The Burgundy Center for Wildlife Studies (BCWS) is an educational facility and a wildlife sanctuary where students are immersed in nature within a cooperative community. The program cultivates intellectual, emotional, and physical development, while teaching children we are all part — and caretakers — of the natural world.

The purpose of the summer camp is to nurture in children and teens a respect for and sensitivity to the natural world through greater knowledge of self and nature. The campers develop this through direct interactions with nature, learning scientific information, and gaining experiences as part of a community.