Nature & Zoo Camps Directory

"e" inc. - the environment learning and action center

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“e” inc.’s Summer Science Discovery Program is back with all new activities for kids ages 6-12. Want to become an engineer and discover how to harness power from the sun? Curious to know what’s the most dangerous animal in Africa (its not what you think!)? With a variety of activities – conducting science experiments, building models, observing live specimens, artistic expression, rowing on the Little Mystic, field trips, etc. – there’s something for everyone at “e” inc.! Kids will gain an appreciation for the natural world, as well as learn skills to become environmental stewards. 

Session 1 (Aug 15-19): Energy Makes the World Go ‘Round 
Session 2 (Aug 22-26): On Safari- Africa’s Big 7 Animals
9am-3:30pm daily
Extended Day Optional 3:30-5:30pm

$350/week
$15/day (optional extended day)
*Sibling & Multi-Week discounts available

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Acorn Camps

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At ACORN CAMPS… We inspire growth. We offer six one-week camp sessions for kids ages 4-15 at Warren Woods in Warren, CT. The main goal of Acorn camps is making sure children have the time of their lives. Summer camp is a much needed break from the academic year where creativity, adventure, thrills, smiles and plain old good times are the priority. Acorn camps activities provide children with the opportunities and experiences to develop the necessary skills to face challenges, build character, foster independence , and to try new things in a fun and safe environment.We will have a variety of activities for all ages: zipline, gaga, team building, giant swing, boating, crafts, survival, songs, skits, a ton of Acorn Camps fun. See you this summer at Acorn Camps!

June 27th-July 1st

July 4th-July 8th

July 11th-July 15th

July 18th-July 22nd

July 25th-July 29th

August 1st-August 5th

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Acres Away, LLC

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Acres Away's Summer Riding Program is being offered weekly from June until September. Children will ride twice daily in small groups or partners according to riding abilities. All riding and on-the-ground curriculum is built around each level of riding skills (if any) that a child may already have.

Campers are taught English and Western styles of riding as well as horse driving. Riding will take place in the ring, fields, and arenas. Students are taught how to steer and use their whole bodies while riding a horse—they don't ride around endlessly in a circle! Children will play games on horseback and ride patterns, obstacle courses, and more.

Safety is the number-one priority, and Acres Away has knowledgable instructors on site. The horses are safe and quiet teachers for children learning how to ride. Children will learn how to take care of horses from feeding to leading to bathing and everything else they need to know.

Adventure Summer Camp

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The Adventure Summer Camp is a day camp run by the Cedar Island Marina Research Lab. It gives children between the ages of 9-15 a unique opportunity to work side-by-side with real marine biologists in one of the most pristine, natural, and protected shoreline environments in CT. Campers start the day by crossing the Hammonasset River in canoes. Guided by highly trained counselors, with a 3:1 camper to counselor ratio, campers will travel to different ecosystems in Hammonasset State Park and Long Island Sound. They will conduct experiments, catch local marine life, and then bring them back to the research lab where they will analyze them and create their own touch tanks! The day winds down with recreational activities such as swimming by the beach or in the marina’s pool. Counselors at the Adventure Summer Camp are highly trained with working with children. They are also all practicing scientists that have years of experience working in the marine biology field.

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Appalachian Mountain Club - Teen Wilderness Adventure

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AMC's Teen Wilderness Adventures are fun, outdoor trips for teens ages 12-18 in New Hampshire, Maine, and New York. These exciting, rewarding outdoor adventure education programs range in length from 5-20 days. Teen Wilderness Adventures combine one or more outdoor activities—like hiking, rock climbing, backpacking, kayaking, canoeing, and rafting—with spectacular destinations. Group size ranges from 6 to 10, and each trip has at least two instructors at all times. Teen Wilderness Adventures participants learn valuable wilderness skills and develop essential life skills. This unique combination fosters an appreciation for the environment, develops self-esteem, instills a spirit of adventure, and promotes teamwork, friendship, and a sense of community through memorable wilderness experiences.

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