The New Weis Center is excited to offer a Spring Exploration program for ages 6-12, at our beautiful location in the Highlands region of northern NJ! The 152 acre property features a historic main building, covered pavilion, picnic grove, large recreation field, classrooms, hiking trails, and a stream for nature programs and exploring.
This program runs during the 2 weeks in April when most area schools have spring break. Each day incorporates fun and immersive experiences and a variety of nature-focused activities, to enhance your child’s enjoyment and understanding of the wonderful world around them. Crafts and games will focus on ecology, science, flora and fauna and the environment, and will incorporate the natural surroundings. Much of each day will be spent outside (weather permitting).
Spring Exploration: Plants, Animals, Weather and Water!
Tuesday is all about the most distinctive sign of spring: regrowth and rebirth! Campers will explore spring wildflowers and flowering trees during forest hikes, use plants for craft inspiration, and play some fun plant-themed games.
Wednesday the focus is on weather and water. Campers will learn about the changing seasons and the role of our watershed by exploring the Blue Mine Brook, spring vernal pools, and our raingarden, and through water experiments.
Thursday we'll enter the world of animals as we learn about their big jobs that happen every spring, including migration and reproduction, and learn how to observe, identify, track and inhabit the world of our local fauna.
Note: the schedule above may be rearranged or updated to accommodate the weather, site conditions and special guests
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Prices are per camper, per day. Sign up for as many days as you like!
$70 - Standard Daily Rate
$65 - Siblings and/or Multiple Day discounts
$60 - Current 2019 New Weis Center Members
Once we receive your online registration, we'll email an invoice with details about how to pay by mail or online by credit card. Your registration is not complete until payment is received!
Upon receipt of payment, you'll receive a confirmation email, which will also contain a parent handbook, a health form, waiver and photo release form. The handbook explains what campers should bring, how to dress, directions for drop off and pick up, camp rules, and other useful information.
All forms must be completed and returned one week prior to camp. If you are a returning camper from our 2018 camps, your confirmation will contain any previously submitted forms. We ask that you take the time to review the information and confirm that it is still up to date or make appropriate changes.
Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions!
Email: email@example.com or Office: (973) 835-2160
2019 Spring Break Program!
Cancellation & Refunds
Note: Membership is a tax-deductible donation with year-round benefits, and is non-refundable.