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Weinberg Nature Center In Scarsdale Teaches Campers About Lenape

Weinberg Nature Center staff shows campers how Native Americans used a stretch rack to treat animal hides. Photo Credit: Cindy Polera
Weinberg Nature Center staff show campers how to use a bow and arrow, placing stuffed animals such as bobcat, beaver, deer, rabbit and bear in the woods for them to "hunt." Photo Credit: Cindy Polera

SCARSDALE, N.Y. -- The Weinberg Nature Center in Scarsdale introduced its Native American Exhibit to summer campers in July, including a look at the Lenape, who once inhabited the area now known as Westchester County.

Staff introduced campers to various types of knives, arrowheads, dugout canoe gougers, a spear, hunting set, bow and arrows, a mortar and pestle of the tribe that flourished in the 16th and 17th centuries. Campers learned what life was like for the Lenape -- whose territory extended south into Delaware -- in the center’s Native American Village, featuring a wigwam, fire pit, dugout canoe, a stretch rack and tripod for smoking skins.

The Weinberg Nature Center, 455 Mamaroneck Rd., Scarsdale, offers seasonal programs for children ranging in age from 4.5 to 10 years old.

The center’s Summer Camp will run from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Aug. 17-21 and Aug. 24-28. Campers will explore new topics every day, including nature hikes, live animals, and experiments and games, to name a few. Cost for the camp is $360 for one week, $675 for both weeks.

More information is available online at weinbergnaturecenter.org.

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