Campers are provided the opportunity to go deeper with learning outdoor skills and explore further into the park with longer hikes.
Part of Adventure Camp is letting the group direct what activities they would like to do by coming up with new and exciting adventures. The staff has the freedom to be creative when making these fun adventures come to life.
- Campers will have an opportunity to go on a kayak adventure during the week, possibly even traveling as far as the Hollywood Oyster Company.
- Each week campers will hike their favorite trail to visit their favorite spots such as Curious Hollow.
- Each afternoon, campers are provided an afternoon snack and each week there is a chance to make S’mores.
- The week ends with “Tie-Dye Friday” for a take-home memory of the week at camp.
Adventure Camp is for children ages 8 – 14 (by first day of camp session).
Adventure Camp is offered for seven weeks of our summer camp program. Both AM and PM Extended care and Drop-In Extended Care is available.
Weeks 2 & 6: Forest Heroes Academy
Awaken your inner hero and prepare to fight evil by facing awareness challenges, completing obstacle courses, playing games, and carrying out secret missions.
Weeks 3 & 7: Hidden Forest Trailblazers
We have scouted out poison ivy free pockets of forest for this camp! Explore off trail, chart unchartered territory, play forest games, set camera traps, and create maps or field guides. Share stories, adventures, maps, guides, and/or camera trap pictures with other Greenwell campers.
Week 4: Nature Art & Wild-crafting
Learn about nature sculpture artists including Andy Goldsworthy, Olga Ziemska, and Anne Gillespie and mud mural artist, Yusuke Asai. Create all natural paint brushes, natural pigment paints, and nature sculptures. Construct crafts using natural materials.
Weeks 5 & 9: Survival Skills
Learn the survival rules of 3 and how to prioritize in a survival situation through stories, games, and activities. Build a survival shelter, take part in a friction fire demo, purify water, try a few wilderness cooking techniques, and make cordage.
Week 8: Nature’s Bounty Chefs
Learn about what plants need to survive, food webs, producers, consumers, decomposers, and dynamic equilibrium through fun games and activities. Follow a healthy snack recipe each day using food grown locally. Don’t worry; you will still be able to eat S’mores one day this week.