Public Programs for Children

public programs children

Here at White Memorial, our public programs for children are designed to inspire understanding, appreciation, and respect for the natural world. Advanced registration is required for most programs and space is limited. Check out our upcoming programs below. See something you like? Click on it for a larger view. To register, click the green “Tickets” button on that page. 

Apr
30
Fri
2021
Nature Break-Out Night! April 30, 2021 @ White Memorial
Apr 30 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Nature Break-Out Night! April 30, 2021 @ White Memorial

Friday, April 30, 2021
For Grades 4-6
7:00-10:00 pm (check-in at 6:45 pm)

If you enjoy viewing the night sky, exploring the outdoors, learning about nature, and meeting new friends, then join us for Nature Break-Out Night at White Memorial. In just 3 hours, we’ll pack in a Campfire, a Night Hike, a Live Animal Show, and a Craft-Making Session!

Kids will be divided into groups of 10 and rotated through stations throughout the evening. All activities will take place either outdoors or in our Activity Shed, with barn doors open on two sides. Masks are required for all participants. Social distancing will be enforced. Event will occur rain or shine. Drop-off program. Made possible by the Center’s Education and Activities Committee. 

Cost: $30/child for members, $50/child for non-members
Fee covers all program materials and s’mores. Please inquire about financial aid if needed.

Registration begins on April 5 and must be received by April 25.
Limited to 30 children.
Pre-registration and pre-payment are required.
To register, please visit www.whitememorialcc.org or call 860-567-0857.

 

May
6
Thu
2021
Virtual Nature’s Nursery Series, May-August 2021 @ Virtual
May 6 @ 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Virtual Nature's Nursery Series, May-August 2021 @ Virtual

One Thursday Per Month (May 6, June 3, July 8, August 12)
Virtual Nature’s Nursery Series

Ages 3-6 Years
4-4:30pm (note the time change from the previous series). 
Join us via Zoom on one Thursday per month from May – August for a 30-minute program designed just for your young nature lovers. Every session will include a story featuring wild animals and then an up-close encounter with a live animal! Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. Please visit whitememorialcc.org or call 860-567-0857 to register. Space is limited! The day before each session for which you are registered, you will receive an email with the Zoom link. Sign up by session or for the whole series. Members: $5/session or $15/whole series (4 sessions), Non-Members: $8/session or $25/whole series (4 sessions)

 

 

Jun
3
Thu
2021
Virtual Nature’s Nursery Series, May-August 2021 @ Virtual
Jun 3 @ 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Virtual Nature's Nursery Series, May-August 2021 @ Virtual

One Thursday Per Month (May 6, June 3, July 8, August 12)
Virtual Nature’s Nursery Series

Ages 3-6 Years
4-4:30pm (note the time change from the previous series). 
Join us via Zoom on one Thursday per month from May – August for a 30-minute program designed just for your young nature lovers. Every session will include a story featuring wild animals and then an up-close encounter with a live animal! Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. Please visit whitememorialcc.org or call 860-567-0857 to register. Space is limited! The day before each session for which you are registered, you will receive an email with the Zoom link. Sign up by session or for the whole series. Members: $5/session or $15/whole series (4 sessions), Non-Members: $8/session or $25/whole series (4 sessions)

 

 

Jul
8
Thu
2021
Virtual Nature’s Nursery Series, May-August 2021 @ Virtual
Jul 8 @ 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Virtual Nature's Nursery Series, May-August 2021 @ Virtual

One Thursday Per Month (May 6, June 3, July 8, August 12)
Virtual Nature’s Nursery Series

Ages 3-6 Years
4-4:30pm (note the time change from the previous series). 
Join us via Zoom on one Thursday per month from May – August for a 30-minute program designed just for your young nature lovers. Every session will include a story featuring wild animals and then an up-close encounter with a live animal! Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. Please visit whitememorialcc.org or call 860-567-0857 to register. Space is limited! The day before each session for which you are registered, you will receive an email with the Zoom link. Sign up by session or for the whole series. Members: $5/session or $15/whole series (4 sessions), Non-Members: $8/session or $25/whole series (4 sessions)

 

 

Jul
12
Mon
2021
Natural History Explorers Summer Camp 2021 (Grades 3-9) @ Activity Shed
Jul 12 @ 9:30 am – Aug 13 @ 1:30 pm
Natural History Explorers Summer Camp 2021 (Grades 3-9) @ Activity Shed

July 12-August 13 (weekdays only)
“Natural History Explorers” Summer Camp
Kids entering grades 3 – 9 can join us for week-long sessions that immerse them in nature! Our adventures take us into the nooks and crannies of White Memorial’s property. Activities include hiking trails, collecting rocks and minerals, investigating aquatic life, exploring different ecosystems, learning to identify wildlife, and much more. 9:30am – 1:30pm each day (please note the time change from years past).

Grades 3 & 4: July 12-16 & 19-23
Grades 5 & 6: July 26-30 & August 2-6
Grades 7, 8 & 9: August 9-13
Sign up by week.

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION VERY CLOSELY:

Certain adjustments will need to be made to summer camp in light of current circumstances:
– Our “homebase” for Natural History Explorers will be located in the Activity Shed, a building that can be opened on two sides to increase ventilation. Activities will primarily take place outdoors or in the Activity Shed.
– Inside the Activity Shed, seating for children will be spaced 6 ft. apart.
– We may take occasional visits into the Nature Museum, but those visits will be scheduled when no one else from the public will be in there.
– Natural History Explorers will NOT be traveling to offsite locations as we have in the past. All activities will take place on White Memorial property and will not require the van for transportation.
– Masks are required (except in the case of documented medical exemptions) for all participants, and for parents during drop-off and pick-up if parents get out of their cars. We will provide occasional “mask breaks” while the kids are outdoors and spread out from each other.
– In addition to washing hands with soap and water, we will also be using sanitizer occasionally. Please let us know if your child has an allergy to sanitizer.
– All other state guidelines for COVID safety will be followed.

Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. Please call 860-567-0857 or visit whitememorialcc.org to register. Registration opens April 1 for members and April 15 for non-members. Space is limited! Members: $125/week, Non-members: $185/week. Financial aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis – inquire by calling.

Refunds will only be issued (minus a $15 service fee) if a cancellation is made 2 weeks in advance of the first day of the camp you’re booking. Call 860-567-0857 or email regarding advanced cancellations.

Upon registration, you will be mailed a confirmation letter along with 4 important documents: a permission slip, a blank physical form, a medication authorization form, and a list of Policies and Procedures. Please review this mailing closely and return the necessary paperwork as soon as possible, but by July 1 at the very latest.

Thank you!

Nature Adventurers Summer Camp 2021 (Grades 1 & 2) @ Meeting Barn
Jul 12 @ 9:30 am – Jul 30 @ 1:30 pm
Nature Adventurers Summer Camp 2021 (Grades 1 & 2) @ Meeting Barn

July 12-30 (weekdays only)
“Nature Adventurers” Summer Camp

Kids entering grades 1 & 2 can join us for three weeks of outdoor discovery, games, books, songs, and crafts that help them learn more about the natural world around them. Sign up by week. 9:30am – 1:30pm each day (please note the time change from years past).

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION VERY CLOSELY:

Certain adjustments will need to be made to summer camp in light of current circumstances:
– Our “homebase” for Nature Adventurers will be located in the Meeting Barn, a building that can be opened on two sides to increase ventilation. Activities will primarily take place outdoors or in the Meeting Barn.
– Inside the Meeting Barn, seating for children will be spaced 6 ft. apart.
– We may take occasional visits into the Nature Museum, but those visits will be scheduled when no one else from the public will be in there.
– Masks are required (except in the case of documented medical exemptions) for all participants, and for parents during drop-off and pick-up if parents get out of their cars. We will provide occasional “mask breaks” while the kids are outdoors and spread out from each other.
– In addition to washing hands with soap and water, we will also be using sanitizer occasionally. Please let us know if your child has an allergy to sanitizer.
– All other state guidelines for COVID safety will be followed.

Also, please be aware that the restrooms located near the Meeting Barn are outhouses only. These will be the primary restrooms used by the kids during camp. It would be very helpful if you could make sure your child is comfortable using outhouses before attending camp.

Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. Please call 860-567-0857 or visit whitememorialcc.org to register. Space is limited! Registration opens April 1 for members and April 15 for non-members. Members: $125/week, Non-members: $185/week. Financial aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis – inquire by calling.

Refunds will only be issued (minus a $15 service fee) if a cancellation is made 2 weeks in advance of the first day of the camp you’re booking. Call 860-567-0857 or email regarding advanced cancellations.

Upon registration, you will be mailed a confirmation letter along with 4 important documents: a permission slip, a blank physical form, a medication authorization form, and a list of Policies and Procedures. Please review this mailing closely and return the necessary paperwork as soon as possible, but by July 1 at the very latest.

Thank you!

Jul
13
Tue
2021
Wee Discoverers Summer Camp 2021 (Ages 4 & 5)
Jul 13 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Wee Discoverers Summer Camp 2021 (Ages 4 & 5)

Tuesdays, July 13, 20, 27, August 3 and 10  
“Wee Discoverers” Summer Nature Camp
This weekly two-hour series for 4 & 5 year-olds features stories, songs, crafts, games, and outdoor adventures that introduce young ones to the wonders of nature! Sign up by session or for all 5 sessions.

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION VERY CLOSELY:

Certain adjustments will need to be made to summer camp in light of current circumstances:
– Our “homebase” for Wee Discoverers will be located outside on picnic tables. Activities will primarily take place all outdoors.
– When seated, children will be spaced 6 ft. apart.
– We may take occasional visits into the Nature Museum, but those visits will be scheduled when no one else from the public will be in there.
– Masks are required (except in the case of documented medical exemptions) for all participants, and for parents during drop-off and pick-up if parents get out of their cars. We will provide occasional “mask breaks” while the kids are spread out from each other.
– We will also be using sanitizer occasionally to clean hands. Please let us know if your child has an allergy to sanitizer.
– All other state guidelines for COVID safety will be followed.

Meet on the lawn in front of the Nature Museum. 9:30 – 11:30am. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. Please call 860-567-0857 or visit whitememorialcc.org to register. Registration opens April 1 for members and April 15 for non-members. Space is limited! Members: $15/session, Non-members: $25/session. Financial aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis – inquire by calling.

Refunds will only be issued (minus a $15 service fee) if a cancellation is made 2 weeks in advance of the first day of the camp you’re booking. Call 860-567-0857 or email regarding advanced cancellations.

Upon registration, you will be mailed a confirmation letter along with a permission slip. Please review this mailing closely and return the necessary paperwork as soon as possible, but by July 1st at the latest.

Thank you!

 

Jul
20
Tue
2021
Wee Discoverers Summer Camp 2021 (Ages 4 & 5)
Jul 20 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Wee Discoverers Summer Camp 2021 (Ages 4 & 5)

Tuesdays, July 13, 20, 27, August 3 and 10  
“Wee Discoverers” Summer Nature Camp
This weekly two-hour series for 4 & 5 year-olds features stories, songs, crafts, games, and outdoor adventures that introduce young ones to the wonders of nature! Sign up by session or for all 5 sessions.

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION VERY CLOSELY:

Certain adjustments will need to be made to summer camp in light of current circumstances:
– Our “homebase” for Wee Discoverers will be located outside on picnic tables. Activities will primarily take place all outdoors.
– When seated, children will be spaced 6 ft. apart.
– We may take occasional visits into the Nature Museum, but those visits will be scheduled when no one else from the public will be in there.
– Masks are required (except in the case of documented medical exemptions) for all participants, and for parents during drop-off and pick-up if parents get out of their cars. We will provide occasional “mask breaks” while the kids are spread out from each other.
– We will also be using sanitizer occasionally to clean hands. Please let us know if your child has an allergy to sanitizer.
– All other state guidelines for COVID safety will be followed.

Meet on the lawn in front of the Nature Museum. 9:30 – 11:30am. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. Please call 860-567-0857 or visit whitememorialcc.org to register. Registration opens April 1 for members and April 15 for non-members. Space is limited! Members: $15/session, Non-members: $25/session. Financial aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis – inquire by calling.

Refunds will only be issued (minus a $15 service fee) if a cancellation is made 2 weeks in advance of the first day of the camp you’re booking. Call 860-567-0857 or email regarding advanced cancellations.

Upon registration, you will be mailed a confirmation letter along with a permission slip. Please review this mailing closely and return the necessary paperwork as soon as possible, but by July 1st at the latest.

Thank you!

 

Jul
27
Tue
2021
Wee Discoverers Summer Camp 2021 (Ages 4 & 5)
Jul 27 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Wee Discoverers Summer Camp 2021 (Ages 4 & 5)

Tuesdays, July 13, 20, 27, August 3 and 10  
“Wee Discoverers” Summer Nature Camp
This weekly two-hour series for 4 & 5 year-olds features stories, songs, crafts, games, and outdoor adventures that introduce young ones to the wonders of nature! Sign up by session or for all 5 sessions.

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION VERY CLOSELY:

Certain adjustments will need to be made to summer camp in light of current circumstances:
– Our “homebase” for Wee Discoverers will be located outside on picnic tables. Activities will primarily take place all outdoors.
– When seated, children will be spaced 6 ft. apart.
– We may take occasional visits into the Nature Museum, but those visits will be scheduled when no one else from the public will be in there.
– Masks are required (except in the case of documented medical exemptions) for all participants, and for parents during drop-off and pick-up if parents get out of their cars. We will provide occasional “mask breaks” while the kids are spread out from each other.
– We will also be using sanitizer occasionally to clean hands. Please let us know if your child has an allergy to sanitizer.
– All other state guidelines for COVID safety will be followed.

Meet on the lawn in front of the Nature Museum. 9:30 – 11:30am. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. Please call 860-567-0857 or visit whitememorialcc.org to register. Registration opens April 1 for members and April 15 for non-members. Space is limited! Members: $15/session, Non-members: $25/session. Financial aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis – inquire by calling.

Refunds will only be issued (minus a $15 service fee) if a cancellation is made 2 weeks in advance of the first day of the camp you’re booking. Call 860-567-0857 or email regarding advanced cancellations.

Upon registration, you will be mailed a confirmation letter along with a permission slip. Please review this mailing closely and return the necessary paperwork as soon as possible, but by July 1st at the latest.

Thank you!

 

Aug
3
Tue
2021
Wee Discoverers Summer Camp 2021 (Ages 4 & 5)
Aug 3 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Wee Discoverers Summer Camp 2021 (Ages 4 & 5)

Tuesdays, July 13, 20, 27, August 3 and 10  
“Wee Discoverers” Summer Nature Camp
This weekly two-hour series for 4 & 5 year-olds features stories, songs, crafts, games, and outdoor adventures that introduce young ones to the wonders of nature! Sign up by session or for all 5 sessions.

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION VERY CLOSELY:

Certain adjustments will need to be made to summer camp in light of current circumstances:
– Our “homebase” for Wee Discoverers will be located outside on picnic tables. Activities will primarily take place all outdoors.
– When seated, children will be spaced 6 ft. apart.
– We may take occasional visits into the Nature Museum, but those visits will be scheduled when no one else from the public will be in there.
– Masks are required (except in the case of documented medical exemptions) for all participants, and for parents during drop-off and pick-up if parents get out of their cars. We will provide occasional “mask breaks” while the kids are spread out from each other.
– We will also be using sanitizer occasionally to clean hands. Please let us know if your child has an allergy to sanitizer.
– All other state guidelines for COVID safety will be followed.

Meet on the lawn in front of the Nature Museum. 9:30 – 11:30am. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. Please call 860-567-0857 or visit whitememorialcc.org to register. Registration opens April 1 for members and April 15 for non-members. Space is limited! Members: $15/session, Non-members: $25/session. Financial aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis – inquire by calling.

Refunds will only be issued (minus a $15 service fee) if a cancellation is made 2 weeks in advance of the first day of the camp you’re booking. Call 860-567-0857 or email regarding advanced cancellations.

Upon registration, you will be mailed a confirmation letter along with a permission slip. Please review this mailing closely and return the necessary paperwork as soon as possible, but by July 1st at the latest.

Thank you!