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Summer Camps 2019

Posted by | January 11, 2019 | Filed under: News

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All Ready to Sign Up?

Don't be shy! Our scholarship fund is meant to help everyone attend camp.

Want to know more before you download the forms? Read on to find out all about our summer camps!

Camps for Ages 6 to 15

Kids at every age bring unique abilities and perspective to their camp experience, so Wells Reserve programs evolve as kids get older. This summer's camps are tailored to three age groups.

Ages 12 to 15

This five-day camp is being kept small to keep the group of young teens close knit. At this age, campers are able to make more connections from day to day, allowing them to do more thinking on a system-wide level. Kids 12 and up are also eligible to participate in our kayaking program (ability to swim required), so will paddle the estuary, weather permitting.

  1. Becoming a Naturalist: July 22-26 (FULL)

Ages 9 to 12

Campers in this age group immerse themselves in a scientific investigation and often make use of a week-long journal for recording observations. Camp staff can tap into the deeper thinking that happens at this age compared with the younger set. These camps usually culminate with presentations for parents (and reserve staff) on the final day of camp.

  1. Forest to the Bog: July 1-5 (no camp on July 4)
  2. River to the Sea: August 5-9 (FULL)

Ages 6 to 9

Day camps for the elementary set are fast moving, broad based, and usually focused on a narrow subject. These camps balance science information with on-topic games and crafts.

  1. Insect Safari: June 24 (FULL)
  2. Feathered Friends: June 25 
  3. Turtles, Toads, & Snakes, Oh My!: June 26 (FULL)
  4. Furry Friends: June 27 (FULL)
  5. Critter Art in Nature: June 28
  6. Stream Sleuths: July 8 (FULL)
  7. Eels & Other Fishy Friends: July 9 (FULL)
  8. Crazy About Crabs & Clams: July 10 (FULL)
  9. Tidepool Trekkers: July 11 (FULL)
  10. Plankton Party: July 12 (FULL)
  11. Wilderness Survivor: July 15 (FULL)
  12. Wilderness Survivor II: July 17 (FULL)
  13. Biomimicry Bonanza: July 19
  14. Wildlife Detectives: August 12
  15. Wildlife Detectives II: August 14

Ready to register? Complete the registration form and mail it in, or register over the phone by calling (207) 646-1555 ext 142.

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