Summer Camp 2019 

June 17 - August 16

Welcome to an unforgettable summer adventure!

Have fun and make friends while exploring our 150-acre preserve as experienced environmental educators teach conservation and awareness of our natural environment through animal encounters, nature crafts, hiking, kayaking on our pond, wilderness skills and so much more.

Small groups allow for a high quality experience in our supportive atmosphere. Ratios are 6:1 or better and the maximum number of campers per group is 16.

 

Experienced and enthusiastic summer camp counselors (ages 18+) along with qualified CITs facilitate fun and ensure learning all summer long!

 

Meet our staff and counselors

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

Our Programs

*Groups correspond to the grade your child is entering in the fall of 2019.

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Summer Nature Camp

Nestlings: Age 3 & early 4

Daily registration.

Fledglings: PreK-K

Weekly registration.

Monday - Friday

9 am - 1 pm

From "forest friends" to "turtle power", each day is filled with live animals, arts and crafts, hikes, games, and age specific activities focusing on our nature theme of the day. 

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Summer Nature Camp

Scouts, Rangers & Explorers

Grades 1 - 6

Weekly registration.

Monday - Friday

9:30 - 3 pm

Investigate nature through woodland expeditions, stream exploration, scavenger hunts, obstacle courses, wilderness games, live animals, and nature art! 

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*All new adventures this summer!*

Summer Uncharted

Grades 7 - 8

Weekly registration.

Monday - Friday
9:30 am - 3 pm

With 150-acres as the only limit, we'll wade, hike and explore our way through each week. Be prepared to ditch your trail map and venture into the wilderness at Woodcock! 

More Camp Fun

Family Fun: Friday Campouts!

Spend the night at Woodcock Nature Center! Open only to campers attending that week, and their parents (sorry, no siblings and Nestlings group not eligible). Campouts are weather permitting. See camp schedule for eligible weeks. There is a 40 person maximum. Sign-ups and tent rentals are first-come, first-served. Registration and payment accepted at drop off Monday morning each week (registration closes Wednesday at 3 pm). Download a registration form.

Packing for Camp: Eco Friendly Lunch Tips

Being mindful of the environment when you pack lunch and snack for your camper is not only a great idea but easier than you think! Check out these great ideas from our friends at Wilton Go Green:

 

Lunch Packing Tips

Use This, Not That

Additional resources for reducing waste are available at Wilton Zero Waste Schools. 

Nature Camp is for Everyone

We make every effort to ensure our programs are accessible to the entire community. Summer camp scholarships are given out based on financial need and distributed on a case by case basis and depending on scholarship fund availability. Please complete our scholarship application.

Become a Camp Counselors or CIT

We are always looking for mature, self-motivated, fun students ages 18+ to work with our campers.  Counselors are responsible for implementing our environmental education curriculum, leading animal lessons, coordinating activities, guiding campers, and managing group dynamics. We also run a CIT program for younger students ages 14+  interested in hands-on counselor training through our camps. Learn more.

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