Wild Wetlands Camp
Have your kids ever wanted to get their ''feet wet'' and learn about the amazing world of marshes, ponds, and rivers? This camp provides the opportunity for your child/children to act like scientists and explore these natural worlds and have fun around water.
Children will discover the diversity of our very own ponds, rivers, and wetlands at The New York Botanical Garden. Their week will be filled with wetland walks, scavenger hunts, crafts, science experiments, bird watching, and frog catching. Kids will get to put on waders and enter the pond to get their hands mucky for a first-hand experience of life in a wetland!
Day 1 – Let's explore!
This first exciting day will include getting ready for a week-long exploration of ponds, rivers, and wetlands. Kids launch into a week-long experiment and begin collecting data just like a wetland ecologist.
Day 2 – Ponds and Frog Fun
Children will explore the amazing life that is in and around ponds. They will search for frogs, aquatic insects, as well as explore floating and submerged plants. Campers explore aquatic life up-close with microscopes and hand lenses.
Day 3 – Wetland Bird Watching
Mid-week, kids go on a walk with birding experts. Campers learn to identify some wetland birds and how to make bird calls. Later campers go on a forest hike to see how woodland birds compare with those along the marsh.
Day 4 –Bronx River Day
Campers celebrate the Bronx River, the only freshwater river in New York City. Kids sit along the riverside to play games and collect bugs! They will explore the diversity of life in and around this amazing river.
Day 5 - Wetland Celebration
Come celebrate the hard work your busy scientists have been up to all week! Campers spend the day getting ready for the celebration by making natural crafts to decorate the room and tallying up the results of their experiment to share.
Dates and ages
All weeks listed offer concurrent programs for 5-7 year-olds and 8-10 year-olds.
July 15 - 19, 2013
August 5 - 9, 2013
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.*
$250 non-members | $225 members
Call 718.817.8181 to Register
or E-mail the Registration Office
*Early drop-off (8 a.m.) and late pickup (5:30 p.m.) available. Fee: $15 per morning or afternoon, or $25 per day for both morning and afternoon.