June 24 – 28
Explore exotic habitats without ever leaving Rye! See the world through the eyes of animals as we recreate some of the world’s most extreme habitats. Australian rainforests, Asian deserts, and South American mountains are some of the faraway locales waiting to be discovered. Terrarium building, climate experiments and an extreme weather gear expo round out the week.
JAWS & CLAWS
July 1 – 3, 5 (no camp July 4)
Snap, crackle, pop! How close will you get to a Raptor? Find out this week when very special predators visit the Nature Center. Learn how to become elusive as prey when you play Deer and Wolf, uncover how to outsmart a shark, and tame a lion.
July 8 – 12
Mud fun all week long! How do plants grow underwater? What does a tadpole eat? How many different animals call Nanderwhere Pond home? Bring your boots and get ready to get muddy! We’ll cap off the week with a wild Water Carnival. (Laundry service not included.)
NOT-SO-SCARY MOVIE WEEK
July 15 – 19
Learn all about creepy crawlies while creating a not-so-scary animal adventure film! Find out why some animals may have a spooky reputation, a slimy disposition, and a slithering way about them but are still an important part of our ecosystem. All directors, writers, prop-makers, camera operators and movie stars wanted!
THE AMAZING RNC RACE
July 22 – 26
The stakes are high this week! Each group will tackle survival challenges and perfect their wilderness skills during a weeklong, fast-paced adventure race. Outdoor shelters, hideouts, and coded communications will culminate in a camp-wide competition.
NSI: NATURE SCIENCE INVESTIGATION
July 29 – Aug 2
Campers will uncover mysteries all around the Nature Center using forensic science. Find out how to track animals, examine evidence with microscopes, and discover nature’s secrets all around RNC’s 47 acres.
THIS WEEK IS CLASSIFIED
August 5 – 9
Participate, don’t anticipate! Each day’s theme and activities will be a surprise to campers. Conservation, geology, biology, physics- who knows? We do, and we’re not telling (but we promise a fun week unlike any you’ve had before!)