Summer Nature Camp Week 10

August 12 – August 16

Theme: Superb Senses

In addition to classic nature camp activities, campers this week focus on the five senses and how they are used to perceive the world. Eyes of a hawk, ears of a bat and nose of a fox, for starters! Campers explore the skies, dig in the dirt, search through the meadow and listen to the sounds of the forest with an active menu of exploration. All animals have their own special sensory super powers, and so do you! It’s amazing what you can learn when you hone the powers of observation.

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Classic Camps

Join us at the Nature Center for a week of outdoor fun! Each morning we’ll start off with free play as campers arrive and check in. Throughout the day, campers will hike, have live animal encounters and participate in games and activities that relate to the theme of the week. Please provide a morning snack, non-perishable lunch, water bottle and change of clothes. Sturdy shoes that can get wet and muddy are essential at camp! No crocs or flip flops.

Eagles (Ages 4-6)

Half Day

9 am – 1 pm

Members: $200, Non-members: $235

Rangers (Ages 5 & 6)

Full Day

Staggered drop off and pick up times according to camper’s last name:
(A-H 8:30 am – 3:30 pm),
(I-Q 8:45 am – 3:45 pm),
(R-Z 9 am – 4 pm)

Members: $310, Non-members: $365

Investigators (Ages 7 & 8)

Full Day 

Staggered drop off and pick up times according to camper’s last name:
(A-H 8:30 am – 3:30 pm),
(I-Q 8:45 am – 3:45 pm),
(R-Z 9 am –4 pm)
Members: $310, Non-members: $365

Explorers (Ages 9 & 10)

Full Day 

Staggered drop off and pick up times according to camper’s last name:
(A-H 8:30 am – 3:30 pm),
(I-Q 8:45 am – 3:45 pm),
(R-Z 9 am -4pm)
Members: $310, Nonmembers: $365

Specialty Camp

Animal Care Camp

Adventurers (Ages 13-15)

Does your camper love caring for animals? This week is for them! Animal Care campers are hands-on working with our resident animals. Activities include cleaning and setting up tanks, feeding and providing enrichment activities for our resident animals. Campers also learn about the care of wild animals in our rescue and rehabilitation program. Campers alternate animal care opportunities with hikes, games and other nature camp activities. 

Full Day 

Staggered drop off and pick up times according to camper’s last name

(A-H 8:30 am – 3:30 pm),
(I-Q 8:45 am – 3:45 pm),
(R-Z 9 am -4pm)
Members: $310, Nonmembers: $365

Shared Camp

Art Gone Wild (Ages 8-12)

With Mystic Museum Of Art
Full Day 9am-4pm

M,W,F @ DPNC

T,Th @ MMOA

$350 members/ $415 Non Members *May be a member of either organization.

Explore and create in this cooperative camp opportunity that will bring out the nature-loving artist in your child. This shared camp between the Mystic Museum of Art (MMOA) and DPNC will use the natural landscape of the grounds and it’s animal residents as inspiration for constructing sculptures, textiles, sketches, paintings and more! Discover the wonderful sounds, patterns, colors and rhythms of animals and how that can be translated into art. Get ready to go wild for animals and art!

Summer Camp Week 10 – August 12 – 16

Investigators (Ages 7 & 8)

August 12 @ 9:00 am - August 16 @ 4:00 pm

Art Gone Wild (Ages 8-12)

August 12 @ 9:00 am - August 16 @ 4:00 pm

Eagles (Ages 4-6)

August 12 @ 9:00 am - August 16 @ 1:00 pm

Explorers (Ages 9 & 10)

August 12 @ 9:00 am - August 16 @ 4:00 pm