Mission: To create a safe, community-based space for children and youth to become leaders of their own intellectual and moral development based on an understanding of themselves as agents of positive change. Nature connection will engage participants in nature-centered activities designed to foster the well-being of participants and their communities, and encouraging an understanding and respect for the interconnectedness of all living things.
Description: Over the course of the program, participants will gain a greater understanding to themselves and their connection to nature, explore their environment, and learn about sustainable living practices, and ecological balance principles. Through STEAM-based activities as well as community service projects, Nature Connection offers participants hands-on opportunities to explore nature and to develop their skills as scientists, artists, and community builders. Each day will be spent learning about their inner strengths through activities designed to foster leadership, and teamwork, while exploring and discovering nature; cultivate the inner naturalist through creative nature inspired Art & Science projects, stories, journaling, games, hiking, swimming, kayaking and paddle boarding and community service. There will be a weekly field trip to visit a farm in Garrison.
FREE and Reduced Price for Peekskill Middle School Students with Financial Need. IF APPLYING FOR FULL OR PARTIAL SCHOLARSHIP, CLICK HERE TO PRE-REGISTER (REQUIRED) EMAIL firstname.lastname@example.org or CALL (914) 930-1777 for more information on the camp New Era Creative Space, 1016 Brown Street, Peekskill, NY 10566. We are interviewing Camp Counsellors Ages 18 or older. If you know of a youth who would like to serve as a camp counselor this summer, please have them contact us or APPLY VIA THIS LINK.