Children can have a great time while they learn about Hudson River ecology, the lives of the Native Americans, or how to survive in the wild in an all-new Summer Adventures on the Hudson program at the Croton Point Nature Center at Croton Point Park. The program is divided into four separate age groups
In Nature Nuts, children ages 2 to 4 will explore the forests and shore; craft-making, games and scavenger hunts are included. Cost is $50 per week. Dates are July 5 - 9 and July 12 - 16, 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. or 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. Nature Nuts participants must be accompanied by an adult.
Children entering grades 1 and 2 can discover Hudson River ecology by wading in the water with a 50-foot net to collect and study fish, examining the shoreline, collecting sea glass in Wet n’ Wild on the Hudson River. Cost is $250 per child; program meets July 19-23, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Dig it! Archaeology Adventures on the Hudson is designed for children entering grades 2 and 3. They’ll search for clues to the past and learn how to connect Westchester’s earliest inhabitants to their own modern-day lives. Participants will dig for artifacts, work with clay and more. Cost is $250 per child; program meets July 26-30, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Using tools from nature, children entering grades 5 and 6 will construct arrowheads, rope cordage and build shelters in Survival Skills on the Point. This program focuses on team building and self-reliance. Cost is $250 per week and program meets Aug. 2 - 6 and Aug. 9 - 13, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Croton Point Park is located off Route 9 in Croton-on-Hudson. To register, call (914) 862-5297.