Flanders Summer Camp!
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Little Explorers | Ages 3 – 5, Grades PreK – K | Location: Trail House
What a wonderful world we share with nature! Our young explorers will be amazed as they hike trails, scoop in the pond, explore the farm and investigate insects in the meadow. Hands on learning activities engage and entertain children as they discover insects, birds, amphibians, reptiles, fish, and mammals. Our daily lessons build a foundation of environmental awareness that can last a lifetime.
Outdoor Adventures | Ages: 5 – 9, Grades 1 – 5 | Location: Sugar House
Our future earth stewards will connect to nature on daily outdoor adventures filled with exciting discoveries about animal life cycles, ecosystems, and habitats. Children develop awareness of the diversity of life in forest, field or in the water to learn environmental issues in a fun, hands-on way. Stories, games, art, and crafts entertain and engage them as they discover their role to protect our ever-changing planet.
Farming Fun | Ages: 5 – 9, Grades 1 – 5 | Location: North Barn
Flanders invites children to step back in time and enjoy the hands-on experiences of a New England farm. The wonders of new life create joy as children hold fuzzy baby chicks or cuddle fluffy baby bunnies. Baby goats, lambs, piglets, and ponies entertain children as they immerse themselves in the wonderful world of farming. They create art with wool and feathers, plan, and plant gardens to begin to understand life cycles and beginning biology concepts. We gather eggs to calculate incubation of chicks and ducklings and learn about technology through time in our antique farm tool museum. This unique experience includes hikes, stories, games, art and good old-fashioned fun for a memory that can last a lifetime…Come on down!
Amazing Art! | Ages: 5 – 9, Grades 1 – 5 | Location: The Studio
Nature, imagination, and enthusiasm combine as children learn new skills, try different mediums and create artwork with their own personal style. Young Artists are encouraged to explore creative ways to express ideas while painting, building sculptures, making paper and recycled art. Daily hikes to forest, field and farm integrate environmental discoveries with visual art creations.
Kids in the Kitchen | Ages: 7 – 10, Grades 2 – 6 | Location: Van Vleck House
Young Chefs will enjoy being creative in the kitchen as they learn lifelong culinary skills. We use farm fresh ingredients to connect the “dish of the day” to the ground where it grows. These local food choices are mixed with a heaping scoop of wholesome fun to encourage kids to grow up healthy, strong in mind and body. Children enjoy learning about proper use of tools, new techniques, and safe food handling. Next generation young chefs will experience a meaningful connection to our earth home through food…from soup to nuts! Bon Appetite! Space is limited!
Environmental Youth Leadership (E.Y.L) | Ages: 10 – 13, Grades 5 – 8 | Location: Van Vleck Sanctuary
Building future earth stewards happens one step at a time. While exploring different habitats youth discover diversity of life in the forest, fields, wetland, and farm. EYL participants will capture, observe, and release live specimens to connect beginning biology concepts and life science discoveries to environmental issues today. Lessons include forest management, veterinary science, natural resource conservation, survival skills, orienteering, invasive species management, art adventures and more. Hands on activities, games and stories promote understanding, appreciation of and empathy for the earth. Flanders great outdoors spaces and trails inspire youth as they prepare themselves for a life of environmental responsibility and service.
Science & Adventure Academies | Ages: 6 – 8, 8 – 10 & 10 – 13 | Location: South Barn
Flanders is excited to offer three science academies and two adventure academies this summer. We invite your child to come to Flanders and be a scientist, learn to be part of a team, and have lots of fun in the process. Each science academy is designed around specific Next Generation Science Standards, bringing to life what was learned during the last school year, and giving a foundation for the next. Our adventure academies are for those who love to explore the woods, waterways, and nature. These academies will include exciting adventures each day! They will work both independently and in teams to overcome challenges in the outdoors and learn important skills along the way.
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