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Do you know the difference between a moth and a butterfly?

 Do you know that arthropods are insects that have three body parts and six legs? Do you know that arachnids are insects that have eight legs, but there are other arthropods that have more than eight legs?

Do you know there are more than 900,000 different types of insects and how they all work together to keep our ecosystems functioning?

Waterman Explore Camp will be

9 am - 3 pm each day


​The week is dedicated to each specific age group so the adventures are tailored to the children’s needs and abilities:​


Tuition is $200 per week and includes a Waterman EXPLORE t-shirt. Open to children ages 6 - 11. Payment should be made in full with completed registration materials to secure your child’s spot. 


* Programming will be delivered primarily outdoors so campers should be prepared with appropriate closed-toe shoes, sunscreen, insect repellant, and adequate attire for the day. Campers will need to bring water, snacks, and lunch every day.


Other helpful, but not required materials include a sketch pad, notebook, journal, water shoes, a cheap magnifying glass, or cheap binoculars. Participants will also be expected to comply with typical COVID-19 precautions and procedures such as limiting contact with other campers and practicing good hand hygiene.

                                                        To Enroll: 

                            Download and fill out the PDF Registration form

 Complete materials must include:

  • Legible registration form

  • Current hard copy or PDF of current immunization history

  • Payment/ Deposit

  • Current email address

                                       Incomplete submissions will not be reviewed

Please submit the registration form along with the tuition payment of $200 and a hard copy or PDF of child’s current immunization record (faxes or phone images will not be accepted) to Waterman Center by June 30th. You may mail, drop off, or email the registration packet to: 403 Hilton Rd, Apalachin, NY 13732, or

                                             Questions? call 607-625-2221

Waterman Explore Camp 2023
Insect Investigations

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