Each week children will enjoy exploring our sprawling campus with access to over 80 acres that include prairie, woods and a pond. They will also hike, sing songs, and enjoy skits with friends. Children must be at least 3 years old and toilet trained. Children will be split into smaller groups based on age: 3 year-olds to rising kindergartners, and rising first graders to 10 year-olds. Campers will need a packed lunch and a change of clothes each day.
Come explore the wild and wonderful world of plants! Children will gain knowledge of our native trees, wild flowers, and edible plants. They will get to start seedlings, set plants, and harvest in one of our flower, vegetable or pollinator gardens on campus. This week will include the opportunity to hike in the Hobart Preserve, create garden sculptures, to discover the importance of native pollinators, and to observe honey bees up close in our very own apiary.
WEEK 2 IS FULL FOR AGE 3 – 6
Children will hike with the Summer Camp team, exploring meadows, woodlands, wetlands and ponds. They will study the mammals, birds, fish, reptiles, amphibians, and invertebrates that live in our local ecosystem. They will peek under rocks and inside hollow logs for critters. The children will create and keep their own nature journals, and design and build animal habitats.
Mother Nature offers a continuous flow of inspiration. Observe a rock, a blade of grass, a flower petal, the bark on a tree, or the veins in a leaf; what kind of shapes, patterns, or designs are visible to fresh young eyes that inspire creativity? This week we will explore the natural world for inspiration, then draw, paint, sculpt, weave or construct in response.
WEEK 4 IS FULL FOR AGES 3 – 6
This week is all about fantasy and adventure. The children will be encouraged to create scenarios of pirates, lost treasures, fairy tales, or blasts into space. They will travel the trails and woodlands surrounding Overfield, building forts, castles, castaway shelters, and encampments from found materials. The children will have the opportunity to create maps and flags, to keep journals and plot a course to fun! Imagination full speed ahead! The Miami County Library bus will be at Overfield one day during the week with books for young adventurers.
We live on a big blue rock orbiting the sun. Two thirds of our planet is covered in water; it is the reason why we are here, and we need to protect and preserve this most precious resource. With a week full of water games, hiking to nearby water features, a water Olympics, and of course a mud pit, we will celebrate water and all its great gifts!
A non-refundable $50 registration deposit is required to hold your spot for each week of camp chosen. The balance is due on the first day of each camp.
Please contact our office at 937-339-5111 to register. Space is limited, so don’t delay!