SCHOOL BREAK CAMPS @ BHNP
Designed to help you SPREAD YOUR WINGS, our School Break Camps are all about taking a break from the classroom and recharging in nature! We will explore the our 30-acre green space as we learn about plants, animals, ecosystems, and more! Our programs are focused on positive, hands-on experiences in nature so join us as we look for critters, build forts, explore the creeks, and foster your camper’s curiosity.
School Break Camp Dates
Spring Break Camp:
April 3rd- 7th
9:00am – 4:00pm
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Little Blue Herons
For Little Blue Herons, we focus on sensory exploration and positive experiences in the natural world.
Great Blue Herons
For Great Blue Herons, we focus on hands-on explorations in nature that build your camper’s understanding of the natural world!
WHAT SETS BLUE HERON CAMP APART
We are inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach— an educational philosophy that views children as the initiators of the learning process. The Reggio approach is place-based and child-led; every day is based on how your child wants to discover the fascinating world of nature.
We value small groups and hands-on learning. At Blue Heron Day Camps, your child will spend most of their time outside learning from nature. Your children learn to interact safely with nature; turning over rocks and logs, climbing downed trees, skipping rocks in the creek, and catching butterflies and insects in nets.
- Our curriculum is emergent – Blue Heron educators head into a week of camp with numerous ideas and materials for students to explore. Through careful observation and communication, instructors collaborate with your child to guide the day’s activities.
- We recognize the Hundred Languages of Children- The Reggio approach holds that children are natural communicators and can express themselves in many different ways. We encourage children to express their interests through words, drawing, sculpting, building, music, movement, and more.
- Our environment is the third teacher- The set-up of Reggio classrooms is an important part of inviting children to explore and learn. In addition to the thoughtful set-up of our indoor spaces, Blue Heron has a 30-acre greenspace that invites children to discover nature in a hands-on, meaningful way.