Summer Nature Camp Overview

We are excited to welcome new and returning kids for summer nature camp! Our goal is to send campers home content, tired, probably dirty and definitely nature centered! Our eleven weeks of camp each have a different natural history theme that helps focus the fun and key the interest of the campers. We also have Specialty Camps that expand on the week’s theme and Collaborative Camps that connect with other organizations in Mystic.

Classic Camps

Shared Camps

Trails & Sails/MSM
Week 6 (July 17-21)

ART Gone Wild/MMOA
Week 3 (June 26-30)

ART Gone Wild/MMOA
Week 8 (July 31- Aug 4)

ART Gone Wild/MMOA
Week 10 (Aug 14-18)

Specialty Camps

Survival Skills -Knot tying

Week 2 (June 19-23) 

Survival Skills- Fire
Week 3 (June 26-30) 

Survival Skills-Whittling
Week 4 (July 5-7)

Adventuring Through the Landscape
Week 5 (July 10-14)

Fish Camp
Week 6 (July 17-21)

Adobe Arts
Week 7 (July 24-28)

Tree Trails
Week 7 (July 24-28)

Survival Skills- Tool Making
Week 8 (July 31-Aug 4)

Counselors in Training
Week 9 (Aug 7-11)

Week 9 (Aug 7-11)

Giving Back with the Giving Garden
Week 10 (Aug 14-18)

If your child needs medication administered during the day, the medication form must be completed by their doctor and submitted to the camp director by May 1.

If your child has a specific physical, emotional and/or learning difficulty our staff should know about, please complete this form and return to the camp director by May 1.

Medical forms are due to the camp director by May 1. Physical exam and immunizations must be within the last three years.

Drop Off & Pick Up

Each day you’ll drop off and pick up your campers at the Nature Center on 109 Pequotsepos Road.

Monday mornings, the first day of the camp week, will begin under the front porch at your check-in time. Then, from Tuesday through Friday, parents will check campers in at their designated home base, where counselors will greet you.

Camp drop-off and pick-up times are assigned according to the camper’s last name, staggered between 8:30am – 9am in the morning and  3:30pm – 4pm in the afternoon.

If you need to request an adjusted drop-off or pick-up time, please contact Camp Director Jess Morris at [email protected] or speak to a counselor.

  • Last names A-H: 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
  • Last names I-Q: 8:45 am – 3:45 pm
  • Last names R-Z: 9 am – 4 pm

The camp day ends by 4 pm each day. If you need an extended day of activities and care for your child in summer, we invite you to learn more about our Neighbors & Nature program, which provides care between 7 am and 6 pm Monday through Friday in summer, as well as before school and after school during the school year.