Spring Break Camp

Welcome the spring season by spending the week exploring and learning at the arboretum. Taltree is offering a five day program for students in 1st through 5th grade. Our science based camp cultivates enthusiasm for the natural world. During the week, campers will learn how to grow and care for plants, find solutions to water pollution and discover the animals that can be found in their own backyard. The week will offer time outdoors, games, crafts and plenty of projects to get hands dirty! Campers need to bring a lunch, water bottle, closed toe shoes and weather appropriate clothing. Sign up for one day or the full week!

Monday- “Gear up for Gardening”

What is the first step in gardening at home? Campers will learn common garden plants and how to care for them. Each participant will receive a starter pack to begin their garden.

Tuesday- “Water we Doing?”

How do our choices impact nature? Campers will investigate wetlands and develop solutions to pollution.

Wednesday- “Wildlife in my Backyard”

What are the urban animals you would see at the arboretum and at home? Spend the day learning to identify local species and how you can attract butterflies, toads, and other animals to your backyard.

Thursday- “We’re all Connected”

From worms to owls and seeds to the tallest trees, discover how nature is connected. Campers will create their own compost and dissect owl pellets to learn about the cycles in nature.

Friday- “Art in Nature”

Nature is the inspiration behind great pieces of art and literature. During this day, campers will create natural dyes and incorporate nature into beautiful craft projects.

Dates: Monday, March 26 through Friday, March 30, 2018

Time: Drop off begins at 8:30am. Camp runs 9:00am- 3:30pm

Full Week: Members $140; Nonmembers $150

Daily Rate: Members $30; Nonmembers $35

Where: Drop off and pick up at the Railway Depot

450 W 100 N, Valparaiso, IN 46385.

Registration Forms Spring Break Camp 2018

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Registration and payment due Monday, March 19. Contact Ellen Kapitan for more information or to register at (219) 742-8147 or ekapitan@taltree.org.