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SPRING NATURE EXPERIENCE CAMP

Monday, April 10 – Thursday, April 13

9:30 AM – 1:30 PM

Developed for grades K-3, campers will explore the wonders of nature in spring. Together we will unveil some of the incredible secrets of the great outdoors. Children will gain confidence and comfort with nature, while having a great time and staying active. Each day of camp includes crafts, games and outdoor adventures. Dress to go outside and get messy, but in case of inclement weather, the program will be held indoors.   Register Now!

 

 

2017 SUMMER CAMPS OFFERINGS

 

Our summer camps allow kids to connect with the natural world via age-specific activities that encourage the spirit of discovery. Each session includes extensive exploration and creative play and incorporates conservation and sustainability practices.

 

 

 

BUGS AND BUTTERFLIES CAMP      butterfly2

for grades K-1

Monday, July 10 – Friday, July 14

9:30 AM – 1:30 PM

Who would win a race: a beetle, a cricket or a butterfly? We’ll find out with the essential entomologist tools-bug boxes and butterfly nets-as we bug-out at the nature center! Children bring their own lunches each day; nutritious snacks will be provided. Medical forms must be completed prior to the start of camp.  Register now!

 

MUDDY SNEAKERS CAMP                  muddysneakers

for grades K-1

Monday, July 17 – Friday, July 21

9:30 AM – 1:30 PM

Kick off your summer with good ole fashioned outdoor play; run, jump, climb, giggle and twirl through our forest and down to our vernal pond. Campers will be introduced to the wonderful world of macro invertebrates and wiggling worms. Get ready for a muddy good time!  Children bring their own lunches each day; nutritious snacks will be provided. Medical forms must be completed prior to the start of camp.  Register now!

 

NATURE QUEST CAMP                         naturequest5

for grades 2-3

Monday, July 24 – Friday, July 28

9:30 AM – 1:30 PM

Your child will go behind the scenes of the Nature Center as they meet and care for the rescued and rehabilitated animals that live on grounds.  Children will learn about animal behavior as they spend time with our furry, feathered and scaly friends. Campers will also explore our fields and trails with engaging activities focused on developing fundamental survival skills. Children bring their own lunches each day; nutritious snacks will be provided. Medical forms must be completed prior to the start of camp.   Register now!

 

WALK ON THE WILD SIDE CAMP     walk-in-the-wild

for grades 2-3

Monday, July 31 – Friday, August 4

9:30 AM – 1:30 PM

What’s the difference between wild and tame? Why do coyotes and dogs look so similar? Take a walk on the wild side with one of our expert naturalists as we traverse our trails and learn about magnificent wild creatures that inhabit our preserve!  Children bring their own lunches each day; nutritious snacks will be provided. Medical forms must be completed prior to the start of camp.  Register now!

 

CREATURE FEATURE CAMP                creaturefeature
for grades K-1
Monday, July 31 – Friday, August 4
9:30 AM – 1:30 PM

Each day we will discover a new featured creature from the animal kingdom in this week of creature fun! We’ll touch the world’s softest animal, find out what hides in our forest during the day and who’s out at night. Get ready to keep on creature adventuring! Children bring their own lunches each day; nutritious snacks will be provided. Medical forms must be completed prior to the start of camp. Register now!

 

STAYIN’ ALIVE CAMP                             stayinalive
for grades 4-5
Monday, August 7 – Friday, August 11
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Campers learn about wilderness survival as they explore our 33 acres of varied terrain and participate in exercises such as fire building, shelter construction, animal tracking and plant identification. Activities foster leadership and critical thinking skills. Campers will also spend time interacting with the Nature Center’s diverse animal population. Children bring their own lunches each day; nutritious snacks will be provided. Medical forms must be completed prior to the start of camp. Register now!

 

HUNTERS AND GATHERERS CAMP   wigwam
for grades 4-5
Monday, August 14 – Friday, August 18
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Ever wonder what it was like to live off the land? Spend a week with us as we go back in time and learn Native American tips and techniques of survival. We’ll test our structure-building skills, forage for native foods, play traditional games, and much more. Children bring their own lunches each day; nutritious snacks will be provided. Medical forms must be completed prior to the start of camp. Register now!

 

FOREST ADVENTURE CAMP              walkonthewild
for grades K-1
Monday, August 21 – Friday, August 25
9:30 AM – 1:30 PM

Campers explore the roles of naturalist and biologist as they discover the fascinating facts about the forest, its diverse habitats and the variety of animals that call it home. The campers learn about tracking, shelter building and invertebrate sampling. Each day includes animal interaction, crafts and array of nature-themed activities. Children bring their own lunches each day; nutritious snacks will be provided. Medical forms must be completed prior to the start of camp. Register now!

 

RAPPIN’ REPTILES CAMP                    elvis-72dpi         
for grades K-1
Monday, August 28 – Friday, September 1
9:30 AM – 1:30 PM

What is coldbloodied, has scales and lays eggs? Reptiles of course! Your child will spend the week meeting a wide range of our reptillian friends with an expert naturalist. Give a tortoise a bath, feel the scales of a snake, and dive in the wild world of radiant reptiles. Children bring their own lunches each day; nutritious snacks will be provided. Medical forms must be completed prior to the start of camp. Register now!

 

* Note: you must become a member to register for camp. Membership contributions allow us to educate current and future generations, preserve our open space and make an immediate difference in our community. Limited enrollment; register online to reserve your space!