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Nellie Hill Preserve in Dover Plains, NY

Nellie Hill Preserve in Dutchess County boasts scenic views and ponds with trials to walk and birds to watch. protected by The Nature Conservancy

The Red Trail is 1.3 miles. Follow the path up the hill to the preserve’s entrance onto the Red Trail. The Blue Trail spouts off of the Red Trail and is .11 miles.

“Nellie Hill is famous for its globally rare plants, animals, and regionally rare calcareous cliffs, all of which attract a wide variety of birds. The Red Trail loop is a level and short trail that boasts wild flowers, nature views and bird watching through woods and meadows. The trails are good for walking, hiking, running and snowshoeing in the winter. Pets are not allowed at this facility. In recognition of its rare flora and fauna, the Nature Conservancy recently donated Nellie Hill Preserve to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, as the first parcel establishing the Great Thicket National Wildlife Refuge.” – DC Parks & Trails

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195 S. Nellie Hill Rd.

Dover Plains, NY 12522

Nearby Towns: Millbrook, Pawling

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Whitlock Preserve in Clinton Corners, NY

Whitlock Preserve in Dutchess County offers two, short trails for walking and leisure – The Waterman Bird Club recommends this site for bird watching. In addition to walking trails, there is a pond and picnic tables and an interpretive kiosk at the trailhead’s parking lot.

Orange Trail: Easy, .31 miles

Blue trail: More difficult, .63 miles

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Rt. 82 & Knight Road

Clinton Corners, NY 12514

(845) 868-1310

townclerk@townofstanford.org

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Unification Theological Seminary

UTS is home to three named trails: Father’s Trail, Mother’s Trail and the Theodore Roosevelt Trail. Hiking trails wind through forests, fields, along a pond and down to the lagoon at the southernmost end of Tivoli Bay. An eleven-circuit Labyrinth and Peace Garden that is open to the public can also be found on the property.

30 Seminary Dr, Barrytown, NY 12507

(203) 260-6801

communication@uts.edu

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Montgomery Place Campus at Bard College

Closed due to COVID as of November 2020

GROUNDS ONLY Re-opened December 21, 2020

With 380-acres of rolling lawns, woodlands, and gardens, set against the spectacular backdrop of the Catskill Mountains, The Montgomery Place Campus at Bard College boasts opportunities for learning and exercise as architecture, art, & history converge to delight people of all ages.

26 Gardener Way, River Rd, Red Hook, NY 12571

1-800-BARDCOL (227-3265)

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Abeja Montessori Summer Camp 2020 in Orange County, NY

Weekly Camps: July 6 – August 28, 2020

Monday – Friday

Half-day: 8:45 am – 1 pm, $180 per week

Full-day: 8:45 am – 3 pm, $260 per week

This summer we will be digging in the garden, harvesting tomatoes, making bread, ice pops and jam. We’ll craft and sing too!

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Questions? Contact: AbejaMontessori@gmail.com

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Trailside Nature Museum Summer Nature Camp in Westchester County

One and two week sessions, Monday – Friday, June 22 – August 14, 2020

8:30 am – 3 pm

For Grades PK – 12

$350 per week

Delve into the world of nature at Trailside Nature Camp at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation. Sessions are offered for youngsters entering pre-K through grade 12 who will visit archaeological sites, catch crayfish play nature games, crafts and more. Each camp will focus on different aspects of nature with weekly themes and teach youngsters about animals, insects, plants and more. Through hands-on experiences, children entering grades 1 through 6 will explore the earth and all her treasures.

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Weekly Themes :

Wilderness Survival, Birds of a Feather, Dinosaur Digs and Discovery, Slimy, Scaly but not Scary, Full STEAM Ahead

Groups and sessions:

Pre-K/K: Mini Campers | one, one-week session, 9 a.m. to 12 noon
Grades 1 – 3: Park Rangers | six, one-week sessions
Grades 4 – 6: Naturalists | six, one-week sessions
Grades 7 – 9: Conservationists | two, two-week sessions and two, one-week sessions, each includes an optional campout
Grades 10 – 12: Stewards | one, three-day session including campout

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All Westchester County Government Nature Camps:

Cranberry Lake Preserve, North White Plains (914) 428-1005
Edith G. Read Wildlife Sanctuary, Rye (914) 967-8720
Lenoir Nature Preserve, Yonkers (914) 968-5851
Marshlands Conservancy, Rye (914) 835-4466
Trailside Nature Museum at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, Cross River (914) 864-7322

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Marshlands Conservancy Summer Nature Camp in Westchester County

One and two week sessions, Monday – Friday, July 6 – August 14, 2020

8:30 am – 3 pm

For Grades 1 – 6

$350 per week

Get crab crazy, build shelters and explore the pond and more at Marshlands Nature Camp. Each camp will focus on different aspects of nature with weekly themes and teach youngsters about animals, insects, plants and more. Through hands-on experiences, children entering grades 1 through 6 will explore the earth and all her treasures. 

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Weekly Themes: Crab Crazy; Caves, Streams and the Life Between; Salt Water Creature Feature; Crabs, Caves and Creatures by the Harbor; Nature Games, Just Add Water!; Tools to Make and Shelters to Build; Turtles and Frogs of the Pond.

Groups and sessions:

Grades 1 -3: Falcons | seven, one-week sessions

Grades 4 – 6: Hawks | six, one-week sessions

REGISTRATION REQUIRED

All Westchester County Government Nature Camps:

Cranberry Lake Preserve, North White Plains (914) 428-1005

Edith G. Read Wildlife Sanctuary, Rye (914) 967-8720

Lenoir Nature Preserve, Yonkers (914) 968-5851

Marshlands Conservancy, Rye (914) 835-4466

Trailside Nature Museum at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, Cross River (914) 864-7322

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Lenoir Preserve Summer Nature Camp in Westchester County

One and two week sessions, Monday – Friday, July 6 – August 21, 2020

9 am – 3 pm  for Grades 1 – 12

$350 per week

Explore and discover the natural environment of Westchester County with fun, hands-on experiences at our nature centers. Each camp will focus on different aspects of nature with weekly themes and teach youngsters about animals, insects, plants and more. Through hands-on experiences, children entering grades 1 through 6 will explore the earth and all her treasures. Lenoir Nature Camp engages children with arts and crafts, nature study, outdoor skills, Native American folklore, and cooperative games during one-week sessions.

Lenoir Preserve Summer Nature Camp with Westchester Parks in Yonkers, NY

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Weekly Themes: Wilderness Survival and Ancestral Skills, Standing Like a Tree, Earth Elements, Feathered Friends, Beneath Your Feet, Magnificent Mammals.

Groups and sessions:

Grades 1 – 3: Soaring Eagles | six, one-week sessions

Grades 4 – 6: Clever Coyotes | seven, one-week sessions

REGISTRATION REQUIRED

All Westchester County Government Nature Camps:

Cranberry Lake Preserve, North White Plains (914) 428-1005

Edith G. Read Wildlife Sanctuary, Rye (914) 967-8720

Lenoir Nature Preserve, Yonkers (914) 968-5851

Marshlands Conservancy, Rye (914) 835-4466

Trailside Nature Museum at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, Cross River (914) 864-7322

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Edith G. Read Wildlife Sanctuary Summer Nature Camp in Westchester County

Monday – Friday, August 3 -7 & August 10 – 14, 2020

8:30 am – 3 pm

Grades 7-9

$375 for Exploring Campers   Multi-camper and multi-session discounts are available

Explore and discover the natural environment of Westchester County with fun, hands-on experiences at our nature centers. Each camp will focus on different aspects of nature with weekly themes and teach youngsters about animals, insects, plants and more.

Edith G. Read Wildlife Sanctuary at Playland Park in Rye, NY

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Edith G. Read Wildlife Sanctuary is offering two, 1 – week Nature Camp sessions for those entering grades 7 through 9. Sessions are August 3 through 7, and August 10 through August 14. “The Way of the Naturalist” theme will teach young adults to better observe and live in harmony with the natural world around us. This is a great option for young people who are looking to expand on their camp experience and who want to change the world for the better.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED

All Westchester County Government Nature Camps:

Cranberry Lake Preserve, North White Plains (914) 428-1005

Edith G. Read Wildlife Sanctuary, Rye (914) 967-8720

Lenoir Nature Preserve, Yonkers (914) 968-5851

Marshlands Conservancy, Rye (914) 835-4466

Trailside Nature Museum at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, Cross River (914) 864-7322

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Cranberry Lake Preserve Summer Nature Camp 2020 in Westchester County

One and two week sessions, Monday – Friday, July 6 – August 22, 2020

8:30 am – 3 pm  for Grades 1 – 12

9 am – 12 pm for campers entering pre-K

$350 per week; $375 for Exploring Campers

Explore and discover the natural environment of Westchester County with fun, hands-on experiences at our nature centers. Each camp will focus on different aspects of nature with weekly themes and teach youngsters about animals, insects, plants and more. Set within beautiful wetlands, cliffs and forest of Cranberry Nature Preserve, Cranberry Nature Camp focuses on mammals, habitats and more.

Cranberry Lake Preserve in Westchester County, NY

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Weekly themes: Marvelous Mammals, Let’s Wing It, Habitats are Hip, Go for Gold, Animal Planet, Buggin’ Out, Mystery Week.

Groups and sessions:

  • Grades 1 – 3: Happy Campers | seven, one-week sessions offered
  • Grades 4 – 6: Creative Campers | six, one-week sessions offered
  • Grades 7 – 9: Exploring Campers | two, two-week sessions and one, one-week session offered, each with one optional overnight camp-out.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED

All Westchester County Government Nature Camps:

Cranberry Lake Preserve, North White Plains (914) 428-1005

Edith G. Read Wildlife Sanctuary, Rye (914) 967-8720

Lenoir Nature Preserve, Yonkers (914) 968-5851

Marshlands Conservancy, Rye (914) 835-4466

Trailside Nature Museum at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, Cross River (914) 864-7322

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Ms. Claire’s Music Cupboard’s Specialty Summer Camp in Orange County, NY

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Stony Kill Farm Summer Explorers Camp 2020 in Dutchess County

Monday – Friday, 9 am – 3 pm

For ages 4 – 12

Non-members: $275; Members: $250

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.

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Campers should bring a snack, lunch and refillable water bottle.

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

If you have any questions concerning the fees, please email or call us at 845-831-3800.

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