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Summer Programs

summer In addition to serving six weeks to five year olds, the Children's Nature Academy offers a busy summer program for six 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:

hand Art
Weaving, drawing, painting, sponge art, masks, sidewalk painting, and puppets.

hand Music and Dance
Songs, movement, instruments, stories, visiting musicians, listening, and painting to violins.

hand Physical Development
McPhee gym, swimming, outdoor games, hiking, track activities, playground.

hand Science
Experiments, magnets, wind, water, plants, gardening, cooking, nature walks.

hand Field Trips
Planetarium, parks, caves, museum, libraries, farms, university greenhouse, psychology department (rats), biology department (snakes), and llamas.

hand Literature
Library activities, books, storytelling, plays, puppets, and preparing a newspaper.

hand PLUS!!!!
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.