Earthkeepers 2024

Children Entering Grades 1 - 4

9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Meets at Overbrook Nature Center
(Limited Lunch Bunch available from 12:30 - 1:30 pm)

Engage your camper in the hands-on exploration of art and nature. In each session, campers will discover the diverse resources of the SM&NC’s unique site with visits to Heckscher Farm, our Museum galleries, our nature trails, and Heckscher WILD! guided by one of our experienced environmental educators. In addition, we’ll also have many great, age-appropriate art experiences exploring different media.

Limited to 13 campers for a great group experience. This camp is taught by a full-time Environmental Educator and experienced seasonal instructors.

STAY FOR LUNCH as part of our "Lunch Bunch!"

For an additional fee, children can bring a lunch and drink and extend their time with us from 12:30 - 1:30 pm.


If you have questions about summer camp content or procedures, please contact our Camp Director at or 203.977.6568.
For questions about the registration process or if you are having difficulties with your account, please call our Visitor Services team at 203.977.6521.

Please ensure that you are registering your child for the correct age/grade camps. Registrations for children outside the camps listed age/grade of will be cancelled and refunded. If you have questions, please contact Summer Camp Director, Lisa Monachelli at

Online Registration opens:

Monday, February 12
Family Premium & Plus and Director's Circle Members

Thursday, February 15
Family Level Members

Opens online at 9:00 am

Camp Fees

$129/Member Child
Capacity: 13 Campers

$215/Member Child
Capacity: 13 Campers

Session 1: $36/extra
Sessions 2 – 6: $60/extra

Please note that you must be registered for a session in order to register for Lunch Bunch. Lunch Bunch can be added up until a week before a scheduled session.

Summer Camp Sessions

To join the waitlist for full sessions, please e-mail with your child's name and the session(s) for which you wish to be waitlisted. You will be contacted if space becomes available.

Session 1: Underground Adventures-FULL

July 1 – 3  (3 day session)

Dig in!  We’ll roll logs to find the critters who live underneath, meet animals who burrow, and explore the paths of roots & water underground.

Session 2: Around the World-FULL

July 8 – 12

SM&NC is home to animals from all over the world. This week, we will explore a different part of the world each day and learn about the animals that live there. Get ready to go around the world!

Session 3: Yuck Week-FULL

July 15 – 19

Ooey & gooey, there’s plenty of sticky fun to be had! This week, we will make slime, oobleck, and delve into all sorts of natural yuck outside!

Session 4: Winter Wonderland

July 22 – 26

On hot summer days do you ever wish for snow?  Let’s make some!  This week, we will explore the sciences of winter. From snow to ice, let’s pretend it’s winter!

Session 5: Crafty Critters-FULL

July 29 – August 2

Let’s get crafty! We’ll explore different art media to create our own critters and then we’ll venture over to Heckscher WILD! to meet some ‘crafty’ animals.

Session 6: Cows, Pigs, & Sprinklers!-FULL

August 5 – 9

Do you like to play with water in the summer? So do our farm animals! Let’s head to the farm and learn how different animals there enjoy water. Do pigs like sprinklers? Come find out!

Refunds & Session Switches