2017 SUMMER VACATION CAMP OFFERINGS




BUGS AND BUTTERFLIES CAMP
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.  BOOK NOW!
 
MUDDY SNEAKERS CAMP
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.  BOOK NOW!

NATURE QUEST CAMP
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.   BOOK NOW!

WALK ON THE WILD SIDE CAMP
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.  BOOK NOW!

CREATURE FEATURE CAMP
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. BOOK NOW!

STAYIN' ALIVE CAMP
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. BOOK NOW!

HUNTERS AND GATHERERS CAMP
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. BOOK NOW!

FOREST ADVENTURE CAMP
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. BOOK NOW!
 

RAPPIN' REPTILES CAMP
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.  BOOK 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!






Camp Refund Policy:

For cancellations made 30 days or more in advance of the program start date, a full refund minus 25% will be issued. For cancellations made less than 30 days prior to the start of the program, there are no refunds. Cost of GNC membership is not refundable.