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Nature Camps

Note: Registration open for all nature camps. Register online at Web Trac registration system.

Boys and girls entering grades 1 through 12 can explore and discover the natural environment of Westchester County with fun, hands-on experiences at our nature centers. Each camp will focus on different aspects of nature with weekly themes and teach youngsters about animals, insects, plants and more. The camps are offered at the following nature centers:

• Cranberry Lake Preserve, North White Plains
• Lenoir Preserve, Yonkers
• Marshlands Conservancy, Rye
• Trailside Nature Museum, Cross River

Cranberry Nature Camp
The Cranberry Nature Camp focuses on mammals, habitats and more and runs from Monday, July 8 through Friday, Aug. 16. It includes six one-week sessions for campers entering grades 1 through 6, and two, two-week sessions for those entering grades 7 through 9.
Weekly themes: Marvelous Mammals (July 8 - 12); Let’s Wing It (July 15 - 19); Habitats are Hip (July 22 - 26); Backbone not Required (July 29 - Aug. 2); Branching Out (Aug. 5 - Aug. 9); Rock and Roll (Aug. 12 - Aug. 16).

Groups:
• Grades 1 - 3: Happy Campers
• Grades 4 - 6: Creative Campers
• Grades 7 - 9: Exploring Campers

Hours are 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Tuition is $350 per session for Happy Campers and Creative Campers. Exploring Campers tuition, which includes one overnight stay, is $750 per session.

Lenoir Nature Camp
Through hands-on experiences, children entering grades 1 through 6 will explore the earth and all her treasures. Lenoir Nature Camp engages children with arts and crafts, nature study, outdoor skills, Native American folklore, and cooperative games during one-week sessions from Monday, July 15, through Friday, Aug. 16.

Weekly Themes: Earth Elements (July 15 - 19); Wilderness Survival (July 22 - 26); Standing Like a Tree (July 29 - Aug. 2); Feathered Friends (Aug.5 - 9); Magnificent Mammals (Aug. 12 - 16).

Groups:
• Grades 1 - 3: Soaring Eagles
• Grades 4 - 6: Clever Coyotes

Hours are 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. with after-care option. Tuition is $300 per session.

Marshlands Nature Camp
Get crab crazy, travel through caves, hear tales of Old Marshlands and more at Marshlands Nature Camp. One-week sessions will take place from Monday, July 8, through Friday, Aug. 23, for boys and girls entering grades 1 through 9.
Weekly Themes: Crab Crazy (July 8 - 12); Caves, Tunnels and Streams (July 15 - 19); Survival Skills and Shelter Building (July 22 - 26); Osprey and Owls (July 29 - Aug. 2); Stories of Old Marshlands (Aug. 5 - 9); Dragons, Damsels and Butterflies (Aug. 12 - 16); Getting Muddy with Turtles and Frogs (Aug. 19 - 23).

Groups:
• Grades 1 -3: Falcons
• Grades 4 - 6: Hawks
• Grades 7 - 9: Osprey

Hours are 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.; tuition is $350 per session.

Trailside Nature Camp
Delve into the world of nature at Trailside Nature Camp, Monday, July 8, through Friday, Aug. 23. One-week sessions are offered for youngsters entering grades 1 through 6, two-week sessions are available for boys and girls entering grades 7 through 9, and a one-week session is available for grades 10 through 12.
Weekly Themes: Mad Science (July 15 - 19); Pixies, Polliwogs and Potions (Storytelling) (July 22 - 26); Dinosaurs, Digs and Discovery (July 29 - Aug. 2); Mudboot Naturalist (Aug. 5 - 9); Ward’s Wonderful Water (Aug. 12 - 16); and Ancestral Skills (Aug. 19 - 23).

Groups:
• Grades 1 - 3: Park Rangers
• Grades 4 - 6: Naturalists
• Grades 7 - 9: Conservationists
• Grades 10 - 12: Stewards

Hours are 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.; tuition is $350 for Park Rangers and Naturalists, $750 for Conservationists and $400 for Stewards.

Multi-camper and multi-session discounts are available:
• 5% One camper for two sessions or two campers for one session per family
• 10% Three to four sessions per family
• 15% Five-plus sessions per family