This summer marks the 55th Anniversary that the Summer Ecology Program has been in existence. With this hands-on intense exploration, children will learn some of nature’s secrets, and how important the natural world is. Your child will complete this program with more knowledge of and greater respect for the natural world. It is our hope that these lessons and memories will be carried with your children throughout their lives.
The Summer Ecology Program consists of one-week explorations of the Quogue Wildlife Refuge and surrounding areas. Based on your child’s grade entry level for the coming fall, he/she may attend one session of the Ecology Program, and Little Naturalists (ages 4, 5, and 6) can register for more than 1 session.
QWR Members (at Family level or above) receive priority registration through May 11, 2024.
You can become a member at any time. Memberships are valid through the calendar year. If you were a member last summer and haven’t renewed, you can renew your membership online today.
Family Memberships are only valid for the immediate family (i.e Parents and Children – not Grandchildren)
All non-member applications can be submitted after May 11, 2024.
Grade level is the grade that your child will be entering in September of 2024.
Select the desired program below to learn more & register online!
Assistant Counselor Program (14y/o+)
The Refuge staff relies on volunteer help for a successful summer camp program. Volunteers must be at least 14 years of age and are needed between the hours of 8:30am to 12:30pm. Responsibilities include assisting educators with set up and clean up, as well as helping to guide the children in activities. Assistant counselor volunteers must attend an in-person orientation after approval of volunteer application.
Summer Camp Scholarships
Partial scholarships are available to help ensure that financial circumstances do not restrict a child from participating in this program. Please call or email the Refuge at email@example.com with a brief description of yourself, circumstances, your child and their interest in camp.