Coastal Center Summer Camp FAQs
What is unique about the Connecticut Audubon Society summer camp experience?
The Connecticut Audubon Society’s summer day camps offer an inviting recipe for both fun and learning at our centers in Fairfield, Milford, Glastonbury and Pomfret. Campers have many opportunities each week to explore and thrive in the natural environment. Key ingredients on the menu include: interactive hands-on learning experiences, up-close animal/wildlife encounters, chances to develop outdoor savvy, and knowledge and conservation skills to care for our local, precious natural resources at home, school, and at our centers and sanctuaries.
Age-specific themes are planned each week. It’s an excellent balance of fun and discovery through activities that take advantage of the natural features and habitats right at each center’s doorstep.
Do I have to be a member of the Connecticut Audubon Society?
You must have a family membership to register for Connecticut Audubon summer camp programs. If you’re not a current member, you can renew or join at the time of registration. The Family Membership fee is $55.
What is the background of summer camp staff?
Our summer camps are staffed by experienced teacher-naturalists from our centers, and college-educated men and women who have subject-area knowledge and experience working with children. Low staff-to-camper ratios ensure all campers have a safe, fun and educational camp experience. Our summer camp staff is first-aid, CPR and EpiPen trained.
When does registration begin?
Registration for our summer camps begins in February. All information will be posted on our website. Registration is online, or by mail.
What forms are needed to complete the camp registration?
There are several forms that must be filled out before registration is complete. Registration and medical forms for camp programs, as well as detailed camp brochures, policies, procedures and equipment lists, will be posted on each center’s website when registration opens.
What if our family plans change for the summer? Are there refunds if we need to cancel or change the number of sessions attending?
All requests must be made by email. Requests for changes must be received at least two weeks prior to the program session for which the change is being requested. For cancellation requests before June 1, 2018, you will receive a refund minus a 20% fee per program cancelled. Membership fees will not be refunded. After June 1, 2018, there are no summer program refunds. If we cancel a program, you will receive a full refund.
Can my child and friends be in the same camp group?
We make every effort to accommodate requests for friends and siblings to be placed in the same class, but cannot guarantee such placement. Requests can be made on the registration form or sent in writing and received at least two weeks prior to the week attending.