Governors Island

Christodora is delighted to return to Governors Island with exciting new environmental education programming. 

Christodora students, alumni, and families are all welcome to join us for great nature, teambuilding, and outdoor activities.

At Governors Island, Christodora looks forward to continuing its stewardship work with the Governors Island horticulture staff in invasive species removal and citizen science. In addition, we have new opportunities to participate in public facing activities and give students and alumni the chance to share their environmental science knowledge and enthusiasm with the public!

Volunteers are needed

Christodora welcomes student and alumni volunteers for our events at Governors Island. To sign up to volunteer, email or call the office at 212.371.5225.

Here are some snapshots from the summer of 2018

  • Everyone helps to “grow” our Christodora mural

    Planning for the day ahead at the beautiful Christodora “Clubhouse,” building 10B in Nolan Park!

    Family Fun Day-Owl pellet dissection

    Team building on the wooden beam

    Showing off tent skills

    Hiking to the top of the hills…for the very best view!


    Fun activities are being planned every week–If you don’t see it below, contact us!

    • Saturday, June 17th, 2017
      Partnered with Make Music New York’s Porch Stomp. We will have a scavenger hunt and explore the island magic!

    • Saturday, July 1st, 2017
      Mural making, mini golf, and other fun activities!
    • Saturday, July 8th, 2017
      Christodora is partnering with NYC Audubon as part of Governors Island Tern Festival. We will do interactive activities to learn about physical adaptations of birds and playing Bird Bingo in our Clubhouse, Building 10B.

      CLICK HERE for more information

    • Saturday, July 23rd, 2017
      Join Christodora for a Camp Celebration Day #1 with our own 6th, 7th and 8th grade campers and their families. We will be exploring the island and will have outdoor skills and challenge activities.
      • Celebration of our New York City Conservationists + Alumni Reunion with special visits from Matt Scholl and George Harpin 
        • Go Green  – high school group research presentations
        • Fun activities all over the island
        • George’s Famous blondies + other free food!
      • Friends of Governors Island Family Fun Day – Sunday, July 15th
    • Saturday, July 29th, 2017

      Christodora is collaborating with the Poetry Society festival and have a poetry workshop on nature themes at the Clubhouse, hosted by writer and educator Kim Bendheim.

    • Saturday, August 5th, 2017

      Youth activities TBA

    • Saturday, August 12th, 2017

      Camp Celebration Day #2

    • Saturday, August 26th, 2017

      Camp Celebration Day #3

    • Saturday, September 9th, 2017


    • Saturday, September 16th, 2017

      Alice Rich Northrop Memorial Camp Reunion

    Contact us to RSVP or if you have any questions:

    call the office at 212.371.5225