Children looking for opportunities this summer to explore nature and the outdoors will have three offerings to consider from the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History: Critters Camp, Wetlands Safari and Adventures in Archaeology. Based at the Museum’s Community Education Center in Orange, home of Yale University’s West Campus, each five-day camp will take advantage of the natural resources provided by acres of woods, hiking trails and a stretch of the Oyster River that flows through campus. All camps include field trips, scientific explorations, games and crafts, and exploration of the Museum’s collections.
Critters Camp, for entering 1st and 2nd graders, runs August 1-5; Wetlands Safari, for entering 3rd and 4th graders, runs August 8-12, and Adventures in Archaeology, for entering 5th and 6th graders, runs August 15-19.
Each 5-day camp is $265 for Museum members and $295 for non-members with enrollment limited to 24 participants. Camps run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with extended day available before and after regular camp hours. A limited number of full and partial need-based scholarships are available with the application deadline for scholarships being May 2.