EcoQuest

EcoQuest is an environmental summer day camp for children ages 6-13. We will explore not only the natural world, but learn what we as individuals can do to help. We do this through exploring ecosystems and the creatures that live there, hiking, crafts, games and other hands on activities. Each camper will receive a camp t-shirt to be worn on field trip days. Campers need to pack a bag lunch, no refrigeration is available. This camp is co-sponsored by 4-H.

 

We will explore these topics through the use of field trips, guest speakers and our own adventures!

Click on each week below to learn more! 

Week 1    |    June 20-24, 2016    |    Rising 1st-5th Graders

Schedule of Activities

Day 1 Wildlife Watchers: Students will look at the many organisms that call Noxontown home

Day 2 Rocks and Minerals: Students will study what rocks and minerals are made of and look at identifying characteristics while making their own rock collection. Half day field trip to UDEL

Day 3 Field Trip: Brandywine Creek State Park

Day 4 Fishing: Students will learn different fishing techniques, including knot tying and casting.

Day 5 Field Trip: Cape Henelopen 

Daily Schedule

8:00-8:30 a.m. Check-in and Morning Meeting
8:30-9:30 a.m. Morning game and Lesson
9:30-10:00 a.m. Snack and Free Time
10:00-11:30 a.m. Speaker
11:30-12:30 p.m. Lunch and Free Time
12:30-1:00 p.m. Game
1:00-3:00 p.m. Afternoon activities: Pool, Hike, Half day field trip
3:30 p.m. Parent Pick Up

Field Trip Days

8:00-8:30a.m. Check-in and Morning Meeting
8:30 a.m. Depart for field trip
2:30-3:00 p.m. Return to Camp
3:30 p.m. Parent Pick Up

Week 2    |    June 27-July 1, 2016    |    Rising 1st-5th Graders

Schedule of Activities

Day 6 | Pollution: Plants are very different, they make their own energy, can't be seen moving or eating or breathing yet are still alive.Students will explore what makes them so special!
Day 7 | Biodiversity: What is it and why is it important? Half-day field trip to Blackbird.
Day 8 | Field Trip: Iron Hill Museum and Fossil digging along the canal
Day 9 | Green Energy: What is green energy? We will explore the many varieties of green energy with a focus on solar energy.
Day 10 | Field Trip: Delaware Nature Society

Daily Schedule

8:00-8:30 a.m. Check-in and Morning Meeting
8:30-9:30 a.m. Morning game and Lesson
9:30-10:00 a.m. Snack and Free Time
10:00-11:30 a.m. Speaker
11:30-12:30 p.m. Lunch and Free Time
12:30-1:00 p.m. Game
1:00-3:00 p.m. Afternoon activities: Pool, Hike, Half day field trip
3:30 p.m. Parent Pick Up

Field Trip Days

8:00-8:30 a.m. Check-in and Morning Meeting
8:30 a.m. Depart for field trip
2:30-3:00 p.m. Return to Camp
3:30 p.m. Parent Pick Up

Week 3    |    July 5-8, 2016    |    Rising 4th-8th Graders

Schedule of Activities

Day 11 | OFF for July 4th Holiday 
Day 12 | Fishing: Campers will learn different techniques of fishing, including cast fishing and fly fishing.
Day 13 | Field Trip: White Clay Creek State Park
Day 14 | STEM: Students will practice their engineering skills as we build and brainstorm a variety of devices, including solar powered robots.
Day 15 | Field Trip: Plumpton Park Zoo

Daily Schedule

8:00-8:30 a.m. Check-in and Morning Meeting
8:30-9:30 a.m. Morning game and Lesson
9:30-10:00 a.m. Snack and Free Time
10:00-11:30 a.m. Speaker
11:30-12:30 p.m. Lunch and Free Time
12:30-1:00 p.m. Game
1:00-3:00 p.m. Afternoon activities: Pool, Hike, Half day field trip
3:30 p.m. Parent Pick Up

Field Trip Days

8:00-8:30 a.m. Check-in and Morning Meeting
8:30 a.m. Depart for field trip
2:30-3:00 p.m. Return to Camp
3:30 p.m. Parent Pick Up

 

Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis, and will not be complete until payment is received. All registrations must be received by May 30.

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For additional information please contact Brianna Barkus, bbarkus@standrews-de.org or 302.387.9642.