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.
2023 Registration Open!
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 10-14 | 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 17-21 | 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 24-28 | 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.
July 31- Aug 4 | 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 7-11 | 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.