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CHARLESTOWNâWhat could be more fun for a child than to spend a week of discovery at Frosty Drew Nature Centerâs Nature Weeks this summer?
Frosty Drew Nature Center is a private, non-profit, environmental education organization located in Ninigret Park. The center has been offering fun learning to children for thirty years. Situated on the edge of Ninigret National Wildlife Refuge and bordering on Ninigret Pond in Charlestown, the Centerâs talented and creative staff has designed a program that focuses on a new and exciting part of nature each day.
Participants will have an opportunity to go seine netting for fish and crabs in Ninigret Pond, look a bug in the eye, get personal with a wildflower, learn to tell a bird by itâs call or catch turtles during a cooling swim in Little Nini Pond.Â Days include time for active adventure and for quiet reflection with a generous sprinkling of games and crafts throughout.
Program Director Erin Eckhart said that what sets Nature Weeks apart from the more traditional type of summer camp is that the weeks are divided according to age so that youngsters ages 4 to 6 enjoy activities geared specifically to their age level and children ages 6 through 10 can enjoy fun more appropriate to theirs.Â âSince we limit our enrollment to 12 youngsters each week with a child/staff ration of 6:1, each child receives individual attention so no child needs to feel that he/she is âlost in the crowd.ââ
Nature Weeks runs weekly from June 30 to Aug. 22 and costs $185 for non-members and $165 for members for 30 hours of outdoor fun.
You may register your child by contacting Nature Weeks@frostydrew.org or by calling the Center at 364-9508 for an application.Â Spaces fill quickly.