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Seedlings will work together to care for a garden and explore the outdoors at ESC. Seedlings will learn about plant parts and their importance!Seedling campers will also participate in songs, cooking, and crafts to enhance their understanding of the plants growing around us. Click here for more information and to apply.
Camp begins at 9:00 AM every day and ends at 1:00 PM
Open to students entering Kindergarten and Grade 1Monday, July 6 – Friday, July 10What is the difference between an invertebrate and a vertebrate?Campers will explore the animal kingdom to discover the wide range of animals. Campers will understand the difference between mammals, reptiles, insects, amphibians and birds.Campers will participate in hands on activities, crafts and many animal encounters with the ESC animal collection.On the final day campers will visit the Prospect Park Zoo to further their discovery of animal investigations. Click here for more information and to apply.
Open to students entering Kindergarten and Grade 1Monday, August 3 – Friday, August 7Sprouts will work with the ESC staff to plant and care for a garden. Students will enjoy stories, cooking and hands on activities while exploring the world around them.This weekday camp will engage campers in the whole process of gardening including planting, maintaining and planning for its future. Click here for more information and to apply.
Open to students entering Grade 2Monday, July 13 – Friday, July 17Campers will investigate and discover different habitats around the world and how animals adapt to their habitats in order to survive and thrive. Campers will be engaged in many hands on activities and animal encounters to better understand adaptations of animals. Campers will also travel to Prospect Park Zoo to further study animals and their adaptations. Click here for more information and to apply.
Open to students entering Grades 3, 4 and 5Monday, July 6 – Friday, July 10Campers will spend the week learning the basics of vegetable, herb, and flower gardening, including seeding, weeding, watering, and harvesting. Along the way, they will learn plant anatomy and identification up close, see the roles of invertebrates in our food system, and gain hands-on experience in the world of home-grown food and healthy eating.
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Open to students entering Grades 3, 4 and 5Choose from one of the following sessions:
Poison, armor, camouflage, oh my! Come discover how organisms defend themselves within their environment through hands-on learning and animal encounters at ESC. This program includes a trip to Prospect Park Zoo where student scientists will work with an animal behavior specialist.
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Open to students entering Grades 6, 7 and 8Camp begins at 9:00 AM every day and ends at 1:00 PM
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Isn’t a garden beautiful? Experience the arts, by observing the natural world at the Environmental Study Center. Campers will learn the science behind the garden while creating sketches, designing stepping stones, painting garden scenes, and creating field guides through a naturalist’s eye.
Monday, July 20 – Friday, July 24Campers will spend the week developing their gardening skills, learning about the ecology, history, and culture of horticulture from the soil up. Hands-on activities and lessons will focus on soil health, plant anatomy and identification, tool safety and use, seeding, weeding, watering, and harvesting, taking away a new perspective on the life and journey of the fruits and vegetables around them.
Monday, August 10 – Friday, August 14Campers will explore the sustainability and carbon footprint of the food we eat and then practice their kitchen skills while cooking their way through various food groups.
Open to students entering Grades 9, 10, 11 and 12Camp begins at 9:00 AM every day and ends at 1:00 PM
Campers will work together to explore the foundations of the exciting world of forensic science. Campers will participate in labs to foster their understanding of different techniques and concepts used in real crime scene investigations to analyze evidence collected at a "crime scene" such as fibers, fingerprints, blood splatter and DNA.