Norman Bird Sanctuary continues the tradition of learning and being active outside in their 58th year of summer camp. Over the course of eight weeks, hundreds of campers will enjoy a unique blend of fun-filled nature exploration, hands-on learning, animal encounters, games, and team building.

Campers explore Norman Bird Sanctuary’s 325-acre outdoor classroom and learn in small groups with enthusiastic and professional Teacher Naturalists. Age-appropriate and innovative camp programs are available for grades Pre-K through 8th grade.  Summer Camp programs are scheduled in one-week sessions, and children are invited to attend for a single week or for multiple weeks.

In addition to traditional nature camps, this year Norman Bird Sanctuary is offering the popular Coastal Camp for seven weeks, for grades 2-8. Coastal Camp is held entirely at the sanctuary’s Third Beach Education Center, where campers explore tide pools, catch fish and conduct coastal science experiments. Space is limited for these camps so early registration is highly encouraged.

Registration fees are discounted for Norman Bird Sanctuary members, but membership is not required. Limited scholarship funding is available based on family need.
Online registration will begin on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at 10 a.m.  For registration information and a complete list of camp themes and dates, please visit:, or contact Matt Schenck, Camp Director at 401-846-2577 ext.15 or by email at

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