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Summer Camps

2016 Half-Day Summer Camps


Monday, 10 AM until NOON. Makin’ It Mondays, a hands-on workshop for ages 7 -12 by local artist, Linda Callison. Click here for more information. Cost is $20, supplies included.  Must pre-register. Starts June 20, 2016!


Linda Callison at 772.919.1556 or email


Tuesday/Thursday, 9:00 AM until NOON, snack included.  This is a drop-in camp, and you can register your child day-to-day, week-to-week, or pick and choose based upon your child’s interest.  You can also register the day before, if spaces are available. Starts June 21, 2016!

Cost: $15 per child, per class, snack provided
Age: rising 1st through 5th grades

Limited to 15 students; must preregister.


Felicia Greene at 910.686.9518 x 103 or email

June 21, Turtlerrific

turtleWe’ll learn and discover about turtles that live on the land and in the water, their habitats, life cycles, different types and cool fun facts.  Then we will observe, feed and try catching turtles from the bridge at the pond.  Afterwards we’ll make a paper turtle craft to take home.

June 23, Peanut Planting

peanut plantingPaint your own clay pot.  While it is drying, help plant peanuts in the Poplar Grove garden.  Then plant a peanut in your pot to take home.

June 28, Sights, Sounds and Discoveries Along the Nature Trail

walk in the woodsSpend the morning discovering the plant life, animals and insects who inhabit the different layers of our local forest.  Our guided walk will take you into the Nature Preserve for a morning of discovery.

June 30, 4th of July

fireworksWe’ll start off with some science explosive science experiments, make decorative firecrackers to take home, then create thank you cards for our deployed military.

July 5, Frogtastic

frogs and toadsWe’ll discuss the life cycle, diet and predators of our frogs and toads.  Then make a paper frog craft, and walk to the bridge to look for frogs in their natural habitat.

July 7, Nature’s Mysteries:  Tracks and Signs

deer tracksWe’ll talk about the creatures who inhabit our woods, what level of the forest they live in, what they eat, etc. and then look at their tracks.  We’ll walk into the Nature Preserve to find evidence of local wildlife.

July 12, Flying Lessons

Tree Branches_May 2015We’ll head into the woods for a look at the birds, bats, and insects flying all around.  Campers will make “treats” to take home for their flying friends.

July 14, Farm Animal Fun

pigletsIt’s a work day full of fun!  Help us feed and brush our barnyard crew, learn about their life cycle and personalities, and help straighten their rooms (clean the stalls!)