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, Summer at Skanda parent
Summer at Skanda teaches children to become compassionate, loving 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 and play time with the animals.
Four-week Session: In 2017, The Haven at Skanda was able to provide a four-week summer experience free to children in the Madison Central School District, thanks to busing provided by the District and funding from the Madison County Youth Bureau. We also want to thank the Friendship Inn, Cazenovia College Dining Services, Caz Pizza, and Owahgena Pizza for providing free lunch for the kids. View brochure here. View photos here.
One-week Sessions: In 2017, we also offered a one-week paid session in August.