Campers are placed into groups by age and participate in daily activities.
Wild Life Learning
The location of the Adventure Camp is perfect for wildlife sightings. Turtles, shorebirds, forest birds, and other wildlife make the Carman's River their home during the summer. Campers will also learn more about types of wildlife, the habitat, and the importance of the environment.
In addition to the scheduled daily activities listed above, campers will also enjoy special presentations on nature and the outdoors. Including nature classes that take place at the Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge.
About The Carman's River
The Carmans River is one of the four major rivers on Long Island. The 10 mile river starts as a freshwater stream in Yaphank and runs south through Upper and Lower Lakes, South Haven Pond and into the Great South Bay. The river gets its water from groundwater and for the first 8 miles consists of fresh water, however it becomes brackish in the last two miles as it mixes with the salt water of the Great South Bay.
The fascinating part about the lower portion of the Carman's River is the fact that it contains both freshwater fed by it's headwaters north, and also by its salt water carried in from the ocean tides and the bay in the south.
With the location of the Adventure Camp on the shore of the lower portion of the Carman's River and within the boundaries of the Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge, educational opportunities abound.
Campers will enjoy being out in nature as they explore the main river and its backwater areas. Observing birds can be a great deal of fun since the refuge is home to over 240 species of birds. Turtle sightings are common and a variety of turtles can be found basking on the shores and on logs.