In addition to serving 2 to 5 year olds, the Children's Nature Academy offers a busy summer program for 6 to 12 year olds. The summer enrichment program emphasizes gaining experience and skill in selecting, planning, and implementing projects activities under the supervision of professional teachers. Examples of some of the activities they may partake in are listed below:
Weaving, drawing, painting, sponge art, masks, sidewalk painting, and puppets.
Music and Dance
Songs, movement, instruments, stories, visiting musicians, listening, and painting to violins.
McPhee gym, swimming, outdoor games, hiking, track activities, playground.
Experiments, magnets, wind, water, plants, gardening, cooking, nature walks.
Planetarium, parks, caves, museum, libraries, farms, university greenhouse, psychology department (rats), biology department (snakes), and llamas.
Library activities, books, storytelling, plays, puppets, and preparing a newspaper.
Computer activities, woodworking, planning a kool-aid stand, creative dramatics, expanding on hobbies, and more.
Depending on the imagination and creativity of the children and the teachers, there is no limit to what they will learn and explore. In addition, the children are making friends, having a good time, appreciating each other, valuing differences, and thinking well of themselves.