Tadpoles and Chipmunks

Ages 3-5

The youngest campers discover the wonders of the natural world through age appropriate hands-on activities, including nature walks, stories, crafts, music, and meeting live animals. These young campers use their senses to participate in activities which encourage sharing, learning together, and being a friend to nature.  These groups meet behind the Science Center next to the owl enclosure at picnic tables. On rainy days, they are based in one of the preschool rooms but will go outside for rainy walks! Both of these locations offer easy access to the preschool bathroom and the Camp Director’s office.


Tadpoles ~ Age 3 (must be toilet trained)

  • 2 options:  Monday, Wednesday, Friday or Tuesday, Thursday
  • 1 week sessions
  • 9:00am-12:00pm

Chipmunks ~ Age 4 and 5 (must be toilet trained)

  • Monday through Friday
  • 1 week sessions
  • 9:00am-12:00pm


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 Tadpoles and Chipmunks: A ‘Salamander Day’

9:00-9:15 Arrival and quiet games

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

9:45-10:30 A forest exploration walk looking for salamanders

10:30-11:00 Snack and stories like The Salamander Room

11:00-11:30 Salamander craft made from recycled materials

11:30-12:00 An active  game like “Salamander Tails”

12:00     Pickup

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