Wildlife Discovery

Germantown Academy Summer CampGermantown Academy Summer Camp

Cape Cod Marine Life Adventure

Spend four days and three nights immersed in the natural environment of Cape Cod. We travel by coach, stopping at the Mystic Aquarium along the way. On the Cape, we spend three nights at the Cape Cod Sea Camps. We explore a variety of habitats including sandy beaches, tidepools, salt marshes, sand dunes, and tidal flats. Activities will include whale watching, kayaking, and beachcombing. Participants can expect to see over 50 species of wildlife, including whales, birds, and marine invertebrates. Meals, lodging, and transportation are included in the cost of the program. Limited to 24 students entering grades 6 and 7. Led by Craig Newberger and Katrina Rakowski.

Grades: 6-7
Dates: June 15-18 (Orientation June 9)
Fee: Sorry, this camp is full, but you can sign up for the waitlist on the registration site.

Pocono Mountain Adventure

Spend three days and two nights exploring the Pocono Mountains and seeing lots of wildlife. Our adventure includes an evening orientation on Thursday, June 20 followed by three days and two nights at the Pocono Environmental Education Center. Highlights of our trip will include hiking to three Pocono waterfalls, canoeing on a pond with lots of wildlife, and searching for reptiles and amphibians with a herpetologist. Participants can expect to see over 50 species of mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians. Meals, lodging, and transportation are included in the cost of the program. Limited to 18 students entering grades 5 and 6. Led by Craig Newberger and Paula Mandracchia.

Grades: 5-6
Dates: June 24-26 (Orientation June 20)
Fee: Sorry, this camp is full, but you can sign up for the waitlist on the registration site.

Exploring Delaware Valley Natural Areas

Spend five days exploring a variety of natural communities close to GA, including forest, field, stream, and wetland environments. We hike the Wissahickon Gorge, look for aquatic life in the Wissahickon and Perkiomen Creeks, kayak at Green Lane Reservoir, and look for birds and other wildlife at Peace Valley Nature Center and Fort Washington State Park. Participants can expect to see over 50 species of wildlife, including mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and insects. There is no overnight component to this program. Limited to 16 students entering grades 4 and 5. Led by Paula Mandracchia and Matt Mazurek.

Grades: 4-5
Dates: July 22-26
Time: 9am - 3:30pm
Fee: Sorry, this camp is full, but you can sign up for the waitlist on the registration site.

New Jersey Island Adventure

Spend three days living on a small island near Island Beach State Park in Barnegat Bay. Campers will travel to the island on a pontoon boat and stay at a renovated hunting lodge, which is now being used as an environmental education center. The three days on the island will be spent exploring the natural history of Barnegat Bay through marsh walks, kayaking, fishing, crabbing, clamming, seining, and preparing a meal of fresh caught seafood. Campers will leave with a deeper understanding of the value of a saltmarsh. Meals, lodging, and transportation are included in the cost of the program. Limited to 10 students entering grades 8 and 9. Led by Paula Mandracchia and Joe Rozak.

Grades: 8-9
Dates: July 29-31 (Orientation on July 24)
Fee: Sorry, this camp is full, but you can sign up for the waitlist on the registration site.