Programs & Events at the Center at Pomfret
Summer Camp 2019
The Center at Pomfret’s Summer Camp runs through August 9, 2019. Click here to download the 2019 brochure.
- 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 12 at 8 a.m.
Required Pomfret Summer Camp Forms:
Welcome and Fact Sheet
Health Exam Record
Day Kimball Hospital Consent Form
Self-Medicating Child Authorization
To register by mail, download the Mail-in Registration.
Birds Seen This Week
Belted Kingfisher, Nashville Warbler, Worm-eating Warbler, Magnolia Warbler, Cape May Warbler, Parula Warbler, Cedar Waxwing, Least Sandpiper, Spotted Sandpiper, Solitary Sandpiper, Willow Flycatcher, Bobolink, Indigo Bunting, Scarlet Tanager, White-crowned Sparrow, Blackpoll Warbler, Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Birds This Month
Wednesday Noon Walks
thru August 28, Noon
Join Connecticut Audubon Society volunteers for fresh air, exercise, good company and naturalist lessons along the way. Seniors and parents with babes in backpacks welcome. Free to CAS members; $3 non-members.
Art Exhibits and Programs
Birds of Connecticut Photography Exhibit
Exhibit thru June 30
Brush up on your bird identification skills as you feast your eyes on bird photos by seven area nature photographers. Free to the public.
Bird Walks and Programs
Bird Walk/Breeding Bird Surveys
Friday, June 7, 7 a.m.
Wednesday, June 19, 7 a.m.
We will observe as many nesting bird species as possible in two hours. Data we collect will go into the new Bird Atlas for the state. Fee: $5 CAS members; $10 non-members.
Saturday, June 15, 8:45 p.m., Robbins Preserve
Saturday, June 22, 8:45 p.m., Bull Hill Forest Preserve
Andy will look for calling/nesting whip-poor-wills. He’ll also attempt to call in owls. Meet at the Center and carpool from here. Bring a small flashlight or headlamp. Please register at 860-928-4948. Fee: $10 CAS members; $20 non-members.
Bull Hill Bird Watch/Hike
Wednesday, June 26, 8 a.m.
Come with us to explore this Wyndham Land Trust preserve in Thompson. We’ll look for birds and hike out to the fabulous scenic vista. Fee: $5 CAS members; $10 non-members.
Evening Bird Walks
Thursday July 11, 6 p.m.
Thursday, August 8, 6 p.m.
Join us to look for a variety of species of birds. We might find newly fledged young birds. Fee: $5 CAS members; $10 non-members.
Evening Bird Walk/Nighthawk Watch
Thursday, August 29, 6 p.m.
Unlike in past nighthawk watches, this year we will hike around looking for other birds as well. We will keep one eye on the sky for nighthawks. Fee: $5 CAS members; $10 non-members.
Citizen Science Volunteer Monitoring Program
Wildlife Tracking and Monitoring:
Our trained volunteers monitor various sites in CT on the lookout for track and sign of fisher, river otter, mink, moose, black bear, and bobcat. Begin or continue training to become a wildlife monitor by attending training hikes that suit your schedule. Registration is required. For registration and information contact Paula Coughlin, Citizen Science Coordinator, 860-928-4948; firstname.lastname@example.org. Training fee per hike: $50 CAS members/$60 non-members.
In Bethany – Saturday, June 1, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
In Canterbury – Saturday, July 27, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
In Willington – Saturday, June 29, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
In Woodstock – Saturday, July 13, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.