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Outdoor Discovery Summer Camp

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7/8 There are no full weeks of camp available. There are some single days, and we can always over ride Wednesdays with a call to the office. 

This summer, Outdoor Discover Camp is excited to offer a fun-filled camp focused on exploring the great outdoors and encouraging an appreciation for the natural environment. Amy Hull, PMEC Coordinator and her fun, creative staff is looking forward to making 2019 the most memorable summer ever!

Outdoor Discovery Camp is committed to exploring and creating lots of outside fun! Each day, campers will take part in various activities, sports, hiking, crafts, and water play geared around that week's theme.

Every week, campers will have the option to attend our weekly field trip (they are listed below). If you cannot attend the field trip, we will still hold fun activities back at camp.

Trips to Baboosic Lake for swim time will be scheduled weekly.  You and your child will be notified in advance which day they are attending the lake.

Campers will need to bring: a labeled water bottle, change of clothes, bathing suit, towel, snacks, lunch, sunscreen, bug spray, closed toe shoes for hiking, sandals for water play. (More information can be found in the Parent Manual below).

: Entering grades 1-8 

What: Outdoor Discovery Camp, M-F 9-4pm (extended care is also available)
Where: Peabody Mill Environmental Center
When: June 17th - August 9th 
NOTE: There is No Program on July 4th, 2019

Camp Fees:  (No cancellations after May 1)

Full Summer Fee:
Full Summer Fee: $1,060R; $1,380NR (extended care not included)

Weekly Fee:
Weekly Fee: $160R; $200NR

Daily Fee:
$42R; $52NR
(Daily registrations are non-refundable and non-transferable after May 1)

Extended Care

Before Care: 7:30am-9:00am
    Daily Fee: $6R; $8NR
    Weekly Fee: $25R; $30NR

After Care: 3pm-5:30pm
    Daily Fee: $10R; $12NR
    Weekly Fee: $45R; $50NR

Before & After Care: 7:30am-5:30pm
   Daily Fee: $14R; $18NR
   Weekly Fee: $65R; $75NR

Daily Schedule
  • 8:30-9:00 AM - Check-In/ Gaga Ball
  • 9:00 AM - Group Meet and Daily Introductions
  • 9:15 AM - Community Time - We will have a large group game or activity
  • 9:45 AM - Snack Time
  • 10:00 AM - Stations
  • 12:00 PM - Lunch
  • 1:00 PM - Water Play or Hiking
  • 3:00 PM - Theme Block (specific to that week's theme!)
  • 3:30-4:00 PM - Gaga Ball/Check-Out

Weekly Themes
Camp Sampler (Week 1, June 17th- June 21st)
Come and meet your favorite PMEC/Outdoor Discovery Counselors and get a sneak peak of camp. Every day this week will be a different theme day from the Outdoor Discovery weekly themes below. Please note, there is no field trip this week.

Eco-Zone (Week 2, June 24th-June 28th)
Our eco-adventure will help us gain an appreciation of our natural surroundings. Discover the three R's of Green Living: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle! Campers will be amazed at all the fun games and art we can create while reducing, reusing, and recycling!

Trash to Treasure (Week 3, July 1st - July 5th) NOTE: There is No Program on July 4th, 2019
Learn how to use commonly discarded items and environmental materials to create beautiful pieces of art. Re-purpose items such as CD cases, yogurt containers, Popsicle sticks and more to create mosaics, birdhouses, etc.!

Minute to Win it (Week 4, July 8th- July 12th)
It's time to see how many rubber bands can be wrapped around a watermelon, or how many apples you can bob. This week is all about seeing what fun things can be done in just a minute’s worth of time!

Around the World in 5 Days (Week 5, July 15th -July 19th)
Get ready to zoom through all the places on your travel bucket list! We will explore games and wildlife from different countries along with some Olympic style competitions!

Capture the Flag, with a Twist (Week 6, July 22nd - July 26th)
Be one of three groups to build a shelter and a fort in a secret location. With other skills learned this week, hide a map with coordinates to your fort. Play Capture the Flag using a compass and camouflage. Plan rescue missions to save captured team mates!

Castaway (Week 7, July 30th -August 3rd)
Spend the week exploring and fishing the streams and ponds in the area. Learn the types of fish found in the ponds and streams and how to best catch them. Counselors will teach you the ins and outs of fishing using a variety of methods!

H2-OH!! (Week 8, August 5th- August 9th)
A perennial favorite has been modified to provide even more fun in this water based program. Campers will explore different types of wetlands in the Joe English Conservation Land and the wildlife that lives there. Make your own fishing poles and fish in our ponds. WARNING, you will get wet and muddy!! We may even have some water gun and water balloon fights!

Field Trips
Outdoor Discovery Summer Camp will join friends from Baboosic Lake Summer camp for field trip days, all on Wednesdays! (Some dates may be subject to change). Field Trip prices increase by $10 if payment is not in the Friday before the trip. Drop off and pick-up for all field trips is at PMEC, 66 Brook Road.

Pick-up is noted below:

Week 2 6/26- Canobie Lake Park, Salem NH -$40 Drop Off by 8:30am, Pick-up 4:30pm

Week 3 7/3- Museum of Science, Boston MA- $40 Drop Off by 8:30am, Pick-up 4:30pm

Week 4 7/10 Hampton Beach SP, Hampton NH- $20 Drop Off by 8:30am, Pick-up 4:30pm

Week 5 7/17- York Wild Kingdom, York ME - $20 Drop Off by 8:30am, Pick-up 4:30pm

Week 6 7/24- Candia Springs, Candia NH- $42 Drop Off by 8:30am, Pick-up 4:30pm

Week 7 7/31- Flume Gorge and Cannon Tram, Lincoln NH- $30 Drop Off by 8:00am, Pick-up 4:30pm

Week 8 8/7- Water Country, Portsmouth NH- $42 Drop Off by 8:30am, Pick-up 4:30pm

* Adjustments and discounts will be applied during checkout if applicable. *

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