Summer EcoCamp

EcoCamp, a day camp for 4 to 13 year olds, provides unique oportunities for kids to explore the wonders of our Natural World through indoor and outdoor activities from story telling and crafts, to trail hikes and wildlife encounters, to canoeing and fishing. 10-13 year olds will have the unique experience of "Seining" in Armand Bayou.  All camp sessions afford the opportunity to fish and canoe.  Participants will not only learn about the environment and connect with nature, but will get plenty of exercise too!  All camp sessions are designed by educators and feature small group sizes.  Camp fee is per half-day session.  Each EcoCamp session is a week long and is available June thru August.  Campers can sign up for either AM, PM or Full Day.  A supervised lunch break is provided for campers who sign up fo both AM and PM sessions.  (Note: Lunch is not provided.)

Register on line and pay with Credit Card or PayPal.

Before Care and After Care is available for an additional  fee.  This is to be paid when child is dopped off or picked up.  If think you may require this service plaase add a note in the comment section of the registration form.  (Before: 7:30-8:30; After 3:30-5:00)

 

Summer 2014 EcoCamp Schedule

WeekWeek 1Week 2Week 3Week 4Week 5Week 6Week 7Week 8
Camp Name Jun
9-13
Jun
16-20
Jun
23-27
Jul
7-11
Jul
14-18
Jul
21-25
Jul
28-1
Aug
4-8
 4 - 6 Years Old
Hop, Slither & Crawl 8:30
11:30
  12:30
3:30
  8:30
11:30
  12:30
3:30
 
Flying Friends 12:30
3:30
  8:30
11:30
  12:30
3:30
  8:30
11:30
 
Bugs, Slugs & Beyond   8:30
11:30
  12:30
3:30
  8:30
11:30
  12:30
3:30
Habitat Explorers   12:30
3:30
  8:30
11:30
  12:30
3:30
  8:30
11:30
 7 - 9 Years Old
Camp H2O 8:30
11:30
  12:30
3:30
  8:30
11:30
  12:30
3:30
 
Journey into the Past 12:30
3:30
  8:30
11:30
  12:30
3:30
  8:30
11:30
 
Earth Superheroes   8:30
11:30
  12:30
3:30
  8:30
11:30
  12:30
3:30
Digging into the Deep   12:30
3:30
  8:30
11:30
  12:30
3:30
  8:30
11:30
 10 - 13 Years Old
To The Pond & Beyond! 8:30
11:30
  12:30
3:30
  8:30
11:30
  12:30
3:30
 
EcoOdyssey 12:30
3:30
  8:30
11:30
  12:30
3:30
  8:30
11:30
 
Water Watchers   8:30
11:30
  12:30
3:30
  8:30
11:30
  12:30
3:30
Exploring Extravaganza   12:30
3:30
  8:30
11:30
  12:30
3:30
  8:30
11:30

Class Descriptions

4 - 6 Years Old

Hop, Slither & Crawl

Frogs, turtles, and snakes! Learn all about hopping, slithering, and crawling amphibians and reptiles. Explore the woods, fields, and ponds of ABNC in search of these critters.

Flying Friends

Imagine days filled with dragonflies, bats, birds, and other flying friends. Together we’ll play games, read stories, do crafts, explore nature, and keep our eyes and ears open for the creatures

Bugs, Slugs & Beyond

What would it feel like to be as small as an ant? Let’s get out our magnifying glasses and take a closer look at insects, spiders, and other crawling creatures that fly, float, or forage

Habitat Explorers

Venture out each day to the forest, meadow, pond, or the Martin Farm while learning about who lives in each place. Stories, games, crafts, and exploration time will fill the hours with

7 - 9 Years Old

Camp H2O

Become a field biologist and discover what’s on, in and below the pond using nets, fishing poles and canoes. Identify the inhabitants, make a craft and learn how to protect and conserve our water.

Journey into the Past

Explore the rich past of ABNC. Learn how the land was used by Native Americans and early settlers; make crafts and play games that represent how people lived before modern conveniences.

Earth Superheroes

Get dramatic as campers are transformed into Earth Superheroes and learn how to be stewards of nature. We’ll identify ways to show kindness to the plants and animals that live around us. We’ll think about what special powers we might need to improve our world, plus simple things we can do each day.

Digging into the Deep

Prepare to get dirty! We’ll explore all of the life below our feet, including reptiles, amphibians, spiders, and insects. Learn about how they live and why they are important.

10 - 13 Years Old

To The Pond & Beyond!

Make a splash! Come take a wet and wild look at aquatic life in our bayou and ponds as we discover the importance of water.

EcoOdyssey

Put on your explorers’ cap and get ready for some adventure. We will spend our time discovering the many animals the nature center has to offer. Wade through the bayou and fish at the pond.

Water Watchers

Get wet! Ponder the pond and become aware of aquatic habitats and wildlife. Study the creatures that inhabit our waterways and why they are an important part of our ecosystem.

Exploring Extravaganza

Time to get wild in the woods! Explore the Nature Center and meet the animals that live here. From forest to pond, prairie to farm, field to bayou, we’ll see and learn about

Fees: Members: $130.00 Non-Members: $150.00

Registration:

Cancellations:

All campers need to dress appropriately for the weather and outdoor activities. Campers may get dirty and wet! Sneakers and socks are required. Please bring a snack/lunch and a refillable water bottle for your child; snacks and lunch will not be provided.

For the safety of your campers, all outdoor activities will depend on the weather.