When: M-F, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Weeks 1-4: Glenallan Elementary School (Near Brookside Gardens)
12520 Heurich Road, Silver Spring, MD 20902
Week 5: Kemp Mill Synagogue (KMS)
11910 Kemp Mill Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20902
Who: Incoming 2nd-5th grade boys
Week 1 (July 17-21) $250
Week 2 (July 24-28) $250
Week 3 (July 31- August 4 – No Camp Aug. 1) $240
Week 4 (August 7-11) $250
Week 5 (August 14-18 – Overnight Camping Trip) $275
FULL SUMMER Adventure! (July 17-August 18, No camp Aug. 1, Overnight Camping Trip Aug. 16-17) $1,215, SAVE $50!
Early bird registration and deposit by April 2 for 5% discount. A non-refundable deposit of $100/child is required with registration to hold a space for your child. Deposit applies to your camp fees. An additional $10 t-shirt fee is required per camper. All fee balances must be paid in full by July 3.
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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. Children will learn about Torah topics, such as fire building for Shabbos, animal tracking and trapping, agricultural laws, natural dyeing, etc. that will be reinforced through outdoor activities through the program.
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. Our day will end with a clean up and debriefing summary to encourage reflection and reinforce which questions need further exploration in the future.
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