You Can Register Soon for Darien Nature Center’s Summer Camp Program

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Summer fun begins outside! The Darien Nature Center’s Summer Camp program will run for seven weeks, from June 22 to Aug. 7, for children ages 3 to 8.

— an announcement from Darien Nature Center, with added information from the Nature Center’s website

Each week will explore a different nature-inspired theme (such as Forest Friends, Adventures in Science, and Around the Campfire) and conclude with a performance on Fridays for families. Families may enroll à la carte by week.

Victoria Heyne and camper at Darien Nature Center

Photo from Darien Nature Center

Summer Camp director Victoria Heyne and a camper wearing mud masks in 2019. The name of the camper was incorrect in the announcement from Darien Nature Center.

Between Feb. 3 and 10, members of the Nature Center can fill out a registration request form and pull a lottery number that will determine their place in a virtual line for enrollment.

Registration will open online to the public at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 14. For more information, visit this Darien Nature Center Web page.

Summer Camp Director Victoria Heyne says she’s developing a program that will enforce comfort and confidence in nature.

“Our goal is to have fun while developing an appreciation for the landscape and animals around us,” she said. “We’ll be doing it all — climbing trees in Cherry Lawn Park, mud masks by the stream, outdoor art and music presentations, and of course visits with our resident animals!”

Membership in the Darien Nature Center is required. Not a member? You can join online or call 203-655-7459. Unsure of your membership status? Email Leah@DarienNatureCenter.Org for an update.

Children must be 3-years-old by June 22, 2020 to be eligible to participate.

DATES & THEMES:

Weekly, June 22 – Aug. 7, 2020

Week 1 (June 22 to 26): Forest Friends

Week 2 (June 29 to July 2): Around the Campfire

Week 3 (July 6 to 10): Our Playful Pond

Week 4 (July 13 to 17): Our Growing Garden

Week 5 (July 20 to 24): Adventures in Science

Week 6 (July 27 – 31): The Deep Blue Sea

Week 7 (Aug. 3 – 7): Dog Days of Summer

TIMES:

Age 3: 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., with optional Extended Day to 2 p.m

Ages: 4+: 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m

Correction: The name of the girl in the photo attached to this article was in correct in the original announcement from Darien Nature Center. 

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