A fun, educational day camp for children ages 5 to 12+
Campers spend a majority of their time outside, either on the MWA’s nature trail along the Musconetcong River, or wading in the river itself. When most people are asked about how they came to care for their local outdoor spaces, they credit, not an important fact or lesson, but rather, a formative experience in nature. While we still value educational lessons, we also believe in the power of providing children the opportunity to connect with the river in a more personal, hands-on way.
Below, you’ll find more information on the dates, ages, and costs for each week of Camp Musky. At this time, enrollment is capped at ten campers per week, so consider signing up as soon as you feel this is the right camp for your child! If you have any questions, please see the registration form linked here to see if it is answered. If that doesn’t help, contact Ryan Jiorle at firstname.lastname@example.org, or (908) 537-7060.
Information regarding COVID-19: Please keep in mind that the state of New Jersey, which governs summer camp operations, has yet to release its revised regulations for 2022. That means, as of now, Camp Musky is scheduled to operate in a manner similar to last year regarding COVID-19 precautions. We will make any adjustments if/when revised guidance comes from the state. If you have any questions, please check the website for the NJ Department of Health or contact Ryan Jiorle (information above).
For ages 5-12+
Camp Musky is an educational and fun day camp for kids ages 5 to 12-plus. We offer an outdoor learning experience, and hands-on, river-based programs. Our primary mission is education and awareness. We believe that a community that is fully aware of the importance and vulnerability of its natural resources is a community that will actively support efforts to ensure environmental quality.
July 11-15 | Ages 5-6
Join the Explorers for hikes, games, craft projects and more. Each day is a journey to exploring the woods and the river, learning about the environment and the animals that call the Musconetcong home. Explorers will use natural materials and our local landscape to build, design, and create items from their imagination.
July 18-22 | Ages 7-9
The Steam Team will discover the connection between humans and nature. Understanding the plants and animals in our local ecosystem - and safe ways to interact with them - opens up opportunities for children to explore nature in a creative, uninhibited way. Adventures on the river, and our path of developing a deep, lasting connection with our watershed will be documented in a personal nature journal.
July 25-29 | Ages 7-9
Trailblazers will explore the connection between humans and nature Understanding the plants and animals in our local ecosystem and safe ways to interact with them opens up opportunities for children to explore nature in a creative, uninhibited way. They will develop an understanding of a river's basic functions as well as the importance of the land along a river. Campers will also learn a healthy and respectful mindset for interacting with our outdoor spaces.
August 1-5 | Ages 10-12
River Rangers learn that for humans to live sustainably, we need to use the earth’s resources at a rate at which they can be replenished Each day, there will be an exploration of the Musconetcong River and an in depth investigation of stream and field life in the Musconetcong Watershed. They will develop an understanding of a river's basic functions as well as some of the threats facing our local waterways. Campers will also learn a healthy and respectful mindset for interacting with our outdoor spaces.
August 8-12 | Ages 9-12+
Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and yes even some Math! In our STEAM Camp, we will use hands-on learning to foster creativity, problem solving, life skills, resourcefulness, patience, and curiosity. Using core STEAM principles, we will work together to solve real world problems, including monitoring the mighty Musconetcong River’s heath. We, of course, will make time to time to explore and play some fun games.