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Children's Programs

Foster your child's curiosity, imagination, and capacity for amazement in our children's programs

schoolsoutEnvironmental education can be a powerful influence in shaping a young life. All sessions taught by experienced staff naturalists. These classes meet at the Woodend Sanctuary in Chevy Chase, MD. Rust programs are listed on the Rust Sanctuary webpage. Children should be at least the age specified for the class and dressed appropriately for outdoor activities. Questions? Call 301-652-9188 x15.

School’s Out Nature Camp 2016-2017
On MCPS one-day holidays!

Grades K-5 
Nature Adventures 
8:30-5:30 pm
Monday, September 12
Monday, October 3
Wednesday, October 12
Monday, November 7
Tuesday, November 8
Friday, January 20
Friday, January 27
Members $85 per day; nonmembers $100 per day

We pack each day with a variety of nature-themed, hands-on activities including outdoor exploration, nature hikes, field games, and crafts. Register online.

Grades 6-9 
Eco-Team Service Learning
8:30-5:30 pm
Monday, September 12
Monday, October 3
Wednesday, October 12
Monday, November 7
Tuesday, November 8
Friday, January 20
Friday, January 27

Members $85 per day; nonmembers $100 per day
Earn SSL hours while learning about the natural environment. Each day focuses on an environmental theme with four hours of service learning projects and tons of nature fun. Register online.

Spring Break Camp 2017

Grades K-5
Monday, April 10-Friday, April 14
8:30 am-3 pm
Members $347; nonmembers $432
Extended camp available from 3-5:30 pm ($115)
Spend your spring break outdoors on our beautiful nature sanctuary. Campers will spend a week discovering salamander eggs, flower buds, wood frog calls, and other signs of spring. Outdoor play, crafts, songs, and stories will enhance our natural history learning. Register online.

Spring Break Camp: Eco-Action - Student Service Learning

Grades 6-9

Monday, April 10-Friday, April 14
8:30 am-3 pm
Members $347; nonmembers $432
Extended camp available from 3-5:30 pm ($115)
Earn 20 SSL hours while learning about the natural environment! Each day our Eco Action Team will take on a new project to improve the sanctuary, while at the same time learning about the environment and having fun. Register online.
 

"Did you know that children will be smarter, better able to get along with others, healthier and happier when they have regular opportunities for free and unstructured play in the out of doors?" (Burdette & Whitaker, 2005)

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