WK 8: Outdoor Adventure Camp
All things adventure, for rising 3rd-5th graders
- Starts Aug 7Starts Aug 7
- 400 US dollars$400
- Rotating Location
Date: August 7-10 Time: 9am-4pm Best For: Grades 3-5 Maximum Group Size: 10 Where self-directed unstructured outdoor play meets outdoor education. Summer Camp with Maine Outdoor Kids is all about supporting your child’s growth and building their confidence. We do this by finding the sweet spot between allowing space for independence and supporting development. It’s important to us that your child finds their voice through creativity, problem solving & social collaboration. Our team is there to facilitate activities, give choices, and prompt children’s thinking. There is no better atmosphere for this than the outdoors! Over the course of the camp week, children will explore different outdoor locations with energetic & skilled instructors. The foundation for everything we do is play. Outdoor Adventure weeks combine a little bit of everything when it comes to a Maine summer: * Trips to the beach or islands within Casco Bay provide the opportunity to learn about our oceans, working waterfront, sustainability & history. * Time on the trails allows us to move our bodies through the woods, marshes and fields utilizing the Portland Trails & other surrounding trail systems, along with other basic outdoor skills. * Lakes and rivers provide swim spots on hot days and to explore freshwater plants & animals by way of canoe. * Outdoor time doesn’t always involve movement. Arts & crafts and STEM activities using our surroundings gives balance to these active days. * Sports, team building games and other movement-based activities work through some of that physical & emotional energy kids carry. Payment for summer camps is due June 1st. You may select the ‘Pay in Person’ option to pay later, or by check or Venmo (@maineoutdoorkids). Checks save us processing fees. Some basic equipment including comfortable walking shoes, rain layers and a backpack are needed for this program. Please plan to pack a lunch and waterbottle each day. All MOK programming utilizes public parks, trail systems and green spaces to help connect children and their families to accessible outdoor spaces. Each day of camp we are at a different location - 4 total. These are determined based on weather forecasts & desired activities. Parents receive the full curriculum with locations emailed out the week before camp, along with packing lists and details. Parents are responsible for transportation to and from camp each day (all locations are within 20min of Portland).