Environmental Awareness Camp is where children have an opportunity to gain a real appreciation for nature, science and the world around them. Campers will take part in assorted hands-on experiments and STEM projects 3-4 times a week that will develop their curiosity and feed their confidence. Each day will be filled with discussions, exploring, and educational and fun crafts. Children will strengthen their teamwork and social skills through group projects, and will gain water safety knowledge and confidence with swim lessons three days a week.
Daily outdoor activities and explorations both locally and on weekly field trips will help campers learn hands-on about how to become more environmentally-minded. Field trips in previous years have included: Watchung Reservation, Sandy Hook, Jenkinson’s Aquarium, Liberty Science Center and other environmental and educational centers.
Weekly themes vary each year but always center around nature and our environment. With a new theme each week, fresh related activities intentionally expand the camper’s experience, knowledge and appreciation – all while have fun. Creative recreation is scheduled to keep campers healthy and active while also enjoying nature hikes, collecting specimens and participating in sculpture and molding projects. This camp is for the inquisitive camper who is looking to gain knowledge about the world we live in. Be prepared to have lots of conversations about our planet and beyond at the dinner table each evening!
Grades Served: Entering Grades 2-4
Camp Dates: June 29 - August 28, 2015
Camp Hours: 9:00am - 3:30pm
Camper to Staff Ratio: 9:1
Camp Location: Civic House, 124 Dunnell Road, Maplewood in Memorial Park.
Camp Fees: $325 each week
Before and After Camp Care is available and held at the camp location for an additional fee. Before Camp Care is $46 per week and After Camp Care is $80 per week.
Camp Director: Gailmarie Sprague, Year-Round Director of Enrichment and Family Programing
“My two sons went to the Environmental camp for 4 weeks and loved it. They were so excited every day. The field trips were fantastic. The counselors were incredibly friendly and caring. We were very happy.”
Information and Forms
Activity Webs for SUMMER 2015
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Week 7: Aug 10 - Aug 14
Week 8: Aug 17 - Aug 21
Week 6: Aug 3 - Aug 7
Week 9: Aug 24 - Aug 28
HOURS OF OPERATION
Mon: 8:30 am - 7:00 pm
Tues-Fri: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Early Childhood Learning Center
10 W. Parker Avenue
Maplewood, NJ 07040
Mon-Fri: 7:00 am-7:00 pm
11/2/15: Fall 2 Session Classes Start!
10/10 - Kids Night Out
11/3, 11/5, 11/6 - Vacation Camp