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Summer Camp at Dyken Pond Center
The natural world is filled with mystery and beauty. One can spend a lifetime exploring any one of its many secrets. The SUMMER OUTDOOR LEARNING ADVENTURE will kindle interest and spark curiosity about the natural world in which we live. Each one-week session will offer age-appropriate activities in outdoor living skills, ecology, plants and wildlife. Each day will be an exciting blend of fun and learning taught through games, crafts, hikes, and hands-on discoveries.
Professional environmental educators and competent staff members enjoy sharing their expertise and enthusiasm with young people. We limit group size to 25 children per week to ensure a safe and optimal experience for participants.
All programs run from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. daily. A morning snack and drink will be provided. Participants must bring their own lunches. There will be no overnight sessions. Parents will be responsible for transportation to and from the Center on a daily basis. Efforts will be made to coordinate car-pooling.
REGISTRATION AND FEES
One week session: $175 per participant or $155 members
Two week session: $325 or $300 members
Membership rate is given to those holding a current FAMILY MEMBERSHIP. Full payment must be received with registration. Upon receipt of your reservation form and fee, you will receive confirmation of acceptance and information/health forms. Acceptance is on a first-come—first-served basis. Those not accepted will be offered a place on a waiting list. If the registration is cancelled before the program begins, fees will be refunded only if the place can be filled. No refunds will be given after the session begins.
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AFTER CARE HOURS
After care hours will be available from 3 until 5 pm for an additional $5 per hour. Please send a note along with the application stating hours needed.
If you do not have a FAMILY membership of the FRIENDS OF DYKEN POND CENTER, LTD., you may wish to join those who support the Center and receive a discount on the cost of registration
Limited full scholarships are available for those who would be unable to attend otherwise. Scholarships will be awarded based upon financial need and the child’s desire to attend.
Download an application here.
Camp Sessions for 2016:
Children can attend one OR two week sessions.
TOUCH THE EARTH—AGES 6 -10
JULY 18 – JULY 22
JULY 25 – July 29
Discover ways to get a closer look at wild things. Playful activities focus on developing a connection with nature through expanding a sensory awareness of the environment. A focus on nature discovery keeps young minds growing and learning while encouraging a comfort in and love of the outdoors. A portion of each day is devoted to unstructured play in the forest. Research shows this fosters creative thinking and problem solving.
ADVENTURERS—AGES 11 -13
AUGUST 1 – AUGUST 5
AUGUST 8 – AUGUST 12
Venture into the world of ecological relationships through adventure-based learning. Go on all-day hikes on forested trails, navigate orienteering courses, learn outdoor living skills, practice archery and paddle a canoe or kayak. Examine in more detail the habitats around you.
Camper Registration Form (To be used only if you prefer to mail payment by check)
General Camp Information (Please download for all campers)
Health Information Form (To be returned by June 30th)
Authorization Form (To be returned by June 30th)
CIT Application (For Ages 14+ to apply to volunteer)