Tadpoles Summer Program

Tadpoles is a drop-off Nature Enrichment Program designed for 2-year-olds (and some 3-year olds!) and their curious minds. You may sign up for 1 week or up to all 6 weeks. See the Weeks and Themes below.

Ages:

Children must be born in 2015

Time:

9:30 am – 12:00 pm OR 1:30 PM

Days:

  • Thursday and Friday: $152
    (Extended day to 1:30 PM: $222)
  • Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday: $228
    (Extended day to 1:30 PM: $333)
  • Monday through Friday: $380
    (Extended day to 1:30 PM: $555)

**Week 3:
Monday & Tuesday: $152 (Extended day to 1:30 PM: $222)
Thursday & Friday: $152 (Extended day to 1:30 PM: $222)
Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri: $304 (Extended day to 1:30 PM: $444)

Important Information for your Camper:

  • Camp runs from 9:30 am to 12 pm, or until 1:30 PM for extended day campers
  • Snacks are provided; extended day campers must pack a nut-free lunch
  • Bring a REUSABLE water bottle with your last name on it each day
  • Closed-toed shoes, a change of clothes and diapering supplies should come with your camper each day
  • If rainy/muddy, rain coats and boots should be provided
  • Sunscreen and Bug Spray must be applied at home each morning
  • Write your name on everything!

Public registration opens online at 9 AM on February 16th

Week 1
June 18-June 22
Fidgety Forest Friends

Forests are filled with variety of trees, shrubs and plants and these are homes to small and large animals as well as many insects. The children will visit our forest while hiking on the trails, turning over logs, jumping off rocks and walking over streams. There is a lot of movement and sounds in our forest. This will be an excellent opportunity to inspect the different homes of our animal friends and learn what happens to the forest when the weather changes.

Week 2
June 25 – June 29
Our Playful Pond

During this week, the children will learn about the animals and insects who live and play in our pond. From the dancing dragonflies to the tiniest tadpoles, they will observe the busy lives of these special creatures who make the pond so much fun. We will discover how the smallest of eggs evolve into the largest of frogs, appreciate how the tall grasses and plants protect our pond and listen to the amazing songs of our animal friends.

Week 3
**July 2, 3, 5, 6 (No camp Wednesday for July 4th holiday)

‘Round the Campfire

Under staff supervision, children will help set up a camp site in our woods! We’ll pitch a tent, learn about fire safety while sparking a small campfire, toast marshmallows, and tell stories. We will discuss preparedness for a camping trip and using the land respectfully. All the fun of camping while still sleeping in your own bed at night!

Week 4
July 9 – July 13
Fun in the Fields

Fields are known as a place to play soccer and Frisbee or to simply enjoy a picnic in the sun. But it is also a home to many interesting insects, burrowing animals and ground covering plants. The children will learn how to share and care for this great open space as we explore the hidden habitats of the animals and plants who live here.

Week 5
July 16 – July 20
Our Growing Garden

How does a garden grow? The children will learn about the stages of a plant cycle through the exploration in the community garden at Cherry Lawn Park. They will have the opportunity to grow their very own plants while digging in the dirt, planting seeds and understanding what plants need to survive. The children will also discover the importance of spiders, worms and other fascinating insects in gardens while observing them up close with magnifying glasses.

Week 6
July 23 – July 27
The Snazzy Seas

From the warm sandy beaches to the deepest sea floors, the ocean is filled with an endless variety of plant and animal life and their unique habitats. The children will observe and touch fish and other sea animals who live in the vast sea. They will also discover the unique creatures who create their homes in the sand as we explore and enjoy a day playing at the beach on the last day of the week.

Week 7
July 30 – August 3
Dog Days of Summer

Our final week of camp celebrates the lazy, hazy summer season before school starts! This week will have multiple water days (weather permitting) with more free play and less structured activities. Each day’s agenda will be decided by the childrens’ interests!