Coastal Center Programs & Events
Summer Camp 2019
Weekly Camps through August 16
Capacity is Limited – Click here for complete details including registration information.
1 Milford Point Road, Milford, Connecticut.
Ages 4-5: Beach Bums (Half Day)
July 22-26 Spineless Wonders (FULL)
July 29-August 2 Swim, Walk and Fly: Can you wiggle like a jelly (fish), waddle like a seal, crawl like a crab and flutter like a butterfly? Explore the different ways animals move through the water, the air and across the beach.
August 12-16 Sensational Seashore: Use your senses to explore the shore. We’ll search for colors, textures, sounds and smells as we spend our days learning about the plants and animals that live along the coast.
AGES 5-8: Junior Naturalists (Half Day)
July 15-19 Creature Feature
July 22-26 Incredible Invertebrates: Lobsters, snails, butterflies and worms are just a few of the many incredible creatures that live life without a backbone. Search the beach, the marsh and our Pollinator Garden for incredible invertebrates.
August 5-9 Down by the Sea: Explore the shore of Long Island Sound and uncover marsh mysteries as we explore marine life of all shapes and sizes!
Ages 5-8: Beachcombers (Full Day)
July 29-August 2 Eco-Pirates (FULL)
August 12-16 Bug-ology: Explore the wild world of insects and their relatives. Whether we’re searching the land for roly poly bugs, the shore for crabs, or the air for butterflies and ladybugs there’s plenty to discover. We’ll dig in the ground, uncover what’s under rocks and swing our nets in the air and water all in our quest to become “bugologists.”
Ages 7-10: Discovery Squad (Full Day)
July 15-19 Seaside Safari (FULL)
July 22-26 Grossology: Intrigued by the nasty, slimy, sticky and smelly things found in nature? We’ll investigate smelly skunks, slippery seaweeds and more. Discover how all this grossness helps animals survive in the wild. It’s going to be an awesome week of yucky fun.
August 5-9 Ocean’s Oddballs: Investigate odd and unusual marine creatures in oceans near and far. Beautiful narwhals, bizarre wobbegong sharks and fuzzy yeti crabs are just the start. Search our beach and marsh for oddballs close to home.
Ages 9-12: Aqua Quest (Full Day)
July 29- August 2 Wet and Wild Adventures (Travel camp): It’s a week of aquatic wonders and daring discoveries as we investigate aquatic habitats. In addition to on-site explorations, we’ll be exploring local parks for all things aquatic and wild.
August 12-16 Creature Quest (Travel camp): Explore the habitats of Milford Point and local parks in our quest for creatures. Join in on citizen science research projects by collecting data on birds, horseshoe crabs, insects, fish and more.
Ages 10-13: Advanced Aqua Quest (Full Day)
July 15-19 Wilderness Skills (Travel camp)
August 5-9 Behind the Scenes (Travel camp): Enjoy behind the scenes tours at local museums, aquariums, and nature centers. Plenty of marsh and beach exploration round out the fun!
Half Day — 9 a.m. to noon. Member fee: $195, Non-member fee: $275
Full Day — 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Member fee: $305, Non-member fee: $385
Travel Camp — Full Day: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Member fee: $350, Non-member fee: $430
Options — Before Care: 8:30-9 a.m., $10 a day/$50 a week. Lunch Bunch: Noon-1:30 p.m., $12/day, $60/week. After Care: 4-4:30 p.m., $12/day, $60/week.
Click here for complete summer camp info including registration.
Naturalist Training Program
Tuesdays: September 3 – November 5
(except for October 1, 8 a.m. -noon)
Registration Deadline: Thursday, August 15
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The Naturalist Training Program provides 40 hours of classroom and field training in four-hour sessions over 10 weeks (see our graduates from 2018). Training programs prepare adults of all experience levels to become naturalists in their communities and to contribute to environmental education and conservation efforts through volunteer service.
Classes are taught by field experts. The cost is $260 for members and $315 for non-members (includes Connecticut Audubon Society membership). As part of the tuition, participants must be able to contribute 40 hours of volunteer service within the year following the training. To complete the program, please expect to attend every class. Application deadline is Thursday, August 15. To download the application, click here. To view our brochure, click here.
Classes will be held at each of The Connecticut Audubon Society’s Southwest Region Centers: Center at Fairfield, 2325 Burr Street, Fairfield (September 3, 17; October 8, 15, 29); Birdcraft, 314 Unquowa Road, Fairfield (October 1); and the Coastal Center at Milford Point, 1 Milford Point Road, Milford (September 10, 24; October 22, November 5). For more information, call 203-259-6305 ext. 109 or email Program Coordinator Colleen Noyes.
Birthday Parties and Scouts
Look no further! CAS’s Coastal Center at Milford Point is the perfect place to hold your child’s next birthday party! Our staff has designed a wide range of “theme” parties to provide your child and their friends with a memorable and fun hands-on learning experience. Click here for our brochure. Call 203-878-7440 for details.
Brownie, Girl Scout, Cub Scout & Boy Scout Programs
Our updated scouting programs are 60-90 minutes long and are designed to help scouts earn their badges and learn about the environment. Click here for our brochure on Girl Scout programs. For our Cub Scout brochure, click here. Call 203-878-7440 for more information or to book a program for your scout today!