For children ages 5 to 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.
Session & Registration Information
July 6-10: Explorers | Ages 5-6 | Half Day: 9 am-1 pm
July 13-17: Stream Team | Ages 7-9 | Half Day: 9 am-1 pm
July 20-24: Trailblazers | Ages 7-9 | Full Day: 9 am-4 pm
July 27-31: River Rangers | Ages 10-12+ | Full Day: 9 am-4 pm
August 3-7: STEM Camp | Ages 8-12+ | Full Day: 9 am-4 pm
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Campers will explore nature through storytelling, cooperative play, and creative art and crafting projects designed to deepen their connection with nature. Each morning, we will depart on an exciting journey exploring the river and its surroundings while collecting and recording treasures found along the way. We will use their collections along with other artistic mediums, paints, beads and clay to create and express the different aspects of life on the river. While encountering all of the tings that can be seen, and even some things that cannot, campers will develop a nature journal and discover ways of creating a record of what their senses experience.
Campers will explore the connection between humans and nature. Understanding the plants and animals in our local ecosystem, and safe ways to interact with them, will create opportunities for children to explore nature in a creative, uninhibited way. They will develop an appreciation for the basic components necessary for sustainability including use of water, shelter and food. Learning how each habitat explored provides these necessities for the creatures it supports.
Science, Technology, Engineering, and yes even some Math! STEM Camp will use hands-on learning to foster creativity, problem-solving, life skills, resourcefulness, patience and curiosity. Using core STEM principles, we will work together to solve real world problems to help us monitor the mighty Musky's health. We will, of course, make time to explore the river and play some games!
Stream Team will explore the connections between the Earth's ecosystems, and the microorganisms within those ecosystems. They will be exposed to practices of sustainability and environmental ethics as well as practices in classification of insects, birds, flowers and trees. Explorations of the river and our path to developing deep, lasting connections with our bio-region will be documented in a nature journal.
Older campers will learn that for humans to live sustainably we need to use the Earth's resources at a rate at which they can be replenished. River Rangers will develop an appreciation for the basic components necessary for sustainability, including use of water, shelter and food. River Rangers will learn how each habitat explored provides the necessities for the creatures it supports. 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.
"My son loved it! He now explains animals to me when we walk by the river!" -Camp Musky Parent