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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, 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.


Summer at Skanda 2018

One week paid session: August 27-31, 2018. Children attend for one week, 9:30am-3:30pm. Cost: $275. Please note that this program is now full. To sign up for the waiting list, please complete the form below. 

Subsidized program for low-income families: This year, thanks to support from the Madison County Youth Bureau and the Madison County Department of Social Services, Skanda is pleased to be running two separate four-week sessions of Summer at Skanda in partnership with the Madison Central School District, at no cost to participating families. View brochure here.     View photos from 2017 here. 

We must thank the incredible generosity of Cazenovia College Dining Services, Caz Pizza, Friendship Inn, and Owahgena Pizza for providing free lunch for the kids.

If you would like to register your child for the August week of the program, please fill out the form below. Space is extremely limited, and payment is due at the time of registration. 

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