Specialty Camps

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These programs are designed for campers who are looking for a concentrated focus on a specific area, whether they are looking for in depth experiences in nature or to build upon a current STEM passion. Led by partner orginizations and/or SSNSC naturalists, campers spend the week participating in team-building skills through hands-on explorations and STEM activities. While some of the specialty camps take place on site, others involve fieldtrips and offsite overnights.

  • Monday-Friday
  • 1  week sessions
  • All Day 9:00am-3:30pm
  • Explorer groups include 1 off-site overnight.

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Week 2: Minecraft Mania (*July 2- July 6)
*No Camp Wednesday, July 4th

(Entering Grades 2-5)

The game is all the rage, but what does it apply to in real life? Minecraft Mania is a program where educational gaming and hands-on science and engineering projects meet. Engage in both computer and real world activities covering geology, engineering, physics, and biology. This camp is supported by the imaginative creators at Wicked Cool for Kids.

Week 4:  Vet School Camp (July 16-July 20)

(Entering Grades 5-8)

Join naturalists from SSNSC to learn basic animal care skills and explore the world of veterinary science.  Campers will learn about animal anatomy, gain important observational skills using tools such as microscopes and stethoscopes, help prepare food for the Science Center animals and work collaboratively to solve veterinary mysteries.  Includes an off-site fieldtrip to the New England Wildlife Center.

Week 6:  Vet School Camp (July 30-August 3)

(Entering Grades 5-8)

Join naturalists from SSNSC to learn basic animal care skills and explore the world of veterinary science.  Campers will learn about animal anatomy, gain important observational skills using tools such as microscopes and stethoscopes, help prepare food for the Science Center animals and work collaboratively to solve veterinary mysteries.  Includes an off-site fieldtrip to the New England Wildlife Center.

Week 8: Explorers:  Survival Skills (August 13-17)

(Entering Grades 6-8)

Could you survive in the wild? What skills do you need to spend a night in the outdoors without the conveniences of home? Join us as we learn about fire building, shelter creation, orienteering and basic first aid. Includes a fieldtrip to Purgatory Chasm State Reservation and  on an overnight in Myles Standish State Park where you can test your new skills.  Tents and meals on the overnight are provided.

 

 

 

 

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