Nature Camps

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Situated on 1,130 acres of unspoiled woodlands, winding streams, extensive hiking trails and scenic ponds, Hale Day Camp offers the perfect backdrop for a summer of outdoor exploration and learning.Campers must be four years of age by January 1, 2014 to attend camp. Apply early as space is limited. Day Camp 8:30 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.
 Extended Day Option 3:45 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.Two-week sessions
Join our wonderful camp community that blends the traditional camp experience with a high quality science education!Ten one-week sessions for 5 to 13 year olds Two one-week sessions for 14 to 16 year olds Drop off between 8:30 am–9:30 am Pick-up between 4:30 pm–5:30 pm Extended day options Weekly field trips An Open House for families every Friday AfternoonOne-week sessions
Harbor Discoveries is an interactive marine and environmental science program that incorporates traditional camp activities. Programs include behind–the-scenes activities in Aquarium galleries, excursions to Boston Harbor Islands, daily field trips to North Shore and South Shore habitats and an overnight experience. Nature serves as our outdoor classroom as we travel to explore aquatic environments.Scholarship applications are due March 5, 2014. Space fills quickly. Register early. Campers must be entering grades 4-10 in the fall of 2014 to attend. Meals and snacks provided.Programs run for one or two weeks.
Children ages 6-11 experience a unique environmental camp on the Zoo grounds that allow campers to go behind-the-scenes and explore the natural world of animals. At ZooCamp children are provided with a variety of educational, fun, and quality experiences. They are given an opportunity to fully discover and examine elements of nature, zoo animals, their habitats and lifestyles. Participants meet zookeepers and learn about the specific needs of zoo animals.Extended day is offered: Morning extended day is 7 am-9 am and afternoon extended day is 3 pm- 6 pm. Youth participate in various games, arts & crafts, and self-choice activities. ZooCamp is designed on a two-week curriculum that is repeated every other session. Campers may only sign up for 2 sessions (consecutive). Financial Aid is determined by need and on a first come basis. Financial aid forms will be reviewed on March 14, April 14 and May 14, 2014.Two-week sessions
The Allandale Farm Outdoor Summer Program gives children ages four through ten a comprehensive exposure to outdoor fun and learning on Boston's last and only working farm. We focus our education efforts on gardening, composting, bird and plant identification, walking, farm animals and outdoor games in the natural environment of our farm.The program runs weekly (mornings only from 8:45 – noon). We recommend that children sign up for 2 weeks or more; the longer time frame allows your child to become thoroughly acclimated and comfortable in our unique outdoor environment. Children may sign up for a total of 3 weeks. The extended program is for children who wish to stay after the morning program through 2:30 pm.Weekly sessions