Upcoming Explore Jr Programs
Cost for Explore is based on the number of days your child attends. Price is $20.00 for the first day, $15.00 for the 2nd, and only $10.00 for the 3rd. So you would pay only $45.00 for the full 3 days of attendance.
The cost of attendance includes lunch, snacks, and materials. When registering, you will have the option to attend as a chaperone at no cost. You may elect to purchase lunch if attending, at the price of $6.00. You will also see the option to bring younger children who are not yet old enough to participate. Again, they may attend at no charge and choose to bring or purchase lunch here at Camp Ara.
Each class runs from 10am - 2pm, and it is held two weeks a month Tues-Thurs.
March 2 - 4
It's that time of year when you might catch what Laura Ingalls Wilder called a "Sugar Snow". We are going to teach campers all about tapping, collecting, and cooking down maple syrup. Campers will get a chance to take on the challenge of identifying sugar maples without leaves, and other pioneering projects while spending time in the fresh air and even cooking some delicious foods on the open fire to pair with maple syrup.
Signs of Spring
March 16 - 18
This is a full on nature camp! We will be taking campers hiking and guiding them to create and build nature journals to document their findings of the changing season. We will also be celebrating the returning birds of spring with a study on our first prodigals of the season, the bluebirds!
March 30 - April 1
Have a passion for taking photos? Never picked up a camera, but want to learn? Spend the week learning the basics of photography. Learn about composition, lighting, The Rule of Thirds, and subjects from a professional photographer. Spend the day hiking and exploring our campus while learning to see the world through different lenses. Document your own class experience through photos that you will put into a photo album to take home with you to share!
April 13 - 15
Baking is science, math, art.....and delicious! We are excited for a week of teaching campers all about baking. At Junior Baking, we will provide an opportunity for campers at all levels of experience with baking. This is a great week for fine motor skills and self-expression, but as usual we will have time for outdoor recreation and play as well.
April 27 - 29
Do you have an K-8 grade child that is interested in soccer? Full spring programs not available or not able to commit to a full season of soccer? Over these three days we will go over the mechanics and the rules of the game. We will discuss the value in being prepared both through physical fitness and a proper diet. Some basic and advanced skills will be taught and on the third day, we will hold a 3v3 mini tournament. (shoot out pending attendance)
Help Build The 2021 Learning Garden
May 11 - 13 (Part 1)
This is a two week session at Camp Ara, but campers can join in anytime. Together we are building and planning the 2021 Camp Ara Learning Garden! Projects consist of planting, building garden structures, decorating the garden, composting, and of course getting our hands dirty!
Help Build The 2021 Learning Garden
May 25 -27 (Part 2)
The 2nd half of our two week Gardening Session. Weren't able to make the first week? That's ok! Campers are welcome for one day or all six! Together we are building and planning the 2021 Camp Ara Learning Garden! Projects consist of planting, building garden structures, decorating the garden, composting, and of course getting our hands dirty!