Day Camp 2024 Registration
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Day Camp 2024
Date
Last Day To Register
8/9/2024
Age Requirement
Birthdate must be between 6/26/2006 and 9/6/2020
Location
1600 Riverside Road
Jamestown, NY 14701, US
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Summer Day Camp actively engages children with the outdoors, captivating their interest and inspiring them to connect with the natural world. ACNC achieves this by providing campers with time for free play, outdoor adventures, interactive nature-based lessons, and discovery-based activities. 

Members may register starting January 1. Others may register starting February 1.

Click here to view the 2024 Day Camp brochure for camp descriptions.

The following camps are FULL. Some may open a second session from the waitlist if staffing permits.

Week 3: July 9 - 12, grades 1 - 4: Nature Craft Camp Taking a waitlist
Week 4: July 16 - 19, Grades 1 - 2: Creature Connections - Taking a waitlist
Week 5: July 23 - 26, Grades PK - K: Berry Potions and Cattail Spells a.m. - Taking a waitlist
Week 5: July 23 - 26, Grades 1 - 4: Settling Wildlands - Taking a waitlist
Week 5: July 23 - 26, Grades 5 - 6: Survival Camp - Taking a waitlist

Week 6: July 30 - August 2, Grades 1 - 2: Who's Been Here? - Taking a waitlist
Week 6: July 30 - August 2, Grades 3 - 5: Wild For Wildlife - Taking a waitlist
Week 7: August 6 - 9, Grades 1 - 2: Down in the Dirt - Taking a waitlist
Week 8: August 13 - 16, Grades K - 2: Water Play -Taking a waitlist

There are four types of camps offered this summer:

Free Exploration CampsFree Exploration Camps are nature-play-based and partly driven by the campers’ interests. Adults are present to supervise and teach. Research shows that unstructured play, especially outdoors, is a key developmental component missing from the lives of many children. Time is divided roughly between 70% nature play and 30% structured time.

Deep and Sticky Learning CampsChildren have a deep curiosity about the world. Providing opportunities for them to wonder, deduce, and conclude through personal experience is the ideal learning environment. These camps are more structured, using themed topics and lessons to engage campers. Time is roughly divided between 70% learning and 30% nature play.

Offsite/Specialty Camps - These camps include extra features, supplies, take-home kits, field trips, or specialty topics. Travel is to both NY and PA locations and may vary with weather.

Backpacking Camp - Campers will learn the basics of backpacking, including how to set up camp, prepare meals, stay safe, and become more comfortable and confident in the woods. This camp includes an optional overnight (a minimum attendance of four campers is required) at Audubon. Some supplies will be provided. A supply list will be provided prior to camp. 

Half-day camps can be combined to form a full-day camp, if you register for both morning and afternoon sessions. The campers will join the other groups for lunch, so please pack one that does not need refrigeration, with enough snacks for both a morning and afternoon snack. 

Requirements at Time of Registration:
There is a $25 deposit per child, per session. The balance is due a week before camp. Camp t-shirts are optional with registrations before June 1. Deposits and shirt fees are non-refundable.

Discounts:
Family Memberships ($60) and higher receive 25% off each session and may register starting January 1. You may purchase or renew a Family Membership at registration.

Refund Policy:
If you cancel more than two weeks before camp, ACNC will refund everything except the membership, deposit, and t-shirt fees. There are no refunds for cancellations made less than two weeks before camp starts.

Scholarships:
Gerald Augusto Scholarships are available for families in financial need and with other barriers that prevent them from attending camp. A deposit is required. They may not be used toward a membership. Stephanie Frucella Scholarships are available for campers who meet certain merit-based criteria. Deadlines apply. Apply online at auduboncnc.org/scholarships/ or contact ACNC.

Pre- and post-camps:
ACNC offers extended hours to assist with drop-off and pick up.
Pre-Camp drop-off is 8:00 a.m. and costs $18 for the week or $5 per diem. Available for morning and full-day camps.

Drop-off is no earlier than 7:45 a.m.

Post-Camp runs until 4:30 p.m. and costs $36 for the week or $10 per diem. Available for afternoon and full-day camps.

You may add weekly Pre- and Post-Camps at checkout when you register online.
Per diem fees are paid at the reception desk the day of camp.

Family Memberships ($60) and higher receive 25% off weekly fees. No discount per diem.
No Post-Camp on morning half-day camps. No Pre-Camp on afternoon half-day camps.

 

Special Notes:
Campers must be able to take care of their own toilet needs.
ACNC accommodates some special needs. Call the Camp Director to discuss, (716) 569-2345.

Before you register, please have the child(ren)'s emergency contacts and medical information on hand. 

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Cancellation Policy

If you cancel more than two weeks before camp, ACNC will refund everything except the membership, deposit, and t-shirt fees. There are no refunds for cancellations made less than two weeks before camp starts.