Nature Connection Summer Camp, Ages 11-14, July 1 – Aug 9, 2019
Nature Connection Summer Camp
Empowering Youth Through Nature Based Education
Two 3 Week Sessions
Session I: July 1 – 19
Session II: July 19 – Aug 9
Time: 9AM – 3PM
Age: 11 – 14. Limited Enrollment – Scholarship for PCSD Students with financial need – Pre-registration Required for scholarship applicants.
Full Tuition $750 for 3 weeks or 1500 6 Weeks.
Reduced Price Tier I: $650
Reduced PriceTierII: $450
Nature Connection, founded in 2015, is a summer program for children in and around the town of Beals, a coastal village in Downeast Maine. Over the past four years, Nature Connection has served approximately 30 elementary and middle school youth. Through STEAM-based activities as well as community service projects, Nature Connection offers participants hands-on opportunities to explore nature and to develop their skills as scientists, artists, and community builders. Broadly, the program provides a safe, nurturing environment that enables children to cultivate innate positive qualities within themselves and to connect with the natural world around them. Building on its annual growth, the program is poised to enter its fifth year with a focus on expanding offerings for middle and high school aged youth. NECS is piloting this program this Summer in Peekskill NY.
To create a safe, community-based space for children and youth to become leaders of their own intellectual and moral development based on an understanding of themselves as agents of positive change. Nature connection will engage participants in nature-centered activities designed to foster the well-being of participants and their communities, and encouraging an understanding and respect for the interconnectedness of all living things.
Over the course of the program, participants will gain a greater understanding to themselves and their connection to nature, explore their environment, and learn about sustainable living practices, and ecological balance principles. Each day will be spent learning about their inner strengths through activities designed to foster leadership, and teamwork, while exploring and discovering nature; cultivate the inner naturalist through creative nature projects, stories, games, music, and service.