Summer Science and Nature Camp 2018

Terms and Conditions for Summer Camp - Important for parents to read.

 Available by the Week

Early Drop-Off -  8am-9am  Register here!
Lunch Bunch - 11:45am-12:45pm  - For 1/2 day Ramblers ONLY  Register here!
Late Pick-Up - 3pm-4pm  Register here!

General Information and Registration

Register below- No phone registrations are accepted

Please note: Online registration will close the Wednesday morning before each session is set to begin        (FOR EXAMPLE: Registration for the session beginning Monday, July 16 will close on Wednesday, July 11)

Ramblers (ages 4-5- half day) Rambler information and required forms  
Half-day morning sessions, 9am-11:45am, at the Outdoor Discovery Center. Every week will include a field trip day to the Wildlife Education Center. Parents provide transportation. Don't forget, Water Day is on Thursdays!

  • Session #107 is full

 Explorers (Ages 5 & 6) Explorer information and required forms
Full-day sessions, 8:45am-2:45pm, at the Outdoor Discovery Center. Every week will include a field trip day to the Wildlife Education Center. Parents provide transportation.  Don't forget, Water Day is on Thursdays!

  • All Explorer sessions are full

Trekkers (Ages 7-12) Trekker information and required forms  
Full-day session, 9am-3pm, at the Outdoor Discovery Center with two days at other locations. One day each week is spent exploring the Hudson River at Kowawese Unique Area in New Windsor. Each week also includes an exciting field trip. Transportation by chartered bus for field trips only (transportation fee included.) Parents provide transportation to local off-site destinations.

  • All Trekker sessions are full

Trail Blazers (Ages 9 – 12One week only: August 6-10 Blazer information and required forms
Meets 9am-3pm. Join us for Super Science! This camp is based at our Wildlife Education Center, but includes an exciting field trip (transportation by chartered bus) and a day at the Outdoor Discovery Center (parents provide transportation).

Eco-Rangers (Ages 13-15) One week only: August 13-17 Ranger information and required forms  Meets 9am-3pm on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday; 6pm Thursday to 8am Friday. Three days of wilderness adventuring includes two day-long expeditions to explore the region’s natural treasures. Complete the adventure week with an overnight stay sleeping under the stars on your very own hammock which you can keep!Dinner, s’mores, ice cream and breakfast included

Teen Volunteers (Ages 15 - 18)  CIT information and required forms
If you enjoyed nature camp, and you are now ready to share your experiences as a CIT (counselor-in-training), please help us! Please fill out the CIT Application above in addition to the required forms listed under Teen Volunteers.

Click here for an album of highlights from 2017 Summer Science & Nature Camp!


#100HoursUnplugged Summer Challange

100 hours Unplugged

Kids now log an average of 7.5 hours of screen time per day. And do you know how much time they’re spending outside? Approximately 4 -7 minutes. It’s time to unplug. The Hudson Highlands Nature Center invites you to take on the #100HoursUnplugged challenge this summer.  Learn more at www.100HoursUnplugged.com.