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The Institute for American Indian Studies' Summer Camp

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The Institute for American Indian Studies is offering six weeks of full-day summer camp for children ages 5-12, focusing on the life-ways and lessons of Native Peoples. Join experienced educators and camp staff on a journey through one or several themes: Digging Detectives, Eating with the Seasons, Crafty Creations, Woodland Survival, Not So Primitive Technology, and Forest and River Ecology. Each week while hiking in the woods, playing games, and making friends, campers will work together to complete a group project. By doing so, campers will not only learn valuable life skills, but will also have a positive impact on future visitors, students, and campers. Have your children practice team-building skills, increase their knowledge of nature, and connect with a culture that has more than 10,000 years of history in the area!

Mill River Park Day Camp

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Mill River Park Day Camp, for kids ages 5-14, is far from traditional. With a focus on environmental education, campers can to choose from almost a dozen unique clubs ranging from sports to fashion and will make lasting memories on weekly field trips. A hot lunch and snack is included.

Mill River Park Day Camp is located in downtown Stamford and is proud to offer extended care and financial assistance options. For more details, visit the website or contact Tiffany Wilson at tiffany@millriverpark.org.

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Two By Two Childcare Acadamy

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Two By Two Childcare Academy is a fully licensed childcare center and preschool for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers ages 6 weeks through 5 years. 

Two By Two offers school holiday camps—visit the website for a schedule, and call today to register!

Also offered is a bilingual preschool program for children ages 3 and 4, incorporating S.T.E.A.M (science, technology, engineering, art, and math), yoga, and music in a modern new classroom.

The school is open year-round, and enrollment can begin and end anytime of year. Flexible scheduling is offered, including long term, short term, last minute, drop in, daily, or hourly (depending on availibility).

play:groundNYC - Camp

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<p>At play:ground NYC&#39;s summer camp, play:ground&#39;s Governors Island play lot is a blank slate, ready to be transformed into a land of your own imagining. Trained playworkers help create an environment of exploration and creativity. Young adventurers have the chance to work with tools and building materials free for use, work with fine art and handcrafting materials, have the option for daily field trips to other areas and projects on Governors Island, and practice creative collaboration and group problem solving.​ Camp runs for ten 1-week sessions.&nbsp;Multi-week and&nbsp;sibling discounts are available, and play:ground NYC is&nbsp;offering two scholarships per session which will partially reduce the fee. Following its huge success last summer, play:ground NYC is thrilled to be bringing back its &ldquo;girls only&rdquo; session at The Yard! Any campers who self-identify as female, trans, and gender non-conforming are welcome.</p>

New Pond Farm Education Center

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During five action-packed days, children ages 8-12 may become a beekeeper, a farmer, a naturalist, a vegetable gardener, a chef, an artist, a treasure hunter, or a scientist. Form friendships with residential campers from Norwalk, Bridgeport, and Danbury while eating delicious foods from the garden and dairy, swimming in the crystal clear pool, going on a camp-out, and enjoying loads of fun games and activities.

Camp runs weekly and includes daily lunch and snacks, a camp-out, craft materials, and a T-shirt. A schedule, pricing information, and more details can be found on the website.

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Teatown Winter Mini-Camp

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Shake off the winter blues at Teatown! The week will be filled with games, crafts, and outdoor activities to energize the housebound child.

Dress your child appropriately for the weather. Full-day campers should pack a lunch. Snack is provided. Register by the day or for the full session, fee prorated.

To register, call 914-762-2912, extension 110.

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Natural History Museum - Adventures in Nature Camps

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Adventures in Nature day camps are offered every summer and seasonally (spring, summer, winter) throughout the school year. Children in grades K through 8 have the opportunity to explore a wide variety of Museum topics—Earth's features, creatures, and cultures from around the globe. Enroll your children in the hands-on, interactive classes and they will learn about fascinating topics through active encounters that spark children's natural curiosity and creativity.

All camps are from 9 AM to 3 PM daily. Visit the website for a schedule and more information.

Trickits Wilderness Adventure Camps

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Trickits Wilderness Adventure Camp propels kids into imaginative, invigorating explorations in the great outdoors to discover the secret world of Trickits, a wee species guarding Earth’s treasures. Kids collect evidence, train for the wilderness, build a tiny village, and complete field missions involving art, architecture, science, invention, history, mysteries, stories, and physical agility.

Camp takes place in Central Park at Turtle Pond. The program is for kids ages 4.5-10 (mixed age magic!) and is designed to launch explorations in nature, inspire imagination, get kids moving, bolster flexible thinking, boost self-esteem, and promote independent play.

Trickits Wilderness Adventure Camps were created and are led by Courtney Watkins, nationally known as “The Kid Whisperer”. Ms. Watkins has designed adventure learning programs for Disney and The Jim Henson Company and is now coming to New York!

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