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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Holiday Break Camp: December 18th - 22nd, December 26th - 29th, and January 2nd - 5th

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. Registration closes December 22nd at 5 pm. 

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, $40/day
Half-Day w/Lunch Bunch: 9:00 am - 1 pm, $45/day (bring a sack lunch)
Full-Day: 9:00 AM - 4 PM  (bring a sack lunch), $80/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 2017 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. 

REGISTER HERE

Little Blue Herons: Ages 2-4

Half Day: 9:00 am - 12 pm, $40/day
Half-Day w/Lunch Bunch: 9:00 am - 1 pm,
$45/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 we will spend our time together. Adult/Child Ratio: 2 BHNP Instructors: 6 children. 

Registration Opens November 24th 

 

2018 School Break Camp Schedule: 

MLK, Jr. Day Camp: January 15th
February Break Camp: February 19th-23rd
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.
School break camps are $40 for half-day (9 am-12 pm), $45 for half-day with Lunch Bunch (9 am - 1 pm), and $80 for full-day (9 am - 4 pm). 

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.