CAMP PROGRAM OVERVIEW
Week-long STEM oriented program for grades 6th-9th, that takes a deep dive into the wilderness skills needed to enjoy outdoor adventures, along with other camp favorites.
This program features an overnight campout on Thursday into Friday. We will cook dinner over a campfire, learn the best ways to set up camp, take a night hike to learn about nocturnal organisms, and explore the forest after dark. Our Emerging Ecologists will have fun while learning outdoor skills to help prepare them for a lifetime of safely and confidently enjoying the outdoors.
SUMMER CAMP DETAILS
Dates: Mon, Aug 7 - Fri, Aug 11
Camp is rain or shine; we'll take cover in the pavilion or move the fun inside in case of inclement weather
Daily Times & Details:
Mon-Wed: drop-off at 9:00am, pickup at 3:00pm
Thu: drop-off at 3:00pm, camp activities, dinner (food provided), overnight tent campout (2 adult counselors stay with the campers throughout the night). Note: parents should pack a lunch for Friday, which can be refrigerated if needed.
Fri: breakfast (food provided), lunch (brought from home on Thursday), camp activities, pickup at 3:00pm
CAMP T-SHIRT (optional)
Please choose the size on the registration form and include an additional $20 with your payment if you would like a t-shirt. Shirts are short-sleeve "Kiwi Green" with The New Weis Center's logo on the front and "Nature Education Programs" on the back in dark green lettering.
PRICE - per person; Mon-Fri, includes overnight campout and food for dinner Thursday and breakfast on Friday morning.
$425 - Standard Rate
$395 - Siblings & multiple weeks
$370 - Current New Weis Center Members*
*Membership at the "Supporter" ($75) level or above is required to take advantage of camp discounts. Membership is a tax-deductible donation with year-round benefits, and is non-refundable. Not sure if you're a member? Contact Us or Join/Renew NOW!
REGISTRATION & PAYMENT
Once we receive your registration AND payment in full, your registration is complete. We'll email you with additional info (i.e. where to drop off/pick up and what to bring and wear) prior to the start of the program.
CANCELLATIONS & REFUNDS
> We reserve the right to remove any child without refund due to unacceptable behavior, and to reschedule or change programs.
Programs just for 6th-9th graders!
Our Emerging Ecologists programencompasses all of our outdoor events for teens and tweens in grades 6th-9th, including spring and summer camps, seasonal overnight campouts, and individual day weekend programs. The mission of these programs is to create a hands-on nature experience for youth to learn scientific methods and biological concepts, while cultivating an understanding of the natural world around them and their place in it.
Emerging Ecologist programs are designed to create an experience where students are immersed in nature, participating in physical activity, socializing with peers and making new friends outside of a school setting. Throughout all of the programs, students will be challenged with hands-on STEM activities and experiments, to give them a look into how biologists study in the field. Year-round programs provide an opportunity to observe changes in the forest through the seasons. Our primary focus will be on ecology, wildlife behavior, plant biology, geology, and other related fields. Activities will also include hiking, wilderness survival and outdoor skills, and team building activities.
Goals of the Emerging Ecologists Program:
2023 Emerging Ecologists Summer Camp