Young Stewards Camp

Week 6: Forest Ecology

Week 6 of summer camp for Young Stewards Program will consist of hiking local trails to learn about the Eastern deciduous forests that make up most of the Northeast. Campers will discover the importance of our forests for aesthetics, natural resources, food, and their natural ability to clean air and water.   In addition to off-farm field trips, Monday and Friday will be spent on the farm exploring Fernbrook and making connections with the natural world. This week will also include two nights of tent camping on the farm.

On-Farm Overnight Camping

This option is just being released for the 2015 summer camp season, with a high demand from past campers and their parents who want to have a camping experience, but may not be able to commit to a 4-day/3-night trip. In addition to the weekly

day trips, this week will feature 2 nights of camping in Fernbrook’s forest.  The overnight camping events will include an “owl prowl night hike” and a history tour of Fernbrook through the water tower, cottage, & the Inn at Fernbrook!

In the past we have:

  • Hiked Hacklebarney State Park & Sourland Mountain Preserve.
  • Visited Trailside Nature & Science Center at Watchung Reservation and completed their self-guided Geology Trail.
  • Visited the Forest Resource Education Center to learn about the forest fire service.
  • Visited a wildlife rescue/sanctuary to learn about abandoned and injured wildlife in New Jersey.

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