Children ages 6 and up

2:30-3:30 pm
At home!

Join us for our all-new Digital Camps! Camps will include a daily 1-hour educator-led program, curriculum for additional at-home activities, and a materials kit available for curbside pick-up at the SM&NC that contains needed materials for the week. 10 kids maximum for a small group experience. Available to campers ages 6 and up. Children from the same family may attend as one camper but will only receive one materials kit. Individual registrations from the same family will each receive a set of materials.  Meeting and materials information will be sent the week before camp begins.

For more information about our summer camps, call 203.977.6521 or email

Camp Sessions

Please ensure that you are registering your child(ren) for the correct camp/session.

If your preferred camp session is marked as Sold Out, you can join our waitlist. Be sure to include child's name, age and preferred camp session.
You will be contacted if space becomes available.

Session 1: July 13-17, 2020

Kitchen Chemistry

Explore some of our favorite science experiments with materials that are already in your house! Discover a few different types of slime that can be made from common ingredients, turn computer paper into some awesome flying machines, test substances in your house for acids and bases, explore the world of yeast as we make our own dough, and more! SM&NC will provide some materials that can be picked up curbside but everything else will be materials easily sourced around your house!

Members: $60 | Non-members: $70

Session 2: July 20-24, 2020

Junior Master Naturalists

Delve into the world of Connecticut’ wildlife as we learn about some of the most fascinating animals in our area! Learn how to ID Connecticut snakes and turtles, see what common groups of mammals call our habitats home, learn common animal tracks, and create some activities in your yard to see what animals are around your area! Through a combination of live animals, artifacts, digital images, and printables, we’ll get a great look at our amazing local wildlife.

Members: $60 | Non-members: $70

Session 3: August 3-7, 2020

Meet the Masters

Art comes in many forms! We’ll explore some of our favorite “masters” for this virtual program.  Learn about the work of John James Audubon and how he changed the face of bird science. See how Picasso and Matisse’s works influenced the modern art movement and more! Each day will introduce one of the artists and their work and then students will undertake their own project inspired by our master of the day. Most supplies for each project will be included in the materials pack.

Members: $60 | Non-members: $70

Session 4: August 10-14, 2020

Heckscher Chefs at Home

Join us for a virtual version of our cooking camp! We’ll work together to make some of our favorite recipes, our awesome pizza dough, our own butter, a fresh tomato sauce, and more! Cooking projects will be ones easily adaptable to home with your everyday kitchen tools! We’ll provide most ingredients within our materials pack for ease! Each chef will also receive their own bottle of SM&NC’s own maple syrup in their pack too!

Members: $90 | Non-members: $100