Summer Discovery

Summer Discovery at Newlin Grist Mill offers history- and nature-based experiences in an engaging, inclusive, outdoor environment for children ages 4-12. Campers share unique experiences that connect and expand their interactions with each other and their community. Summer Discovery is the place where learning is fun!

At Summer Discovery, we strive to provide fun, engaging activities that encourage campers to follow their passions and connect with the world around them. Traditional camp fun like hiking, games, and scavenger hunts are intertwined with unique educational opportunities that highlight the nature and history our site has to offer. On any given day, campers might be looking for frogs, building a sculpture of recycled materials, baking cookies from an 18th century recipe, or experimenting with magic bubbles. There is no end to the fun adventures that can be had!

2023 Summer Discovery Camps:

  • June 26-30: “Nature Detectives” – ages 4-5, 7, and 10-12 are SOLD OUT; limited spots are available for ages 6 and 8-9
  • July 10 – July 14: “Imagination & Innovation” – ages 4-5 and 10-12 are SOLD OUT; limited spots are available for ages 6, 7, and 8-9
  • July 24 – July 28: “Water Wizardry” – ages 4-5, 6, 8-9, & 10-12 are SOLD OUT; limited spots are available for age 7

Summer Discovery 2023 brochure

Registration forms

In order to reserve your camper’s spot, we must receive both your payment and fully completed paperwork! Spaces fill up quickly, so we recommend emailing the registration forms and then calling the site to pay over the phone instead of mailing in registration and payment.

We’re Hiring!

Want to work for Summer Discovery Camp? We’re hiring Teachers and Assistant Teachers for the 2023 camp season! See the Employment page for details.

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Additional Note


The Bird Walk and Habitat Stewards programs scheduled for Saturday, 3/25 have been CANCELLED due to weather. We apologize for any inconvenience.