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!