Day Camp - Agenda (Monday, March 16th)

 Monday, March 16th

7:30am – 9:00 Morning Care (Optional)
Parents can drop campers off earlier
Games / Activities in the classroom

9:00 – 10:00 Morning Circle
Introduction to Howell Woods
Go over rules/expectations of the day
Ice Breakers - Let’s get to know everyone!

10:00 – 10:30 Snack
 Provided by HW staff

10:30 – 12:00 Signs of Wildlife
We will discuss what native animals leave behind (tracks, scat, fur, etc.) and set out to find certain tracks along our trails.

Activity: Campers will take home a plaster foot print mold of their favorite Howell Woods animal.

12:00pm – 1:00 LUNCH BREAK
Get your grub on!
Please pack a picnic lunch with an icepack.
Your child will have an hour to eat, but most children will only need 30 minutes; therefore there will be extra time for self-exploration. Bring a book, movie, go for a short hike with a buddy, whiffle ball, kick ball, free time.

1:00 – 3:00 Nature Exploration
Campers will learn how to identify many of the trees and plants in our area by growth, habit, form, bark, and leaf shapes.

Activity: Campers will use a nature journal to document what they see, hear and smell.  They will also get to create leaf rubbings and use SunPrint paper with natural materials they collect during the hike.

3:00 – 3:30 Snack
Provided by HW staff

3:30 – 4:00 Closing Circle
Reflect on today’s activities: What was your favorite, least favorite?
Questions, comments

4:00 – 5:30 Afternoon Care (Optional)
Parents can pick up campers later
Games / Activities in the classroom / picnic shelter

Your child may want to bring a backpack to take with them when we are away from the building equipped with medical necessities (inhaler, epi-pen), bug repellant, water bottle, sunscreen, sunglasses, hat, binoculars (we have some if your child doesn’t).