Earth Camp

Earth Camp

Earth Camp

Earth Camp is for adventurous kids, 8-13 years old, who love nature! Boys and girls will learn about plants and animals, build science skills, and make friendships while searching for the find of the day. During each 2-week summer session campers will explore a variety of habitats at local parks, keep a field journal to record daily observations, and build a life-long connection to the environment. Campers will meet daily at the Staten Island Museum at Snug Harbor and travel by bus to local sites.

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

  • Earth Camp Session I

    Session I
    July 9 - 20, 2018

    Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 3:00pm 

    Rate per session: $550 Non-Member/$500 Museum Members

    Register

     

     

    Click here to download and print the Earth Camp Application.

    For more information or to register by phone call 718.483.7103.

     

  • Earth Camp - Session II

    Session II
    July 23 - August 3, 2018

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

    Rates: $550 Non-Member/$500 Museum Members

    Register

     

     

    Click here to download and print the Earth Camp Application.

    For more information or to register by phone call 718.483.7103.

     

  • 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.

 

 

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