Where kids can be kids - explore nature and enjoy outdoor adventures

Camp Starkweather was developed and is supervised by Todd Miller, with a group of teen volunteers to assist in engaging children in fun activities. Todd has a B.S. in physical education, M.S. in special education, and is certified by High5 adventure education. The camp utilizes the entire property from the NIA playground and fields to the frog pond and trails leading to it. 

 

Camp activities begin and end at Starkweather house. Each week features a different theme, appealing to children of all ages, abilities and interests. Children are engaged in large group, small group and individual activities. At the center of it all is the belief that kids should be kids.

Children will be grouped by age    

Explorers (4-5)   Rangers (6-8)   Adventurers (9-11)   Counselors in Training (12-13)

HALF DAY SESSIONS:

Mornings (9am - 12pm) or Afternoons (12:30-3:30pm)

NIA Members: $130 per session / Non Members: $170 per session / CITs $75

FULL DAY SESSIONS

NIA Members: $250 / Non Members: $290 / CITs $125

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL

Camp registrations paid prior to June 1st will receive $10 off half day or $20 off full day sessions.

 

SIBLING DISCOUNT

A credit of $10 (per weekly session) will be issued at the end of camp for each additional sibling registration. In order to receive the discount siblings must be registered/attend the same session(s). 

Week 1 June 24-28

AM Rockets & Airplanes - 3 SPOTS LEFT

In the morning session, children build a variety of airplanes, helicopters and working rockets.   

 

PM Young Scientist - LOW INVENTORY

The afternoon session, campers will go on a fossil dig, create elephant toothpaste and slime as well as explore the many trails and frog pond.

Week 2 July1-5 excluding July 4

 

Big Splash (AM & PM) - LOW INVENTORY

Each day the children will have fun with a different water activity.  Children will use squirt guns, sprinklers, water balloons, slip and slides and inflatable water slides.  Each activity has the potential for slipping. All camp staff will supervise each activity to review safety rules and supervise activities.

NOTE: Week 2 camp fees/discounts will be pro-rated 20% as camp not be held on July 4th

Week 3 July 8-12

 

AM Treasure Hunters - 7 SPOTS LEFT

Camper will hike the trails to find hidden clues treasure buried on the NIA property.  Some activities will involve age groups working together.

 

PM Extreme Sports

Campers will participate in activities that involve rolling in inflatable balls or colliding in the inflatable balls.  Spinning as many time as they can in dizzy bat, balance on a slack line, crawling in the mud and climbing over obstacles.  Climbing the big boulder on the property with counselors as spotters. All activities have direct supervision, spotting for safety and abide by the project adventure principle, “challenge by choice”.

Week 4 July 15-19

 

All Star Week (AM) - SOLD OUT

A mix of all the campers favorite games and activities. Gaga, Capture the Flag, neverending ball tag, zombie tag as well as favorite crafts like slime making.

 

All Star Week (PM)

A mix of all the campers favorite games and activities. Gaga, Capture the Flag, neverending ball tag, zombie tag as well as favorite crafts like slime making.

 

Week 5 July 22-26

AM Girl Power - SOLD OUT

This camp features games and activities for girls only. Girls will participate in games and activities that are noncompetitive and social.

 

AM Heroes vs Villain’s - SOLD OUT

Boys will become their favorite superhero.  Games and activities will be supervised by counselors.

PM Sports Camp

Campers will play a variety of games to develop sports skills such as racket baseball, Frisbee football, Gaga kick ball, Alaskan kick ball, Matt Ball, capture the flag.

 

Week 6 July 29- August 2

AM Co-op, Collab, and Conquer

Children will learn through adventure. They will have to problem solve together using balance at times physically supporting each other lifting each other to cross over a height.  Activities will use counselors and teen volunteers to safety spot for falls. For the younger camper cooperative games that encourage team work to tag, to move to escape.

PM Big Splash

Each day the children will have fun with a different water activity.  Children will use squirt guns, sprinklers, water balloons, slip and slides and inflatable water slides.  Each activity has the potential for slipping. All camp staff will supervise each activity to review safety rules and supervise activities

Volunteer Opportunitues Available for children 14 & older

If you have any questions regarding Camp Starkweather please feel free to contact Camp Director, Todd Miller at kidconnections@gmail.com

Nichols Improvement Association

1773 Huntington Turnpike, Trumbull, CT 06611

info@niatrumbull.org

 

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