Campers at Bent of the River’s Audubon Center Nature Day Camp explore nature in a fun and safe environment. Nature Day Camp fosters curiosity through outdoor exploration that helps campers develop understanding of the natural world. These unique experiences and adventures can grow into a lifelong appreciation for our environment.
Nature Day Camp days are filled with a variety of activities taking campers across the 700 acres of Bent of the River including hiking, brook-walks, river exploration, crafts, nature-themed games, live animals, and birding.
Staff: Our staff is selected for their experience and skills working with youth in environmental education and for their interest in local ecology and natural history. All staff must pass background checks and are required to hold current CPR and First Aid certifications, making camp a safe place to learn about and experience nature. Our staff have helping hands each week from our Leaders in Training, experienced campers gaining skills in environmental education leadership.
Group Sizes and Ages: Camp groups are arranged by grade. Naturalists are campers entering 1st-4th grade in Fall 2016, EcoDiscoverers are entering 5th-7th grade, and EcoVengers are entering 7th-9th grade.
Camp Hours and Length: Most camp sessions last one week, Monday – Friday from 9 am to 4 pm. *The Twilight Investigation week offered for EcoDiscoverers runs from 4 pm to 9 pm. (EcoDiscoverers may participate during our Day Camp from 9 am- 4 pm during Twilight Investigations).
Camp Registration: Registration begins in March 1st. Camp spots will be reserved only after a completed registration packet and tuition is received (payable online, mailed or dropped-off at the office).
Activities and Features
Religious Emphasis None
Outdoor Activities Hiking
Location & Contact Information
Camp Address 185 East Flat Hill Road
Southbury CT, 06488 United States
Winter Address 185 East Flat Hill Road
Southbury, CT, 06488 United States