This summer more than ever, kids across Long Island are participating in mini-camps where they go for a week or two and concentrate on something that they truly love. What a great way for kids to explore new hobbies and improve their skills while adapting to new environments and making new friends.
If you have a child entering 1st through 6th grade in the fall and who has an interest in animals, marine life or ecology, check out the Ward Melville Heritage Organizaton‘s interactive summer program. Set at WMHO’s Ernst Marine Conservation Center in the heart of an 88-acre wetlands preserve at West Meadow Creek in Setauket, Salt Marsh Detectives will take students on an adventure of the marsh. They will explore the intricacies of the salt marsh food web and learn their ecological value through hands-on activities including using microscopes, seining, making Native American instruments using Japanese knotweed and more. For 4th through 6th graders, the 5-day program takes place July 23 through 27th from 10 am to noon each day. Fees are $160 per child with a $130 sibling rate.
1st through 3rd graders can enjoy a similar program, Salt Marsh Explorers, August 6 through 10th from 10 am to 1 pm. This program cost is $200 per child with a $180 sibling rate.
Each program will have a minimum of 10 students.
To register, download an application at www.stonybrookvillage.com or call 631-751-2244.