GARNA Nature Camp - Summer 2013
We are putting on our shades and bringing out the sunscreen to get ready for some fun in the sun this summer. Nature is important to us, and we want to share that with kids in our community during our second year of Nature Camp. We'll take our campers exploring on public lands in and around Salida and by exploring, we don’t mean sitting around. Campers will be hiking, boat racing, birding, journaling, sketching, bug-collecting, splashing, experimenting and much, much more!
Ages 5-7 Nature's Explorers
|Ages 8-10 Nature's Scientists
Thursdays 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Session 1: June 6
Session 2: June 13
Session 3: June 20
Session 4: July 11
Session 5: July 18
Session 6: August 8
Explorers and Scientists will share themes and lessons will be adjusted for ages and abilities.
Session 1: Where in the world is Chaffee County? An introduction to the ecology of the Upper Arkansas River
Sample activities: geography puzzling, journal-making, hiking, sketching, ecology pizza
Session 2: Who lives on the land? Animal adaptations for living in the high country.
Sample activities: skulls and skins exploration, birding with binoculars, hiking, feather finders, animal and fossil modeling with clay
Session 3: The ribbon of life: Arkansas river habitats.
Sample activities: boat making and river ditch races, erosion modeling, splashing, and trash clean-up
Session 4: Our backyard: America’s high country
Sample activities: geography modeling with clay, ecology scavenger hunt, journal making, hiking
Session 5: Who lives on the land? Warrior plants in the high country.
Sample activities: experiments with plants, nature photography, hiking, weed sleuths
Session 6: The ribbon of life: Arkansas River creatures.
Sample activities: bug collection and water sampling, fishing pole construction, splashing and trash clean-up
Molly moved to Salida in January 2012 and is married with two boys: Colby (11) and Caden (9). She studied forestry at NAU and is currently working on a Masters of Natural Resources through Oregon State University. In addition to school, Molly is volunteering with the Salida Ranger District and is on the Natural Resources Advisory Board for Colorado Mountain College. Prior to moving, Molly and her family lived in eastern Arizona where Molly was the Executive Director for the Northern Arizona Wood Products Association. Molly loves being outside and enjoys skiing during the winter and hiking and camping during the summer.
TBD. All sessions will be on public lands in or around the City of Salida. Examples of drop off and pick up locations are the F Street Bridge, Franz Lake and Mt. Ouray State Wildlife Area.
Adult to camper ratio will be no greater than 1:5 and group size will be no larger than 10 campers. All activities will be within walking distance of the drop-off location. Be sure to dress for the weather, wear comfy shoes for walking, sunscreen and clothes you aren’t afraid to get a little dirty. Campers should bring lots of water and a sack lunch and we’ll bring the snacks and fun times!
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or the GARNA office at 539-5106 with any questions.
COST AND REGISTRATION
$30 per day per camper or $150 for all 6 sessions.
To sign up for Camp, please fill out this registration form.
Download and complete the liability release form below and email to email@example.com or drop it by the office:
This MUST be completed and received by the GARNA office before the first day of camp.
If you choose to pay online, please use paypal links below. Please note: you do not need a paypal account, only a credit card.
|All 6 Sessions|
|Select from 1 to 5 sessions - select # of sessions at checkout|