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April Vacation Camps at The Rye Nature Center


Rye Nature Center


873 Boston Post Road
Rye, NY, 10580
United States


The event has already taken a place at this date: 
10 am - 2 pm
$70/child per day members, $80/child per day non-members.


4-5 years 6-8 years 9-12 years
Contact name: 
Mary Gillick
Email address: 
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

Cold-Blooded Wonders!

Friday, March 30: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Campers will experience the wild world of amphibians and reptiles. Come meet our friendly snakes, frogs, and lizards as we learn where these critters come from and some of the amazing adaptations that help them survive! Children will look for snakes, salamanders, and turtles laying in the sun by our pond.

The Night Sky

Monday, April 2: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Learn about distant stars and where we live in the Milky Way Galaxy. Children will be challenged to analyze sky charts from different times of the year by identifying constellations or connecting dots to make their own! We will create a night sky model and look at the planets within our own solar system.

Insect Central

Tuesday, April 3: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Spend the day exploring the Rye Nature Center woods, turning logs, shaking trees, and sweeping shrubs in search of local insects. Find out which come out at night and which thrive during the day.

Water Goes Round

Wednesday, April 4: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Today is all about streams, rivers, lakes, and oceans. Learn how our local watershed and the Blind Brook are connected to the water cycle and how we can take care of our water supply.

Burrow on Down

Thursday, April 5: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

This day is all about the underground world hidden beneath our feet – visit the winding tunnels of a chipmunk bur- row or perhaps get lost in the labyrinth known as an ant colony. Learn how fox- es get the upper hand on rodents and even how trees and fungi can talk!

The Spring Buzz

Friday, April 6: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

With the arrival of spring, our bees are out buzzing again. Learn about the intricate society in which bees live. Explore our indoor observation hive to get a good look at the queen bee as she lays her eggs, wear some of our beekeeper equipment and even try some of our delicious local honey.