Summer Day Camps

Summer Day Camps

Summer Day Camp Adventures at Reinstein Woods

We offer unique summer day camps for children in kindergarten to eighth grade, as well as a traveling camp for kids ages 8 to 13. Scroll down to discover more about each of our adventurous camps.

Kids in the Woods (KITW)

“I never knew nature could be so much fun!” – Kids in the Woods camper

“This is the highlight of my summer! There’s so much to discover here.” – Kids in the Woods camper

“I loved the way kids are given time to explore and play. This is exactly what kids these days need.” – Parent of a camper

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Experience “Kids in the Woods,” a week-long summer program at Reinstein Woods that gets kids outside and connects them with nature! To register, download  2017 Summer Day Camp Brochure (3.18 MB) and mail the registration form to: 93 Honorine Drive, Depew, NY 14043. The form can also be dropped off at the environmental education center.

Registration Details

Register by March 31, 2017 and receive $10 off your registration fee!
Registration deadline: June 30, 2017

Space may still be available after the deadline, please call 716-683-5959 to inquire.

KITW: Little Sprouts
(Grades K-1)

Monday – Friday
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Inspire a sense of wonder in your young child! Each half-day adventure will feature sensory explorations into the lives of animals and plants. Imaginations will run wild with nature art and play.

Two options:
Week 1: July 10 – 14 (This week is full – Waitlist only)
Week 2: August 14 – 18

Cost per child:
$80.00 Member
$90.00 Non-member

Extended care is available from 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM at $10.00 per day, per family.

Sample Activities: wildlife safari hike, animal costume party, Make Me a Tree craft, sensory nature walk, pond scooping, nature scavenger hunts, nature play free time.

 

KITW: Nature Explorers
(Grades 2-5)

Monday – Friday
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Three 5-day options:
Week 1: July 17 – 21  (This week is full – Waitlist only)
Week 2: July 24 – 28 (This week is full – Waitlist only)
Week 3: August 21 – 25 (This week is full – Waitlist only)

Every day promises a new nature adventure filled with hands-on experiences, games and crafts. Campers will catch insects, explore the forest and ponds, track animals, and more!

Cost per child for 5-day option:
$155.00 Member
$180.00 Non-member

 One 3-day option:
July 5 – 7
Wednesday – Friday
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Cost per child for 3-day option:
$95.00 Member
$110.00 Non-member

Extended care is available from 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM at $10.00 per day, per family.

Sample Activities: wildlife safari hike, coyotes & rabbits tag game, fairy/toad houses, meet a tree game, flying insect catching with nets, pond scooping, animal signs hike, survival shelter building, camouflage outfit craft.

KITW: Wilderness Adventurers
(Grades 5-8)

Monday – Friday
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

One option:
August 7 – 11

Encourage kids to connect with their wild selves! Campers will investigate the world of the pond, develop outdoors skills like shelter-building, search for hidden geocaches, and try new outdoor experiences.

Cost per child:
$155.00 Member
$180.00 Non-member

Extended care is available from 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM at $10.00 per day, per family.

Sample Activities: wildlife safari hike, forest transect hike, flying insect catching with nets, pond scooping and water quality investigation, animal tracking competition, shelter building & survival skills, geocaching.

 

Nature Expedition Camp

Ages 8-13

Monday – Friday
9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Two options:
July 31-August 4
August 28-September 1

Location:
*Please drop off campers at the appropriate location for daily activities*

Monday: Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve
Tuesday & Wednesday: Evangola State Park
Thursday & Friday: Penn Dixie Paleontological and Outdoor Education Center

Campers will start their expedition at Reinstein Woods on Monday where they will investigate insects and plants and learn important wilderness survival skills. The next stop is Evangola State Park on Tuesday and Wednesday where campers will visit wetlands, examine skulls, go fishing and more. Campers will head to Penn Dixie on Thursday and Friday to explore paleontology, geology and collecting 380 million year old fossils.

To register, download the Nature Expedition Camp Registration Form (2.8 MB) and mail the registration form and payment to:

Hamburg Natural History Society/Penn Dixie
3556 Lakeshore Road
Blasdell, NY 14219

Rate: $190 per camper/$180 for Penn Dixie and Reinstein Woods members. Register by April 15 to save $5 per camper.

For more information, call 716-627-4560 or visit https://penndixie.org/summer-camps/.

Camp Availability + Details

Camps are filled on a first come, first served basis. You will receive a confirmation packet that includes additional information about your child’s participation. In the event that the session(s) you requested are full, you will be notified that your child is on a waiting list.

Friends of Reinstein will provide a full refund if a camp is cancelled by Friends of Reinstein, or if an individual cancels at least 14 days before camp begins (minus a $20 processing fee.)