Moose Hill Camp—where kids and nature connect
Let Moose Hill Camp become your child's neighborhood play space. Every day is an adventure where kids can dabble in our shallow ponds, chase dragonflies, scramble over rocks, catch frogs, climb a hill, look out upon a vista, or watch the clouds floating by. The magic of Moose Hill Camp will reach out to your child through his or her senses-the scent of pine needles on a warm sunny day; the coolness of a salamander held in a palm, the excitement of capturing a cricket and the sounds of birds calling, kids laughing and songs being sung.
Our goal is to connect children to nature and let them have fun through a blend of outdoor explorations, non-competitive games, focused activities, hikes, and crafts. Campers learn to explore nature through themed weekly sessions with age appropriate instruction. Small group sizes ensure that our instructor-counselors can develop relationships with every child.
Moose Hill Camp offers progressive levels of curricula that increase in complexity as your child ages. Our Peepers Camp (ages 3 - 4) has both half or full day program options for children just beginning their explorations of the natural world. Each age group of our full day Nature Camp (ages 4.5 - 6, 7 - 8, 9 - 11) enjoys different focal topics of the day that are integrated into the various games, hikes, focused activities and explorations.
Older campers (ages 9 - 14) may choose from a variety of camp programs including Nature Camp, Creative Arts Camp, Science Camp and/or the Adventure Day Trip Camp which may include select overnight adventures. Teens (ages 14 - 16) may attend a Leadership Camp session and/or become Leaders-in-Training where teens are taught leadership skills that will be assets to them in all avenues of life, not just their time spent at Moose Hill Camp.
At Moose Hill Camp we believe in the importance of allowing children to learn and grow through their interactions with nature as well as with each other. We provide opportunities for structured free play where children of various ages and development stages can interact and play together; learn important social skills, such as how to communicate more effectively with each other, and appreciate their natural world. Our campers come from different schools, towns and cultural backgrounds and our instructor-counselors assist children in accepting others of all backgrounds, ages, skills and abilities through pro-active positive behavior protocols.
Through their explorations of the trail system at Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary, children gain confidence and awareness of the natural world. With new skills learned, children can invite their families to Moose Hill and in turn become leaders as they proudly show others around the sanctuary. This expanding web of individuals of all ages involved in nature is critical if we are to keep the natural world for future generations to enjoy.
Moose Hill Camp was founded in 1949 and has over 60 years of experience in connecting children to nature. We are proud of our reputation of running a safe, organized, educational program where each child matters. Moose Hill Camp meets the high standards of the American Camp Association and is licensed by the Sharon Board of Health. Camp instructor-counselors are carefully selected for their experience and skills in working with youth in recreational and educational environments; hold current certification in CPR and First Aid; and attend five to ten days of training. All staff must pass background checks.
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