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Watershed Nature Camp

At this time, our Watershed Nature Camp for Summer 2021 is full with waitlists for most sessions. We are accepting scholarship applicants. Thank you for your interest!


Please contact Ellen Gallos, Education Manager, at [email protected] for details.

In typical times and for more than 45 years, our summer camp has provided a spirited mix of nature, science, play, and community. Camp takes place on our sprawling 950-acre nature reserve, which includes wildflower meadows, the serene Stony Brook, our quiet Wargo Pond, and acres of sheltering forests.

Every day, youngsters at the Watershed Nature Camp explore, engage, and experience the wild, natural world around them. Some of our campers’ favorite activities are hiking the trails, building shelters, meeting critters, and cooling off in streams. As campers get older, they will experience even greater adventures — cookouts, camping, and trips!

For high-school students interested in working outdoors with children, we offer Counselor-In-Training opportunities and the Watershed Academy for High School Students.

Watershed Academy for High School Students

For families with older children, please explore the immersive, weeklong courses in environmental science in the Watershed Academy for High School Students. Topics include environmental advocacy, field science, stream science, green architecture,  climate change, and clean water. Please explore the link below for more information on prior year’s slate of offerings.

Counselor-In-Training Program (CIT)

The Watershed’s Counselor-in-Training program is for individuals ages 15-18 who are interested in working with children, learning about the outdoors, and building leadership skills. Guided and mentored by Camp Staff, the Counselors-in-Training will have hands-on experience every day working with campers outdoors. This is a volunteer program with a minimum two-week commitment. Please email [email protected]  if you are interested in becoming a Counselor-in-Training.

Testimonials

“Our kids learned so much and had such a great time getting dirty and being kids!”

“The Watershed Nature Camp is an opportunity for kids to do exactly what they are supposed to do in summertime: play outdoors and explore nature.” 

“My children enjoyed the experience of learning about nature hands on. They loved being able to touch, feel, and smell the world they live in.”

“Our son gained an appreciation for the world around him and was encouraged to explore and use his imagination!”

“Clearly, your staff truly love what they do and it makes all the difference in the world!”

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