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Children's Programs

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

Environmental 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 2014-2015
On MCPS one-day holidays!

Grades K-5 
Nature Adventures 
Friday, October 31, 2014 FULL
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Tuesday, January 20, 2015 
Friday, March 27, 2015

8:30 am-4:30 pm
Members $70 per day; nonmembers $80 per day
We pack each day with a variety of nature-themed, hands-on activities including outdoor exploration, nature hikes, field games, and crafts. Registration required, please use registration form.

Grades 6-9 
Eco-Team Service Learning
Friday, October 31, 2014
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Friday, March 27, 2015

8:30 am-4:30 pm
Members $70 per day; nonmembers $80 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. Registration required, please use registration form.


Spring Break Camp 2015

Grades K-5
Monday, April 6-Friday, April 10
8:30 am-3:00 pm (extended camp available til 5:30 pm for $100)
Members $326; nonmembers $411
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 beginning January 24, 2015 through the summer camp registration system. 

Spring Break Camp: Eco-Action - Student Service Learning

Grades 6-8

Monday, April 6-Friday, April 10
8:30 am-3:00 pm (extended camp available til 5:30 pm for $100)
Members $326; nonmembers $411
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 beginning January 24, 2015 through the summer camp registration system.
 

"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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