Summer Nature Camp Week 3

June 24 – June 28

Theme: Surviving in the Wild

In addition to classic nature camp activities, Surviving the Wild campers learn survival skills such as fire building, tracking and shelter construction techniques.

For all the details about what your child needs for camp, camp forms and our Summer Camp FAQs, click here!

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. 

Eagles (Ages 4-6)

Half Day 

9 am – 1 pm

Members: $200, Nonmembers: $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 -4pm)

Members: $310, Nonmembers: $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 -4pm)
Members: $310, Nonmembers: $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

Exploring CT’s Trails

Adventurers
(Ages 13-15)

Discover how nature and humans shape the land during your adventures this week! From beaver dams to human dams, and glaciers to stone foundations, campers learn how our natural landscape has changed through time. For two days of the week, our group will travel in southeastern Connecticut to explore, hike and discover. Campers must be comfortable spending the entire day in the field, hiking, carrying backpacks and being away from buildings and bathrooms.   

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: $365, Nonmembers: $420

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 3 – June 24 – 28

Investigators (Ages 7 & 8)

June 24 @ 9:00 am - June 28 @ 4:00 pm

Art Gone Wild (Ages 8-12)

June 24 @ 9:00 am - June 28 @ 4:00 pm

Eagles (Ages 4-6)

June 24 @ 9:00 am - June 28 @ 1:00 pm

Explorers (Ages 9 & 10)

June 24 @ 9:00 am - June 28 @ 4:00 pm