Nature Detectives

Nature Detectives

Registration begins May 4, 2019 at the Gloucester County Store in the Deptford Mall (near Boscovs). The registration form below can be mailed to:

Shady Lane Complex
254 County House Rd
Clarksboro, NJ 08020

Summer Program Registration
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Scotland Run Park
Monday through Friday, 9am to 3pm
Fee: $100 per week


Campers will be immersed in a fun and active nature camp experience, with both structured activities and time for unstructured, self-led downtime and exploration.  The theme of the week is explored through various art, activities, games, experiments, and observation each day, with opportunities to further delve into subjects and activities that campers are drawn to. Each week includes a tour of our newly renovated Nature Center.  Please pack a lunch, reusable water bottle, sunblock and insect repellent, a hat, and a change of shoes and clothing.

July 8-12    N-1
Entering 1st and 2nd
Exploring Nature at Scotland -Learn about nature at Scotland Run Park and Wilson Lake.  What clues does nature leave for us?  We'll use observations of sight and sound, along with technology, to help us identify local species. Campers will learn about the ecosystem through hands on exploration.  Get ready to hike the trails on our 1100 acre park and explore the banks of Wilson Lake.

July 15-19    N-2
Entering 3rd and 4th grade
SRP Eco Camp - Learn about the ecosystems at SRP and the creatures that live here, while hiking through the park. What role do native plants play in healthy habitat? What do our native animals need to survive in our changing world? What can we do to ensure the success of our natural world? Campers will use scientific inquiry to investigate ecosystems and develop a greater understanding of the interconnectedness of the natural world.

August 5-9    N-3
Entering 5th through 8th grade
Junior Scientists - Learn how real life scientists study the environment! Campers will run experiments, use scientific instruments, and collect their own data. See some of the projects that are in place at Scotland Run Park and interact with Rowan University Professors and other local science professionals. Get ready to hike and paddle across our 1100acre nature park.  

August 12-16    N-4
Entering 1st through 4th grade
SRP Eco Camp - Learn about the ecosystems at SRP and the creatures that live here, while hiking through the park. What role do native plants play in healthy habitat? What do our native animals need to survive in our changing world? What can we do to ensure the success of our natural world? Campers will use scientific inquiry to investigate ecosystems and develop a greater understanding of the interconnectedness of the natural world.