Westchester County Parks: Ecology Camp

West Harrison, NY

Overview

Westchester County Parks: Boys and girls gain hands-on field experience learning about local fl ora and fauna, habitat exploration, nature crafts and citizen science projects, all in a small group setting.

Emphasis is placed on developing the observation skills of a naturalist and a more personal relationship with nature. Participants assist with plant, animal and habitat conservation efforts in the park and complete a service project.

Cost and Session Information

Children's Summer Ecology Program (grades 1-9)

Groups:

  • Adventurers: Grades 1 and 2
  • Trackers: Grades 3 and 4
  • Explorers: Grades 5 and 6
  • Ecologists: Grades 7 – 9 (Marshlands only)

2017 One-week sessions:

  • Session 1 July 10 – 14
  • Session 2 July 17 – 21
  • Session 3 July 24 – 28
  • Session 4 July 31 – Aug. 4
  • Session 5 Aug. 7 – 11
  • Session 6 Aug. 14 – 18
  • Hours are 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Tuition is $300 per week

Conservationalists in Training (entering grades 7-9)

Two-week sessions:

  • Session A July 10 – 21
  • Session B July 24 – Aug. 4
  • Session C Aug. 7 – 18
  • Hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Tuition is $725 per session
  • Service project and overnight campout included

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