2014 Summer Camps

*Camp fee for any nonmember includes a FHNC youth membership 

 

INDIAN TALES AND NATURE TRAILS, June 16-20st; 9:00 am - Noon 

Come enjoy a week full of nature filled fun and out-door action!  This half-day nature camp provides “hand-on” experiences for your child.  Activities for the week include examine and study live snakes and turtles, catch and observe insects and spiders in our meadow, dig up animal bones in our new fossil pit, learn about our local Native Americans and make great crafts to take home.  Daily activities will include a  morning hike, a snack and story time, educational study topic for the day with an occasional nature art activity. 

  • Instructor:   April Claus & Susie Moffett
  • Camp Fee:  $150 FHNC Members, $190 Non-members
  • Age: 5-6 years (must be 5 by June 16th) 

BEAR CUB ADVENTURE, June 23-June 27th (Session I) or July 14-July 18 (Session II); 9:30am - Noon

Preschool is the perfect time to introduce kids to the wonder and beauty of nature.  At this half-day camp your preschooler can join us for a fun week of outdoor play, nature games, crafts and exploration at Fern Hollow Nature Center.  Campers will hike through the meadow, explore the new nature play area, hunt for insects, do nature related arts and crafts and so much more.  We might even get down and dirty looking for earthworms!
 
  • Instructor:   Stacey Widenhofer
  • Camp Fee:  $140 FHNC Members, $180 Non-members
  • Age: 3-4 years (must be potty trained)

NATURE'S LITTLE EINSTEINSJuly 21 - July 25th; 1:00-4:00pm

Join us for a camp where we will investigate the natural world with week full of fun experiments, individual projects and engaging science learning.  We will explore, discover and enjoy the wonders of science in our own backyard.  We will get our hands dirty and perform safe and fun experiments with everyday household items.  Through age appropriate, hands-on experiments and activities, every camper will marvel at the surprises we have in store.

  • Instructor:  Stacey Widenhofer                               
  • Camp Fee:  $150 FHNC Member, $190 Non-Members
  • Age: 7-8 years (must be 7 by July 21)

BIOLOGIST IN TRAINING, July 21 - July 25th; 9:00 am till Noon
 
This half day nature camp will make a true biologist out of your child.  Daily educational themes will focus on reptiles, amphibians, birds, insects, trees, mammals, fish and other wildlife found in Pennsylvania. 
Daily activites will include a morning hike, visits by special guests and the study topic for the day.  Campers
will also have fun with nature games and art activities.
 
  • Instructor: April Claus
  • Camp Fee: $170 FHNC Members, $200 Non-Members
  • Age: 7-8 years (must be 7 by July 21)

*Sign up for Biologist in Training and Nature’s Little Einsteins for only $265. Campers will be supervised and provided a space to eat lunch and relax during the break.

*Please call to register for these camps together. 


SERIOUSLY FUN SCIENCE, July 28 - August 1; 9:00 am till 3:00 pm

Break out your goggles and lab coats and get ready for some Seriously Fun Science!  This full day camp for kids ages 9 to 11 will bring out the inner scientist in your child.  Campers will get to extract fruit DNA, try to protect an egg being dropped onto cement, and create their own musical instrument while spending their week enjoying the great outdoors.  With daily hikes and games along with a variety of experiments and problem solving, campers will get plenty of exercise for their bodies and their minds. 

  • Instructors: Susie Moffett & Stacey Widenhofer
  • Camp Fee: $265 FHNC Members, $305 Non-Members
  • Age: 9-11 years (must be 9 by July 28th)

WILD THINGS AT FERN HOLLOW
Visit Fern Hollow for an exciting week of adventure as campers hike trails, view insects and study nature.   Learn how to look at the world through a scientist's eyes.  In the spirit of Sweetwater's Wild Things Public Art Installation & Exhibition, we will "get wild" while exploring  different scientific principles each day.  Campers will look for examples of science in nature during a daily hike then participate in a variety of hands-on scientific experiments to learn more about the world around them.  Students will learn about different areas of science, including physics, chemistry, and physiology
 
SESSION 1, July 7 - 11th; 9:00-3:00pm 
  • Instructor:  Sweetwater staff in am & Susie Moffett pm
  • Age: 5-7 years
  • Camp Fee:  $265 for FHNC/SWAC Members, $295 for Non-Members
SESSION 2, August 4 -August 8th; 9:00-300pm
  • Instructor:  Sweetwater in am & Susie Moffett pm
  • Age: 8-10 years
  • Camp Fee:  $265 for FHNC/SWAC Members, $295 for Non-Members
 
**Please call Sweetwater at 412-741-4405 to register. Fern Hollow will not take registrations for these camps. 

**The member tuition rate applies to both Sweetwater and Fern Hollow members