Junior Adventurers

2nd - 3rd grade

Campers are organized into groups based on registration levels and grade the camper has completed by June 2020.

The Junior Explorers program is suitable for children who are currently in 2nd and 3rd grade.  The daily activities under each theme will be tailored to this group and unique from the other classes at camp.


Block Registration options:  All 8 Weeks  


                                            First 4 Weeks

                                            Last 4 Weeks

Session 1:  June 29th - July 2nd (no camp on July 3rd)

Experiment Extravaganza

Start the summer off right with a smorgasbord of scientific experiments. Enter the world of chemistry, biology, and physics as you create lots of chemical reactions, slimes, and other concoctions. Prepare to get messy in this action-packed week as things change color, fizz, and even explode!

Session 2:  July 6th – 10th

Lost in Space

Launch into the great unknown during our week dedicated to space! Discover how to make rocket fuel and explore the celestial bodies that fill the night sky in our StarLab planetarium. Venture into the possibilities of living on Mars and the difficulties that may ensue.  

Session 3: July 13th -17th

Spectacular Species 

If you love animals, this is the week for you! Explore the relationships between animals and their environment and get up close with the many species here at the museum.  Investigate the importance of all living things within their ecosystem, from tiny insects to large predators.

Session 4:  July 20th – 24th

Biologists by the Bay

Discover the exciting ecosystem of our local Manhasset Bay! Prepare to get wet as you wade for fish, hunt for crustaceans, and learn about the variety of adaptations it takes to survive the ever-changing intertidal zone. 

Session 5:  July 27th – July 31st

 If You Build it, They Will Come

Calling all builders! In this engineering-focused week, you’ll construct mazes, circuits and more to test your skills. Compete with other campers in various challenges to see whose designs come out on top

Session 6:  August 3rd – 7th

Survival of the Fittest

Explore our beautiful 36-acre preserve as we learn how to thrive outdoors. Get in touch with nature as you learn how to build fires and shelters, as well as other essential survival skills, as you work together in the woods.  

Session 7:  August 10th – 14th

Above, Below, and Between Earth’s Crust

Discover the incredible wonders hiding just beneath the surface of the Earth. Get your hands dirty as we learn about dinosaurs, rocks, and the tremendous power of natural forces.

Session 8: August 17th – 21st

Amazing Anatomy

How do we digest food? Can we trick the brain? What makes the human hand such an incredible tool? Answer these questions and more as we explore the inner workings of the human body. Learn about your senses, internal systems, and the most complex thing in the whole universe: the brain!



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