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Discoverland 2022

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Chairperson:  Darcy Morrison
Grades:  K – 2

D01  Science & Scavenger Hunts
Weeks: 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: Weeks 3,4,5,6: Angela Datri

D02 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: Weeks 1-3: Shannon Blakeley; Weeks 4-6: Lukas Morrison

D03 Nature’s Clubhouse
Weeks: 1, 2, 3, 4                                           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

D04 Magical Music & More
Week: 1,2,3,4,5,6                                            Grades: K – 2
In this class we’ll explore and learn about the music of the land around us!  Listen closely; amazing creatures and elements of nature make up the sounds of our landscape!  Cicadas, bird calls, crickets and streams!  We’ll search for materials to build our very own nature-inspired instruments and write songs together inspired by the forest creatures and sounds of nature.  We’ll play fun musical games and discover the beauty of nature’s music!

Instructor: Meara McTague

D05 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

D06 Walk a Native American Path
Week: 1,2,3,4,5                                              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: Rebecca Theadore

D07 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: Weeks 1-2: Angela O’Connor; Week 3: Eve Trombley; Weeks 4-6: Lily McDonnell