SUMMER NATURE EXPERIENCE
Sign up for Summer 2020!
The CEED Summer Nature Experience is a week-long nature program that engages children grades two to seven in hands-on learning, play and discovery in the great outdoors!
Led by our very own Ranger Eric Powers and his experienced and enthusiastic team, kids that attend the Summer Nature Experience will:
• Discover the small critters in our world: earthworms, slugs, insects
• Learn the differences between amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals
• Dissect a fish
• Meet & greet live animals
• Search for signs of wildlife in our environment, and maintain live animals in a marine tank and a vivarium!
• Learn about our Long Island ecosystem through cool science experiments
• Discover how plants and animals live and work together
• Plant seeds & watch them grow
• Use a microscope to investigate our teeny-tiny plant & animal world
…and so much more!!
All you need to know.
Registration Deadline: June 15th 2020
Session One: July 13-17
Session Two: July 20-24
Session Three: July 27-31
Full Day: 9am – 3:30pm
Half Day AM: 9am – 12:00pm
Half Day PM: 12:30pm – 3:30pm
Half Day (AM or PM)
*includes one free camp t-shirt per session registered
$20 sibling/multi-week discount
A little bit about the Post-Morrow Foundation…
We are partnering with our good friends at the Post-Morrow Foundation to offer this immersive nature experience at Post-Morrow’s beautiful Bay Road property: the Morrow Homestead. Situated along picturesque Beaver Dam Creek, the property boasts fields and forests, a newly constructed boardwalk, the charming Annex building and 4,000 feet of natural trails teaming with exploration opportunities! For more information about Post-Morrow Foundation visit http://www.postmorrow.org
Bring a backpack, water bottle, towel and bag lunch (Full Day ONLY for lunch). Wear sunscreen, insect repellent and clothes suitable for outdoor exploration. We do get dirty! “Mud Day” and “Beach Day” will require a change of clothes. CEED Summer Nature Experience is rain or shine. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 631-803-6780 for any questions.
Please register for the CEED Summer Nature Experience using the online form below. Once you have registered, you will be redirected to a page with more information about completing the mandatory Health Form and other details about camp.
If you prefer to register via email or snail mail, please download the Summer Nature Experience Registration and Health Form (two separate PDFs). A completed Registration, payment and a Health Form for each child registered must be submitted for the Summer Nature Experience registration to be considered complete. All completed forms can be emailed to email@example.com, and/or forms and check payment (check made out to CEED) can be mailed to: CEED Summer Nature Experience, PO Box 295, Brookhaven, NY 11719. Please write your child(ren)’s name(s) in the memo of the check. For questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (631) 803-6780.
Below is the copy for a second web page that parents get redirected to after completing the online registration (including payment).
Congratulations on successfully registering your child(ren) in the
CEED Summer Nature Experience 2020!
Our summer program is geared for nature discovery and exploration, and will be challenging, fun, engaging, inspiring and full of nature-based activities. Your child(ren) will have an amazing nature experience!!
As a reminder, the program will be held on the grounds of Post Morrow Foundation at 16 Bay Road, Brookhaven Hamlet. The grounds include many acres of trails and boardwalk through forest and marsh along Beaver Dam Creek, plus an indoor classroom space in case of inclement weather and for special projects.
Here’s what you need to know to complete your registration and be prepared for the first day:
Please download, complete and return the 2020 Summer Nature Experience Health Form (PDF) for each child registered. NO CHILD WILL BE ALLOWED TO ATTEND THE CEED SUMMER NATURE EXPERIENCE WITHOUT A COMPLETED HEALTH FORM ON FILE. Please note that your CHILD(REN)’S PHYSICIAN MUST COMPLETE AND SIGN THE HEALTH FORM for it to be considered complete. Immunization records can be attached to the form.
Completed Health Forms must be received no later than 2 weeks before the start of the program session. A $25 late processing fee is applied if the Health Form is submitted less than 2 weeks prior to the camp session. Please email completed forms to email@example.com or mail to: CEED Summer Nature Experience, PO Box 295, Brookhaven, NY 11719
What to expect at the CEED Summer Nature Experience:
We will be outdoors A LOT, so please dress your child(ren) in clothes that can get dirty, and are comfortable and suitable for outdoor exploration in current weather conditions. Sneakers or closed toed sandals or water shoes are strongly recommended. Please avoid flip flops and Crocs.
Your child(ren) should bring a backpack each day with the following suggested items:
- Lunch (for children staying for FULL DAY only)
- Water bottle and snacks (peanut and tree nut-free only, please): we can’t stress enough how important packing water and snacks are for the safety, comfort and happiness of your child(ren)!
- Sunscreen (please apply before camp and bring extra to re-apply)
- Insect repellant
- Hat and/or sunglasses
- Towel (sometimes we get wet!)
- Change of clothes (especially for Mud Day!)
- Medications/epi-pen/inhaler (if applicable, with instructions and permissions provided)
Drop off/Pick up:
Daily drop off and pick up runs 15 minutes before and after program start and end times, but please be courteous to our staff and make every effort to be prompt. Please contact our Program Director, Ranger Eric Powers at 631-241-0088, if you are running late. Please be sure that we have the name of every person that is authorized to pick up your child(ren). We will not release your child(ren) to anyone who does not have your prior authorization.
For Full Day only:
Please pack your child(ren) a bag lunch and snacks each day. Refrigeration will be provided. We will not be supplying any food for children due to the high number of food allergies. If another child in your session has a peanut allergy, we may require that all children attending the session eliminate all peanut products from lunches and snacks.
We look forward to meeting your child(ren) and are honored to serve as their nature guides to discover the natural world up close and personal! Be prepared for your child(ren) to come home dirty, smiling, inspired, happy and full of stories of adventure at the end of each day!
If you have any questions prior to the start of the session, please feel free to contact our office at (631) 803-6780 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. See you in July!
Ranger Eric Powers & the CEED Summer Nature Experience Staff
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