photos taken pre-Covid-19 pandemic

The Application for Camp is Open

Please note that registration for some camp weeks (2, 3, and 4) is now full. Applications received after weeks fill will be added to our camp waiting list.

Stony Kill Foundation 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 (no exceptions) and takes place from 9am – 3pm each day, Monday through Friday. Campers should bring a snack, lunch and refillable water bottle.

We will have a limited number of spots available this year as we follow Covid-19 safety guidelines. To read about our Covid-19 safety guidelines for 2021 camp, click here.

Summer Explorers Weekly Camp Registration Fees
$300 per child

Stony Kill Foundation Members receive a $25 discount (one-time use). More on Membership here.

Need-based scholarships available. SKF is committed to making our education experiences open to people from all backgrounds.

Before and/or after care: $25 flat rate per day (Before care starts at 8:30 am and aftercare runs till 5:00 pm) Pending interest.

Registration begins April 6 at 10 am. Please check back.

Summer Explorers Weekly Themes

1) Project Discovery, June 21 – 25 (Please check your school’s last day before registering) 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 trails 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.

2) REGISTRATION FULL – Life on the Farm 1, June 28 – July 2 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 the importance of composting and our friends the decomposers. If your child has a love of farm life, this is the camp for them.

3) REGISTRATION FULL – Life on the Farm 2, July 6 – 9 Campers will continue their journey on the farm, learning about the history of Stony Kill and how our ancestors lived and worked on the farm. Campers will continue to work with our livestock in the barn, learning more animal husbandry skills.

4) REGISTRATION FULL – The Great Outdoors, July 12 – 16 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.

5) Wildlife, July 19 – 23 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!  

6) Junior Environmentalist, July 26 – 30 Join us for an important week of camp that will boost our environmental awareness through conservation and exploration of our surroundings. Campers will learn to appreciate our environment and its fragile ecosystem by exploring our forests and trails, fields, and gardens. We’ll learn the best practices for taking care of our earth by reducing, reusing and recycling and what it means to be an environmentalist.

Registration starts April 6 at 10 am. Mark your calendars and check back.

Have Questions? Contact our Program Director, Stacey at: stacey@stonykill.org or 845.831.3800