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2020 Summer Explorer Program

Seatuck Summer Explorer Program at the South Shore Nature Center, East Islip

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Summer Explorer Program 2020 Updates

We have made some changes to our Summer Explorer Program structure this year to increase the safety and social and emotional wellbeing of our students. If you have any questions, please contact Education Director Peter Walsh at

We are following all protocols put in place by NYS Department of Public Health & the CDC.

  • Our program will have a maximum of 10 students per week with a minimum of 2 teachers.
  • Our program is entirely an outdoor program unless there is a weather emergency and this will certainly continue in 2020. We are identifying additional sheltered outdoor classroom spaces that will not be open to the public for the students to use.
  • We have for safety reasons asked that all students attending the program to have completed at least one year of formal schooling k - and up
  •  The Building will remain closed to the public and as such if needed we will have indoor space in case of passing inclement weather. 
  • Students will be required to wear masks when indoors and in cases where they are in close contact only. Students are required to come to camp with 2 face masks (regardless of the weather) which will be stored in their personal bag or backpack until needed. They should know how to put it on and wear it when asked. 
  • Students will need to have all food and drinks needed for the day with them. We will be unable to refill water bottles or provide food for the students. A large water jug that can be left at the building and a smaller bottle they can open and refill will work well. 
  • Wearing a face mask will be mandatory for all adults during pick up and drop off and whenever physical distancing is not possible. This includes staff, parents, caregivers, and anyone using the trails and public spaces. 
  • We will ask that Parents Do NOT exit their vehicles during the pick-up and drop off.
  • Parents may ask for a camper to wear a mask all day and those requests to wear them will be honored to the best of our ability. 
  • The staff will be wearing masks whenever physical distancing is impossible.
  • Campers will be with the same teachers for the entire week. 
  • There will be no Beach Day at this moment
  • We will accept recently expired medical forms for this summer only. If your child has had no change in medical conditions or medications since their last physical, we may be able to accept an expired form. We do reserve the right to ask for new forms if the information is unclear or if forms are more than 6 months expired. 
  • We will be increasing cleaning measures throughout the day for the bathroom and other indoor spaces. Groups will all have access to bathrooms that are not open to the general public. 
  • Students will be required to wash their hands and or use a sanitizer at drop off, before and after snacks and lunch and at the start of every hour. As such we will have hand sanitizer available but we also ask that each student comes with their own small bottle of hand sanitizer. 
  • You will be asked to fill out a health screening questionnaire each morning of camp. 

• Three one-week sessions:

  • • July 6-10 

    • July 20-24---CURRENTLY FULL

    • July 27-31---CURRENTLY FULL

• 9 a.m. - 3 pm    $300.00/week 

Three additional sessions will run in partnership with the Town Of Islip, as follows:

Activity #: 121200A July 27 - July 31--

Activity #: 121200B August 3 - 7

Activity #: 121200C August 10 - 14

Registration for these weeks is MAIL-IN ONLY: Send completed registration form and payment to Town of Islip, Cultural Affairs Office, 50 Irish Lane, East Islip, NY 11730. Make check payable to the Town of Islip. For more information, please contact the Cultural Affairs Office at (631) 224-5430.

The Town of Islip registration form can be found here.

July 6th, 2020 9:00 AM   through   August 14th, 2020 3:00 PM
South Shore Nature Center
130 Bayview Ave
East Islip, NY 11730-NY
United States
Event Fee(s)
Event Fee(s)
week 1 July 6-10 fees of $300 $ 300.00
week 3 July 20-24 fees of $300 $ 300.00

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