Camps

Camps

Nature Explorer: Spring Break Camp 2015

REGISTRATION FORM 


Spend the beginning of spring at The Green Center's Nature Explorer Spring Break CampThird, fourth and fifth graders are invited to attend this 5-day camp that will take place March 16-20 from 9:00am-3:00pm each day at The Green Center

Our camp will get your child outdoors and learning about the plants and animals that live around them!  They will get to travel back in time when they learn how the landscape formations that make up Missouri were created,  hike our native tall grass prairie, forest and wetland areas and work with a compass to orienteer.  Students get to learn about our resident chickens, create art projects with natural items, plant in our diversity garden beds and much more!  Have your child celebrate the start of the spring season by joining this outdoor camp! 

Programming will take place both indoors and outdoors.  Students shoudl dress appropriately for the weather.  Please note:  Students do need to bring a lunch each day. 

PROGRAM SCHEDULE

Grades:  3, 4 & 5  (8-11 years old)

Date:  March 16-20, 2015

Time:  *9:00am-3:00pm

*Before & After care is available at 8:30am and until 3:30pm each day upon request for an additional $25 fee for the week. 

Cost:  $135.00 (includes all materials and daily snacks)

Space is limited!  Registration will be on a first come basis. 

Registration with payment must be received by Monday, March 9

 

For more information contact us at 314-725-8314 X 105 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

Nature Explorer: Summer Camps 2015

REGISTRATION FORM

Spend the summer at one of The Green Center’s Nature Explorer Camps!  Each camp will have students explore our prairie, forest, wetland, greenhouse and discovery garden outdoor classrooms.  Programming will take place both indoors and outdoors.   Please note:  Students do need to bring a lunch each day.

 

Nature Explorer:  Nature Play Camp                                                                            

Register by  June 1, 2015

This 5-day camp will reconnect children to nature and offer them experiences to explore, discover and interact with the natural environment.  Students will use their senses in the outdoors, learn about different habitats, identify plants and animals, create art projects and participate in a scavenger hunt. 

Date:  June 15-19    Ages:  5-7 years old                                               

Time:  *9:00am - 3:00pm                                               Cost: $135.00 (includes all materials)

*Before & After Care is available at 8:30am and until 3:30pm each day upon request for an additional $25 fee for the week.

 

Nature Explorer:  Nature Photography Camp                                                                   

 Register by  June 8, 2015                                         

Learn how to take nature photographs in our beautiful outdoor spaces in this 5-day camp.  Students will learn the basics of using a digital camera, develop their photography skills by taking pictures in the natural settings of our outdoor spaces and participate in a variety of photography projects using their own photos.  Cameras will be provided for students to use.                              

Date:  June 22-26    Ages: 8-12 years old                                                 

Time:  *9:00am - 3:00pm                                               Cost: $135.00 (includes all materials)

*Before & After Care is available at 8:30am and until 3:30pm each day upon request for an additional $25 fee for the week.

 

Nature Explorer:  Enchanted Adventures                                                                         

 Register by  July 13, 2015

Use your imagination to build your own outdoor world using materials in nature.  From forest forts to miniature fairy gardens, this 5-day camp will teach children to be creative with nature in any outdoor setting.

Date:  July 27-July 31   Ages:  8-12 years old                                         

Time:  *9:00am - 3:00pm                                               Cost: $135.00 (includes all materials)

*Before & After Care is available at 8:30am and until 3:30pm each day upon request for an additional $25 fee for the week.

 

Nature Explorer:  Green Chef                                                                                                

 Register by  July 20, 2015

Students will be cooking with nature in this 5-day camp.  Learn about the plants we have in our gardens, how to grow them and use them to make delicious dishes.  We will explore our native Missouri plants and learn about their medicinal uses, hunt for wild edibles and learn about chickens.  Only hungry kids need apply!  

Date:  August 3-7   Ages:  8-12 years old                       

Time:  *9:00am - 3:00pm                                               Cost: $135.00 (includes all materials)

*Before & After Care is available at 8:30am and until 3:30pm each day upon request for an additional $25 fee for the week.

 

"Show Me" Science & Art Summer Experience (SASE)

Program for youth agencies & schools

Offered by The Green Center and Missouri State Parks

The "Show Me" SASE camp connects children to nature near where they live. During this camp, children explore the outdoor classrooms at The Green Center and Missouri State Parks.  Please contact The Green Center if your youth agency would like to participate in one of these camps scheduled for July in 2015.

For more information contact us at 314-725-8314 X 105 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Sample Student Poem

The Prairie Speaks

I am like a big, big city
full of life at rush hour –
underground, moles digging,
constructing tunnels,
above, rabbits digging ditches,
ladybugs rushing home,
plants bumping,
spraying seeds,
and sparkling flowers
and blazing stars
dancing like everyday
it’s Mardi Gras.

The program is funded by The Green Center and our partner the Missouri State Parks.