COVID-19 Update for Summer Science Camp
As of March 16, 2020 BRF office staff transitioned to remote work.
We are hopeful that we will still be able to host a Summer Science Camp at BRF this summer. However, as the situation is rapidly evolving we cannot predict the situation in the summer at this time. We will continue to prepare for the program while working from home and will keep in contact with all students and their families.
We hope everyone in our community has a safe and healthy spring.
Important Changes for 2020
Beginning in Summer 2020 Summer Science Camp will now follow the traditional camp and school format of running from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. After camp instruction will also be available if needed until 5:00 pm. During after camp instruction students will participate in general recreation, hiking, stream exploration and more.
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
Black Rock Forest welcomes our new Master Educator and Summer Science Camp Director, Angelica E. Patterson, to the staff this year. Ms. Patterson received her MS and MPhil at Columbia University where she is currently a Doctoral candidate studying plant physiology. She received her BS at Cornell University. Ms. Patterson has been working with students in and out of the classroom for nearly 15 years.
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!