Earth Heroes Nature Camp

Nature Camp 2020

NEW! Nature Camp is now being offered as a Remote Learning option. Details here>>

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

We’ll have scavenger hunts, art projects, garden projects and pizza cook-offs. We’ll work on the farm, we’ll 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’ll learn about chickens. What is the personality of a chicken?How are other animals like us? And how are they different? We’ll learn how to design and build the city of the future. We’ll see wild NATURE in the city. We’ll 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 you earn 🌎 EARTH HEROES badges for learning skills, such as growing trees, harvesting veggies, keeping bees and making compost. We’ll be discovering how NATURE survives in spite of concrete and asphalt and we’ll imagine a city that will make us healthier.

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

Schedule

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

Week 1:  July 6-10
Healthy Soil: The Foundation
Plant Propagation
Special topics:
Collecting Seeds/Propagating Seedlings
Vermicomposting
Week 2:  July 13-17
Water Cycle and Conservation
Fauna/Animals
Special topics:
Aquaponics
Keeping Bees
Week 3:  July 20-24
What Should We Grow?
Eating the Harvest
Special topics:
Ancestral Plants
Cooking with Biogas
Week 4:  July 27-31
Field Trip: We’ll go for a hike and explore local native plant communities.
Picnic, scavenger hunt, art projects, cooking projects and storytelling.
Kids yoga and music. All outdoors!
Week 5:  August 3-7
How to Make a Profit
Special topic:
Selling Veggies in a Farmer’s Market
Special Projects:
Kids will apply the knowledge acquired from past weeks to create their own special projects with camp assistance.

PLEASE NOTE: Each week will not be devoted exclusively to the main topic. One of the lessons that will be taught is best expressed by John Muir: “If you tug on anything in the universe, you will find it connected to everything else.“ For example, when we learn about aquaponics, we will learn about propagating seeds, water conservation, fish, chemistry, and biogas production.

Rates

Weekly camp rates: $360
Early drop-off at 8:30 am: $15/day
Late afternoon pick-up until 5:00 pm: $15/day
A 15% discount will be refunded back when you register for all five weeks.

Registration

(limit of 12 children per class)
Week 1 – July 6-10


Week 2 – July 13-17


Week 3 – July 20-24


Week 4 – July 27-31


Week 5 – Aug 3-7