2020 Nature Camp is ON and Only a Few Spots Are Left!

Jun 24, 2020 | Community Programs, Nature Center

We are ecstatic to announce that CEED’s 2020 Summer Nature Experience is happening! New York State gave the approval for in-person summer day camps to run with safety precautions in place. We have put together comprehensive COVID-19 protocols to help keep participants, staff and volunteers safe. A quick guide to CEED’s COVID-19 protocols for the 2020 Summer Nature Experience can be found here.

The program runs the last 3 weeks in July at the beautiful grounds of Post Morrow Foundation in Brookhaven, with full day and half day options. 

But spots in the program are going fast! Some sessions/time slots are already full, but we do also have a waiting list.  Last year’s Summer Nature Experience program was an enormous success. We are busy putting the final touches on this year’s amazing nature experience, led by our own Ranger Eric and his team of dynamic instructors and counselors.

 Our summer program, offered to children entering grades 2-7, is geared for nature discovery and exploration, and will be challenging, fun, engaging, inspiring and full of nature-based activities. After spending so much time indoors this spring, our community’s children will need the enriching experience of discovering the natural world more than ever this summer. When you register your kids today, you’ll make sure they can get that full experience. Kids will:

  • Discover the small critters in our world: earthworms, slugs, insects
  • Learn the differences between amphibians, reptiles, birds & mammals
  • 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 local ecosystem through cool science experiments
  • Discover how plants and animals live and work together
  • Plant seeds & watching them grow
  • Use a microscope to investigate our teeny-tiny plant & animal world

…and so much more!!

Parents whose children took part in last year’s Summer Nature Experience routinely reported that their kids returned home each day a little dirty, the good kind of tired, and full of stories about their adventures and discoveries with the animals, creatures and plants they encountered. They learned a lot about science and how our natural world works.

Here’s what a few parents had to say:

“Every day was a new experience filled with adventure and exploration. The two week program gave Savannah the nature experience that no other summer camps were able to offer! The three E’s…EDUCATED, ENGAGED & EXCITED to LEARN. Thank you CEED for making this the highlight of Savannah’s summer! .”

“The CEED camp was a wonderful experience for my son — it enhanced his interest in nature, and he was introduced to new and different animals and creatures of all sorts. Really a great ‘down to earth’ experience for kids that created lasting memories and interests. Thank you!”

“Emma loved the hands-on experience and the ability to be free to explore nature with great supervision.”

Remember, there are only a few spots left, so sign your child(ren) up today!

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