Environmental Science Camp

Environmental Science Camp

collage image of earth and wooded areas
Monday, July 30, 2018 to Friday, August 03, 2018


For Middle School Students
Monday, July 30, 2018 through Friday, August 3, 2018
9:00AM - 3:00PM 
Cost: $350

Students will immerse themselves, both physically and mentally, in the local ecosystem surrounding St. Thomas Aquinas College. Classroom activities will include topics such as understanding the interactions that exist between organisms and their physical environment, the effects of various environmental factors on the growth and health within an ecosystem, and investigating how human populations use resources in the environment and the implications. In the field, students will utilize the Sparkill Creek to determine water quality and the population of the creek in multiple locations around campus. Soil sampling and other related activities will enable students to gain an understanding of the complex ecosystem surrounding the college. Finally, students will participate in a creek cleanup and will see first-hand the impact humans have on the environment.  

For more information about the STEM Camps, please contact Dr. Suzanne Reynolds, Director of STEM Camps, at 845-398-4161 or [email protected].


A NON-REFUNDABLE fee of $350 ($300 for early bird registration paid by May 1, 2018) will be due within seven days after registration. There is a $50 deduction from the total registration for siblings. There is also a $50 deduction from the total registration if a student registers for two or more camps. A limited number of students can be accepted so parents are urged to apply as early as possible. A limited number of scholarships are available to students who are eligible for free or reduced lunch.

All sessions will be held at St. Thomas Aquinas College, 125 Route 340, Sparkill, NY. Parents are responsible for transportation to and from the program. Families will receive further information on the specific location within the College upon acceptance into the program. Students are required to bring their own snacks/lunch and beverages. Please be considerate to fellow campers with severe allergies, and bring nut-free food.

Checks should be made out to St. Thomas Aquinas College (put child’s name on check) and mailed to:
Paula Hughes
School of Education
St. Thomas Aquinas College
125 Route 340
Sparkill, NY  10976