12, join us for another day of fun with Dr. Gabby Wild! On May 7th at 10:00 a.m. What are those bees talking about? What does it mean when butterflies fly around each other? Spark your child’s love of insects by hearing about Dr. Wild’s wild adventures and encounters. After that, children will explore stations including a nature walk looking for insects, planting a flower to attract butterflies, helping build CEED’s bee house and more! Come experience, discover, and learn more about insects.

All proceeds benefit CEED and the D. Gabby Wild Foundation

Purchase a ticket and a signed copy of “How to Speak Animal” by Gabby Wild at a discounted rate!

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Nature Adventure Camp News

Nature Adventure Camp News

Kayaks and Beach Day

One of the wonderful advantages of our merger with the Carmans  CEED Nature Adventure Camp is that we’ll be including kayaking on the Carmans River. Add that to Beach Day in weeks 2-4, Farm and Nature camp during weeks 5 and 6, and a Science and Engineering focus in weeks 7 and 8, and it’s clear there is something to make every child fall in love with nature and being outdoors. Camp begins on July 3rd, and goes all the way through August 25th.

Here are three short videos that show what CEED’s summer camp is like:

No matter which week you choose, you can count on your child coming home tired, maybe a little dirty, and full of stories about the wonders of nature. Many weeks book completely, so don’t delay.

  • If you would like to help sponsor a child who couldn’t otherwise afford this program, email info@ceedli.org. And thank you!
  • As sessions fill, you can be added to our waiting list by calling 631-803-6780 or emailing info@ceedli.org.
  • We are also offering aftercare from 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. for families who need that. Email info@ceedli.org for more information.
Anyone can volunteer. Even you!

CEED Nature Adventure Camp 2023

CEED Nature Adventure Camp 2023

CEED Nature Adventure Camp 2023

CEED Nature Adventure Camp – 8 Weeks July 3rd – August 25th

For children entering grades Kindergarten-7th Grade in September 2023 

(for Teens, see our Leadership Program)

CEED Nature Adventure Camp is expanding again! Your child can now attend for one week or eight weeks, from July 3 through August 25. This spring, we welcomed Bob Polcha to the CEED team as Camp Director.  Bob has decades of experience running summer camps in our community.

The first four weeks in July will be at Post Morrow Foundation’s property on Bay Road in Brookhaven, where children will explore Beaver Dam Creek, Bellport Bay, the estuary, and surrounding woodlands.

Beach Day! New this year.  Weeks 2-4 will include Beach day at Smith’s Point County Park on Fridays!

Farm and Nature. During weeks 5 and 6, we will be exploring Mama Farm and CEED’s Washington Lodge preserve.  Your child will not only experience nature these weeks at CEED, but will also learn what it’s like to live on a farm.

Science and Engineering.  Also new this year, weeks 7 and 8 will be all about nature-related science and engineering at CEED.  Children will be using our natural environment as a laboratory.  Science and engineering are happening all around us, not just in the classroom.  We might build a fishing pole with a paperclip and dental floss or look at plankton through a microscope. Your child will look at the natural world in a fun and exciting new way after this experience!

No matter which week you choose, you can count on your child coming home tired, maybe a little dirty, and full of stories about the wonders of nature. Many weeks book completely, so don’t delay.

  • If you would like to help sponsor a child who couldn’t otherwise afford this program, email info@ceedli.org. And thank you!
  • As sessions fill, you can be added to our waiting list by calling 631-803-6780 or emailing info@ceedli.org.
  • We are also offering aftercare from 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. for families who need that. Email info@ceedli.org for more information.
“Over every mountain there is a path, although it may not be seen from the valley.” Theodore Roethke

Our goal at CEED is to help your children climb that mountain!

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How to Speak Reptile

How to Speak Reptile

How to Speak Reptile

SUNDAY, APRIL 16, 2023 AT 10 AM – 12 PM

How to Speak Reptile, with NatGeo’s Dr. Gabby Wild

Join National Geographic’s Dr. Gabby Wild to learn how reptiles communicate with each other and other animals.

For children ages 4-12, join us for another day of fun with Dr. Gabby Wild! How do snakes communicate? What does it mean when a bearded dragon puffs his face? Spark your child’s love of reptiles, by hearing about Dr. Wild’s and Ranger Eric’s wild adventures and encounters. After that, children will explore stations including live reptiles and camouflage activities and to experience, discover, and learn more about reptiles.

All proceeds benefit CEED and the D. Gabby Wild Foundation

Purchase a ticket and a signed copy of “How to Speak Animal” by Gabby Wild at a discounted rate!

The last two events with Dr. Gabby Wild closed out, so register early to ensure admission!

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