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Cora Hartshorn Nature Discovery
Short Hills, New Jersey

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324 Forest Drive South
Short Hills, New Jersey 07078

CAMPER AGES: ages 3-11 years old


CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Get outside this Summer at the Cora Hartshorn Arboretum! Each week of Nature Discovery Camp we will explore a different nature theme. Campers will spend the day exploring that theme through guided investigations, hands-on exploration, and outdoor activity. Please bring a lunch and snack and dress for the outdoors!

Science, Wilderness/Nature, and more.

TOP NEW JERSEY SUMMER CAMP: Cora Hartshorn Nature Discovery  is a Top Summer Camp located in Short Hills New Jersey offering many fun and enriching camp programs.

CAMP LOCATION: We are located in Short Hills, New Jersey across from the Short Hills Train Station, on the corner of Chatham Rd and Forest Drive South.

CAMP FACILITIES: The Arboretum grounds total 16.5 acres of forest habitat, host a variety of native New Jersey wildflower species and are home to over 40 species of trees, many species of birds and an array of ferns.

Our building consists of an entrance, bird observatory, and the Stone House which houses animal exhibits, including sculptural trees, a climbing structure with an incorporated crawl space, and a small collection of live, native animals.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: We have 3 age groups: 3-5 year olds (Turtle Tots);
1st-3rd grade (Explorers), and 4th-6th grade (Hawks).
Turtle Tots is provided as a half day program (9am-12:30pm) and also afternoon sessions(1:30pm-3pm) on certain weeks. Explorers and Hawks are a full day program (9am-3pm).

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We are an ACA accredited camp with a mission to promote an understanding of the relationship between people and the environment through programs that integrate arts, sciences and the humanities. Please visit our website, Our Camp Website Link: to view other programs and to learn more about Cora Hartshorn Arboretum.

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: Cora Hartshorn Arboretum provides programming all year long. We have weekly classes for pre-k through 2nd grade, field trips, scouting programs, youth groups and more. Please visit Our Camp Website Link: for up to date programming.

Nature Discovery Camp at Cora Hartshorn Arboretum runs from June 26th-August 18th, 2017.
Our Summer Mini camp (Turtle Tots only) runs from June 12-16th and June 19th-21st. From insect investigations to outdoor adventures each week explores a different nature theme. Campers can register for one or more weeks!

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The Cora Hartshorn Arboretum (CHA) is looking for enthusiastic educators for our Nature Discovery Summer Camp. This is a hands-on, field position that involves teaching and managing campers in outdoor, environmental, and recreational activities. Summer Camp Educators must be committed to work with the CHA staff for at least 3 training days and 8 day-camp weeks (Monday to Friday).

Dates: June 26th, 2017 to August 18th, 2017.

Send resumes to: Nicole Esposito

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