School Break Camps and Nature Weeks

School Break Camps and Nature Weeks at Blue Heron are the ideal opportunity for your child to experience the wonders of nature and stay active during school breaks. Our programs focus on outdoor experiences and give children time to play and learn through individual and group exploration.

Our instructors are expert naturalists who understand the value of providing children unstructured exploration time. If you have questions about our camps or nature experiences for children, please contact Amy Zvonar, Education Director, at amyz@bhnp.org or 404-946-6394 ext. 1. 

 

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April Spring Break Camp:  April 2nd- 6th

Please register your child for either our Little Blue Herons or Great Blue Herons group according to their age. Registration links are at the bottom of each group description.

Register before March 26th at 5 pm to receive the lowest price! All fees will go up by $5 after March 26th to ensure we can adequately compensate our contract educators. Limited spaces are available. Register early to ensure a spot! Our cancellation policy is detailed on the registration form, please read it carefully before completing your registration. Please note that if a day is full, the online system will not allow you to register and you will be put on a wait list. You will not be asked to pay for a spot that is not open! 

Great Blue Herons: Ages 5-13
(4 yo with permission. May attend half-day and Lunch Bunch only)

Half-Day: 9:00 am - 12 pm, $45/day
Half-Day w/Lunch Bunch: 9:00 am - 1 pm, $50/day (bring a sack lunch)
Full-Day: 9:00 AM - 4 PM  (bring a sack lunch), $90/day
Please note that Full-Day is open to ages 5 and up only. 
Extended Hours: 
Early Drop Off: 8:30 am and Late Pick Up: 4:30 pm,
$30 each/$50 both to use for all 2018 School Break Camps or $5/drop off. 

Great Blue Herons provides hands-on activities and outdoor exploration time for campers.  We spend most of our time outside learning from nature. Children will learn to interact safely with nature; turning over rocks and logs, climbing downed trees, skipping rocks in our creek, and catching butterflies and insects in nets. Every day offers a new opportunity to discover the fascinating world of nature.  Adult/Child Ratio: 2 BHNP Instructors: 14 children. 

Monday Afternoon Art Camp Special, 1 pm - 4 pm: 

Campers attending full-day camp on 4/02 get to enjoy our popular Paintbox Mystery Art Camp with Christy Knight! Art camp is included in the cost of full-day registration on Monday, April 2nd. If you would like your child to attend art camp only, from 1 pm - 4 pm, select the Art Camp Only option when you register.

The theme for Monday's art camp is Yum-Yum Art:
This workshop is all about art projects inspired by the food we grow, prepare and eat. Join us as we experiment with mediums and recipes that look good enough to gobble up.

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Little Blue Herons: Ages 2-4
Half Day: 9:00 am - 12 pm, $45/day
Half-Day w/Lunch Bunch: 9:00 am - 1 pm,
$50/day (bring a sack lunch) 
Please note that early drop-off is not available for our
Little Blue Herons group.
 

 

Little Blue Herons is a sensory based outdoor experience for young children. We will spend time playing in our Children's Garden, walking in the woods, and learning how to play in nature. Building with sticks, planting in the garden, and digging in the sand are just a few of the ways https://bhnp.z2systems.com/eventReg.jsp?event=828& we will spend our time together. Adult/Child Ratio: 2 BHNP Instructors: 6 children. 

Register here.

 

 

March Spring Break Camp:  March 5th, 7th, 9th

We are hosting our Great Blue Herons camp for children ages 4-13 during March Spring Break. 

Limited spaces are available. Register early to ensure a spot! Our cancellation policy is detailed on the registration form, please read it carefully before completing your registration. Please note that if a day is full, the online system will not allow you to register and you will be put on a wait list. You will not be asked to pay for a spot that is not open. 

Great Blue Herons: Ages 4-13
Half-Day: 9:00 am - 12 pm, $45/day
Half-Day w/Lunch Bunch: 9:00 am - 1 pm, $50/day (bring a sack lunch)
Please note: we are only offering a half-day option for this camp. 
Extended Hours: 
Early Drop Off: 8:30 am
$30 to use for all 2018 School Break Camps or $5/drop off. 

Great Blue Herons provides hands-on activities and outdoor exploration time for campers.  We spend most of our time outside learning from nature. Children will learn to interact safely with nature; turning over rocks and logs, climbing downed trees, skipping rocks in our creek, and catching butterflies and insects in nets. Every day offers a new opportunity to discover the fascinating world of nature.  Adult/Child Ratio: 2 BHNP Instructors: 14 children. 

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED.

April Spring Break Camp Registration Opens March 5th! 

 

2018 School Break Camp Schedule: 

March Spring Break Camp: March 5th-9th
April Spring Break Camp: April 2nd - 6th
 

Registration for School Break Camps will open 4-6 weeks prior to the start of the camp.
2018 School break camps are $45 for half-day (9 am-12 pm), $50 for half-day with Lunch Bunch (9 am - 1 pm), and $90 for full-day (9 am - 4 pm). The new pricing reflects the increased cost of certifying instructors and ensuring the safety of your child(ren). We continue to improve the training and ability of our instructors, and we appreciate your support as we make this the best day camp experience possible for your child. 

For the 2017-2018 school year, we will accept children ages 2-4 in our Little Blue Herons group and children ages 5-13 in our Great Blue Herons group. Children ages 4 and under may only register for half-day. Children ages 5 and up may register for half-day or full-day. Extended days (8:30 drop off and 4:30 pick up) are open to ages 5 and up for an additional fee.