Connecticut Audubon Adventures: The “Not So Bummer Summer” Experience
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WHAT IS UNIQUE ABOUT THE CONNECTICUT AUDUBON ADVENTURES: THE “NOT SO BUMMER SUMMER” EXPERIENCE?
The Connecticut Audubon Society’s Adventures program offers an inviting recipe of fun and learning through live, virtual and interactive lessons via the Zoom platform, from 9 a.m. til noon. It is complemented by engaging outdoor exploration and indoor STEAM projects. Campers have many opportunities each week to explore and thrive in the natural environment of their own backyard. Through the Adventures Program your child will:
- Participate in interactive hands-on learning experiences
- Develop outdoor savviness
- Learn about conservation and how to care for natural resources in their backyard
- Share and socialize virtually with other campers
- Exercise their minds while having fun
DO I HAVE TO BE A MEMBER OF THE CONNECTICUT AUDUBON SOCIETY?
You do not need to be a member of the Connecticut Audubon Society. However, if you want to take advantage of our member rate, you must be sure your membership is current. If you are not a member you will have the opportunity to join through our web-site.
# of weeks member cost non member cost
1 week $150 $175
5 weeks $625 $750
10 weeks $1000 $1250
Things to note:
A $10 registration discount will be given for each additional sibling.
The best bang for your buck is to sign up for all 10 weeks.
Becoming a member really pays off because 2 weeks of camp essentially covers the cost of your membership
WHAT WILL A TYPICAL DAY BE LIKE?
Although every day in the Connecticut Audubon Adventures “Not So Bummer Summer” experience will be different, this sample schedule will give you an idea of what to expect.
9:00-9:10 Monday Orientation with Campers and Parents
9:00-9:45 Kick off the day with Morning Mystery Challenge
9:45-10:45 Explorers and Scientists Get Your Juices Flowing with Outdoor Exploration Or In-door Experimentation
10:45-11:00 Snack Chat
11:00-12:00 Just Crafting Around!
Step by Step Creative Projects
Wrap-Up, Prepare for Next Day and Secret Sign-Off
WHO IS THE CONNECTICUT AUDUBON ADVENTURES SUMMER STAFF?
Staff members are experienced camp directors and teacher-naturalists from our centers, who are college educated, and have subject-area knowledge and experience working with children
WHEN DOES REGISTRATION BEGIN?
Registration for our summer programs begins the week of June 1st. Registration is online only.
WHAT FORMS ARE NEEDED TO COMPLETE THE CAMP REGISTRATION?
The liability and photo release forms must be filled out before registration is complete. Registration, liability forms, policies and procedures will be posted on our summer camp website.
WILL SPECIFIC SUPPLIES OR EQUIPMENT BE NEEDED?
All registrants will need access to a computer, laptop or tablet as well as Wi-Fi. A supply list will be provided at the beginning of camp and emailed before each weekly session, if necessary. Our projects are designed to use common household and craft supplies.
WILL I BE REQUIRED TO ASSIST MY CHILD DURING PROGRAMMING?
Our program is designed for children to participate independently. However, some children may require assistance with the Zoom platform if they are not familiar with it, and all parents are expected to monitor their children while they are outdoors and while they are participating in experiments and projects. Programming will be conducted in a group setting; we recognize that every child has a different level of capacity to engage independently and we will work diligently to keep your child engaged.
CAN SIBLINGS SHARE A REGISTRATION?
Recognizing limited space and ensure quality programming each child is required to be registered individually. Siblings can share a device if necessary. A $10 registration discount will be given for each additional sibling.
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