Counselors and instructors have been scheming and prepping for Opening Day of the first week of Watershed Nature Camp and the Stream Science Academy program.
As summer unfolds, campers will splash in the Stony Brook, tie dye t-shirts, discover bugs, learn geocaching and explore natural places in central New Jersey. Various sessions end by roasting marshmallows over an open fire, enjoying a campfire cookout and embarking on overnight trips for older children.
For the past two weeks, camp counselors have become familiar with The Watershed Institute’s environs, learned First Aid and techniques for working with kids, nature interpretation and bonded together as they orchestrated this upcoming summer’s fun!
High schoolers, wearing their nifty Watershed Academy t-shirts, will wade into the Stony Brook and Beden Brook to take chemical, biological and bacterial samples of local waters. They’ll learn scientific methods of assessing the watershed’s health, sleuth down potential sources of pollution and devise ways of remedying these problems.
By week’s end, small groups will participate in a poster session on identified perils and suggested fixes for various segments of the stream. The week culminates with a pizza party at the Watershed Center.
Be sure to check out pictures posted on https://theh2oshed.smugmug.com/ throughout the upcoming summer!
There are still spaces for some age groups and for the new Amazing August session on 8/26 – 8/30 for campers ages 6-11.
Register quickly before the spaces disappear!