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Set your imagination free this summer in some of Westchester's wildest preserves, as we go off-trail to explore new habitats, discover new skills & ancient crafts...and play lots of epic games!

Registration Opens Monday 6/22

Our signature program, Wild Summer sessions are led by a trained team of skilled naturalists and experienced counselors and are offered on a weekly basis the end of this July and August at Marsh Sanctuary (Mount Kisco). Our full day programs are for Grades 1-6 run 9 AM to 3 PM.

Please note that due to COVID-19 safety, our program has adopted steps to ensure everyone's safety.  You can check out these steps here.

Hunter Gatherers

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. 

Mount Kisco, July 27-31

Grades 1-3

Grades 4-6

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 imaginative and immersive experience.  

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.

Mount Kisco, Aug 10-14

Grades 1-3

Grades 4-6

Adventurers Academy

Every young adventurer starts somewhere! Our academy is geared to those who wish to learn the arts of magic, storytelling, fighting, evading, sneaking, and a host of other skills for bards, sorcerers and rangers. This program is heavy in fantasy storytelling, and kids are encouraged to create at least one character they can play through various quests and challenges. 

Mount Kisco, Aug 3-7

Grades 1-3

Grades 4-6

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. 

Mount Kisco, Aug 17-21

Grades 1-3

Grades 4-6

Zombie Survival

The Zombie Outbreak has resulted in a dual society where humans and zombies live side by side in relative peace.  But will the peace hold?  Play either as a human or as a zombie and keep the peace or survive the apocalypse.  You decide.  

Mount Kisco, Aug 24-28

Grades 5-6

Grades 7-9

Program Notes Wild Summer sessions run 9 AM-3 PM (half-day programs run 9:30-12) and are led by experienced naturalists certified in First Aid and trained in wilderness survival skills. Enrollment is non-refundable except in case of program cancellation and space is limited. 

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Parent Reviews

A great program for young naturalists with exploring minds. Highly recommend!

 

Such a positive atmosphere. So many learning opportunities in such a fun way.

 

My son doesn’t want to leave. That says it all. Great program!