Founded in 2017, our summer educators (previously Tots and Trails) are trained in the Growing Up WILD curriculum. They are ready to lead learners in a host of experiences both indoors and out that will help young children explore the world around them. Whether observing differences in the shapes, colors, and textures of leaves or playing a version of “hide and seek” to learn about camouflage or sorting pictures of animals to learn the difference between wild and tame animals, children who experience Growing Up WILD activities develop skills in a variety of disciplines. All of the learning gains occur through the lens of the natural world.
Each activity is correlated to the Head Start Outcomes and National Association of Education for Young Children Accreditation Criteria.
Our summer camp provides a full-day curriculum to bring the outside world to your children through our various activities and help them reduce screen time and be more physically active throughout the day.
The morning will consist of gear check for the day's lesson plan and adventure activity. We also feature mindfulness and fitness activities that will include various local yoga and fitness studios in town. The fun will continue with a daily nature hike and lesson out of our Growing Up WILD curriculum.
The afternoon activities will include constructive free play and our very own sustainability projects that the kids will feature and present to their parents on Friday when the camp concludes for the week.
The Growing Up WILD: Exploring Nature with Young Children curriculum features 27 field-tested, hands-on, nature-based, ready-made thematic units and over 400 experiences in a full-color 11”x17” activity guide. Written especially for early childhood educators of children in VPK through 5th grade, the activity guide includes outdoor explorations, scientific inquiry, art projects, music and movement, conservation activities, reading and math connections and "Healthy Me" extensions. Social, emotional, physical, language, and cognitive domains help foster learning and development in all areas. Developmentally appropriate practice allows children to learn at levels that are individually, socially, and culturally appropriate.
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