EcoCamp

Larks

Campers entering 2nd-4th grade in fall of 2019

Lark weeks are filled to the brim with games, hikes, shelter building for frogs to people, swimming, canoeing, and fishing. We start each day prepared to keep this energetic age group engaged. Campers will end each week with new knowledge of our local environment and how to explore it while keeping themselves and wildlife safe.

Each week has a broad topic so you can select a theme based on your camper’s interest. The staff will be able to make adjustments within the theme based on campers’ questions with plenty of room for unscheduled curiosities to turn into hours of fun exploration. The weekly themes will be the same for each age group to encourage shared learning and activities because our campers often learn as much from each other as from us. As always, the groups will be split by grade, the activities will be age appropriate, and traditional EcoCamp games will continue.

THEMES

Wet & Wild- SOLD OUT
June 17 – 21
9 am – 4 pm

Cool off in the waters of Pickering Creek. We’ll be exploring the muddy freshwater wetlands, looking for the little creeks and puddles that dot our forest and seine and fish our creek. Be prepared to get wet and muddy as we wade through these habitats collecting and watching wildlife, creating damns and new pools, and learning how water is the center for all habitats – big and small!

ImagiNature- SOLD OUT
June 24 – 28
9 am – 4 pm

Become a Field Artist for a week! Help us fill Pickering Creek with camper-designed land art, mud creatures on tree trunks, toad and fairy homes, and sand and clay structures. We’ll be using the materials we find throughout our forest, wetlands, and creek to leave little pieces of artwork for Pickering visitors to discover.
*Transportation available, see below

Storytellers
July 8 – 12
9 am – 4 pm

Stories are everywhere--they make us laugh, they are fun to tell,  they can be make believe or even teach us.  Animals have long been characters in stories that teach us about how the world works. Meet some characters (animals and your fellow ecocampers) and help build an “Origins of Pickering Creek” storybook. We will listen to stories, make up our own to tell and go on adventures to find out if they are fact or fiction.

Outdoor Survivor- SOLD OUT
July 15 – 19
9 am – 4 pm

What are the basics to outdoor survival? We’ll learn how to prepare for the outdoors – what to pack, how to predict the weather, and plant and animal dangers of the Eastern Shore. We’ll also set up camps in our Wetlands and Forest by building shelters and practice fire safety. After a week as an Outdoor Survivor, you’ll be ready for your next adventure!
*Transportation available, see below

Nature Ninja- SOLD OUT
July 22 – 26
9 am – 4 pm

Last summer we were Forest Ninjas, this summer we are expanding to the Creek and Wetlands as Nature Ninjas. We’ll practice the art of camouflage and close observation. We’ll learn how to be calm, quiet, and prepared. We will be “One with Nature”.

Down by the Bay- SOLD OUT
July 29 – August 2
9 am – 4 pm

Our Chesapeake Bay is full of many different animals. From under our feet to soaring overhead, every nook and cranny is home to someone. We’ll spend the week catching, fishing, spotting, and counting the animals of the Bay.
*Transportation available, see below

Adventureland - SOLD OUT
August 5 – 9
9 am – 4 pm

Join us for one last summer adventure! From water games to fort building, nature art to seining, wetland traversing to log flipping – Choose your Own Adventure at EcoCamp 2019’s Final Hurrah!


Camp Transportation

We offer transportation Monday – Friday during the following Lark weeks: June 24-28 (ImagiNature), July 15-19 (Outdoor Survivor), and July 29-August 2 (Down by the Bay). Transportation is available from Easton to EcoCamp each morning and afternoon (Pickup between 8:30 & 8:40 and Drop off between 4:20 & 4:30).

Transportation is $20 per camper, per week. If you no longer need camp transportation or you cancel your camp reservation, funds will be refunded through May 31st, 2019.

Van space is limited. A spot can be reserved when you complete the registration information. 

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