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Stony Brook Wildlife Sanctuary, Norfolk

Top 10 Unforgettable Experiences at Stony Brook Camp

March 20, 2024

Every day is an adventure at Stony Brook Nature Camp in Norfolk, Massachusetts! Trail explorations, hands-on activities, games, crafts, and more provide an enhanced learning experience, while small group sizes ensure a welcoming, supportive environment. 

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2024 Camp Highlights

Wondering what kinds of unique adventures your 9- to 15-year-old camper might experience at Stony Brook this year? Check out these top 10 camper favorite activities that occur doing our specialty sessions this summer! 

  1. Build a shelter out of downed and detached natural materials and then test it for waterproofness. 
  2. Survey turtles in the Stony Brook wetlands, including our elusive spotted and musk turtles. 
  3. Make a soda propelled skateboard or a tiny toothbrush robot. 
  4. Take part in important community science by capturing, marking, releasing, recapturing, and documenting dragonflies to study populations. 
  5. Travel by van to all kinds of different habitats, including the beach, to learn about ecology in Massachusetts. 
  6. Make catapults varying in complexity with everything from popsicle sticks to fully adjustable wooden ones. 
  7. Play games like camouflage on the Beech Island at the end of Stony Brook’s boardwalk or scooping mud from the pond and searching for insects and crayfish. 
  8. Learn wilderness survival skills such as how to use a map and compass, tie a strong knot, and build a safe and strong fire.  
  9. Complete a ropes course challenge at Hale Reservation. 
  10. Solve the mysterious fictional death of a beloved animal at Stony Brook Wildlife Sanctuary by launching a full investigation and following the clues to uncover exactly what happened. 

Sign up today and get your camper ready for a summer they won't soon forget.