Summer 2021 Nature Camp
For incoming 1st graders to age 12 (divided into two age groups). Have fun exploring the creeks and ponds, meadows and woods and discovering the oldest ranch in Orinda, the Wagner Ranch Nature Area. Activities include hikes, games & crafts, creeks and pond studies and an end-of-week Friday BBQ! May also include some organic garden or building projects, for those interested. This is a fully outdoor, unplugged and in-nature experience!
Campers: Arrive wearing a mask and sunscreen. Bring a small backpack with a refillable water bottle, a snack, and for full-day campers: a lunch. Campers should wear “camping-worthy” clothing and shoes (no sandals) that may get wet or dirty. On drizzly days, a hooded jacket is recommended. Full-day campers should also pack sunscreen to reapply mid-day. We conform to the state and county safety guidelines for COVID-19.
Enrollment: Following current COVID guidelines, we can accept a maximum of 14 campers per week. Group will divide into two (1st-4th grade in one, 5th grade and older in the other; ok for siblings to pair up). Each group is led by an experienced Environmental Education Teacher, and a (high school or college) Counselor.
Camp is 5 days and will run Monday - Friday. Sign up for a morning camp (9a - 12:15p) for $220, or all day camp (9a - 3p) for $380. Each week we will run the same program. Camp will be the weeks of:
Counselors: We are interested in hiring high school or college aged Camp Counselors to assist with the camps. Please read our Summer Nature Camp - Counselor Description document. Please contact Brad McCullough at FWRNATreasurer@gmail.com if you are interested.
CITs: We invite incoming 8th grade to age 15 campers to enroll as a Counselor-in-Training (CIT), who will assist and receive training from the Teachers and Counselors. We hope to pull from this year’s CITs into a future Summer Nature Camp as fully-paid Counselors. CITs would pay to attend the Nature Camp and would get training on the programs and how to be a camp counselor. Please read our Summer Nature Camp - CIT Description document. Please contact Brad McCullough at FWRNATreasurer@gmail.com for more information.
Schedule of Activities: Summer Nature Camp at Wagner Ranch Nature Area will be a theme-based curriculum. Please see the Summer Nature Camp Activity Descriptions document for more information.
Please register using this Summer Nature Camp Enrollment Form.
Payment must be received to reserve your spot.
Payment can be made through our website at https://www.fwrna.org/donate.html, or PayPal (to: FWRNATreasurer@gmail.com). For other forms of payment please contact FWRNATreasurer@gmail.com. To see who has registered already, please access this Summer Nature Camp Signup List.