Entering a 4s Preschool or Kindergarten
9:15 am - 12:15 pm (Limited Lunch Bunch available from 12:15 - 1:15 pm)
Art, Nature & Me Preschool
Children entering PreK4 or K will visit Heckscher Farm, explore our forest, and meet our live animals. Each weekly theme will be chock full of age-appropriate, hands-on adventures both inside and out. Children will also create art projects.
Each class is taught by an early childhood professional with previous teaching experience at the Stamford Museum & Nature Center. Our indoor and outdoor classroom areas are set up with play opportunities unique to each themed session.
STAY FOR LUNCH! For an additional fee, children can bring a lunch and drink and extend their time with us from 12:15 to 1:15 pm.
For more information about our summer camps, call 203.977.6521 or email.
Session 1: July 1-3 (no camp July 4-5)
Wild, Wonderful Water
Explore the wild, wonderful world of water: and all that it has to offer! Search for salamanders in our vernal pools, spy some critters in our stream and see if you can spot some turtles or fish in the pond. We’ll do some fun experiments exploring the science of water and the water cycle, visit with ducks, frogs and other animals that call the water home and create some great art with water as our inspiration.
Session 2: July 8-12
Reduce, Reuse, & Recycle! Campers will learn how to they can be good stewards of our Earth and become the next generation of eco artists! By using recyclables along with our favorite art media, campers will create masterpieces of their favorite animal, habitat or make other imaginative creations.
Session 3: July 15-19
Join us for a week of exploration and adventure on the farm. Meet the Heckscher Farm animals from chickens to cows, and everything in between. Discover the moos, baas, quacks and oinks on the farm through stories and art. We’ll take a special look at the importance of cows learning about the many things we make from milk. Campers will also make some butter to taste. We want you to join the ‘Moo Crew”!
Session 4: July 22-26
I Spy with my Little Eye…
We’ll use our senses to explore and discover the world around us. Join us for scavenger hunts on the farm, in the forest, on the ground, and up in the sky. Each day will be an exciting adventure and children will be amazed by what their observational skills can find. Each child will be able to come home and discuss what they found. Children will also learn how to create a scavenger hunt and make it their own.
Session 5: July 29-August 2
Read & Roam
Back by popular demand, children will explore and connect with literature through some of their favorite animals on Heckscher farm and in the forest. Children will be able to relate to literature by getting up close and personal with real wildlife. Younger children will create art from natural materials gathered on their adventures. Older children will draw pictures and maintain journals. This hands-on experience will serve to pique your child's interest in science and nature and appreciation for the wonders of life.
Session 6: August 5-9
How Does Your Garden Grow?
Join us and see what types of things we get from the farm. Remember “No Farm, No Food!” Come get your hands dirty in our organic vegetable garden. Learn how plants grow, where our food comes from, and how animals get their food in the wild. Plant seeds, harvest a crop, learn about the parts of a plant, and make a healthy treat to take home. Have fun exploring all the wonders of Heckscher Farm!