Wild at Art Camp
Spring & Summer 2023
Children 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 (age 4 by 12/31/23) or K will go wild for art and nature at our newly updated camp! We’ll explore all of the best that SM&NC has to offer and get your campers unplugged and OUTSIDE hiking on trails, participating in outdoor art, visiting animal pastures, experiencing free play, rolling over logs, and more! Give your kids the camp experience they crave and that is vital to their development! Find joy and explore curiosity this spring and summer! Our Wild at Art camp is taught by our Preschool Teachers and experienced seasonal staff.
STAY FOR LUNCH! For an additional fee, children can bring a lunch and drink and extend their time with us from 12:15 - 1:15 pm.
If you have questions about summer camp content or procedures, please contact our Camp Director at 203.977.6568 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Our waitlist is now closed. Any spaces that become available will be opened on Wednesdays at 9am online.
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 Camp Director Lisa Monachelli at email@example.com.
Thanks for a great summer!
Look for 2024 Camp registration dates and information coming in January!
Camp Quick Links
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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.
2023 Summer Camp Sessions
For children who are age eligible for PreK 4 (age 4 by 12/31/23) or Kindergarten in Fall 2023
Session 1: Water Wonders
July 3 - 7 (no class 7/4- 4 days)
Explore the wild wonders of water. Visit our vernal pools and stream to see who calls them home. Meet some animals that live in the water and create art inspired by our turtles and ducks. We’ll create masterpieces with watercolors and we’ll break out the water tables to explore some water science as well!
Session 2: Moo Crew!-FULL
July 10 - 14
Our most popular week returns! Join us for hands-on 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 3: Builders & Engineers-FULL
July 17 - 21
Kids are natural builders and creators! We’ll give campers a great week of building, tinkering, and designing both in the classroom and out on the trails. We’ll create some outdoor sculpture and recycled art, give kids free rein with loose parts on our outdoor STEAM trail, and discover how animals are builders too! Join us for a great week of exploration and figuring out how things work!
Session 4: Winter in Summer-FULL
July 24 - 28
Join us for this all-new week! We’ll learn about which animals hibernate, migrate, or stay active in the winter. We’ll make our own snow and get to play in fluffy, soft fake snow. We’ll go ‘ice’ skating in our socks, paint with ice, and explore how we turn a sheep’s winter coat into yarn. See how salt helps to melt ice and go on a scavenger hunt for trees that stay green all winter.
Session 5: Birds & Bees & Pollinators, please!-FULL
July 31 - August 4
We’ll discover how some of the most important animals in our ecosystems are the smallest! Explore the life cycles of bees and butterflies and how they help plants to grow. We’ll visit our organic vegetable and pollinator gardens, peek inside our beehives, and plant our own pollinator-friendly seeds to take home. We’ll also investigate our feathered friends, both on the farm and in the wild.
Session 6: Dinosaur Discovery-FULL
August 7 - 11
Dig into the world of dinosaurs and their modern-day relatives. Discover what we think we know about dinosaurs that walked here in Connecticut and in the region through observing real fossils. Meet some live lizards to learn what they have in common with their prehistoric relatives and discover that our feathered friends share some history with the T-Rex and other dinosaurs.
2023 Spring Session
For children already in or age eligible (age 4 by 12/31/23) for PreK 4s or Kindergarten
Spring Session: Moo Crew!
April 3 - 6 (4 days)
Our most popular session now in spring! Join us for four days of amazing farm experiences. Visit with our favorite friends from goats to chickens. We’ll peek in on any new spring babies that have arrived, make a treat for the pigs, and more! Discover the moos, baas, quacks, and oinks on the farm through stories and art. Limited enrollment. Lunch bunch is not offered for the spring session. Registration closes on March 18. Lunch Bunch not available for Spring Session.