When: M-F, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm (aftercare offered until 5:00 pm)
Where: Col. E. Brooke Lee Middle School, 11800 Monticello Ave, Silver Spring
Who: Girls: Incoming 2nd-5th grades.
Boys: Incoming 2nd-7th grades. (FULL)
• $810 per three-week session (SAVE $30)
• $1,590 full summer (SAVE $115)
• $50 per week for after-care (until 5:00 pm)
• $15 Required shirt/drawstring-bag fee
• $25 camping trip fee (week 6 only)
FULL SUMMER Adventure!
(July 2-August 10, No camp July 4, Overnight Camping Trip Aug. 8-9)
SESSION 1 (July 2-20 – No Camp July 4)
Rhythms and Cycles – Interdependence and Awareness
Week 1 (July 2-6 – No camp July 4)
Growing, Growing, Gone… Planting, gardening, death, decomposition: The world of plants and how living things benefit from those that died before them. Focus on forest fires and other natural disasters.
Week 2 (July 9-13)
Wiley Wildlife Exploring animals, adaptations and the interdependent roles of living things in ecosystems.
Week 3 (July 16-20)
Carving and Carrying Discovering how water and wind are constantly building up and tearing things down as they cycle through the environment.
SESSION 2 (July 23-Aug. 10, Overnight Camping Trip Aug. 8-9)
Wandering and Wondering
Week 4 (July 23-27)
Survival of the Best Prepared Focus on survival skills, building, lashing, fire making, uses of clay and mud, etc.
Week 5 (July 30-August 3)
Navigation Creating and using maps. Recognizing how to get from one place to another within the environment. Place awareness and the need for exploration.
Week 6 (August 6-10, Overnight Camping Trip Aug. 8-9)
Traveling Light Preparation for camping overnight. Recognizing needs and luxuries in what to bring, how we live. Awareness and preparation of shelter, food, exploration, new experiences.
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Daily Schedule and Highlights:
8:30 am Davening and Learning. Our day will begin with tefillah and continue with learning groups. Learning subjects and materials will integrate with our experiences of nature. A variety of topics from Chumash and Mishnah will be introduced that will lead to further exploration and experimentation with real examples in nature.
9:30 am Morning Activity. Each regular day will have an outdoor morning activity. Our morning activities will be more active, so we can capitalize on the cooler morning weather. We will go on a variety of hikes and local explorations. We will use games and playful challenges to open children up to new ways of seeing the environment. Each activity will have an educational goal to help children experience an aspect of nature more acutely and will be flexible and open-ended enough to give the children time for personal explorations and adventures as well. On Wednesdays we will leave to go off-site for a full day trip.
12:00 pm Recap and Lunch. We will return to our facility and have a quick summary and debriefing of the morning learning and activity. We will then eat lunch indoors. An important piece of outdoor education requires people to see and think about the impacts of their actions on others. Part of our experience of using a host space will include responsible etiquette and clean up at meal time.
1:00-3:30 pm Afternoon Activity. Afternoon time will have a certain amount of flexibility and ability to choose areas of personal interest. Activities will follow-up on themes and lessons from earlier in the day. We will work on building with found natural materials, learning orienteering skills, map drawing, nature journaling, etc. We we also use this time for working on art. Our day will end with a clean up and debriefing summary to encourage reflection and reinforce which questions need further exploration in the future.
3:30-5:00 pm Aftercare option.
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