An open house is planned on Saturday afternoon, April 20, for families interested in the summer camp to be offered this year jointly by Earthplace and the Westport Weston Family Y.

The open house is slated from 1 to 3 p.m. at Earthplace, 10 Woodside Lane.

With the Y's Camp Mahackeno closed this summer as construction of a new Y facility there proceeds, it has joined with Earthplace to offer summer programs at Earthplace's 62-acre Nature Discovery Center.

Weekly sessions are scheduled to begin June 24 and conclude Aug. 23. In addition to the traditional camp, a separate program will be offered for children with physical or mental challenges.

Earthplace-Mahackeno Summer Camp will offer financial assistance to those in need.

Earthplace also will operate its preschool program for ages 3 through kingergarten starting June 17. Registration for children 3 to 5 can be completed at

For more information about Earthplace-Mahackeno Summer Camp call Becky Newman at 203-227-7253, ext. 107 or email; or call Meg George at 203-226-8981, ext. 179, or email her at