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April Vacation Camp at Fields Pond

$50

with David Lamon

Calendar Next available session starts Apr 20, 2020 at 9 am
4 additional sessions through Apr 24, 2020

Location: Fields Pond Audubon Center, Holden

April 20-24 (5 days), 9 am–3 pm

Non-member: $50 per session.  Members: $40 per session. Scholarship assistance available.

Students, grades 2–5

Looking for something to do over school vacation week?  Maine Audubon April vacation camp is an opportunity for children in grades 2–5 to learn about wildlife through hands-on activities and outdoor adventure. Our daily schedule includes time for art, hiking, science, games, and stories.  Each day will have a different theme and include topics about animal adaptations, science, and the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day.

K-5 April Vacation Camp at Gilsland Farm

$75

with Catherine Griset

Calendar Next available session starts Apr 20, 2020 at 9 am
4 additional sessions through Apr 24, 2020

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

Sign up for individual days or all week!

Location: Gilsland Farm

Ages: For campers currently in grades K-5

Each day we will explore the landscape of Gilsland Farm, learn together about a daily wildlife theme, make connections with a story at lunch, enjoy free play, and wrap-up with an activity or craft tying into that day's topic.

 

Daily Camp themes

Spring Birds - Monday, April 20th, 2020

As some of our birds begin their migratory return to Maine, we’ll introduce and practice skills for spotting & ID’ing feathered friends around Gilsland Farm. 

Tracking - Tuesday, April 21st, 2020 

Who’s been here? Although it can be tricky to spot wildlife, paying attention to the clues they leave behind often leads you on their path. We’ll work together the look for signs of animal life - scat, tracks, territorial markings, homes - and see what we can learn from following our wild neighbors! 

Earth Day! - Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020

While we celebrate Earth everyday at Maine Audubon, this is an extra special chance to show appreciation for the amazing planet we call home! Through art, games, and fun we’ll commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day together. 

Pond Explorers - Thursday, April 23rd, 2020

The pond at Gilsland Farm holds so many mysteries just waiting to be discovered! We’ll spend our day looking and listening around it’s banks for wetland birds and freshly-awakening pond life. Come see what’s going on down at the pond! 

Animal Actions - Friday, April 24th, 2020

On the last day of April camp, we’ll enjoy a Live Animal Show (10:30-11:30 am) put on by the Center for Wildlife and their animal ambassadors. We’ll end our day together figuring out ways we can each help Maine’s wildlife through the coming seasons.

Cancellation Policy

Gilsland Farm Summer Camp (K-5)

$390

with Catherine Griset

Calendar Next available session starts Jun 22, 2020 at 9 am
7 additional sessions through Aug 17, 2020

Member $315/Non-member $390


Location: Gilsland Farm Audubon Sanctuary

For Campers entering Grades 1-5

Our K-5 campers spend their days engaged in hands-on science, open-ended exploration and discovery, and activities designed to foster stewardship and build connection to the natural world--all while developing friendships, building community, and having fun!

Through the generosity of local businesses, organizations and individuals, partial scholarships are available for Maine residents who need financial assistance. For more information, please call: (207) 781-2330, ext. 273 or email scholarships@maineaudubon.org. You may also download the Maine Audubon Financial Aid Form (pdf).

Summer camp registration will open on Feb. 15, 2020.

June 22-26: Amazing Adaptations 

How do animals do what they do?! This week we will learn about the amazing ways animals use their physical and behavioral adaptations to survive in the wild. We’ll even venture out on a field trip to see what adaptations abound in the tidepools along our coast.

June 29-July 3: Wildlife Wonders

Here in Maine we are lucky to live alongside so many wild neighbors. We will spend this week investigating the critters who also call this state home, including taking a trip to visit the Maine Wildlife Park.

July 6-10: Nature Art 

Nature offers countless opportunities to create art! The natural world can be our drawing implements, our blank canvas, our studio, and even our paint! What art can we make with the beauty of Gilsland Farm to inspire us? A visit from a local nature-artist will offer guidance as we develop our own nature art styles. 

July 13-17: Bird Bonanza

Birding is a great way to cue into the wildlife around us! By visiting various habitats here on site, and even joining our Shorebird Conservation Crew for a day in the field, we’ll see how many types and species we can spot together. 

July 27-31: Homes & Habitats 

Where does wildlife go? How do they get there? What do they need and how can we help? This week we’ll look into how animals use various habitats, where humans sometimes present problems, and most importantly, what we can do to help Maine’s wildlife thrive!

August 3-7: “Bringing Nature Home” 

We can all make a difference for wildlife by planting native plants! We’ll get to know some favorite species, explore the many ways plants support insects, birds, and other wildlife, and participate in an ongoing habitat restoration project. 

August 10-14: Impressive Insects 

This week we’ll study our six-legged friends by observing and following these critters around Gilsland Farm. We’ll see how impressive insects really are! Thursday evening campers and families will be invited back to camp after hours to learn about those insects that come out for the night-shift.

August 17-21: Forest Fun

Join us for a week of forest fun to end the summer! The forest is an action-packed habitat, with so much to offer wildlife in terms of food, homes, and protection. We’ll unlock the mysteries of the forest, and take a field trip to compare the forests of Gilsland Farm to another in our area.

 

 

Discovery Kids Summer Camp at Fields Pond (Gr. 2-5)

$220

with David Lamon

Calendar Next available session starts Jun 29, 2020 at 9 am
3 additional sessions through Aug 10, 2020

Location: Fields Pond Audubon Center, Holden

Discovery Kids Camp is for students who are entering grades 2-5.

Discover wild nature! Experienced Maine Audubon educators will lead students on a variety of nature-based adventures that will include hikes, art and science projects, games, and hands-on activities.

Cost:  Member, $190/session, Nonmember, $220/session

Through the generosity of local businesses, organizations and individuals, scholarships are available for Maine residents who need financial assistance. For more information, please call: (207) 781-2330, ext. 273 or email scholarships@maineaudubon.org. You may also download the Maine Audubon Financial Aid Form (pdf).

 

 

Tween Adventure Summer Camp at Fields Pond (Gr. 5-8)

$220

with David Lamon

Calendar Next available session starts Aug 17, 2020 at 9 am

Location: Fields Pond Audubon Center, Holden

Tween Adventure Camp is for students who have completed grades 5-8.

Have an epic adventure this summer!  Adventure camp students will have the opportunity to explore an island, paddle a canoe, experience wildlife up close and personal, and make new friends.

Cost:  Member, $190/session, Nonmember, $220/session

Through the generosity of local businesses, organizations and individuals, partial scholarships are available for Maine residents who need financial assistance. For more information, please call: (207) 781-2330, ext. 273 or email scholarships@maineaudubon.org. You may also download the Maine Audubon Financial Aid Form (pdf).

 





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