The Daily Schedule

*** Limit of 16 campers per week, ages 7-12***

Mon-Fri 8:30 am-2pm

Session 1:  

Above and Below 

May 22- 26, June 5- 9, June 19-23, July 3- 7

 

 

From the depths of the ocean to Voyager 1 in space, we will explore the world above us  and below us

8:15 - 8:30 Drop off/Arrival  

 

8:30- 8:45 Gratitude Circle and  Games

             

8:45 - 10 Lesson/Activity (listed below)          

10:00-10:30     Snack (Bring your own) and Obstacle Course

10:30-12:00   Lesson/Activity  (listed below)

 

12:00 Lunch

12:30- 2:00 Hiking, exploring,playing at creek and nature crafting

2:00- Pick up/Dismissal

***Friday at 2pm will be  a performance of the explorers' original play***

 

Session 1 Topics and Activities

 

Day 1:

Science: Asteroids, ,meteoroids, meteors, meteorites, comets and craters, Current theories for the birth of the moon

Art: Paint Bomb art 

Geography: Craters around the world

Games: Meteorite Challenge

 

Day 2: 

Science: Exploration Technology (from deep sea robots to Voyager 1), NASA Missions

Engineering: Make and launch your own foam rocket 

Geography:  From the highest mountain to the deepest-known point on Earth

Day 3:

Math:  Universal Repeating Patterns (spirals, fractals, tessellations)  

Art:  DIY Tessellations 

Science: World Wide web vs the the Wood wide web vs Deep Space Network, Why fungi are important for a healthy forest 

Games: Guess that Image Close-ups 

Day 4:

Science: Where/why wind occurs and affects on land (how and why of tornados, dirt devils, hurricanes, monsoons)

Engineering: Design and build a Puff-mobile

Art: Create and decorate a Metal Wind Chime

Game: A Great Wind Blows for everyone who..., 

 

Day 5: 

Science/Geography: The man-made world beneath us (underground cities,subways, mines and shipwrecks) vs nature's world beneath us (caves, aquifers and homes built by underground creatures), Future of Subterranean Architecture

Art/Engineering: Design an underground city (with key issues of fresh water/graywater/blackwater, vegetation, power, fresh air, etc)

 

 

Session 2: 

Inside and Out

May 29-June 2, June 12-16, June 26- 30,

July 10-14

From parts of an atom within us to Galaxies beyond, we will explore connections between our human body and the Universe.

 

 8:15 - 8:30 Drop off/Arrival  

 

 8:30- 8:45 Gratitude Circle and Games

             

8:45 - 10 Lesson/Activity (listed below)          

10:00-10:30     Snack (Bring your own) and Obstacle Course

10:30-12:00   Lesson/Activity (listed below)

 

12:00 Lunch

12:30- 2:00 Hiking, exploring,playing at creek and nature crafting

2:00- Pick up/Dismissal

***Friday at 2pm will be  a performance of the explorers' original play***

 

Session 2 Topics and Activities

 

Day 1:

Science: Our Senses vs. Animal senses, how and why are animal senses different from ours?

Art: How might a bee see? UV light flower art

Games: Deers Ears, Going to a Party as a...

    

  Day 2:

Science: Similar Systems Part 1(How the Body a City function in similar ways) skeletal, muscle, nervous system) 

Engineering: DIY Robot Hand

Art: Sewn Circuits

Games: Skeleton Relay, Muscle Reflexes

Day 3:

Science: Similar Systems Part 2 (Cells, Diestive, Respiratory, Circulatory and Immune System)

Making a Lung Model

Art: Edible Cell Model

Games: Circulatory and Immune System games (modified)

 

 Day 4: 

Science: Cycles within us and the universe (life cycle of stars, cells, seasons, carbon, etc)

Art: Infinity Flipper with cycles

Game: Life Cycles relay

Day 5: 

Science:  Unsolved Mysteries (the need for future scientists to explore unanswered questions about ourselves and our universe:  why we  dream, yawn,cry tears, have fingerprints, what is dark matter,  a black hole, unexplored caves, ocean depths and more )

Game: Who dun it? 

 

Every evening, after camp, pictures and a daily summary will be posted to the website blog.