Mon, Jul 03|
Mini-Camp: Life of the Stream Ecosystem
In Life of the Stream Mini-Camp, children learn who calls the stream ecosystem home, from mayflies and bullfrogs to turtles and minnows.
Time & Location
Jul 03, 2023, 8:30 AM – Jul 06, 2023, 2:30 PM
Wickham Park, 2500 Parkway Drive, Melbourne, Fl
About the Event
Not too sure if you want to do a full week of camp? Mini-Camp is perfect for you. This camp meets, July 3, 5 and 6. In Life of the Stream Mini-Camp, children learn who calls the stream ecosystem home, from mayflies and bullfrogs to turtles and minnows. We spend our days immersed in hands-on learning, including stream exploration, games, arts and crafts and experiments. Campers become mini-naturalists, learning about the plants, animals, insects and fungi of the stream ecosystem. We end our week with a kayaking adventure along Turkey Creek! If you love water, this camp is for you!
NOTE: There is no camp on Tuesday, July 4, 2023.
8:30 am Drop off
8:30 - 9:00 am Nature Provocations
9:00 am - 9:20 am Morning Circle
9:20 am - 9:40 am Team Building Challenges
9:40 am -10:00 am Snack
10:00 am -11:30 am Nature Studies
11:30 am - 12:00 pm Lunch
12:00 pm - 12:20 pm Nature Provocations
12:20 pm-12:30 pm Gear Up for Hike
12:30 pm - 2:05pm Hike & Explore
2:05 pm - 2: 20 pm Closing Circle
2:20 pm - 2:30 pm Pack Up
2:30 pm Pick Up
Thursdays at Turkey Creek / Indian River Lagoon
8:30-8:45 am Drop off
8:50 - 9:10 am Morning Circle
9:10 am - 9:30 am Snack
9:30 am - 10:45 am Kayaking, Hike or Nature Studies
11:00 am - 11:20 pm Lunch
11:20 am-12:40 am Kayaking, Nature Studies or Hike
12:40 - 2:10 pm Kayaking, Nature Studies or Hike
2:10 pm - 2:20 pm Closing Circle
2:20 pm - 2:30 pm Pack Up
2:30- 2:45 pm Pick Up
Early learners ages 4-7 investigate the life of the forest and stream through play-based learning. Find out who calls this ecosystem home through art, story, song, games and exploration. Splash, play, climb!
Children ages 8-11 investigate the life of the forest and stream through investigation and inquiry. Find out who calls this ecosystem home through stories, art, games, science inquiry and exploration. Splash, explore, run!
Teens ages 12-15 investigate the life of the forest and streams through science inquiry and community building. Find out who calls these ecosystems home through investigation, trail exploration, team building and challenges. Explore, challenge, adventure!
Counselor in Training (CITs)
This program is designed to teach campers ages 16-18 the skills needed for leadership and future employment. We teach our CITs how to be leaders and positive role models to those around them through theory and practice. We assign duties and create and maintain performance expectations for these young leaders. We treat them with gentleness, love, and respect and show them how to carry out responsibilities and how to use their abilities to become excellent role models. CITs must attend a mandatory Training June 26th and 27th.