Forest Camp

Eli Whitney Museum

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for ages 6 – 8

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2023 Summer Program

In 19th Century America, thoughtful educators and organizations advocated reconnecting children (and adults) with nature. They organized parks and camps where the air was fresher, schedules could be more relaxed, and learning could be spontaneous.

This Workshop explores the treasures of East Rock Park and the art of exploring in the forest. Watch and listen to birds, bugs and turtles. Discover the power of quiet watching. Act out stories. Wade and climb. Build and float boats. Sculpt with sticks and vines, rocks and mud. Choose paths and adventures to explore.

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