Summer Explorers Camp 2019

Summer Explorers Camp is a place where your child will discover the wonders of the outdoors while instilling a sense of respect and appreciation for the natural world. We hope to inspire your children to become environmentally responsible and conscientious citizens of the future, to spark a lifelong love of learning, and to develop a deep and enduring connection with the natural world…all while having some good old-fashioned fun in our beautiful farm setting. Our camp provides a balance of structured and free play with environmental exploration, enjoyment of many arts and crafts experiences, and age-appropriate learning activities. These experiences will encourage children’s natural curiosity and respect of the outdoors, while building social and life skills.

Summer Explorers Camp is perfect for children ages 4-12 and takes place from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Campers should bring a snack, lunch and refillable water bottle.

Summer Explorers Weekly Camp Registration fees (unless otherwise noted)

Non-Members: $250 per child

Members: $225 per child

Before and/or aftercare: $25 per day

Summer Explorers Day Camp & Camp out Registration fees

Girl/Boy Scout Camp out: $60 per scout, $20 per parent/leader

Day Camp: $50 per day

To register for Stony Kill’s 2019 Summer Explorers Camp Program complete a registration form here. Payment can be made three ways:

  1. Pay online via PayPal
  2. Pay with a credit card
  3. Send a check to: Stony Kill Foundation, 79 Farmstead Lane, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590

Once payment has been received, registration will be confirmed by email.

Project Discovery, June 17 – 21 (Please check your school’s last day before registering) THIS WEEK IS NOW CLOSED AND A WAITING LIST HAS STARTED.
During our first week of camp, campers will discover Stony Kill Farm starting with our barnyard and livestock. Each day, campers will discover various ecosystems throughout the property by hiking our trail and searching for birds and insects and visiting the pond to collect specimens for observation. Our unique land offers campers an opportunity to learn about our local surroundings.

Life on the Farm, June 24 – 28 THIS WEEK IS NOW CLOSED AND A WAITING LIST HAS STARTED. (Please check your school’s last day before registering. We are offering a shortened week rate for this week.)
Campers will learn how to care for our farm animals and discover our historic big red barn and tractor. Each day will focus on aspects of farm life through observation, creation and exploration. Campers will sample different foods that come from our farm, explore the greenhouse and start their own seeds while learning about importance of composting and our friends the decomposers. If your child has a love of farm life, this is the camp for them.

The Great Outdoors,  July 1, 2, 3 & 5 THIS WEEK IS NOW CLOSED AND A WAITING LIST HAS STARTED. (We are offering a shortened week rate for this week.) Spend the week outside in nature exploring and investigating the Great Outdoors! We’ll be setting up camp and learning some outdoor survival skills. We’ll check out how animals survive in the outdoors during all seasons and spend our days hiking, running and playing. If mother nature brings the rain, we’ll adapt just like our animal friends.

Wildlife, July 8 – 12 THIS WEEK IS NOW CLOSED AND A WAITING LIST HAS STARTED. Campers will learn about the wildlife that call Stony Kill Farm home. We’ll do some animal tracking and learn about mammals and explore the pond and all its inhabitants.  Watch out for that hawk on the fence, he’s scoping out a mouse in the field! We’ll learn about animal habitats, the characteristics of different birds and their special adaptations and of course the insect kingdom! Take a wildlife journey with us!

Explorers Day Camp, $50 per day, 9:30 am to 3:30 pm. This program gives kids an opportunity to experience a day of camp on the farm without committing to a whole week.

July 22             Farm to Table/Gardening

July 25             Animal Husbandry

July 29             Pollinators

August 1          The Mighty Hudson

August 5          Junior Naturalist

August 8          Predator/Prey

August 12        Feathered Friends CLOSED

August 15        Survival CLOSED

August 19        Pond Ecology

August 22        Science Experiments CLOSED

August 26        Crafting with Nature CLOSED

August 29        Homesteading


Thank you for supporting Stony Kill Foundation and our programs!