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Outdoor Discovery Summer Camp

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Summer Camp 2020: Please read our updated (5/19) Parent Letter with updates to our plans for Summer Camp this year and complete the short survey regarding interest and your families plans found in the letter.
Thank you.

To allow you to continue making plans for your summer, we are holding off on charging camp fees. Please register for camp. You will need to go through the entire registration process, but your charge will be zero.

When the program does run, participants will be required to pay two weeks prior to the start date of camp.

This summer, Outdoor Discovery 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 2020 the most memorable summer ever!

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 1-6 

What: Outdoor Discovery Camp, M-F 9-4pm (extended care is also available)
Where: Peabody Mill Environmental Center
When: June 22nd - August 14th 

Camp Fees: 

Full Summer Fee:
$1,280R; $1,630NR

Weekly Fee:
 $190R; $230NR

Daily Fee:
$42R; $52NR Daily registrations are non-refundable


Extended Care
: (Mini-Campers are welcome in Extended Care. Want more information on Mini-Camp for our 4 and 5 year olds? Click HERE)

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

After Care: 4pm-5:30pm
    Daily Fee: $10R; $12NR
    Weekly Fee: $45R; $50NR

Before & After Care: 7:30am-5:30pm
   Daily Fee: $15; $20NR
   Weekly Fee: $70R; $80NR

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-12:00PM - Theme Block Stations (specific to that week's theme!)
  • 12:00 PM - Lunch
  • 1:00-3:00 PM - Water Play or Hiking
  • 3:30-4:00 PM - Gaga Ball/Check-Out

Weekly Themes
Camp Sampler (Week 1, June 22nd- June 26th)
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 29th-July 3rd)
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 6th - July 10th)
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 13th- July 17th)
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 20th -July 24th)
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 27th - July 31st)
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, August 3rd -August 7th)
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 10th- August 14th)
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. 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. Space is limited so register soon. Drop off and pick-up for all field trips is at PMEC, 66 Brook Road.

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