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Academy Adventure Camp:
Outdoor Expeditions

four kids walking on log in woods

July 31 to August 4, 2023 
Ages 10–12 
Includes two-night stay at Lacawac Sanctuary Field Station 
Transportation, meals onsite and accommodation included 

Attention, nature-loving young scientists ... it’s time to get outside! The Academy is calling all campers ages 10–12 for a brand-new summer program featuring a very special overnight field trip to the great outdoors (but with indoor plumbing).  

If you love learning about science in the wild, this exclusive, one-week summer camp is for you. Spend part of your week at the museum learning scientific techniques with Academy scientists, and then explore and practice your new science skills at Lacawac Sanctuary Field Station and Environmental Education Center. During the three-day, two-night trip to Lacawac, you’ll sleep in comfortable private dormitories in between action-packed days filled with hiking, plant and animal identification, stream testing and practicing ecology. Meals while at Lacawac are included, and allergies can be accommodated. Transportation to Lacawac and all supplies, including bedding, are provided. You just need to bring your hiking shoes, some clean clothes and a sense of adventure!  

Each day will feature hands-on activities, creative crafts and outdoor exploration. Learn about the naturally awesome science at the Academy and Lacawac. Bring home useful make-and-takes and practice your science skills with experiments and projects. New topics will be explored every day. This program features low camper-to-staff ratio, and all staff are up to date with first-aid procedures and child welfare policies.

Camp Schedule

  • Monday 7/31- 8:45 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Tuesday 8/1- 8:45 a.m., no pickup (overnight at Lacawac)
  • Wednesday 8/2- no drop off, no pickup (full day and overnight at Lacawac)
  • Thursday 8/3- no drop off, pickup 4 p.m. (day starts at Lacawac and ends at ANS)
  • Friday 8/4- 8:45 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Release forms and more details on what to bring and what to expect will be sent after registration. Please contact Mary Bailey, manager of mediated experiences, with any questions:

2023 Academy Adventure Camp is SOLD OUT 

$650 nonmembers, $600 members   
Early-bird discount available through Monday, April 24 at 5 p.m.: $550 nonmembers, $500 members