Nature Day Camps

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Nature Day Camp

Nature Day Camp is the Friends of the Cobbossee Watershed’s camp with a focus on providing campers the opportunity to make connections to the natural world.

For children in Grades 3 through 5

Get out there and enjoy Maine in winter! We’ll snowshoe in the woods, look for animal tracks in the snow and try our hand at ice fishing on beautiful Lower Narrows Pond! Held at Camp Mechuwana in Winthrop, Maine, each day of camp is six hours of outdoor and indoor fun!

Two sessions to choose from:

Session 1: Monday, February 20, and Tuesday, February 21, 2023 – 9:00 am to 3:00 pm*

Session 2: Wednesday, February 22, and Thursday, February 23, 2023 – 9:00 am to 3:00 pm*

* Friday, February 24, 2023 is held as a snow date if any of the regular session days require cancellation.  

Cost is $100 per (2) day session and scholarships are available.  

More information and registration form: Coming soon!

Send in your registration form and payment to:

Friends of the Cobbossee Watershed, PO Box 206, East Winthrop, ME  04343  (Payment by credit card over the phone is possible, please call the FOCW office at 207-395-5239.)

For children in Grades 3 through 5

Spring in Maine brings plenty of surprises! We could have snow….we could have rain…we could have sunny skies and warm temperatures! No matter the weather, we will celebrate the changing of the seasons through activities like searching for tadpoles in pond and salamanders under logs, go on a geocaching treasure hunt and learn to cast if there is open water for fishing. Held at the YMCA Camp of Maine on Cobbossee Lake (Winthrop, ME), each day of camp is six hours of outdoor and indoor fun!

Two sessions to choose from:

Session 1:  Tuesday, April 18, and Wednesday, April 19, 2023 – 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Session 2:  Thursday, April 20, and Friday, April 21, 2023 – 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Cost is $100 per (2) day session and scholarships are available. 

More information and registration form: Coming soon!

For children entering Grades 4 through 6

The quintessential summer camp experience! We are lucky to partner with the YMCA Camp of Maine to call this beautiful place our “base camp” for the week! Swimming, fishing, exploring water and forest habitats, arts & crafts, you name it we do it! All activities are geared towards connecting to nature in a nurturing and supportive environment.

This Monday – Friday camp day runs from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Registration includes lunch, afternoon snack, equipment and materials, and professionally trained counselors and waterfront staff.

Two sessions to choose from:

Session 1: Monday, July 24 through Friday, July 28, 2023 – 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Session 2: Monday, August 7 through Friday, August 11, 2023 – 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Cost is $250 per 5 -day session – includes lunch, all instruction and equipment, plus a special camp session of Tadpole Patrol aboard the Friends’ 22’ pontoon boat, the OTTER II.

More information and registration form: Coming soon!

Send in your registration form and payment to: 

Friends of the Cobbossee Watershed, PO Box 206, East Winthrop, ME  04343  (Payment by credit card over the phone is possible, please call the FOCW office at 207-395-5239.)

Brooks Joseph Dufour Memorial Scholarship

We offer the Brooks Joseph Dufour Memorial Scholarship to those who would like to participate in our Nature Day Camp or Tadpole Patrol programs as an effort to reduce financial barriers to attending our programs. 

How to Enroll

To enroll in one of our Nature Day Camps, please:

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Choose the specific Nature Day Camp program you are interested in above.

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Click on your chosen Nature Day Camp to print & fill out a registration form.

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In addition to your registration form, please fill out and return this medical form.

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Send in your registration form and payment to: Friends of the Cobbossee Watershed, PO Box 206, East Winthrop, ME  04343.  (Payment by credit card over the phone is possible, please call the FOCW office at 207-395-5239.)

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