Registration Open for Summer Science Nature Camp

Summer Science and Nature Camp for Kids Ages 4- 15 


Cornwall, NY -The Hudson Highlands Nature Museum is ready to greet summer campers!  The Museum’s Science & Nature Camp, for children from age four through twelve, takes place in one-week sessions from June 23 until August 22. Plus, two special weeks offer programs for ages twelve to fifteen. The beautiful setting, small group size, and experienced Hudson Highlands Nature Museum staff create a winning combination! “We are very excited about this year’s Summer Camp,” says education director, Lisa Mechaley. “Our experienced staff members bring great strengths to this program and they enjoy sharing science nature and the outdoors with children.”  Space is limited so campers are urged to register early to avoid disappointment.  The Museum has added the convenience of online registration for interested campers and their families!  Early drop-off and late pick-up are also offered.  Register before April 1st for a 5% discount.


The Ramblers Program is for children ages 4-6.  This program meets in week long sessions at the Museum’s Outdoor Discovery Center.  Half-day sessions are offered for children ages 4 & 5 mornings (9 a.m.-11:30 a.m.) and a full-day program is offered for ages 5 & 6 (8:45 a.m.-2:45 p.m.)  Extended hours are an option. Campers will enjoy nature adventures, hikes, crafts, games, music and fun. Every week will include a field trip day to the Museum's Wildlife Education Center to meet live animals and enjoy its exhibits and trails.  Parents provide transportation.


The Trekkers Programs is for children ages 7-12 year olds. Campers enjoy weeklong, adventure - packed programs filled with fun and exploration. This camp takes place at the Museum’s Outdoor Discovery Center.  One day each week is spent exploring the Hudson River at Kowawese Unique Area in New Windsor and another day on an exciting field trip or a spectacular hike. Campers meet for a six hour day (9 a.m.-3 p.m.) each week and bring their own lunch, bottled water and snack.  Extended hours are an option. Transportation by chartered bus for field trips.  Parents provide transportation to local off-site destinations.


The Eco-Rangers Program is for children ages 12-15 - Featuring two weeks, July 28 - Aug. 1 and Aug. 11 - 15. Eco-Rangers will start the week with three days of wilderness adventures including two day-long expeditions kayaking or canoeing and hiking or participating in a high ropes course. They will complete the week with one overnight stay sleeping under the stars with a hammock to keep! Dinner, s’mores, ice cream and breakfast included. This camp takes place at the Museum’s Outdoor Discovery Center, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday; 6 p.m. Thursday to 8 a.m. Friday.   


Interested campers can find out more information, become a member or register for camp at and click on summer camp or call 845-534-5506, ext. 204.                                                 


Photo Caption: Hudson Highlands Nature Summer Science and Nature Camp. Photos by Brian Kussard.