June 22 – 25 (Monday-Thursday): Creek & Critters PM (12:30PM-3:00PM)
June 22 @ 12:30 PM - June 25 @ 3:00 PM| $75.00
Grades: Kindergarten – 5th Grade
Dates: June 22 – 25 (Monday – Thursday)
Times: 12:30PM – 3:00PM
Creek & Critters:
Put on your water shoes or boots and jump into our exciting week in the creek! This week will be full of games, great books, and lots of hand-on fun for everyone, including the use of dip nets and seines to catch fun critters in Baird Creek. This camp will be sure to make a splash with your Kiddos! Updated from last year with more activities and fun for an even greater learning experience. We will have both our K-2 and 3-5 teachers available for each class so that all grade levels experience camp at their level and we provide a greater convenience for parents.
Just like the crayfish in Baird Creek, a day of fun will often include mud, muck, and dirt. Please send an old pair of shoes that are acceptable for walking, hiking, and exploring the creek. We advise that each child comes with a change of clothes each day so that we can send them home dry and keep your car from looking like a nature habitat itself. Each day there will be snack time so please send a snack and a refillable water bottle labeled with your child’s first and last name. We recommend that you also send a small towel for cleaning up and a backpack to carry everything in! On light rain days we advise that your child also bring a plastic poncho; on heavy rain days/stormy days, activities will be held indoor. Every day of summer camp at Baird Creek will involve lots of walking and exploring. Dress your child appropriately and spray on sunscreen before they leave home each day!
Ms. Janis has over 14 years as a 5th grade teacher with a focus on science. She is extremely passionate about environmental education. She believes that educating children about our natural world is crucial. Her key goal is to relate learning to a child’s world around them through hands-on activities. “I am extremely excited to continue teaching our children about the environment, and using Baird Creek as our classroom.”
Ms. Allie has a degree in Biology with a focus on fish and a degree in Education which she puts to use in the De Pere school district as a high school Science teacher. Ms. Allie is passionate about Baird Creek and what we do. She is excited to share her knowledge with kids and increase their passion for the outdoors.
Ms. Acacia has great joy in spending time with kids and teaching. This will be her third summer of teaching summer camps and her enthusiasm for what she’s teaching and the outdoors provides success for each and every kiddo attending camp!
Ms. Lisa has over 30 years of elementary education experience with 26 years in a 2nd grade classroom. Working with children is her passion. “It brings me joy and fills my heart. Children are so inquisitive and love to learn!” Ms. Lisa is excited to be part of the summer camp program to help children explore in habitats perfect for learning and appreciating nature.