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Ecology Adventure Day Camps

The Ecology School’s Ecology Adventure Day Camps are packed full of fun, activity, and learning for elementary and middle school-aged kids. Play with new friends and old, and discover secret treasures in the forest, beach and beyond! Enjoy skits about animals and plants as you explore local ecosystems. Activities including hikes, crafts and group games, as well as hands-on experiences with trained educators.

 
Adrian loved the tidal pools and four days away from us having fun in a new coastal environment! He’s now down on the west coast of Florida, no doubt pointing something out to his younger brother that he learned at The Ecology School.
— Roger, Parent, VT
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School Vacation Camps

Registration

Elementary and Middle School
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Daily

Fun, activity, and learning for elementary and middle school-aged kids. Play with new friends and old, and discover secret treasures in the forest, beach and beyond! Enjoy skits about animals and plants as you explore local ecosystems. Activities including hikes, crafts and group games, as well as hands-on experiences with trained educators.

Sign your child up for school vacation! Spring 2020 dates are coming soon. Be the first to know, sign up to receive all The Ecology School’s news & happenings via email.

 
 
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Ecology Adventure Day Camp at Cocoons

Cocoons Day School, Kennebunk

Are you ready to be a nature detective? Or try your hand at being a map maker? How about searching for tiny creatures that live all around us? Join us as we explore the forest, fields and ocean near Cocoons Day School in Kennebunk to discover the secrets that nature has to tell us!

Sign your child up for summer fun! Summer 2020 dates are coming soon. Be the first to know, sign up to receive all The Ecology School’s news & happenings via email.

Registration

Ages 4 – 9
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily

Health & Release form:

Microsoft Word | PDF form

Typical Daily Schedule

  • 9:00 am

    Free time on the Playground, followed by a Snack

  • 10:15 am

    Morning Ecosystem Adventure

  • 12:00 pm

    Lunch

  • 12:30 pm

    Read Aloud

  • 1:00 pm

    Quiet Time

  • 1:30 pm

    Art/Craft Activity

  • 2:30 pm

    Sprinkler Time!

  • 3:00 pm

    Pick-up

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Ecology Adventure Day Camp at Ocean Park

Ocean Park, Old Orchard Beach, Maine

Join us as we explore the Ocean Park Community for a week of journeys and expeditions. Each day will take us somewhere new, whether to the forest, beach, marsh, creeks, and maybe even to play some shuffleboard! Games, activities and exploration for summer days filled with fun and friends!

Sign your child up for summer fun! Summer 2020 dates are coming soon. Be the first to know, sign up to receive all The Ecology School’s news & happenings via email.

Registration

Rising 1st – 6th grade
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily

Health & Release form:

Microsoft Word | PDF form

Typical Daily Schedule

  • 9:00 am

    Arrival, Morning Games and Songs

  • 9:30 am

    Snack

  • 9:45 am

    Reflection and Journal Time

  • 10:30 am

    Morning Adventure (Forest, Tidal Creek, or Beach Exploration)

  • 12:00 pm

    Lunch then beach prep - swimsuits, sunscreen, waterbottles

  • 1:15-3:00 pm

    Beach Time

  • 3:15 pm

    Snack and Group Games

  • 4:00 pm

    Pick-up

Day Camp FAQ

What does a typical day look like at Eco Adventure Camp?

Camp begins each morning at 9 a.m. with a “shake-in” process” Once everyone has arrived, it is time for songs and games. After a chance to make recordings in nature journals and have a snack, campers head out for the morning adventure. Morning adventures might take campers to learn about the forest habitat or down to the tidal creek to explore this crazy habitat. Then it is time for lunch. After lunch campers get to head to the beach! Camp ends at 3 p.m. with a “shake out.”

Who are the Counselors?

Eco Adventure camp counselors are The Ecology School Educators as well as Staff from our year-round administrative team. They are trained to work with kids in the outdoors to provide safe, fun, and engaging learning opportunities. All staff receive extensive background checks and thorough training in the art and method of teaching children in the outdoors. Click here to read about each member of our team!