2016 Youth Summer Camp
Urban Ecology Camp at the Circle Acres Nature Preserve
June 13 - 17 : 9AM - 1PM : ages 5 - 10
Our camp is done for this summer, but watch this space for future camps (including a fall "camp day" for grown ups to have the fun when the kids go back to school :). Photos from this years summer camp also coming soon!
Join Ecology Action for a fun filled week of nature play, exploration, and learning. Enjoy exploring our beautiful nature preserve with the deer, turtles, and birds, and participate in fun games and projects, learn about ways we can care for our environment
When: June 13th - 17th, 9AM - 1PM
Who: Kids! Ages 5 - 10 (elementary school)
Who: Lead Counselor Thora is the Austin Discovery School EcoWellness teacher, and spends her days teaching kids of all ages in an outdoor setting. She has also a permaculture expert, and Wilderness First Responder! She will be assisted by Katie Jo (Registered Nurse, family and child photographer, and mom) and Cory (Ecology Action Director with experience in community education design, nature based art installation, professional childcare and homeschool assistance)
Where: Circle Acres is located conveniently off of Hwy 183 and is adjacent to Roy G. Guerrero Colorado River Park. It is just 15 minutes from downtown Austin, and less from anywhere on the East Side.
Cost: $200: $250 to register, $50 refunded with feedback survey at the end of the week) Contact us if you or your business can sponsor a scholarship to make this camp accessible to more kids!)
Registration Deadline: Monday, May 16th to guarantee your spot, space available basis after.
THE CIRCLE ACRES NATURE PRESERVE IS A 9 ACRE PRESERVE IN SOUTH EAST AUSTIN’S MONTOPOLIS NEIGHBORHOOD. IT HOLDS A STRIKING RANGE OF FOREST, WETLAND, AND GRASSLAND ENVIRONMENTS. TODAY IT IS A HAVEN FOR WILDLIFE AND HUMAN VISITORS ALIKE - YOU’D NEVER GUESS THAT IT SUFFERED YEARS OF MISTREATMENT AS A LANDFILL AND BROWNFIELD. WE’LL LEARN ABOUT THE REMEDIATION OF CIRCLE ACRES, AND ABOUT HOW WE CAN ALL HELP PROTECT, CARE FOR, AND ENJOY THE NATURAL WORLD AROUND US.
- Connect: with nature through immersion and adventure in our beautiful, secluded environment.
Learn: about brownfield remediation and preservation with fun, hands on activities, building science skills and understanding.
Explore and Create: Discover the secrets of our forests and wetlands as we examine the world around us with all of our senses and create artwork with found materials.
Play and Restore: Fresh air, active play, and low-pressure time in a beautiful natural environment. Give your kids the opportunity to start summer off right with this restorative week in the nearby wild. Structured learning activities will be balanced with relaxation, free play, fort building, games and walks in the woods.
Questions? Please contact us!