Our Summer Camp Programs

You will be re-directed to our partner site, Blue Sombrero, which is sponsored by Dick's Sporting Goods. 

Camp runs June 17 - August 16

Nestlings

Ages 3 and early 4

9 am-1 pm; $62/day


This introduction to summer camp offers different topics each day with live animals, nature walks, crafts, games, and story time. Registration is per day; come for any or all days! Groups will be limited to 8 campers with 2 counselors and additional programming from senior staff. Due to the small group size, space is very limited.Campers must turn 3 at least one month prior to the start of your camp week.

 

This is a drop off program, and campers need to bring a NUT-FREE snack and lunch, water bottle, change of clothes and be dressed to be outside each day, rain or shine. Nestlings are not eligible for the optional camp out.


*Campers must be fully potty trained and able to use the bathroom independently.*

Fledglings

PreK - Kindergarten
9 am-1 pm; $300/week

Our Fledglings camp promises a different nature theme each day. From Forest Friends to Turtle Power, each day is filled with live animals, arts and crafts, hikes, games, and other age specific activities focusing on the theme of the day. This half day program is for eligible 4's (campers must turn 4 by start of your desired camp week) and children entering Kindergarten in Fall 2019.

 

Half day campers should come with a NUT-FREE snack and lunch, re-usable water bottle, a change of clothes and be dressed to be outside each day, rain or shine. 


*Campers must be fully potty trained and able to use the bathroom independently.*

 

Scouts

Grades 1 - 2
9:30 am-3 pm; $385/week

Our full day Scouts will investigate nature themes through woodland expeditions, stream exploration, scavenger hunts, obstacle courses, wilderness games, live animals, and nature art! Children will be introduced to forest and pond habitats, food chains, local plants and animals, and animal defenses. Some themes include Animal Architects, Dirt Detectives, Spidey Senses, and Awesome Arthropods.

 

Campers should come each day dressed to be outside, rain or shine, with a change of clothes, a lunch bag that includes an ice pack, a NUT-FREE snack and lunch and a reusable water bottle.

Rangers

Grades 3 - 4

9:30 am-3 pm; $385/week

Campers will use waders to explore the wetlands and streams, look for turtles while canoeing on the pond, build forts in the forest, traverse the woodland obstacle course, play team games, and get a chance to handle our resident animals, all while gaining a deeper understanding of the ecology of our preserve. 

Campers should come each day dressed to be outside, rain or shine, with a change of clothes, a lunch bag that includes an ice pack, a NUT-FREE snack and lunch and a reusable water bottle.

Explorers

Grades 5 - 6

9:30 am-3 pm; $385/week

A typical camp week includes wildlife tracking and trail cameras, fire building and campfire cooking, lashing and nature construction, terrarium design, as well as handling and even feeding of our resident animals. Plus wading and canoeing, all while fostering a better relationship with the environment. 

Campers should come each day dressed to be outside, rain or shine, with a change of clothes, a lunch bag that includes an ice pack, a NUT-FREE snack and lunch and a reusable water bottle.

 

Summer Uncharted

*All new adventures this summer!

Grades 7 - 8

9:30 am-3 pm; $385/week

Weeks: July 22-26 & July 29-August 2

With 150-acres as our only limit, we’ll wade, hike and explore our way through each week. Be prepared to ditch your trail map and venture into our swamp! Use tracking techniques to look for wildlife beyond our trails; our discoveries will be our guide. Learn natural navigation, whittling, and use a bow drill to create fire. Get ready for an unforgettable summer outdoor adventure!

Campers should come each day dressed to be outside, rain or shine, with a change of clothes, a lunch bag that includes an ice pack, a NUT-FREE snack and lunch and a reusable water bottle.

Woodcock Nature Center

56 Deer Run Road, Wilton, CT 06897

P (203) 762-7280

F (203) 834-0062

wnc@woodcocknaturecenter.org

Our mission is to connect people to the habitats, plants and animals of Southwestern CT through programs that build awareness, nurture understanding, and advance conservation. 

© Woodcock Nature Center 2019