Coastal Center Summer Camp
Weekly Summer Camp Sessions Through August 14, 2020
Registration is now open! Register Here!
Click here for the 2020 brochure, with complete information about camp sessions.
SUMMER CAMP FORMS:
Authorized Dismissal Form- Coastal Center
Authorization for the Administration of Medication (only needed if bringing medication to camp)
Individual Plan of care for child (only needed if bringing medication to camp or child has a special need or disability)
HERE’S WHAT PARENTS ARE SAYING:
“Staff is excellent!”
“Very understanding and gentle/nurturing with the children.”
“They made it fun–which camp should be!
“Love the lessons, hands-on experiments, and outdoor activities!”
“My child couldn’t wait to go this camp every day. It held their interest and attention all day!”
- Connecticut Audubon Society’s Summer Camps are staffed by experienced teacher-naturalists from CAS Centers and college-educated men and women who have experience working with children.
- Our Summer Camp staff is First Aid, CPR, & Epi-Pen trained.
- Low staff-to-camper ratios ensure all campers have a safe, fun and educational camp experience.
- Our Summer Camp staff strive to provide a variety of hands-on activities each day.
Camps fill quickly…be sure to choose your camp sessions when registration opens on February 11, 2020.
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, Old Lyme 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?
To participate in camp your membership must be current at the Chickadee level or higher, both at the time of registration and during your child’s camp attendance. If you are not a current member, you will have the option to join at the Chickadee level when you register, or click here to join or renew now. To check on your membership status, please call 203-259-0416 ext 105.
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?
We recommend purchasing Registration Protection when you register your child(ren). You can purchase this protection at checkout and if you need to cancel, you will receive a full refund of the purchase price and processing fee should you be unable to attend your event due to a specified reason, such as:
- Injury or illness
- Vehicle breakdown or theft
- Adverse weather resulting in travel warnings
- Work relocation
- And more
Please note the following if you do not purchase Registration Protection: 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, you will receive a refund minus a 20% fee per program cancelled. Membership fees will not be refunded. After June 1, 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.
Health News Updates
We are closely monitoring the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, to ensure that we take necessary precautions to maintain a healthy environment for our children and staff. We are also in contact with the State of Connecticut Office of Early Childhood regarding protocols and procedures for facilities that work with children.