Print this Page

School Vacation Programs

 

Sweetbriar Nature Center’s programs are fun and educational. We have programs for children of all ages.

Sweetbriar Scout Programs

Art Classes for ages 7 through 14

Sweetbriar Birthday Parties

View our seasonal events

 

Discovery Days (Offered over the December, February and Spring School Breaks)

“Theo and I  are just writing to say our goodbyes!  We are moving to Minnesota.  He was just 3 when he started in the pre-school program with Karen.  Still remembers her and how great it was to be in her group at Sweetbriar…..and then in Eric’s classes and summer programs, too.  THE BEST!    We will miss all of you and look forward to new advnetures………….  Many thanks for the wonderful days Theo had at 62 Ekcernkamp Drive.”

Carlen Parker

 

 Holiday Discovery Days (December and February dates coming soon!)

Once again Sweetbriar Nature Center will be offering daily natural science programs over the school breaks for both pre-schoolers and elementary school children..   Each day will be a different natural science theme.  Each day is chalk filled with fun hands-on activities, interaction with our residents, non-releasable wildlife, crafts, games, and much more.   Parents can register their child/children for one day, two days, three days, four days, or the entire week.

Who: Children ages 5 to 11

When: 9am to 3pm daily, after care available until 5pm for an additional charge

How Much: $70/day, $300/week for members, $80/day, $350/week for non-members


Holiday Discovery Days, December 26 – 29

Themes from Tuesday through Friday: Fur-ever Mammals, Cold Blooded Creatures, Jumanji, New Year’s Wildlife Party

Winter Discovery Days, February 19 – 23

Themes from Monday to Friday are Famous Animals, Slytherin,  It Is Always Summer Somewhere, and Let Sleeping Bears Lie and Winter Wonderland.

Spring Discovery Days, April 2 – 6

Themes from Monday through Friday are Spring Adventures, Watery Worlds, On the Move, Temperature’s Rising, Days Of the Dinosaurs


 Cancellation Policy

Sweetbriar Nature Center reserves the right to cancel a Discovery Week session due to insufficient enrollment. If  Sweetbriar cancels a session, all fees will be fully refunded.

If you remove your child from a Discovery week session before it begins, membership fees are non-refundable and the refunds are as follows:

# Days Before Session Begins
Non-Refundable Amount
21+
50% of program fee
20-14
75% of program fee
13-0
100% of program fee

Sorry, we cannot make exceptions

Call 631-979-6344, ext. 302 for more information or e-mail at eyswbriarnc@aol.com

Forms

 

Discovery Weeks Registration Form

December and February Discovery Days Letter

Spring Discovery Days Letter

Summer Discovery Weeks Letter


 2018 Summer Discovery Weeks (Dates available soon)


 “Greetings, I had my three boys, ages 5, 6, and 7 attend Sweetbriar’s week long programs this summer.  I wanted to thank you for the wonderful time my boys had at your camp.  They have developed a great love and appreciation for nature at Sweetbriar, and their love and knowledge have grown exponentially.  they now want to recycle and they tell others not to litter and pollute!!!  The boys are always spurting out facts about animals that they learned during the Discovery Weeks.  they have absorbed so much.  I wanted to thank you for giving the boys such a wonderful experience.  They cannot wait to come back next summer.”

Christina Vaglica


Discovery Weeks for 5 to 11 year olds:


Adventures On the Waterside, July 24-28 & August 14-18

Amazing Animals, August 17-21, August 21-25 & August 28 to September 1


Sweetbriar Nature Center presents exciting educational programs over the summer. Each day children will participate in hands on activities, nature crafts, games and first hand experiences with our resident animals. It is our goal to help youngsters gain greater appreciation and understanding of the natural world and the wondrous living things with which we share it.

Registration Fees: 5% off per sibling per week; 10% off early bird discount through May 15th. All payments are nonrefundable

Summer Discovery Weeks

Registration by the week only

Daily 9-3

Ages  5-6,  7-8 , 9-11

Animal Investigators

This week, children become a wildlife detectives and discover  the amazing adaptations that exist in the animal kingdom..

Ages 5-11

 

members $300 non members $350

Adventures on the Waterside*

During this week, children will go on adventures along the Nissequogue River, they will go on a stream trek to waterfalls and learn about animals and nature through guided exploration  Ages 7 to 11 only.

Ages 7 -11

 

members $300,  non members $350

Amazing Animals I and II*

Children will meet many of our resident animals, search out wildlife on the preserve and be involved in fun activities as they gain a better understanding of the animals with which we share the earth

Ages 5-11

I-

II-

members $300,  non members $350

Science Seekers

Become a scientist by boldly tackling different science challenges. Build the strongest bridge, create an airplane that flies farthest and much more. Celebrate your success the last day with a special science guest!

Ages 5-11

 

members $300,  non members $350

*Field trips are at an additional cost. Discounts available for early registration up to May 15th. $20 extended care to 5pm. All payments are non-refundable

» Membership Application Form

Explorer’s Clubs

Explorer’s Club

We will go beyond the borders of Sweetbriar to explore new frontiers. Canoe the Nissequogue, hike the greenbelt trail and explore the forests, wetlands & beaches of Long Island. A camp out with barbecue, campfire, and night hike brings the week to a close.

Ages 12-15

 

How much: members $410/ non members $450

Explorers club Alumni*

For teens who have attended Explorers Club two or more summers.

Ages 14-17

 

How much: members $430 / non members $475

Wildlife rehabilitation*

Do you love baby animals? Learn how to feed and care for them by a licensed rehabilitator. Take field trips to other rehabilitation facilities and find out how to become licensed.  PLEASE REGISTER QUICKLY THERE IS A TEN CHILD MAXIMUM AND IT FILLS UP FAST.

Ages 12-17

All about birds

: All about mammals

How much: members $375 / non members $425

Payment Voucher – The payment voucher is good for all school vacation weeks despite it being set up for the summer weeks.  Simply indicate which days your child will be attending the February or April Discovery Days on the voucher.

» Membership Application Form

Natural Wonders Pre-school

Help introduce the wonders of the natural world to your child. An experienced educator will lead your youngster through a day of exciting activities, crafts, stories and much more! Children will gain a greater appreciation of nature and wildlife.

Ages 3-4

 

OUTDOOR DISCOVERY AREA to provide  children  the  chance  to  experiment  with music, art and free movement.

Times:  9am to 3pm

How much: Full Day: members $300/ non members $350

10% Discount for early registration available until  May 15

Discovery Weeks Registration Form (1) (1) – The payment voucher is good for all school vacation weeks despite it being set up for the summer weeks.  Simply indicate which days your child will be attending the February or April Discovery Days on the voucher.

Cancellation Policy

Sweetbriar Nature Center reserves the right to cancel a Discovery Week session due to insufficient enrollment. If  Sweetbriar cancels a session, all fees will be fully refunded.

If you remove your child from a Discovery week session before it begins, membership fees are non-refundable and the refunds are as follows:

# Days Before Session Begins
Non-Refundable Amount
21+
50% of program fee
20-14
75% of program fee
13-0
100% of program fee

Sorry, we cannot make exceptions

Permanent link to this article: http://sweetbriarnc.org/?page_id=58