School/Scout/Camp Groups

The Preserve welcomes school groups, scout groups, and camps with a choice of Day Programs or Overnight Tent Camping.

Guided Day Programs
Led by the Preserve’s staff, at the following sites: seashore, wooded trails and/or pond; ages 3-7 may use the outdoor nature classroom.

Single or Multi Day Programs
Plan a one-day program or an interdisciplinary multi-day program.

Overnight tenting groups may schedule an education program in advance.

Fees and administrative considerations:
Program Fee: $5.00 per child for up to 2 hours or $10.00 per child for 2-4 hours, including lunch time. Parking is an additional $10 per car, $20 per van or $30 per bus. Proof of Insurance Required

Picnic tables are available on a first-come, first-served basis. A group of tables can be reserved in advance for $25 weekdays Monday-Friday, or $50 Saturday and Sunday.

Additional charges will apply for specially requested materials, presentations, lectures, storytellers, and workshops and for the use of other locations within the Preserve, or extended hours.

Complete and return an Education Reservation Form to finalize the details of your program.

Contact Tracy Strianese, Education Manager, at 516-571-7901 and Tracy.Strianese@sandspointpreserve.org to plan and schedule your program. We can meet with you and your colleagues to outline options for your students and to plan your next teacher professional day.

Self-Guided Day Program
Select your site(s): seashore (no swimming), wooded trails, and/or pond.

Ages 3-7 may use the outdoor nature classroom, accompanied by adults.

Fees and administrative considerations:
– $30.00 per bus and $10.00 per carload**, Parking Fees.

– Picnic tables are available on a first-come, first served basis. A group of tables can be reserved in advance for $25 weekdays Monday-Friday, or $50 Saturday and Sunday.

– Additional charges will apply for specially requested materials, presentations, lectures, storytellers, workshops; the use of other locations within the Preserve, or extended hours.

Complete and submit Facility Use Application at least four weeks in advance.

Proof of Insurance Required ***


Overnight Camping for Scout Groups

Groups of up to 25 may reserve a campsite with picnic tables.

Fees and administrative considerations:
– $50.00 per night, facility use fee, campsite and picnic table reservation.

– $100.00 refundable security deposit.

– $10.00 per car**, Parking Fee (adults who pay this parking fee can leave their names at the gate. The one time parking fee will cover the length of the overnight program, allowing adults to depart and return as needed.)

Complete and submit Facility Use Application at least four weeks in advance.

Proof of Insurance Required ***

NOTES:
** Parking fee for cars waived for drivers who are current members.

Scheduled pre-school programs arriving via parent carpool may arrange in advance to pay one $25 parking fee (representing one bus parking fee) for up to 25 cars participating in one 2-hour program.

***Insurance requirement for schools and organizations: a Certificate of Liability naming Nassau County, 1550 Franklin Avenue, Mineola, NY 11501 and the Sands Point Preserve Conservancy, 127 Middle Neck Road, Sands Point, NY 11050 as additionally insured.