Registration for Summer Science Camp 2018 will open February 1, 2018! Summer Science Camp 2018 will run from July 9-13 and July 16-20 for students 11 to 15 years of age. We anticipate having funds for scholarships available starting in April or May of 2018. For more information on Summer Science Camp contact Program Manager, Kate Terlizzi (

Once again we are using ACTIVE Camp Network for registration. This great system will allow online payments and will allow you to be better informed and up to date on details related to the camp. If you have never used ACTIVE before you will need to create a user account which will allow you to edit your registration, upload documents to us, share pictures and more! All major credit cards are accepted, if you are not able to pay in full at the time of registration please contact us at Black Rock Forest Consortium to set up a payment plan.

If you have any problems registering or would like special considerations for your student, please contact us.

Please note that Summer Science Camp 2018 is a DAY CAMP. While we are unable to provide lodging or supervision during non-camp hours, we invite interested families to contact us regarding arranging week-long visits to the area with a day camper. We can provide information on local lodging options as well as hiking, cultural, and recreational resources in the mid-Hudson Valley.
About Summer Science Camp 
Every summer, Black Rock Forest Consortium welcomes middle students to Summer Science Camp to pursue authentic, week-long experiences in nature, working directly with scientists. The camp's focus is on understanding nature through scientific observation and investigation. Classes are developed and taught by subject experts from throughout the Consortium, providing an opportunity to explore college and career possibilities in the natural sciences while having fun at Black Rock Forest, in Cornwall, NY.
About the Director
William Schuster, Ph.D., Executive Director of Black Rock Forest Consortium, is the Director of the three-week Summer Science Camp program. Dr. Schuster has served as the Consortium's executive director for more than 20 years, teaching secondary school and college students in Black
Rock Forest and designing research experiments in collaboration with other Consortium scientists. For the Summer Science Camp, Dr. Schuster helps graduate students and university faculty develop a unique, diverse range of course offerings, often drawing on real forest research.
About Our Instructors
The instructors for the Summer Science Camp program are science, art, and writing professionals working in their discipline and range from graduate students to university professors. Instructors are from Consortium institutions, including Barnard College, Columbia University and the American Museum of Natural History, as well as partner institutions, including SUNY New Paltz, City University of New York. Courses are rigorous, hands-on and engaging for students, and are improved each year in response to evaluations submitted by camp students, their parents, and the camp instructors.
Black Rock Forest Consortium gratefully acknowledges the Dyson Foundation as a sponsor of need- based scholarships to the Summer Science Camp.
To see Summer Science Camp highlights from 2013, watch a Time Warner Cable/Charter sponsored PSA below!