EcoCamp

Shrikes

Campers entering 5th-7th grade in fall of 2019

We have a lot of fun leading our oldest camp group. We challenge them with longer hikes and canoe trips, and plan activities and games that lead to a better understanding of our intricate ecosystems. We encourage their input and suggestions so we may choose the activities that fit each group’s interest – we want them to help design their adventures. We hope to see many of the Shrikes continue on as Junior Naturalists once they start 7th grade and start training to be EcoCamp Assistant Counselors!

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
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!

Outdoor Survivor
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

Down by the Bay
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
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 Shrike weeks: 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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