We're gearing up for the hectic summer schedule. Plants are getting planted. Materials for crafts are being collected. Staff is getting psyched. I had a chance to talk with Barb Beck, education and events coordinator for HDT, and she says that activities are already being planned for the 7th Eco Camp summer.
"We're scheduled to visit B&B Farm just south of Pine River. Other field trips are being finalized," said Beck.
Kids will travel to B&B Farm in Pine River.
We have many nature trails that campers will use.
Among field trips, campers will be able to make gifts from re-purposed materials, eat foods grown fifty steps from the door, and explore nature every day of the camp.
Campers will learn neat ways to eat healthy.
Kids will see the beauty of nature.
"We follow five themes throughout the camp," explained Beck. "Environmental Conservation, Ecosystems, the 3R's, Food & Nutrition, and Land Use & Resources."
These themes are peppered into the curriculum of fun, activities, and crafts all week.
"Something we are offering new this year will be the choice between morning OR afternoon camps for your pre-K (4&5 year old). This is being offered because last year's Pre-K camp filled up early and several campers had to be turned away. With camps being offered throughout the summer, you will be able to find one that fits your needs.
Ecology and ecosystems are something our campers learn.
Our campers have a blast
There are four weeks during the summer to choose for your child.
Grades 1-2: June 17-21
Grades 3-4: July 15-19
Pre-K (Ages 4&5): July 29-August 2
Grades 5-6: August 19-23