Woods, Water & Farm: Summer Camp

For:
Ages 11 - 14

Time:

9 am – 3 pm
Monday through Friday each week

*Exact locations for drop-off and pickup will be announced in April.

 


Details:

Locations of this program will vary from week to week and day to day. We plan for locations to be no more than 15 minutes from each other. Locations will be announced in April 2021.

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.

All programs this year will follow White Pine’s COVID-19 protocols, which can be found at https://whitepineprograms.org/covid-19/

Financial aid is available! Please read about how our process works here before applying during registration. We no longer have a separate scholarship form – it is fully integrated into the Activeworks registration process.


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. Details announced April 2021.

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.

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  Epping/Brentwood Area
Week 2: July 12 – 16  The Berwicks
Week 3: July 19 – 23  York/Kittery
Week 4: July 26 – 30  Epping/Brentwood Area
Week 5: August 2 – 6  The Berwicks
Week 6: August 9 – 13  York/Kittery

Exact locations for drop-off and pickup will be announced in April.
We hope to use vans to transfer for some camp locations, but that will depend on how COVID protocols develop through the spring.