Westchester County’s Nature, Young Farmers, and Hole-in-One Junior Golf Camps are scheduled to reopen this summer. Registration for these popular camps began today, Thursday, Feb. 18 and will continue through the next few weeks.
County Executive George Latimer said: “This will be the second summer we are opening our day camps with Covid-19 protocols in place. Although they will operate differently than they normally would, we are glad we can offer our children an in-person experience during a time of great uncertainty.”
Camps start on Monday, July 5 and run through Friday, Aug. 26.
Commissioner of the Department of Parks, Recreation and Conservation Kathy O’Connor said: “We are proud to be opening our camps for another great summer. They introduce our youngest visitors to the world around them and provide outstanding hands-on learning experiences.”
Nature Camps are available for children entering pre-k through eighth grade and will focus on different aspects of nature including animals, insects and plants. They will take place at the following nature centers:
- Cranberry Lake Preserve, North White Plains
- Edith G. Read Wildlife Sanctuary, Rye
- Marshlands Conservancy, Rye
- Lenoir Nature Preserve, Yonkers
- Muscoot Farm, Katonah
- Trailside Nature Museum at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, Cross River
Hole-in-One Golf Camps are available for children 10 to 17 years old and will focus on the fundamentals of golf. They will take place at all County golf courses:
- Dunwoodie, Yonkers
- Hudson Hills, Ossining
- Maple Moor, White Plains
- Mohansic, Yorktown Heights
- Saxon Woods, Scarsdale
- Sprain Lake, Yonkers
Masks will be mandatory, social distancing protocols will be in place and groups will be a maximum of 10 children. Parents are encouraged to register their children early as spaces are limited and fill up quickly. For more information please visit https://parks.westchestergov.com/children-camps.
Camps traditionally held at the County Center are not scheduled to open for the 2021 season.