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Coastal Center at Milford Point

Coastal Center at Milford Point Summer Camp 2022

Summer Camp Registration is Open! Camps are filling!!
Sessions run weekly June 20 – August 19

Click here to register for Summer Camp 2022 at the Milford Point Coastal Center

 

Campers will explore, discover, and learn about the natural world.
Three age groups: 5 & 6 years, 7 & 8 years, and 9 – 11 years.
Campers ages 5 and 6 (and older) must have completed Kindergarten by June 2022.

Click here to download the 2022 Summer Camp brochure. 

For any immediate questions, please email our program director.

Summer Camp Forms

Coastal Center Summer Camp FAQs

What is unique about the Connecticut Audubon Society summer camp experience?

Connecticut Audubon’s in-person summer day camp at the Coastal Center offers an inviting recipe for both fun and learning. Campers have many opportunities to explore and thrive in the natural environment. Key ingredients include interactive hands-on learning, up-close animal/wildlife encounters, chances to develop outdoor savvy, and knowledge and conservation skills to care for natural resources at home, school, and the Coastal Center at Milford Point.

The Coastal Center Summer Camp includes plenty of water habitat explorations but does not include swimming as an activity.

Different themes are planned each week. Each week is full of new adventures. It’s an excellent balance of fun and discovery through nature, science, and art activities that take advantage of the natural features and habitats right at our doorstep.

Do I have to be a member of the Connecticut Audubon Society?

You have to be a member for your child to attend camp. You must have a Chickadee ($58 family) or higher-level membership to register. If you’re not a qualifying member, you may renew or join at the time of registration or online by clicking here.

What is the background of summer camp staff?

Our summer camp is 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. Summer camp staff is first-aid, CPR and EpiPen trained.

What is your mask policy?

Based on OEC and CDC Guidelines the following changes have been made to Summer Camp mask policy:

  • Campers and staff must use face coverings when indoors.
  • Campers may remove their face coverings during snack, lunch and/or water breaks as long as they remain physically distanced whether indoors or outdoors.
  • Campers may remove their face coverings when participating in outdoor activities where they can remain physically distanced from one another.

We will continue to monitor State of Connecticut Office of Early Childhood (OEC) and CDC guidelines and adjust as needed.

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

If you do not purchase Registration Protection, please note the following: 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.

For Covid-19 refunds:
In the event of a confirmed case of Covid-19 in the program, depending on the number of people affected, closure of a particular room in the program or the entire program might need to be considered.

If summer camp is shut down by Connecticut Audubon or a local, state or federal government agency, you may choose from the following options:

  • Receive a refund for any unused portion
  • Donate the funds already paid
  • Receive a credit towards another week of camp during the current camp season, if we have space in future weeks.

Please note: Refunds are not given for normal sick days.

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.

For immediate questions, please click here to contact our summer camp.

TYPICAL DAY AT CAMP

Specific daily activities will vary with the weather, tides, theme of the week, and age group.
Our small group, outdoor programming is designed so kids can safely explore, discover, and learn about the natural world. While programs will be outdoors and on the front porch as much as possible, in the event of inclement weather or high temperatures, programs will move indoors.

9 am   Camper Check-in

9:10–9:30 a.m.   Morning Meeting
Stow your gear, gather for morning meeting to get ready for the day’s activities.

9:30 – 10 a.m. Morning Activity
Hands-on activity, science experiment, nature scavenger hunt, or nature-based arts and crafts—changes daily

10 a.m. – 12  p.m.  Snack & Nature Explorations
Enjoy a snack on the porch or observation tower & get ready for nature explorations.
Morning activities may include beach, marsh, or woodland/garden explorations.

12:00–12:30 p.m.   Lunch 
Eat lunch on the front porch with your group.

12:30–1 p.m.   Choice Time
Active Outdoor Games or Quiet Activities outdoors (campers’ choice).

1–3 p.m. Afternoon Activities & Snack
Outdoor habitat explorations, stories, nature-based arts & crafts, science experiments, meet our education animals (activities vary daily). Enjoy a snack on the porch or observation tower.

3 p.m.   Closing Circle & Daily List
Campers and counselors review the day and create a list of the day’s activities, wildlife observations, and more. 

3:30 p.m.   Dismissal –Camper Pick-up
Campers must be signed out daily.  Authorized dismissal forms must be completed if someone else is picking up your child.
Counselors will be available to answer any questions about the day.

See you soon!


 

 

 

 

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