Programs

A Summer to Remember

The UWEC Children's Nature Academy offers a busy summer program for school aged children. The summer enrichment program emphasizes gaining experience and skill in selecting, planning, and implementing projects and activities under the supervision of professional teachers.

Summer School Age Programs

Camps available during Summer 2018 are:

  • Priory Pioneers (All grades 1/2 camps are full and closed until further notice. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused)
    • Open to children entering 1st - 4th grade
    • Sponsored by the Eau Claire Area School District
    • Registration begins March 1, 2018
  • Bilingual Beginnings 2018 Flier (All grades 1/2 Spanish camps are full and closed. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused)
    • The Chinese Camps for grades 3/4 (7/23-8/3 and 8/6-8/17) have been cancelled.
    • Open to children entering 1st - 4th grade
    • Sponsored by the Eau Claire Area School District and the UW- Eau Claire Foreign Language Department
    • Registration begins March 1, 2018
  • Nature Base Camp 2018 Flier
    • Open to children up to 12 years of age
    • Regular camp through the UWEC Children's Nature Academy. Normal fees apply.

Early Childhood Program

UWEC Children’s Nature Academy provides care and learning to children ages 6 weeks – 5 years of age, year around. The program is a nationally accredited program that bridges child development in order to support the individual child. The program’s beautiful property with, 112 acres of land, hiking trails, rolling hills and a bluebird trail makes it an ideal setting for nature-inspired learning.

Richard Louv, author of Last Child in the Woods writes, "We have such a brief opportunity to pass on to our children our love for this Earth, and to tell our stories. These are the moments when the world is made whole. In my children's memories, the adventures we've had together in nature will always exist.”

The memories at the Nature Academy are ones that will last a lifetime.

Infants / Toddlers

The infant /toddler programs build on the relationships that are so critical during this time of brain development. Children experience the wonder of exploration in a safe and secure environment.

Preschools

As the children reach the preschool years their learning shifts to a broader focus. Teachers facilitate inquiry-based learning opportunities that integrate readiness skills through play.

4K

Two 4K classrooms prepare children for the transition to Kindergarten. This program works collaboratively with the Eau Claire Area school district so that the children have the foundation for school success. The curriculum, provided by the school district, is a highly comprehensive learning experience.

Teaching Staff

Each of our teaching staff has a 4-year degree in education or a related field. Classroom assistants are college students who share their many talents with the program. Teachers serve as mentors to these students as well, creating a win:win for all.

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