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My daughter Theresa spoke at length about the animals that she “got to know” and cared for several times throughout the school year . . . no other camp from last summer had that sort of influence & "staying power” with her. Skanda is addressing & meeting a very special need in people that most people do not even realize they have.
— Charles White, parent

Thank you to all the wonderful families whose children participated in Summer at Skanda 2019.
Your participation supported the rescued and endangered animals of Skanda. Thank you!
We have created the Children’s Animal Sponsorship Program to help kids continue their special bond with the animals throughout the year. We also always need volunteers, and welcome families volunteering together!

Registration for 2020 will open January 2, 2020.
At that time, you may fill out the form below to reserve a spot.

Summer at Skanda 2019

Summer at Skanda teaches children to become compassionate, responsible caretakers to the animals and to nature, while also building self-confidence and leadership skills. Daily activities include feeding and grooming the animals, organic gardening, nature walks, art projects, recreational games, and plenty of bonding time with the animals.

One-week session: August 26-30, 2019. Children attend for one week, 9:30am-3:30pm. Cost: $290. (Early drop off and late pickup is available for an additional fee.) Space is limited, so early registration is recommended.

Subsidized program for low-income families: This year, thanks to support from the Madison County Youth Bureau, we will be offering two separate four-week sessions of Summer at Skanda at low or no cost to participating families. Thank you to Cazenovia College Dining Services for providing daily lunch for the kids. To apply for this program, contact Ellen Beckerman at or 315-815-5056.

View brochure here.     View photos here. 

To register your child for August 26-30, 2019, please fill out the form below. Space is extremely limited, and payment is due at the time of registration. Once you submit this registration, a message will appear with payment instructions. Thank you!

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