Webb Mountain Discovery Zone

Where science & history meet nature in a fun, hands-on learning experience

Discovery Summer

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Registration for most weeks is full HOWEVER you are encouraged to add your name to the waitlist for individual weeks of preference. Additional spots may open up if state restrictions from last summer change. Scroll down and click on "1 Week" and select the week(s) on the waitlist you'd like to be added to.

Summer fun is natural at the Discovery Zone! 
Plan to join us this summer for a week (or more) of unique programs 
for children entering preschool (age 3) through 7th grade

Discovery Summer will run from 9am to 12pm each day 

What's Happening at Discovery Summer?

Each week is unique, but there are a few things our campers can always expect: 

- Using dip nets and digital photography throughout the week

- Daily games, crafts, songs, and exploration

-Finding bugs, frogs, salamanders, and other animals along the trails

- The once-a-week water fun day

- Having a blast outdoors!

What is new to ensure everyone's safety? 

-Fewer children will be allowed to enroll each week. There will be three groups of no more than 10-14 per group. These groups will remain separate from each other at all times for the week. Siblings, regardless of age range, will be in the same group. 

-All children's temperatures will be taken by our staff prior to each session. If a child registers a temperature above 100, they will not be allowed into the session that day nor will they be able to return until they are fever free without medicine for 72 hours.

-Children exhibiting other symptoms such as cough, runny nose, rash, etc. may be denied entrance for the safety of other campers and staff, or will need to be picked up if symptoms arise once the session has begun.

-Hand washing prior to and after the session, bathroom break and snack. 

-If masks are required by the State of CT Office of Early Childhood/Youth Camps Division when their summer camp requirements come out later this spring, we will follow their directive. (If you know you do not want your child wearing a mask under any circumstance, please do not sign up for this program, as we may still choose to require the use of masks.)

-Please read additional information in our waiver document prior to registering.


*Restrictions based on last summer and may be updated by state later this spring.




When?


Week 1: June 21 - June 25-Registration Full (You may add your child to waitlist in case restrictions change)

Scavenger hunts, exploring for worms, photography safaris, fairies and more! 

Week 2: June 28 -July 2-Registration Full (You may add your child to waitlist in case restrictions change)

Getting a closer look at bugs, making bird feeders, exploring the vernal pools, playing pirate-themed water games, and more!

Week 3: July 6 - July 9*-Registration Full (You may add your child to waitlist in case restrictions change)

Special rocks, photography safaris, identifying creepy crawlers, science experiments, trolls, and more!

*There will be a discounted price due to the holiday shortened week

Week 4: July 12 - July 16-Registration Full (You may add your child to waitlist in case restrictions change) 

Face painting, exploring the trails, practicing frog calls, finding salamanders, elves, and more! 

Week 5: July 19 - July 23-Registration Full (You may add your child to waitlist in case restrictions change) 

Archaeological digs, sensory walks, learning about Native Americans, searching for dragons, and more! 

Week 6: July 26 - July 30-Registration Full (You may add your child to waitlist in case restrictions change)

Nature's Little Surprises; mushroom hunts, bio blitzes, grass heads, and more! 

Week 7: August 2 - August 6
Counselor's Favorites from the previous six weeks!

*Specified activities are subject to change*




  

Registration

*Because last year's state restrictions would limit the number of children who can participate each week, we are limiting signup to a maximum of three weeks per child in order to give as many children the opportunity to participate this summer. (We may allow more weeks/child depending on state guidelines expected later in spring.)

1 WEEK          2 WEEKS 3 WEEKS

*If you do not see the combination of weeks you are looking for please let us know!   


Age Requirements

Entering Pre-K through 7th grade!  

*We will do our very best to make our groups reflective of age as much as possible, but because of expected restrictions, wider than expected age ranges within groups should be expected this summer. Siblings, regardless of age range, will be in the same group.

*Restrictions based on last summer and may be updated by state later this spring. 

Cost

FOR 1 WEEK:
$145 for first child         |         $130 for each additional child


FOR 2 WEEKS:
$250 for first child         |         $225 for each additional child

($125 per week)

FOR 3 WEEKS:

$345 for first child         |         $310 for each additional child 

($115 per week) 

*Week 3 participants will receive a discounted price due to the Independence Day Holiday and 4 day week

Reviews from Parents


      

"Let me first say what a great time my boys had at camp- you and the camp staff do such a fantastic job running such a great program. THANK YOU!!!! I have been so impressed- wish I had found Webb Mountain sooner.

-Karen Kellogg of Shelton


“My daughter just completed her second week of camp and we couldn't be happier.  She signed up originally for one week and begged to go again.  Mr. Tom and all the counselors were fantastic.  They put in such an amazing amount of work to ensure that the kids enjoyed every second.  My four year old bounced out of bed every morning excited and eager to get to camp.  We will definitely be back next summer.”
-Kate Hinrichsen of Trumbull
   

“It was great to have my son outdoors for several hours of the day, learning about things that I probably wouldn't expose him to myself.  What a great opportunity to educate my 3.5 year old-hands on and exploration!”
-Alessa Podolak Laczkoski of Monroe
  
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