WildQuest Summer Camp

Making Summer Memories for campers age 4 – 14.

2020 dates and weekly themes coming soon!

Prescott Farm’s WildQuest Camp days are filled with outdoor activities related to the theme of the week, animal and plant identification, arts and crafts, Quests, games, hands-on learning, a weekly all-camp project, and so much more. Give your children, ages 4-14, an unforgettable summer camp experience exploring the natural world and discovering why it matters to them, making friends, and developing skills and interests related to 9 themed camp weeks from late June through August.

2019 Themes By Week:

For full descriptions of each week, scroll to bottom of this page.

June 24-28: Week 1 “Nature Artists” + LIT
* July 1-5: Week 2 “Turn Back the Clock”
July 8-12: Week 3 “Beyond the Myths!” + LIT
July 15-19: Week 4 “Creature Feature”
July 22-26: Week 5 “Survivor” + LIT
July 29- Aug 2: Week 6 “Water, Water Everywhere” + LIT
August 5-9: Week 7 “Mad Scientists”
August 12-16: Week 8 “Kids Can Cook” + LIT
August 19-23: Week 9 “A Little Bit of Everything”

* No camp on July 4th; discounted camp price that week.

Camp weeks run Monday – Friday, from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Extended care is available 8-9 a.m. and/or 4-5:30 p.m. (Additional fee applies.) Half and full-day programs are available for our youngest campers, ages 4 & 5, and we offer an enriching Leader in Training Program for campers 13-14 years old.

Scholarship funds are available for income-eligible families. The scholarship application is available in the online registration process. Please complete that form in order to be considered for a scholarship.

Members get a discount on Camp. Become a member TODAY!

Please bring your weather appropriate gear, backpack, sunscreen, bug spray, water bottle, lunch and snack, and a change of clothes!

Registration for WildQuest 2020 Summer Camp will open in January.

Still have some questions? Email the Camp Director Jake Newcomb at jnewcomb@prescottfarm.org

2019 Week-by-Week Program Descriptions

Week 1 Nature ArtistsNature in itself is a work of art. For this week, campers should be ready to paint, move, sculpt, sketch, and explore. This camp will bring out the science- and nature-loving artist in you. We will learn how the beauty of nature inspired many historic naturalists, and how it helps promote environmental stewardship today. We will end the week with an art show to share our creations with family and friends.

Special thanks to Belknap Landscape Co., Inc. for their Adventure Advocate sponsorship of Nature Artists Week of WildQuest Summer Camp!

Week 2 Turn Back the ClockPrescott Farm has existed for over 200 years. Do you ever wonder what it was like back then? Join us as we travel back in time to the founding of Prescott Farm. We will learn the skills to survive New Hampshire in the year 1796 and relive the Weirs in historic style. Campers will walk the path of post-Revolutionary era carpenters, artisans, explorers, trappers and adventuring foresters.

Week 3 Beyond the MythsZeus throws lightning bolts, but how does lightning really work? Each day we will explore different myths from around the world, and then investigate the science the stories tried to explain. As we unravel these mysteries, campers will enjoy myth themed games and activities, explore natural phenomena and conduct exciting experiments. Come join us for a week of lore, science and fun.

Week 4 Creature FeatureFrom paws to feathers, scales and claws, get ready for a week of all things animals. Discover how different animals talk, eat, move and play as we explore Prescott Farms’ ponds, forest and fields. Learn what makes each group of animals unique as you investigate animal adaptations, and track them down to discover for yourself.

Week 5 SurvivorChannel your inner wilderness expert. We will learn survival skills that will prepare you for all kinds of outdoor experiences and put those skills to the test. Using a variety of modern and primitive skills and tools, campers will learn about shelter building, fire-making, animal tracking, orienteering, tool safety and much more.

Week 6 Water, Water EverywhereJoin us for a week of sprinklers and slip-n-slides while we learn about Prescott Farms pond ecosystem and the wet and wild creatures that live there. Nothing beats the heat like a water balloon after a hot afternoon of Hungry Forest, so grab your swimsuit and start training for the 5th Annual Water Olympics!

Week 7 Mad ScientistsScience isn’t only done in the lab – at Prescott Farm we do our experiments outside. Excavate. Erupt. Launch. Campers will enjoy the opportunity to get messy and hands-on with activities such as bottle rockets, papier-mâché volcanoes, and prospecting for minerals. Dust off your lab coat and prepare to get hands-on with science.

Week 8 Kids Can CookJoin us for a week of culinary exploration and experimentation as we learn to prepare wholesome, healthy food in new and fun ways. In addition to many fun, outdoor camp activities, kids will participate in various food-related activities that will culminate in a cooking-show style cook off! Pizza, anyone?

Week 9 A Little Bit of EverythingIt’s the last week of camp and we will be enjoying a grab-bag of our summertime favorites: ponding, hiking, cooking, crafting, and hunting for animal signs and insects, fort building and much, much more. A great way to wrap up the summer.

Locate Us

Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center
928 White Oaks Road
Laconia, NH 03246
(603) 366-5695
(603) 366-5720 (Fax)


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