Back by popular demand, our February Vacation Days! Allow your child to explore the wilds of Camp Denison with our caring and dedicated staff. This year’s activities include tracking, fire-building, searching for wild edibles, games, and so much more! Register for 1, 2, or all 3 days!
When: Tuesday, February 18 – Thursday, February 20
Ages: Kindergarten – 6th Grade
Where: Camp Denison, 84 Nelson St., Georgetown
Leaders: Andrew Prazar, Owner/Director; Garry Cormier, Educator
Fees: 1 day, $75; 2 days, $140; 3 days, $200
Tuesday, February 18 – Tracking FULL
Every night, stories unfold in the forest. A herd of deer makes its way from their bedding grounds to a favored foraging area. A coyote searches for a tasty morsel under the snow. A fisher climbs a tree in the hopes of find a sleeping squirrel. During most of the year, these tales remain untold except to the best trackers. But in winter, the stories are written by tracks left in the snow. During this action-packed day of exploration, we will learn how to identify animals by their tracks and trail patterns and how to quietly track our quarry.
Wednesday, February 19 – Winter Adaptations FULL
Animals do not have heated homes they can retreat to when temperatures drop. So how do they stay warm? We will spend the day exploring and experimenting with different animal adaptations to see which are the best for staying warm. We will build shelters, attempt to keep a bottle of water from freezing, and play a series of games that illustrate just how difficult it is for most animals to survive the winter months.
Thursday, February 20 – Fire and Ice FULL
Winter survival can be difficult for humans too. Food is scarce, water is frozen, and heat is hard to come by. But there are skills that can make outdoor living comfortable even in the coldest months! During this exciting, skill-based day we will learn how to safely build, maintain, and extinguish a fire using only flint, steel, and woodland materials. Shelters will be constructed out of whatever we can find in the forest. And we’ll finish the day with a cup of hot wintergreen tea made from the bark of one of our local trees!
February Vacation Days Registration
**This week of camp is currently full. If you’d like to be added to the waiting list, please fill out the form below and click submit. Do not make a payment until a spot for your child has been confirmed.**