Check back here in late January for the opening of registration! Summer Science Camp 2017 will run from July 10-14 and July 17-21 for students 11 to 15 years of age. We anticipate having funds for scholarships available starting in April or May of 2017. For more information on Summer Science Camp contact Program Manager, Kate Terlizzi (

Please note that Summer Science Camp 2017 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.
For a description of the classes we are offering see the link to the right or download our brochure!
About Summer Science Camp
Every summer, Black Rock Forest Consortium welcomes middle and high school 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, Storm King Art Center and the Hudson Valley Writing Project.  Courses are rigorous, hands-on and engaging for students, and are improved each year in responce to evaluations submitted by camp students, their parents, and the camp instructors.
Black Rock Forest Consortium gratefully acknowledges Time Warner Cable (TWC) as a sponsor of need-based scholarships to the Summer Science Camp for New York City students, and for an in-kind donation of media exposure and a video public service announcement (PSA). To see Summer Science Camp highlights from 2013, watch TWC's PSA below!