Earth Camp

Earth Camp

Earth Camp

Earth Camp is for adventurous kids, 8-13 years old, who love nature! Boys and girls will learn to appreciate nature, build science skills and friendships, while searching for the “find of the day”. In 2-week summer sessions, campers will explore a variety of habitats found at local parks and green spaces! Campers are also taught how to keep a Field Journal to record daily observations. Every child will receive Golden Guide nature books and their own Field Discovery Kit.

Check out a few pictures from last year's adventures! 

  • Earth Camp Session I

    Session I
    July 10 - 21, 2017

    Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 3:00pm 

    Rates: $350 - $550

    Register

    For more information or to register by phone call 718.483.7103.

    Download the application HERE

     

  • Earth Camp - Session II

    Session II
    July 24 - August 4, 2017

    Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 3:00pm

    Rates: $350 - $550

    For more information or to register by phone call 718.483.7103.

    Download the application HERE

     

  • Meet the Earth Campers of the Year! 


    Session I: Levansa Pelawatta and Shontel Pompeus
    Session II: Alexander (Zander) Flint

           

     

Earth Camp 2016 was a very exciting season. While observing nature, it is no secret that the many species of flora and fauna resort to drastic measures to compete for survival. The same can be seen among eager Earth Campers as they  explored our island's wetlands, woodlands, meadows and beaches this summer. By searching for the "find of the day" or identifying species using their bingo sheets, each earth camper works as hard as he or she can to have the honor of being named "Earth Camper of the Year". 

This year  we have three "Earth Camper of the Year" awards to present. From Session I our winners were Levansa Pelawatta and Shontel Pompeus. Both of these young ladies are students at PS16 and Colgate Scholarship recipients. Often working together, they both won 14 bingo competitions each.  Levansa and Shontel also became master bug hunters collecting dragonflies and butterflies. 

Winning 13 bingo competitions and mastering our native plants and animals trivia is camper Zander Flint from Session II. Zander was able to identify 15 species of plants and animals as well as determine whether they were native, non-native or invasive species. The natural scientists that helped found the Staten Island Museum would be very proud of our 2016 Campers of the Year and would greatly value these young naturalists love for the bio-diverse island we call home.


 

  • Bring Your Camp on a Day Trip -
    Visit the Museum for a Day!

    With three fun floors of exhibits, the Museum is a wonderful destination to book a field trip for your camp. All trips must be registered with the Museum in advance and fees vary depending on what you would like to do here.

    Book a Museum Tour! Book an educator! You may also visit unguided in groups under 10 persons. Email the Education Department or call at 718.483.7103.

 

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