Woods, Water & Farm: Summer Camp

For:
Ages 11 - 14

Time:

9 am – 3 pm
Monday through Friday each week


Details:

Locations vary:

Southeast Land Trust Conservation (SELT) Weeks: 1&4
Drop-off and pickup will be at Burley Farms:  245 North River Rd Epping, NH

York Land Trust & Kittery Land Trust Weeks 2&5
Drop-off and pickup will be at Fuller Forest: Bartlett Road, York, ME. The preserve is .3 miles from Southside Road in York and approximately 5.5 miles from the corner of Haley and Bartlett Roads in Kittery Point.

Great Works Regional Land Trust Weeks 3&6
Drop-off and pickup will be across from Marshwood High School at Rocky Hills Preserve: Punkintown Road, South Berwick, ME

Age clarification: child must turn 11 by October 15, 2021 or have just completed fifth grade to qualify for this camp. Teens can participate up to age 14 or having just completed eighth grade.

Financial aid is available! Please read about how our process works here


Fee:

$575 per week

Price includes a $10 donation in support of our land trust partners.

**New in 2021** During registration, families have the option to sponsor other campers. To do so, select the tuition option of “Support a Camper” at a level you can afford. The tuition will then include your child’s tuition plus a portion of a scholarship to support another camper.


Location:
Varies from week to week.

Woods, Water & Farm: A Middle School Adventure

Exploring Land Trust Lands and Farms Throughout the Seacoast

Program Summary

Woods, Waters & Farm is a wandering adventure to the natural landscapes in and around our community, led by experienced White Pine Naturalists and Mentors. Each week we will visit 3-4 different locations within a particular region. To learn more detailed information, including a sample flow of the day, read our parent brochure found here.

Program Objectives

  • Explore and connect to local conservation lands, working farms, shore-land and coastal waterways.
  • Practice caretaker principles that foster a lifelong conservation ethic and conduct.
  • Learn from and about the wildlife, plants and trees on each preserve.
  • Cultivate a sense of place through land exploration, navigation and mapping skills.
  • Develop an understanding of important ecosystem relationships.
  • Expand awareness of the world around us through nature connection activities.
  • Strengthen bonds of friendship and community through group projects and skills.
  • Hone leadership skills among participants.

Program Details

Days will start with gratitude, land and water acknowledgement and recognition of the original stewards. We will explore using challenges and games to teach observation and awareness. Our mentors will teach bushcraft skills, nature-based art, plant identification and lead citizen science and stewardship projects. While modeling a caretaker attitude and demonstrating how we can leave a place better than we found it, leaders will encourage us to practice leadership skills through working together as a team and fostering a sense of community with our peers. At the end of the day, with carved spoons in our hands, cattail fluff in our pockets and laughter in the air, we will return together and share stories from the day. Locations will be chosen to provide experience in varied ecosystems such as forests, estuaries, rivers, marshes and agricultural lands.

Week 1: July 5 – 9 : Burley Farms:  245 North River Rd Epping, NH (SELT)
Week 2: July 12 – 16  : Rocky Hills Preserve, So Berwick, ME (GWRLT)
Week 3: July 19 – 23  :  Fuller Forest, Bartlett Rd Kittery, ME (YLT/KLT)
Week 4: July 26 – 30 : Burley Farms:  245 North River Rd Epping, NH (SELT)
Week 5: August 2 – 6 : Rocky Hills Preserve, So Berwick, ME (GWRLT)
Week 6: August 9 – 13 : Fuller Forest, Bartlett Rd Kittery, ME (YLT/KLT)

We intend to use busses to transfer to/from some camp locations during camp weeks. Drop off and pick ups will be at the sane addresses all week