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Bushy Hill Nature Center

253 Bushy Hill Road
Ivoryton CT 06442
Bushy Hill Nature Center offers people of all ages the chance to learn and grow.  Located on 700+ acres encompassing Deep River and Ivoryton, the diverse surroundings offer the perfect setting for school programs, primitive studies, summer camp, team building and workshops.

Situated on the property are miles of trails, a working tipi and wigwam site, a mile long spring fed lake, a working farm, and an expansive ropes course.   The educated, experienced, and dedicated staff are here to assist people of all ages in building a strong connection with the natural world.

Our team building course features state-of-the-art initiatives, innovative props, 6 high and 12 low ropes challenge course elements, countless field games and exercises in leadership that will serve an invaluable role in the functioning of a group, and in the empowerment of each individual.

Our certified staff will facilitate an initiative to the group with problems that require solutions. Participants can expect a physically and emotionally safe environment to build trusting and trustworthy behaviors, enhance effective communication, and to promote effective group problem solving skills. The group will reflect on their performance and transfer lessons learned to other areas of life. The tried and true methods of experiential education are continuing to challenge and empower the adventurer in each one of us! Best for ages 6 – adult.