Exploration Expedition: June 27-July 1
Is your child a natural born scientist? Adventure seeker? Out of the box thinker? If so, sign your child up for exploration central where we will begin examining the mysteries of life. How do small seeds become tall trees? Why do flowers smell? Why do animals camouflage? Explorers will head out into the forest to find answers to these perplexing questions!
Mammalrama: July 5-8
Being hairy is not so scary! Campers will discover what it means to be a mammal, and learn to identify what their characteristics are (including ourselves). We will also explore the diversity of different mammal types through animal visits. Come trek our woods in search of our furry friends and any evidence they leave behind.
Plentiful Plants: July 11-15
Plants are just about everywhere; rain forests, grasslands, and even the desert! They belong to an amazing kingdom! Campers will develop an appreciation for all life stages of plants, from seeds to trees. By learning to identify plants common to New Jersey as well as plants that we use in our lives, campers will appreciate the persistence of plants.
Homes and Habitats: July 18-22
Humans have homes, animals have habitats! Campers will investigate the various habitats of animals found at the TNC, from frog to fish to fox. Each day is an experience and a discovery as they are introduced to insects, mammals, amphibians and reptiles native to our woods. Stories, puppet shows, games, arts & crafts and guided hikes will round out our week.
The Feisty Forest: July 25-29
Forests may not have fangs, but some of the critters in forests do! Forests are home to amazing animals and plants. Enjoy the forest and frolic under the trees as we learn about our furry and feathery friends and our scaly and slimy pals!
Wet and Wild: August 1-5
It may be calm on the surface, but the fun is beneath!
Campers will investigate all the life that lurks beneath the surface of the pond with a variety of tools. From frogs to fish to invertebrates, we’ll explore the watery depths of Pfister’s Pond.
Watch Out, Weather!: August 29-September 2
Thunder, lightning and hail, oh my! When skies grow dark and ominous, we watch in fear and awe to see what is unleashed. Campers will spend time with their eyes on the sky as we explore what makes rain different from snow and hurricanes different from tornadoes. This will be the only week we hope for rain!