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!

 

Watch for the 2023 schedule, which will be published in March ’23!

 

Nature camp typically runs from mid-June thru mid-August; Monday–Friday 9 am to 3 pm, with option for early drop-off at 8:30 am and/or extended care until 5 pm.

The 2023 schedule will be similar to 2022, which looked like this:

Week 1: 
Learn About Your Local Ecology
Learn About Evolution
Reuse and Renew

Week 2: 
Learn About Life Cycles
Analyze Soil

Week 3: 
Keep a Journal
Learn About the Water Cycle
Indigenous Ways

Week 4: 
Compost
Grow Trees
Grow Native Plants
Vertical Gardens

Week 5: 
Recruit Friends
Harvest Grey Water
Build a Rain Garden
Children’s Herb Garden

Week 6: Recycle Plastics
Keep Bees
Plant Veggies

Week 7: 
Aquaponics Farm
Storm Water
Propagating

 

Hope to see you next summer!