For campers entering 1st-5th grades, we are offering a full day camp that will be sure to help your child learn and have fun. Daily activities include on-site learning, guest speakers and off-site excursions & field trips. Campers must bring lunch and snacks each day, and wear active clothes that can get wet and dirty (plus a change of clothes to keep at camp).
Weekly: June 26 – August 23 from 7:30 am – 6 pm
While drop-off is as early as 7:30 am, actual camp curriculum runs from 10 am – 4 pm each day. This is a change from last year which went 9 am – 3 pm. This means that campers should be here no later than 10 am and not be expected to be picked up until 4 pm each day.
$225 Full week | Monday through Friday
$190 | Any 4 days within the same week
$150 | Any 3 days within the same week
$55 Drop-In | Any full day (these campers will not attend field trips unless registered at least one week in advance)
Week 1 (6/26-6/28): Summer camp community week.
Not sure what to expect at a nature camp? This three day week is a great way to get a taste of camp life as we discuss and learn about community. Our Sisters community, our summer camp community, and our communities in nature will be our focus. We will also discuss and brainstorm camp rules, activities, and routines.
Week 2 (7/1-7/3): It is important to be unique.
This week we will explore what it means to be unique in life and in nature. Why is it important to have diversity in our communities and how do we relate to and depend on each other? We will explore how people and nature can have a lot in common and still be very different, and how that plays an important role in balance in life and nature.
Week 3 (7/8-7/12): Habitats are hip on land and in water.
Who lives in our own backyard? Come think like an animal and discover the importance of where we live, both on land and in water. Compare homes and living conditions of our animals. Learn about the importance of water for all living things.
Week 4 (7/15-7/19): Forest prowlers.
Campers will search for signs in the forest for prowlers. Are you an animal lover? Then this is the camp week for you! Activities, games and crafts will all feature the animal kingdom – especially those creatures who make their homes here in Central Oregon. We will also spend a day talking about the “human” animals and our role in nature.
Week 5 (7/22-7/26): It’s alive – let’s branch out.
Investigate and discover how the plants at our feet become a source of water, shelter, and food. Tall trees, short trees, fallen trees, and snags – each one plays an important part in the forest ecosystem. During this week of bark, branches, stems, leaves, and flowers, we will get to know the plants and trees in our forest through up-close examination and sensory.
Week 6 (7/29-8/2): We can wing it.
Learn about our friends in the sky. Learn about bird nests, bird feeders, and bird boxes. What do birds eat and how important are they to our forest?
Week 7 (8/5-8/9): Dirt and rock detectives.
Spend this week of camp delving into the science of volcanoes, rocks, sand, and soil. If it involves dirt, chances are we will have our hands in it this week. From insect studies to composting and soil sifting, we will detect what’s to be found in the ground. Soil tend with us and consider the importance of healthy soil for a bountiful garden yield. Come investigate for yourself!
Week 8 (8/12-8/16): We may be little but we are mighty.
Join us for a week of investigation into an insect’s life. Discuss the variety of insects in our forest and the important role they play as food, pollinators, aerators, and more!
Week 9 (8/19-8/23): Campers, campers, campers.
This week will be packed full of our campers’ favorite activities. The children will be helping us decide throughout the summer what we would like to do this week.
School starts back up on Tuesday, September 3rd. There will be one week between camp ending and school returning that there will be NO camp available, please plan accordingly.