Vacation Camps & Workshops

When school is closed for a day or a week, our workshops and vacation camps offer hands-on time outside and endless possibilities for adventure. Workshops and vacation camps are for children in preschool through fifth grade, unless noted otherwise. Children should dress for the weather and bring lunch. Pre-registration required. $70/child per day members, $80/child per day non-members. See dates below for specific times.




Pollination Nation *Elementary Students Only*

Wednesday, April 10th, 11:15 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.

Join us as we learn about local pollinators including honeybees, butterflies, bats, hummingbirds, and moths. Learn how each of these animals pollinates di erent  owers depending on the time of day they fly.


Did You Hear That Sound?

Monday, April 15th, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.


It’s the sound of spring! Join us for the day as we learn frog calls and bird songs. We’ll discuss migration and who emerges each spring.


STEM Challenge

Tuesday, April 16th, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.


Head out to our Con Edison STEM Challenge Course! Children will develop team building skills as they work together to balance our whale watch, fit through our honeybee high rise, and pump water through the Rye-agra Falls.


Where Did That Rain Drop Come From?

Wednesday, April 17th, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.


Today is all about streams, rivers, lakes, and oceans. Learn how our local watershed and Blind Brook

are connected to the water cycle. What happens to rain after it hits the ground? How do clouds form? These are just a few of the questions we will investigate on this water-filled day.


Circuits, Circuits, Everywhere

Thursday, April 18th, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.


Explore the basics behind an electric circuit. What can you use as a power source? What happens if the circuit is incomplete? What materi- als conduct electricity? Children will even get a chance to make their own circuits.


Whose Eggs Are in That Nest?

Friday, April 19th, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.


Children will learn to identify local bird eggs and nests. We will search for robin and Canada goose nests in the RNC forest. Children will have the opportunity to create their own bird nest inspired by Rye’s common birds.


Let’s Celebrate Earth!

Monday, April 22nd, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.


Join us for a day where we celebrate the Earth. Our experienced environ- mental educators will help children di erentiate between native and invasive plants which we will use to create wonderful pieces of natural art. Children will collect natural artifacts including forsythia and daffodil flowers.

Registration Now Open!

To check availabilty call 914.967.5150 or email nicolepennucci@ryenaturecenter.org.  To register download a printable registration form and mail to 873 Boston Post Road, Rye, NY 10580. Please fill out a separate form for each child. Only complete registration forms and payments will be accepted to register. No phone or email registrations are accepted.



































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