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Spring Break Adventure Camp

April 15, 2019 @ 8:30 am - April 19, 2019 @ 3:30 pm

*Note: sessions on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday are now full. Space is still available on Monday and Tuesday.*

Looking for something fun, active, and educational for your child to do during the school break? Sign them up for Great Hollow’s Spring Break Adventure Camp! Our popular program offers children ages 5 to 10 the opportunity to get outdoors and experience the natural world on our beautiful 825-acre preserve. Each session includes science-based environmental education activities, games, hikes, and live animal encounters. See below for daily themes and topics.

Single day registration available! Members: $45/day for one day or $40/day for multiple days. Non-Members: $50/day for one day or $45/day for multiple days. Drop-off is at 8:30am and pick-up is at 3:30pm. Please contact our Education Coordinator, Sena at  or (203) 546-7789 with any questions or to register your child. Space is very limited.






Monday, April 15: I Spy with my Little Eye

After spending the morning engaging in activities and games to strengthen our awareness and observation skills, we’ll explore our streams, forest floor, and lawns in search of the teeny-tiniest of creatures to examine up close with hand lenses and microscopes. We’ll learn all about the amazing and often overlooked world of insects and other invertebrates as we go along on our search.

Tuesday, April 16: Animal Oddities

This day is all about the amazingly weird and seemingly absurd adaptations that many animals and plants have to survive. We’ll dive into the awesome world of exploding ants, disgusting disguises, killer plants, and gulping eyeballs, and have a chance to create some odd creatures of our very own.

Wednesday, April 17: Zombie Apocalypse! [SOLD OUT]

A zombie apocalypse of sorts is underway in the natural world. “Mind controlling” parasites are the culprit and wide variety of plant and animal species become their unwilling victims every day. We’ll investigate the diverse ways parasites infiltrate their hosts and the methods some species have developed to fight back. We’ll also play a round or two of Humans vs. Zombies, a Great Hollow favorite!

Thursday, April 18: Cool Coyotes and Crows! [SOLD OUT]

Coyotes and crows, though often maligned and misunderstood, deserve to be celebrated for the important roles they play in their ecosystems. So we’ll spend the day exploring the natural history of these amazing species, including how they sometimes work together to find food.

Friday, April 19: Great Hollow Olympics [SOLD OUT]

Can you jump as far as cottontail rabbit or see as well as a red-tailed hawk? Can you count the most bird calls or spot the most frogs? Join us for a day of friendly competition as we put our skills to the test to see how they stack up to Great Hollow’s animals, and each other. Let the games begin!



April 15, 2019 @ 8:30 am
April 19, 2019 @ 3:30 pm


Great Hollow Nature Preserve
225 CT-37
New Fairfield, CT 06812 United States


Great Hollow Nature Preserve & Ecological Research Center
(203) 546-7789