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Wetland & Woodlands Camp - Summer 2008
Calvin College Ecosytem Preserve

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What is Wetland & Woodlands Camp?

  • A fun hands-on learning adventure for children ages 4 to 8.
  • A program that encourages campers to develop a greater understanding and appreciation for God’s amazing creation.
  • A comfortable and safe learning environment where campers become immersed in the outdoors.

Look what’s new in 2008!

  • You will be able to register online for camp sessions soon!
  • All camps will feature a family night. This year, each camper and their family are invited to attend a special evening program on Thursday night.

Family night is designed to help the whole family develop a connection to the natural world through fun, hands-on activities related to the theme of the week. Further details will be included in your camp information packets.



For 4 & 5 Year Olds


Storybooks will come alive each day as we read some popular children’s books and discover their real life connections. Developed for shorter attention spans, our camps will keep the busiest of 4 & 5 year olds engaged. Campers will explore the preserve through short hikes, activities, and nature art projects specifically designed for this age group. Children must be 4 years old by the start of camp and ready to attend on their own.  The session fee covers healthy snacks, nature crafts materials, lots of individual attention, family night activities, and loads of fun. (limit 15 participants per a session)

Session 1 Theme:

Aquatic Adventures –Dive into Michigan’s Wetlands

June 16-20

9:00 am to 12:00 pm

$85 per camper

Session 2 Theme:

Michigan’s Winged Wonders – Butterflies, Birds, Bats and More

July 7-11

9:00 am to 12:00 pm

$85 per camper



For 6, 7 & 8 year olds
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This camp is designed to introduce very young scientists to Michigan’s flora and fauna. Campers will learn about the animals and plants that live in our forests, meadows, and wetlands in a hands-on, feet-in way! With activities appropriate for this curious and excitable age, campers will discover more about their world as they spend time exploring the Ecosystem Preserve. Nature craft activities balance outdoor exploration and games. The session fee covers healthy snacks, nature crafts materials, lots of individual attention, family night activities, and loads of fun. (limit 24 participants per a session)

Session A
Theme:
Aquatic Adventures -Dive into Michigan's Wetlands June 23-27 9:00 am to 12:00 pm $85 per camper

Session B Theme:

Michigan’s Winged Wonders – Butterflies, Birds, Bats and More

July 14-18

9:00 am to 12:00 pm

$85 per camper



Please click on
http://calvin-bunker.eventbrite.com to register today!


For more information…
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To find out more about upcoming camps, to suggest camp themes you'd like to see offered in the future, or to volunteer
to help out, please contact Jeanette Henderson at (616) 526-7601.


Other Summer Camps at Calvin College

Visit http://www.calvin.edu/academic/summer/camps to discover more summer camp opportunities offered at Calvin.


Past Camp Themes

All About Trees
. Learn about the ways people and animals depend on trees. Discover how trees have influenced Michigan history, and become creative in making tree art.

Backyard Ecology. Find out about the connections between animals, plants, and their habitats. View your own backyard in new ways as you learn how everything is part of a whole ecosystem.

Creatures of the Night. Explore the lives and habitats of nocturnal animals. Come back to camp one evening to discover the night world of the Preserve.