We envision a world where children have access to nature…

Welcome to the new world of staying healthy by spending lots more time outdoors and loving it. One of the things we learn is how NATURE takes care of itself and all the critters who depend on it, including us.

At our Summer Nature Camp, we have scavenger hunts, art projects, garden projects and pizza cook-offs. We work on the farm, harvest our food, cook and eat what we grow.

If you were stranded on a desert island, could you survive? Could you grow your own food? Our food farm and our aquaponics farm may help you figure that out.

We learn about chickens. What is the personality of a chicken? How are other animals like us? And how are they different? We learn how to design and build the city of the future. We see wild NATURE in the city. We see how we change NATURE that may not be so good for us or all the other creatures who live in cities too.

Do you know what a California native plant is? Why do we have more birds and lizards in our garden than in our neighbors’ yards?

All this while earning EARTH HEROES badges for learning skills, such as growing trees, harvesting veggies, keeping bees and making compost. We discover how NATURE survives in spite of concrete and asphalt and we imagine a city that will make us healthier.

Most of all, we have a lot of fun and find interesting ways we can stay healthy. We learn how we can take care of NATURE. And if we do, we’ll find out that SHE will take care of us!

 

2024 Schedule

Monday–Friday 9 am to 3 pm, with option for early drop-off at 8:30 am and/or extended care until 5:30 pm

Week 1: June 24-28
Local Ecology
Evolution
Life Cycles
Analyze Soil
6/28: Field Trip to Alum Rock Park

Week 2: July 8-12
Keep a Journal
The Water Cycle
Indigenous Ways
Reuse and Renew
7/12: Field Trip to Los Gatos Creek Trail

Week 3: July 15-19
Compost and Propagate
Grow Trees
Grow Native Plants
Vertical Gardens
7/19: Field Trip to McClellan Ranch

Week 4: July 22-26
Harvest Grey Water & Storm Water
Build a Rain Garden
Aquaponics Farm
Recruit Friends
7/26: Field Trip to Hellyer Park

Week 5: July 29 – August 2
Recycle Plastics
Keep Bees
Plant Veggies
Children’s Herb Garden
8/2: Field Trip to Ulistac Natural Area

 

Rates

Weekly camp rates: $450
Early drop-off at 8:30 am: +$50
Late afternoon pick-up until 5:00 pm: +$100
A 10% discount will be refunded back when you register for two or more weeks.

Go here to register!