Camps

Camps

Nature Explorer: Summer Camps 2014

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.

 

PROGRAM SCHEDULE

Nature Play Camp                                                                         

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 16-20   **Register by June 2, 2014**

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 Photography Camp                                                      

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 23-27   **Register by June 9, 2014**                                  

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.

 

Enchanted Adventures Camp                                                                                  

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 28-August 1   **Register by July 14, 2014**

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.

 

Green Chef Camp                                                                                               

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 4-8   **Register by July 21, 2014**

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 2014.

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 Missouri American Water and our partner the Missouri State Parks.