The Environmental Nature Center will be hosting two weeks of Winter Camp for children in K-6th grade. The first week of camp will take place from December 21-23 and the second session will take place from December 28-30. Campers are invited to participate for a full day of camp from 9am-3pm or a half-day from 9am-1pm.
“During Nature Camp, ENC Naturalists use children’s attractions and curiosities about the natural world to spur learning through exploration and play.” said ENC Education Director Lori Whalen. “The experience fosters social and emotional growth, cognitive gains, and encourages physical development. Environmental education also helps children hone skills in curiosity and questioning that support STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) skills.”
During the first week of camp, participants will enjoy fun hands-on activities and crafts that allow them to make connections between animals, plants and us. Campers will invent their own games outdoors as well as hike the trails and see live animals at the ENC.
The second week of Winter Camp will feature fun activities involving the diversity of wildlife in various climates of the world. Campers will get to search for creepy crawlers at the Nature Center and create their own bug city. Participants will enjoy discovering and building bugs and lizards from Legos and will even get to create their own dinosaur egg fossils.
For each day of camp, campers will be divided into small groups where they will participate in fun age-appropriate activities. This exciting camp will give campers a wonderful experience that sparks curiosity in learning about nature and the environment.
For more information, visit our website. – Shelly Crebbs, ENC Communications Intern