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Why Baird Creek for Summer Camp 2021?
18 diverse biological communities, years of teaching experience, sunshine, nature…need we say more?
Build skills to champion healthy habitats in neighborhoods. Interact with nature and each other while having fun.
Spend time outside exploring, discovering, and interacting within a natural environment. Create meaningful experiences that help shape their view of nature.
Appreciation of nature learned through childhood experiences has life-long value. It helps produce well rounded, educated kids who understand their environment and their impact on it.
Hands-on environmental exploration where kiddos ask questions about the natural world, uncover evidence at their fingertips, and draw conclusions based on personal experience.
We survive on donations only, it’s why we are a non-profit. That means we charge what we do so we can cover costs of putting together these amazing nature based camps and have professional, caring, phenomenal teachers on our staff. Any money we make goes back into trails, oak savanna restoration, forest preservation, and more. You are not supporting us, you are supporting nature!
Classes start each day at the Triangle Hill shelter and then exploration and adventures take place throughout the Greenway.
Our Classroom Topics
Open to kiddos entering kindergarten through 5th. A hiking we will go, a hiking we will go…it is time to put on your explorer hats and discover the four main ecosystems in Baird Creek! We will take a journey to the prairie, forest, wetland, and creek. Exciting activities are planned for each destination to certify your Kiddo as an official Baird Creek explorer! 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.
Open to kiddos grades 3rd – 8th who either attended a class last year or who are very knowledgeable about nature. Join us for an activity packed week where we take nature to the next level. We’ll explore the history of Baird Creek and the impact time and nature has had, along with dig deeper into what lives in the ecosystems, and spend more time in the creek. Adventure extreme!
Open to grades 3rd – 8th Eco-Footprints is all about having fun and enjoying the outdoors responsibly, while at the same time learning how to minimize our impact on nature. This camp will teach leave no trace, maps and compasses, and other tips and tricks to the woods through hands-on activities in Baird Creek!
The Creek & It’s Critters
Open to kiddos entering kindergarten through 5th. 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.
Open to kiddos grades 3rd-8th. With a nod to the book Hatchet…..what if you were forced to land a plane in the wilderness with no phone, no food, and no shelter? What would you do? This thrilling camp will teach you how to provide for your basic needs: clothing, shelter, food, water, medicine, and navigation. Let’s see if you can survive in Baird Creek!
Open to grades 3rd – 8th kiddos will learn about fish, fish, and more fish! This class is the advanced class of Creek & It’s Critters and will focus on seine nets and identification of fish types in Baird Creek. Campers will learn the different types of fish and the effects they have on the creek and each other and the impact of native and invasive fish. Kids are sure to spend lots of time in the water!
We offer LUNCHTIME CARE so if you would like your child to attend both the morning and afternoon camp they can stay through the lunch break. Please contact us to arrange for coverage and fee payment (you will need to provide a lunch for your child).
Cost: $75 per child per class
Weekdays: Monday through Thursday
Times: 9:00AM to 11:30AM or 12:30PM to 3:00PM
Our Outdoor Classroom Leaders
Ms. Allie has a degree in Biology with a focus on fish and is finishing her graduate studies in Education. 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 a degree in Education and this will be her third summer being a camp lead. She loves being outdoors and inspiring kids to learn new things about nature and to appreciate what’s around them. Her positive attitude and her joy for teaching means kids will have fun and enjoy camp time in the Greenway!
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 for the opportunity to continue teaching our children about the environment, and using Baird Creek as our classroom.”
Register for the camp of your choice by clicking on one of the class names listed below.