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Nature Connection Summer Program – Pathfinders [REGISTRATION CLOSED]

Nature Connection program offers hands-on opportunities to explore nature and develop their skills as artists and scientists. Broadly, this program will provide a safe, nurturing environment that enables children to develop creative skills while connecting with the natural world and learning about sustainable living practices.

Activities will include but are not limited to creative nature art and science projects, stories, games, hiking, kayaking, paddle boarding, seining, farming, and community service.

We will take to the outdoors daily, as much as the weather allows. Each three-week session will end with a pop-up exhibit of the participants’ work. 

Session 1: July 5 – 21, M-F – 9 AM – 3 PM
Session 2: July 24 – August 11, M-F – 9 AM – 3 PM


Both sessions: Tier 1: $1500 / Tier 2: $750 / Tier 3: $500

One session: Tier 1: $750 / Tier 2: $500 / Tier 3: $250


No two sessions are the same, so sign up for both!

  • Appropriate for: 6th to 8th Grade
  • Dates: July 5 - Aug 11, 2023 (Monday to Friday)


Jul 05 2023


9:00 am - 3:00 pm


$250 - $1500


06th Grade,
07th Grade,
08th Grade


Peekskill, NY


  • Matthew Benson
    Matthew Benson

    Servicial, dynamic, dependable. Matthew Benson is a New Yorker who has engaged his time to serve others. He started his studies in Dobbs Ferry and later in the city of Peekskill, where he is currently living and offering his work to the community. He is part of the NECS team as a coach in the theater program and for the empowerED boys club.

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