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Imagination and curiosity are key as we go off-trail this summer in some of Westchester's wildest preserves to discover new habitats, wilderness skills & primitive crafts...and lots of epic games!

One-week sessions   Grades 1-9    9AM-3PM in Croton & Somers 

NEW Expanded topics for 2019 include Hunter Gatherers; Woodland Wizardry; Desert Island Survival week; Shipwrecked Pirates week; and our all-new Family Camp. Check out our full line-up of new topics and old favorites below!

SOMERS Rhinoceros Creek Reservation

Hunter Gatherer

 

Learn to live off the land the way our ancestors did. Gather food and medicine from the forest. Catch fish from the water and learn to build survival traps without harming any animals. Cook meals over an open fire and build whatever you need from what you find in the woods. Somers

Survival Games

 

Get up and go! A week full of epic stealth games, tag, capture the flag, and camouflage will fill your days with fun and build valuable skills in teamwork and problem solving.  Somers

Stone-Age Tinkerers

 

Become a stone-age engineer! Our ancestors built everything they needed from what they found around them. In this program, you will use unique materials found in nature to build shelters, stone tools, baskets, and, of course, campfires.  Somers

Legends of the Shire

 

Your journey is about to begin, young adventurer. Join your ragtag band of woodland nymph, elves, dwarves, and humans. Learn how to use a bow, staff, and sword to battle the rouges who may block your way. Cook your provisions over an open fire and learn delicious recipes for your travels. Fantasy comes alive in this week of story-driven creative play.   Somers

School of Woodland Wizardry

 

Join the professors of the Mugwort School of Woodland Wizardry in studying the secrets of the forest. Make your own wand out of powerful woods. Unlock magical plants and use them to make powerful potions. Defend yourself against evil with
stealth and concealment. Join your clan and compete for the coveted woodland cup.  
Somers

Zombie Survival

 

Follow a quest for a vaccine against the zombie virus in this week-long, story-driven camp focused on stealth, defense, living off the land, and wilderness medicine.  Somers

Family Camp

 

We’ve been getting requests from parents who see their kids having so much fun that they want to join in! In this week, whole families get to experience the best of our camps including campfire cooking, wildcrafting and stealth games.  Somers

CROTON Croton Point Nature Center

Hunter Gatherer

 

Learn to live off the land the way our ancestors did. Gather food and medicine from the forest. Catch fish from the water and learn to build survival traps without harming any animals. Cook meals over an open fire and build whatever you need from what you find in the woods.  Croton

Desert Island Survival

 

Washed up on a beach with no food, no water, no shelter, and a group of people stuck there, just like you. Can you use what you find around you to help your motley crew survive the week until rescue comes?  Croton

Shipwrecked Pirates

 

Ahoy ye mateys! Join the crew of the infamous land-ship The Sandy Keel as you discover treasure maps, build pirate shanties, conduct secret raids and, of course, find treasure in this week-long imaginative, and immersive experience.  Croton

Stone-Age Tinkerers

 

Become a stone-age engineer! Our ancestors built everything they needed from what they found around them. In this program, you will use unique materials found in nature to build shelters, stone tools, baskets, and, of course, campfires.  Croton

notes All Wild Summer sessions run 9AM-3PM and are led by two experienced naturalists certified in First Aid and trained in wilderness survival skills. Enrollment is non-refundable except in case of program cancellation & is limited to 12 children per session, with the exception of Family Camp, which is limited to 15 children and 1-2 adult caregivers per child.