An alternative to summer day camp, Nature Weeks begins June 25 and runs through August 24, Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. with the option of extended care. There is a different nature-based theme each day in this hands-on program, and can include insects, birds, plants, sea life, reptiles, and environmental issues. Children have fun outdoors, in and out of the water, and experience times for active adventure and quiet reflection. Children create journals that later become treasured souvenirs of summer memories.
The program’s small class size and the staff-to-child ratio of 1:6 encourage children to develop their curiosity through observation and exploration. Nature Weeks staff help children ages 6-10 explore the environment of Ninigret Park and Ninigret Wildlife Refuge, which includes freshwater and salt ponds - perfect for discovery.
Limited financial aid is available through the Erin Eckhart Memorial Scholarship Fund. Donations to the scholarship fund are much appreciated and can be made by mailing a check payable to Frosty Drew Memorial Fund, Inc., and sent to Frosty Drew Nature Center, PO Box 160, Charlestown, RI 02813.
The Frosty Drew Nature Center & Observatory is an independent, educational nonprofit located at 61-62 Park Lane, in Ninigret Park, Charlestown, RI, off of U.S. Route 1. The mission of Frosty Drew Nature Center & Observatory is to deliver environmental education with a primary focus on marine and aquatic habitats and the night sky. For further information please email: email@example.com or call 401-859-1450. Read more about Nature Weeks and download an application on the website: