SPROUTS

Boys and Girls age 3

Our 205 acres offer a learning landscape full of discovery, where we become immersed in the wonder and joy of nature! We believe that children, from a very young age, should have a place to play, learn, and find peace in the outdoors. Nature is our greatest teacher, from which we can learn how to ask questions, how things fit together, and what value each living thing has. We will walk through the mud puddles, over or under the logs, and around the spider webs! We will play games, create art, sing songs, and tell stories!

Hours: Part Time 9:30am -12:30 M,W,F and/or T,TH

NATURE NUTS

Boys + Girls age 4 and 5

Children discover nature’s wonders in a nurturing, non- competitive environment. Experience the sights, sounds, smells and textures of the outdoors. Each day includes exploration, arts and crafts, story time, games and wading. Activities are designed to foster the natural curiosity of young children to help them gain awareness and appreciation for the natural world.

Hours: 9:30 AM – 3:00 PM, Monday – Friday

EXPLORERS

Boys + Girls entering grades 1 + 2

An Explorer’s daily adventures are filled with outdoor exploration, hiking, wading, nature crafts and games. Campers will explore our preserve in small groups and build an appreciation for nature’s diversity through a variety of hands-on, experiential games, activities, arts and crafts.

Hours: 9:30 AM – 3:00 PM, Monday – Friday

 PATHFINDERS

Boys + Girls entering grades 3 + 4

This level of camp experience brings campers to a deeper under- standing of the natural world. Pathfinders engage in extended hikes, archery, nature games, explore the relationships of living things and build a greater appreciation for their role in nature.

Hours: 9:30 AM – 3:00 PM, Monday – Friday

ADVENTURE TEAM

Boys + Girls entering grades 5-7

Older campers are offered opportunities to experience nature- based challenges in our nurturing, non-competitive environment. A-team members will practice animal and plant identification, animal tracking, hiking, map reading and compass skills. Explore nature through letterboxing, art and games. Discover the ecosystems at Pratt Nature Center and learn about recycling, sustainable living and why organic food matters. Help with the care and feeding of our animals. A-team ends their week with a camp-out on Thursday night. Campers will test their new skills with a scavenger hunt and prepare their own meal over a camp fire, then take the nighttime challenge! Parent pick-up is at 9:30 Friday morning.

A-TEAM JUNIOR LEADERS

Boys + Girls entering grades 8-9

Youth in grades 8-9 can join the A-Team as a Junior Leader. Junior leaders will be charged with heading divided groups, leading their groups thought initiatives and generally acting as a role model for younger campers as they participate as a member of the A-Team.

Hours:

Monday – Wednesday 9:30 AM – 3:00 PM, Thursday 9:30 AM to Friday 9:30 AM, Thursday night camp-out; weather permitting.

COUNSELORS IN TRAINING/TEEN LEADERSHIP

High School Sophomores + up

High school sophomores and older are invited to participate in our Counselor-In-Training (CIT) program. CIT’s are offered this opportunity to voluntarily assist our Counselors in the day to day routines of camp including: leading activities, camper supervision, activity preparation, and clean-up. CIT’s should be responsible individuals looking to learn more about leadership in the camp environment. Our goal is to invite successful CIT’s back as Junior and Senior Counselors in subsequent years! CIT’s do not have to pay tuition to participate, however they must have membership
to the Center. CIT’s must sign up for at least a one-week block of time at camp, but are welcome to sign up for longer if it is mutually agreed upon by the CIT and staff.