Piney Tweens Summer Camp

For:
Ages 10-14

Time:

Registration is Open

All Tween Camps Run:
Monday – Wednesday from 9am-3pm
with an Overnight Thursday 9am-Friday 9am


Details:

Ages 10-14

must have completed grade 5
and be age 10 by October 15, 2021 and age 11 by October 15, 2022

Week #1 July 11-15
Week #2 July 18-22
Week #3 July 25-29


Fee:

$525 per week

Select one week or join all three!


Location:
Locations Vary

Overview

Choose from Three Weeks of Adventure

Co-Ed Ages 10-14 (entering grade 6)
*must be 10 by October 15, 2021 and 11 by October 15, 2022

A wilderness camp designed specifically for Tweens where White Pine educators will focus on exploring the natural world along with acquiring the skills required to be comfortable and safe in the wild outdoors. Campers will join their peers on a 5 day program (all) outside. Learn about local ecology and ancestral skills, like fire making and navigation, all culminating in an overnight on the fourth day, where skills will be put to use and stories will be made. While each week has a theme, naturalist skills, hand crafts, mapping, orienteering and team building will be a part of every session.

Program Objectives

  • Give kids a new experience and have some fun
  • Adventure to new places
  • Expand awareness skills through core routines
  • Understand ecosystem functions
  • Develop a sense of stewardship through service projects and citizen science
  • Teamwork and community building
  • Leadership development

Typical Day Monday- Wednesday
9:00am- arrival & quiet activity and game
9:20am – opening circle
9:40am – Group time/getting to know the land
12:00pm – Lunch
12:30pm – Group time
1:45pm – Community activity/connection to place
2:45pm – Closing circle
3:00pm pick-up

Thursdays
9:00 am – arrival, similar routine to above, but with an overnight

Fridays
7:00 am – breakfast and cleanup
9:00 am – pickup


Camp Details:

Nature’s Makers

Week #1 – July 11 – 15

Monday thru Wednesday from 9am – 3pm
Thursday 9am – Friday 9am departure (overnight Thursday)

Join us for a week learning about the natural resources in the forest, and what we can create with them! We will be spending our time creating tools, art, fire and crafts – using natural materials that the land provides us. Learn to respectfully harvest from the land, and how to utilize all that we have harvest.

Location: York, Maine


Wilderness Survival 

Week #2 – July 18 – 22

Monday thru Wednesday from 9am – 3pm
Thursday 9am – Friday 9am departure (overnight Thursday)

Spend a week with skilled wilderness mentors and learn how to enter the forest with confidence. Discover the sacred order of shelter, water, fire and food. Practice the survival skills helpful whenever someone finds themself in a sticky situation. Develop a deep sense of respect for the natural world around us.

Location: York, Maine


Wildlife Ecology

Week #3 – July 25-29

Monday thru Wednesday from 9am – 3pm
Thursday 9am – Friday 9am departure (overnight Thursday)

Have you ever wondered why turtles spend so much time in the water? Or why birds look different from summer to winter? Would you like to spend the day exploring streams, following muddy tracks, studying cool fish and discovering macro invertebrates? We will spend our time in the woods, fields and wetlands learning about who lives in these ecological niches, alongside connecting to nature through play, skills, and fun!

Location:  Burley Farm 245 North River Road, Epping, NH a SELT (Southeast Land Trust of New Hampshire) property


The Fine Print

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