Stony Brook Natural History Summer Day Camp
Stony Brook’s 244-acre wildlife sanctuary is a great natural classroom. Campers will learn about forest, field, and wetland habitats. The curriculum is enhanced by trail explorations, hands-on activities, crafts, and non-competitive games. Our goal is to provide an entertaining and educational experience in a safe, supportive setting. We strive to help your child better understand, enjoy and appreciate nature.
All sessions feature different activities. Campers may attend more than one session without repetition. One counselor and one counselor-in-training (CIT) will lead each group. The camper-to-counselor ratio for five and six year olds is five campers to one counselor. Other ages, it is eight campers to each counselor. A list of camp themes is on the next page.
Our staff is selected for their maturity and experience working with children in an outdoor setting. A majority of the counselors are undergraduate students majoring in education or environmental science. This generates a vibrant and highly motivated atmosphere as their enthusiasm for the natural world is contagious with the campers.
The counselors are trained in First Aid and CPR. The camp director is certified in Emergency Response and CPR for the Professional Rescuer. The staff participates in a week-long training session which includes program preparation and health and safety guidelines. Stony Brook's program meets both the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and the American Camping Association standards.
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