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Family Fun at Gilsland Farm

$150

with Molly Woodring

Calendar Next session starts Mar 26, 2019 at 9:30 am, runs for 10 weeks
1 additional session on Mar 26, 2019

Weekly on Tuesdays
9-weeks/session, no class 4/16

Child members: $120
Child non-members: $150
Ages 2-5, siblings under 2 free
Location: Gilsland Farm

Young children and their grown-ups are invited to spend an hour exploring nature together through stories, songs, art, and play. Each week will include both indoor activities and outdoor adventures designed to foster a connection to nature, encourage stewardship, and provide an introduction to group learning settings.

Advanced registration is encouraged! Drop-ins are welcome if space is available. ($15/week for members, $20/week nonmembers)

K-5 April Vacation Camp

$75

with Karen Arno

Calendar Next session starts Apr 15, 2019 at 9 am
4 additional sessions through Apr 19, 2019

Member price $60 per day, Non-member price $75 per day

Sign up for individual days or all week!

Location: Gilsland Farm

We will start our camp day with scientific exploration, make a connection with a book at lunch, have free play, and reconnect with an activity or craft tying into the theme of the day.

Daily Camp themes

 Wetland Explorations (Monday, April 15, 2019)

Insects, amphibians, birds, mammals, and more are some of the things we may spot on our journey to the pond and marsh.  Net and capture some of the critters with us to study them up close!

Birds Bonanza (Tuesday, April 16, 2019)

Campers will fly into an exciting day of flight, song, and bird behavior.  We will put our birding skills to the test and see how many bird species we can find today.

Animal Survival  (Wednesday, April 17, 2019)

Campers will participate in activities that will have them acting like animals using their adaptations to survive in the wild.

Tracking (Thursday, April 18, 2019)

Learn how to identify animals by footprints, scat, and other clues they leave behind.  Become a detective to solve the mystery of who has been here!

Earth Celebration (Friday, April 19th, 2019)

Today we will celebrate the Earth by learning about animal adaptations during our Live Animal Show (10:30-11:30)  provided by the Center for Wildlife!  We will finish our day with an exploration in nature and Earth art.

Cancellation Policy

K-5 February Vacation Camp

$75

with Karen Arno

Calendar Next session starts Feb 19, 2019 at 9 am
3 additional sessions through Feb 22, 2019

Member price $60 per day, Non-member price $75 per day

Sign up for individual days or all week!

Location: Gilsland Farm

We will start our camp day with scientific exploration, make a connection with a book at lunch, have free play, and reconnect with an activity or craft tying into the theme of the day.

Daily Camp themes

Winter Birds (Tuesday, February 19, 2019)

Learn about the many bird adaptations!  Where are they coming from, what type of nest will they build, what are they going to eat?  Campers will be active learning about bird migration and get creative thinking and acting like a bird.

Wildlife On The Move (Wednesday, February 20, 2019)

Fly, hop, crawl, and waddle your way into camp where we will explore how iconic and endangered species move through nature.  Campers will learn what these species need and will be able to create special messages through movement and art.

Snow Science (Thursday, February 21, 2019)

Explore how snow is formed and how it creates homes for many critters in the winter.  We will get creative with frozen art and science experiments!

Predator Prowl (Friday, February 22, 2019)

Today we will explore predators in winter during our Live Animal Show (10:30-11:30)  provided by the Center for Wildlife!  We will finish our day with an exploration in nature.  

Cancellation Policy

Preschool April Vacation Camp

$60

with Molly Woodring

Calendar Next session starts Apr 15, 2019 at 9 am
4 additional sessions through Apr 19, 2019

Member: $48, Nonmember $60

Register for single days or the whole week!

Location: Gilsland Farm

Ages 3-5

Our half-day (9am-1pm) preschool camps are an opportunity for children ages 3-5 to learn about winter wildlife through play and outdoor adventure. Our daily schedule includes time for art, hiking, free play, games, stories, and songs.

Partial scholarships are available to those who need financial assistance. Please call 207-781-2330 x.273 or email scholarships@maineaudubon.org. You may also download the Maine Audubon Financial Aid Form (pdf). 

Preschool Camp Frequently Asked Questions (pdf)

Monday: Give Plants a Chance
From catkins above our heads to fiddleheads at our feet, we’ll look high and low for signs of new plant growth and will try to figure out which animals use these plants for food and shelter. 

Tuesday: Springtime Birds
Birds are migrating back to Maine, singing, and building nests! We will look and listen for birds and practice building different types of nests.

Wednesday: Frogs and Turtles
Birds and the only animals singing and building nests this time of year. We will explore the life cycles and adaptation of frogs and turtles today.

Thursday: Habitat Connections
What do plants and animals need to survive? How can people protect and provide habitat for wildlife? We’ll explore some special habitats and Gilsland Farm and plant seeds to take home.

Friday: Earth Day
We’ll kick off Earth Day weekend with a celebration of stewardship and a special live animal show with the Center for Wildlife.





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