2020 REGISTRATION IS OPEN!
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Our five separate weeks of summer fun are designed to work well together, each with a theme that ties into the overall lessons of the camp. Many campers take advantage of our multiple week and sibling discounts. Camp is open to rising K-5th graders only.
Kids spend the day playing outside and moving with our top-notch instructors at some of the most beautiful land in this country. If your child enjoys outdoor time and likes to be active, this is the right camp!
Camp starts at 9:00 am and ends at 3:00 pm with option to add on a martial arts class and aftercare until 6:00 pm. Students can drop off as early as 8:30 (please email us ahead of time to let us know.)
OUR WEEKLY THEMES
Earth Explorers: June 8th – 12th
In this week’s adventure, we’re journeying to the center of our planet, encountering all sorts of challenges as we navigate the various layers of the Earth. Campers work together to solve challenges, uncovering awesome geological information along the way. Once we make it through to the other side, we set up our Ninja camp and develop a true appreciation for how to live reciprocally with the land. Kids will graduate this week with essential knowledge about the layers of our planet, types of rocks, animal tracking skills, the principles of living thoughtfully and conserving resources, and a deep sense of the value for all life on Earth. They will also gain Ninja skills focused on balance, kinesthetic awareness, self control and precision in movement.
Water Wonders: June 15th – 19th
Jump inside a water molecule for the ride of your life. Kids develop a real sense of how precious water is on this planet, how to work together to conserve it, how to be safe drinking it in the wilderness, and even learn about the water cycles on our planet! Through it all, we learn this element’s important lessons of physical and mental flexibility and grace. Kids will graduate this week with an understanding of the water cycle, the properties of water and water purification for survival. They will also gain Ninja skills focused on flexibility, redirecting energy, and making movements seamless.
Inner Spark: June 22nd – 26th
This week draws its inspiration from the sun! Explore how energy moves through each part of our world and discover that brave spark that lives inside of you too. Kids will also learn age-appropriate fire safety, the components needed to build a successful campfire, and how to put it out properly. Inspired by the value of bravery, each camper will design their own superhero and share it at the final presentation! Kids will graduate this week with a grasp on the different types of energy, the solar energy chain, and vital information on safety around fire. They will also gain Ninja Skills focused on creating maximum power in our movements while retaining complete control of ourselves and the space around us.
Flying Lessons: July 13th – 17th
Jump on the wind and get a new perspective. Kids this week are going on an adventure through the Earth’s atmosphere and all the way to outer space. We’ll also learn why the Ninja were rumored to have magic flying powers, and get to know about the birds of our own region. Through games and adventures, we gain better awareness of ourselves and the world around us. Kids will graduate this week with valuable lessons about birds, weather patterns, solar systems and galaxies, as well as some ideas for how they can help prevent climate change! They will also gain Ninja skills focused on spatial awareness, and increasing their speed and agility.
Ninja Team: July 20th – 24th
This is a week of adventure that teaches us the true meaning of community. Campers discover how martial arts and nature are all about teamwork! We’re learning basic nature awareness, navigation and safety skills and even building shelters together! Join us to solve problems as a team and celebrate diversity in our own group and in the wild. Kids will graduate this week with important knowhow on compasses and other navigation tools, leave no trace principles, and the components of a good shelter made from natural materials. They will also gain Ninja skills focused on partner awareness, reading body language, and accomplishing martial arts challenges with a team.
Special Workshops during camp vary each week and may include: Herbal Medicine, Local Food and Farming, Yoga, Gymnastics, and Nature Crafts
$239/Week ($20 OFF/week Before February 1st. $10 OFF/week Before March 1st)
- The second week and beyond for the same child will be $5 off/week.
- The second child and beyond in each family will receive $20 off/week (regardless of how many weeks they come).
- Multiple week and sibling discounts can’t be combined, but the early bird specials are in addition to other discounts.
- Pricing includes daily snack and all materials fees. Each camper will also get a new Nature Adventures Camp T-Shirt each year!
To register more than one camper, please submit the form for your first child, then refresh the page and submit it again for the next child.
MORNING SHUTTLE SERVICE
We offer daily shuttle service in our safe Minivan or Minibus from our dojo on Merrimon Ave., just North of downtown, to the camp at Warren Wilson College.
AFTERNOON CLASSES AND DOWNTIME
If you are interested in after care at our martial arts studio on Merrimon Ave, you must sign up early! These spots go like hotcakes! We bring kids back to town from Green Heron Pond, in our safe Minivan or Minibus for an awesome afternoon of fun and downtime!
Extend your adventure till 6:00 pm with our wonderful summertime martial arts classes and after care. Summer classes have a relaxed and playful environment. When not in class, campers will spend time winding down with art projects, stories, and free time in our calming and fully stocked after school. Still, we bet they will come home ready for dinner and bed!