2019 Session Descriptions & Details


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CAMP SESSION DESCRIPTIONS AND OPTIONS

See Below for details about the camp session options, dates, and age groups.


These are the 9-day Camp Sessions that are available for 2019

Session 1 July 8 – 18 (Monday – Friday, Monday – Thursday)
Session 4 August 5 – 15 (Monday – Friday, Monday – Thursday)

 

This summer we are offering two session of traditional Free Spirit Nature Camp – 9 Days of Hands-on outdoor activities.

These are sessions 1 and 4

“Free choices” every other day and a “Pathway” group in the morning. This camp will have campers grouped in home groups by age, with

Leaping Frogs, ages 4 – 5,

Running Deer, ages 6 – 7,

Laughing Coyotes, ages 8 – 10,

Trackers, ages 11 – 13 and

Sr, Trackers ages 14 – 15.

 


NEW PROGRAM!       3-day Shelter-Building intensive for campers with previous Free Spirit experience.


Monday July 1 9:30am – 3:30pm
Tuesday July 2 9:30am – Wednesday July 3 11:30am.


We will spend an overnight in the shelters we have built in our camp in the woods.
Dinner & Breakfast provided.
During this program we will work with campers build debris-hut shelters. to A debris hut is a simple shelter that can be built by anyone—especially young children. It can shield you from the elements like rain and wind, help you stay in one place and make it easier for searchers to rescue you. They can be constructed without sawing, cutting or knot-tying, and still provide cover during an emergency outdoor situation. They can also just be a fun outdoor hideaway. Join us for the two and half day program, including an overnight adventure down at the bottom of the hill.  Be prepared to spend the night outdoors in a natural shelter, away from modern plumbing and electricity.  

 

 


New This Summer – FOCUS CAMP OPTIONS

Session 2: July 22 – 25

Session 3 July 29 – Aug 1

NEW this summer are our single week (4-day) “Focus Camps”, allowing campers to focus on a skill set or activity in a relaxed, supportive atmosphere with trained adults to help and teach. Each week of Focus Camp centers around a theme, and campers enroll in the themed focus week of their choice. 

Sessions 2 and 3.

Please note age requirements. 

Monday – Thursday
9:30am – 3:30pm



Session 2: July 22 – 25

FOCUS CAMP OFFERINGS SESSION 2

 

Designing Nature / Nature’s Architects

Age 11-14

How do ants, lotus leaves, and beavers inspire architects and scientists? We’ll explore these questions and more as we discover connections between nature and technology.


Gazillion Games

Age 11-14

Playing games is a tradition at Free Spirit Nature Camp, and this week we will intensively focus on games.  Multicultural games, colonial games, puzzle games, breakout boxes, field games, ecology games,  Ga-Ga, Four-square, nine-square in the air,  Ultimate Frisbee, and more. How many games can we get into a single day?  Come help us find out!


Bags & Baskets

Age 7 – 10

What would you need to carry all your stuff for a day-long outdoor adventure? We will create custom bags, handwoven baskets, and other things that we can carry stuff in.

We will make and sew bags from plastic bags, felt fabric, basic sewing stitches, embroidery stitches, some recycled stuff. Lots of camper choice in projects, but we guarantee every camper will take home several useful handmade projects, bags or baskets. 


Forest Explorers

Age 7-10

Who’s hiding under the rock? Where does that deer trail lead? Why does this plant smell this way?! We’ll use all five senses as we wander and explore the 4 corners of the farm


Leaping Frogs/ Beginning Naturalists

Ages 4- 6

A camp just for our youngest campers.  Campers spend the day in free play, taking hikes to different destinations on the farm, singing songs, doing arts and crafts projects, listening to stories, and soaking in the beauty of the Kezialain Farm under careful watch of caring mature staff.  The pace of this program is just right for the preschool and Kindergarten camper, with a healthy mix of unstructured supervised play & exploration outdoors with hands-on art and science activities.


Session 3 July 29 – Aug 1

 

FOCUS CAMP OFFERINGS SESSION 3

 

Nature Makers / Tinkering Outside

Age 7-10

How do birds build their nests? How can the sun power machines? Discover connections between art, science and engineering as we tinker, experiment, and explore Nature’s greatest designs!


Gazillion Games

Age 7 – 10

Playing games is a tradition at Free Spirit Nature Camp, and this week we will intensively focus on games.  Multicultural games, colonial games, puzzle games, breakout boxes, field games, ecology games,  Ga-Ga, Four-square, nine-square in the air,  Ultimate Frisbee, and more. How many games can we get into a single day?  Come help us find out!


Camp Keziah

Age 7-14 Girls and Female-Identified Individuals 

Shelter building, outdoor cooking, and fire making are only a few of the skills you’ll develop during your week on the farm. Share ideas, make friends and experience generosity in this female identified Free Spirit remix!


Wandering Through Woods / Pathfinders

Age 11-14

Follow a creek, map the sun as it moves across the sky, or keep your eye on the ground for forest treasures. Maybe you’ll find indian pipe or salamanders or find yourself by the underground creek. You never know what you’ll see when you set out wandering.  160 Acres offer lots of ground to cover when you set out in the morning without a destination. 


Leaping Frogs/ Beginning Naturalists

Ages 4- 6

A camp just for our youngest campers.  Campers spend the day in free play, taking hikes to different destinations on the farm, singing songs, doing arts and crafts projects, listening to stories, and soaking in the beauty of the Kezialain Farm under careful watch of caring mature staff.  The pace of this program is just right for the preschool and Kindergarten camper, with a healthy mix of unstructured supervised play & exploration outdoors with hands-on art and science activities.

 


Bags & Baskets

Age 10 – 14

What would you need to carry all your stuff for a day-long outdoor adventure? We will create custom bags, handwoven baskets, and other things that we can carry stuff in.

We will make and sew bags from plastic bags, felt fabric, basic sewing stitches, embroidery stitches, some recycled stuff. Lots of camper choice in projects, but we guarantee every camper will take home several useful handmade projects, bags or baskets.