Raccoons and Owls

Entering Kindergarten and 1st Grade (Must be five by the start of Camp Week)

Entering Grades K-1


Campers entering Kindergarten and 1st grade learn about the world around them through up close animal encounters, exploring the fields, woods and pond and participating in age appropriate hands-on activities, crafts and games,  Through nature and science discoveries, Raccoons and Owls build upon their self-confidence and develop camp friendships.  These groups meet at picnic tables under a pavilion  or tent in Astro Field. This location is where most of our camp is housed and offers plenty of space to run around and a central location to head out from for the day’s explorations.

Hawks & Owls ~ Entering Grades K-1 (must be age 5 by the start of camp week)

  • Monday-Friday
  • 1  week sessions
  • 9:00am-3:30pm (1/2 day option for 5 year olds, please see Chipmunks)

2017 Themes

Week 1: Ocean Commotion (June 26 – June 30)

Week 2: FARMtastic (*July 5 – 7)
*No Camp July 3rd or 4th

Week 3: Dinosaur Adventures (July 10-14)

Week 4: Wild and Wacky Science (July 17-21)

Week 5 :  Bugs, Beetles & Butterflies (July 24-28)

Week 6: Habitats Hideaways (July 31- August 4)

Week 7: Nature’s Engineers (August 7 – 11)

Week 8: Creatures of the Night (August 14-18)
After the sun has set, unique critters emerge into the darkness of night. Through hands on activities and stories we will learn how these animals have adapted to hunt, communicate and thrive in the dark.

Week 9: Space Exploration (August 21-25)


Sample Day for  Raccoons and Owls: An All Day Food Web

9:00-9:15 Arrival choice of a craft or games in the field

9:20-9:40 All camp morning circle with announcements and songs

9:45-10:30 Visit the garden to water and pick ingredients for a special snack

10:30-10:50 Snack time

10:50-11:50 Play a game of Predator and Prey throughout the camp

11:50-12:00 Rehydrate and wash up for Lunch; Chipmunks and Hawks picked up

12:00-1:00 Eat lunch and choose activities with rest of Lunch Bunch campers

1:00-2:00 Head to the Greenhouse to check out the carnivorous plants and their prey

2:00-2:45 Live animal presentation with a Science Center Naturalist

2:45-3:30 Venus fly trap craft










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