Rooted In Nature: SCC Summer Camp 2022 July 5-8: We Will, We Will Rock You Who Doesn’t love finding rocks? Campers will collect, identify, paint and build with rocks we find in our backwoods forest and natural playground. July 11-15: Budding Artists How can we use nature to create art? Campers will explore making nature mandalas, painting with sticks, leaves, flowers, and more during camp. July 18-22: Wonderful Water Where does water come from? Does it fall from the sky or can you find it deep in the ground? Campers will dig, collect and play in water all week! July 25-29:Plant Medicine and Foraging What plants live in the forest? Campers will spend time collecting and identifying plant species in our backwoods, as well as flowers planted in our gardens. August 1-5: Who Lives in the Pond? Campers will explore Red Hill Pond Trail and learn about which animals live in and around the pond. We will also create our own habitats with materials we find in the forest. August 8-12: Garden Chefs Calling all cooks! Campers will explore delicious food and drink recipes using ingredients from our garden this week! August 15-19: Let’s Wing It! Birds, Birds, Birds! Campers will learn about the birds who live in our environment, identify birds we see (and hear), and build wings of our own!
Each week camps will also include: Messy free-play outside, forest play, hiking and excursions, water play, fort building, making nature journals, visits from experts (based on weekly themes), yoga, music, dancing, fairy house constructing, group games, reading and relaxation. Weekly themes will be shared with the children at the start of each week and time will be spent gathering ideas, as well as questions, to explore.
The majority of each day will be spent outdoors, so proper gear is necessary for each child to feel confident and comfortable during play. Children will need a morning snack, lunch and afternoon snack packed, as well as a water bottle each day. Please also provide: sunscreen, bug spray, a sun hat, backpack, rain boots, waterproof shoes for hiking and adventuring, a bathing suit, towel, a change of clothes for each day, and rain gear (if needed).
Daily schedule: Each week of camp runs Monday-Friday, except for July 4th week, which runs Tuesday-Friday from 8:00am-3:15pm or 8:00am-4:30pm. Please plan to drop off your child by 8:30am so everyone can begin their adventures for the day on time.
8:00-8:30 Drop off (outside) & free play 9:00-9:30 Morning snack & bathroom before adventuring 9:30-11:30 Morning excursion/adventure (this may include hiking, time in the woods, foraging, collecting items for projects, project time and more) 11:30-12:30 Lunch at basecamp (SCC) 12:30-1:30 Relaxation & quiet time (this may include group read alouds, independent book time, yoga, puzzles, board games, and art) 1:30-4:30 Afternoons may include: water play, free play, group games, art or projects, more time in the woods, afternoon snack, and more! 3:15 Full day pick up 4:30 Extended day pick up
*** Times are subject to change based upon age group, interests and needs of the group. *** If you plan to pick your child up early, please communicate with camp staff at morning drop off. Any late drop-offs will need to be communicated about in advance. Thank you!