Discoverland 2020
Chairperson:  Darcy Morrison
Grades:  K – 2


D1  Science & Scavenger Hunts
Weeks: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6                                        Grades: K – 2
We do it all in “Scientists & Scavenger Hunts”!  We investigate the amazing plant life and wild creatures that are found on our land.  We explore the mountain, with its huge boulders, walk through streams, visit the pond, and so much more!  We perform fun experiments from nature and go on awesome scavenger hunts!  Join our great exploratory walks and “hands-on” activities!

Instructor: Camille McDonnell

D2 Amazing Arts and Exploration
Weeks: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6                                        Grades: K – 2

Come to create, explore, learn … and most importantly, be an artist!  Here we will work with many art materials:  watercolors, paints, crayons, markers and much more.  You’ll draw your favorite outdoor animals, inspired by all the beauty of the Land:  the thick forests, the streams, the pond with its big frogs and dragonflies!!!  Painting, drawing, watercolors, creating mobiles – we do it all in  “Amazing Arts and Exploration”.

Instructor: Morgan Redmond

D3 Nature’s Clubhouse
Weeks: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6                                        Grades: K – 2

In “Nature’s Clubhouse” this summer, we will create a “playroom”; we’ll have fun gathering nature’s treasures for this room!  We will design a nature T-shirt to wear, find and decorate our own hiking sticks and prepare yummy nature treats. We will investigate the pond, catch frogs, walk up streambeds and collect fossils.  We will also find Chipster the Chipmunk, Gentle Giant, Little Red the Salamander, and the GHOST!  Come join in the fun!

Instructors: Chris Cronin – Wks. 1-4; Danielle Newkirk – Wks. 5-6

D4 Magical Music & More!
Weeks: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6                                                          Grades: K – 2

In this class we will explore and learn about a land which is filled with amazing creatures and sounds! We’ll search for materials to build our very own nature-inspired instruments! We’ll create our own songs, too, and use our new instruments to perform for friends and family! We’ll play cool musical games! See you in “Magical Music”!!

Instructors:  Shannon Blakely (Weeks 1-4), Darcy Morrison (Weeks 5 & 6)

 D5 Game On!
Weeks: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6                                        Grades: K – 2

What fun this will be! Every day we play games!!! Campers learn the importance of working together, while playing cooperative games. We explore all the awesome places around the Workshop and use our surroundings to influence the games we play. Come join us for a fabulous fun time in Game On!

Instructor: Lauren Theadore

 D6 Walk a Native American Path
Weeks: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6                                        Grades: K – 2

This class is filled with all things Native American – you’ll even give yourself a unique Native American name! We’ll make talking sticks, dream catchers and much more! We’ll play exciting Native American games and explore the forest, pond and streams of the Helderberg Mountains – a place where the Native Americans once lived. We have a full-sized tipi, which we will use for reading books, eating snacks and just having fun! Come and join in on all the excitement!!

Instructor: Wks. 1, 2: Rebecca Theadore; Wks. 3, 4, 5, 6: Lauren Dantz

 D7 Nature’s Explorers
Weeks: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6                                        Grades K – 2

Join the adventure with Nature’s Explorers!  We’ll go for hikes every day, there’s always a new place to explore!  We’ll go to the stream beds to find fossils, the pond to see its many frogs, salamanders and dragonflies, and of course, to the woods!  We’ll find cool hideouts every day and best of all; we’ll play fun games wherever we go!  We’ll make exciting crafts and creations relating to our day’s adventures. Each day is full of wonder and new surprises!

Instructor:  Wks 1-2: Christie MacFarlane; Wks. 3-6: Lily McDonnell

D8 Discover the Stage!
Weeks: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6                                   Grades K – 2

Act your heart out on Discoverland’s stage!  Kids will perform a short play of their choice!  They will create props and costumes, sing, dance, and ACT!  Nature will inspire us: fun frogs, exciting efts, slithery snakes, magical mountain!

Instructor:  Morgan Galvin