Outdoor Discovery Summer Camp
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This summer, play, explore, and discover at our Outdoor Discovery Camp, here at the Peabody Mill Environmental Center!
This summer ODSC will travel through time and space! Join us each week as we'll discover new and exciting time periods throughout our Earths history. Walk with the dinosaurs, become a king or queen, and even travel to the future! Each day, campers will take part in various activities, sports, 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.
On Tuesdays and Thursdays we will go to Baboosic Lake for swim time from 1-2pm. Transportation is provided to and from camp and pick-up will remain unchanged on these days. Each week will be different and 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).
Who: Entering grades 1-6
What: Outdoor Discovery Camp, M-F 9-4pm (extended care is also available)
Where: Peabody Mill Environmental Center
When: June 19th - August 4th
Full Summer Fee: $975R; $1,250NR (extended care not included)
Weekly Fee: $160R; $199NR
Extended Care: 7:30am-5:30pm
Fee: $14R, $16NR per day
$60R; $70NR per week
- 8:30 AM - Check-In/ Gaga Ball
- 9:00 AM - Group Meet and Daily Introducation
- 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 (Tues/Thu the camp will be split and visit Baboosic Lake)
- 3:00 PM - Theme Block (specific to that week's theme!)
- 3:30 PM - Check-Out/ Gaga Ball
Week 1 (June 19th - 23rd)
Dino Days – A blast from the past! Create fossils with plaster, make a bead-o-saur, and design a dino necklace. Head outside and capture the dino egg. Come to camp for a prehistoric packed week!
Week 2 (June 26th - 30th)
Ice Age – Discovery camp gets frozen over. Tons of crafts and games with ice and chilly fun activities. Rescue animals from frozen blocks of ice and learn about the coldest time period on earth.
Week 3 (July 3rd - 7th) NO camp on July 4th!
Ancient Egypt – Get ready to walk like an Egyptian! Create pharaoh headdresses, necklaces, and wristlets. Build human pyramids and play mummy tag. Make organ jars to take home!
Week 4 (July 10th - 14th)
Discovery Kingdom – Fairytales come to life. Rescue the princess in another castle, fight dragons and become a duly appointed knight. Become a king or queen and rule the land as you decree. Your kingdom awaits.
Week 5 (July 17th - 21st)
Wizards and Witches – Magic comes to camp with the help of your imagination. Create your very own magical wand, learn spells to stupefy your foes, and create otherworldly potions. Fight off the dark arts and train with your fellow class.
Week 6 (July 24th - 28th)
Wet n’ Wild – It’s time to get soaked! All camp activates and games will involve water or the ocean. Squirt fights, water balloon challenges, and of course swimming. Make sure to pack your bathing suit for this water-filled week at camp!
Week 7 (July 31st - August 4th)
Tomorrow Land – Future comes to camp as we wrap up the summer with a jump to the year 3017! Design your very own futuristic robot, explore new forms of energy, and create a new element. What will the future hold?
Field Trip Information
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.
Pick-up is noted below:
Week 1 6/21- Canobie Lake Park, Salem NH -$40 Pick-up 4:30pm
Week 2 6/28- Stone Zoo, Stoneham MA- $28 Pick-up 4:00pm
Week 3 7/5- Museum of Science, Boston MA- $33 Pick-up 5:00pm
Week 4 7/12- Launch Trampoline Park and a Movie, Nashua NH- $29 Pick-up 4:00pm
Week 5 7/20- Red Sox Game, Boston MA- $42 Pick-up 7:00pm
Week 6 7/26- Hampton Beach SP, Hampton NH- $20 Pick-up 5:30pm
Week 7 8/2- Water Country, Portsmouth NH-$42 Pick-up 4:30pm
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