Cora Hartshorn Arboretum: All About Camp


SHORT HILLS, NJ - Each week of Summer Camp, your child gets to learn about a new topic!  During the week of June 27 the Cora Hartshorn Arboretum presents Curious Campers.  

Turtle Tots (3 1/2 to 5 years old)

Each day, we will explore the science behind a different topic and how it relates to the natural world through science experiments, demonstrations, games, and hikes outside.  We will be discovering how trees grow, rainbows are made, what makes rocks special, symmetry and the adaptations of nocturnal animals.  

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Explorers (1st-3rd Grade)
Spend the week exploring what science is, the scientific method and learning about the science behind our woodlands!  We will play games, observe demonstrations, and perform experiments to learn about how trees breathe, how different household items react with each other, animal adaptations, how volcanoes work, and much more! 
Hawks (4th-5th Grade)
We know from school what the scientific method is, so this week, let's put it into practice our skills of observation, making educated guesses, and performing experiments as we discover how birds fly without flapping their wings, make gummy worms dance, how tress drink water, and much more! 
Nature Discovery Summer Camp
June 27th - August 19th, 2016
Each week of Nature Discovery Camp your camper will explore a different nature theme. Campers will spend the day exploring that theme through guided investigations, hands-on exploration, scientific process and outdoor activity. Please bring a lunch and snack and dress for the outdoors!
You can find descriptions of our weekly themes here: Summer Camp Themes.

Age Groups:

Turtle Tots9am-12:30pm OR 1:30pm-3pm (Ages 3½-5)

Explorers9am- 3pm (Entering 1st Grade - Entering 3rd Grade)

Hawks: 9am-3pm (Entering 4th Grade - Entering 5th Grade) 
(Hawks offered weeks of: June 27th, August 1st, August 8th, and August 15th)
Teens: Volunteers are still needed for our Summer Programming!  Apply today to build lifelong skills and friendships.  
Spots are filling up fast- Register today! 

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