Making Summer Memories for campers age 4 – 16.
The Board of Directors & Leadership Team at Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center have come to the difficult decision to cancel WildQuest Summer Camp for 2020. For more information, please read the letter to Camp Families.
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 4-16, 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.
2020 Themes By Week:
For full descriptions of each week, scroll to bottom of this page.
Leader in Training (ages 13 & 14) and Junior Counselor (ages 15 & 16) programs will run on alternate weeks.
Week 1 (June 29—July 3) “Survivor” (LIT)
Week 2 (July 6—10) “Kids Can Cook” (JC)
Week 3 (July 13 –17) “Nature Artists” (LIT)
Week 4 (July 20-24) “Water, Water Everywhere” (JC)
Week 5 (July 27-31) “Beyond the Myths” (LIT)
Week 6 (August 3-7) “Mad Scientists” (JC)
Week 7 (August 10-14) “Creature Feature” (LIT)
Week 8 (August 17-21) “A Little Bit of Everything” (JC)
Week 9 (August 24-28) “A Little Bit More!” (LIT)
Camp weeks run Monday – Friday, from 9 am – 4:00 pm. Extended care is available 8-9 am and/or 4-5:30 pm. (Additional fee applies.) We offer an enriching Leader in Training Program for campers 13-14 years old and a new-in-2020 Junior Counselor Program for campers 15-16 years old. LIT and JC programs are offered on alternating weeks (see above).
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.
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Please bring your weather appropriate gear, backpack, sunscreen, bug spray, water bottle, lunch and snack, and a change of clothes!
Still have some questions? Email the Camp Director Jake Newcomb at firstname.lastname@example.org
2020 Week-by-Week Program Descriptions
Week 1 (June 29—July 3) Survivor: Channel 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 2 (July 6—10) Kids Can Cook: Join 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 3 (July 13 –17) Nature Artists: Nature 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.
Week 4 (July 20-24) Water, Water Everywhere: Join 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 5 (July 27-31) Beyond the Myths: Zeus 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 6 (August 3-7) Mad Scientists: Science isn’t only done in the lab; at Prescott Farm we do our experiments outside. Excavate. Explode. Launch. Campers will enjoy the opportunity to get messy and hands-on with activities such as bottle rockets, papier-mâché volcanoes, prospecting for minerals. Dust off your lab coat and prepare to get hands on with science.
Week 7 (August 10-14) Creature Feature: From 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 Farm’s 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 8 (August 17-21) A Little Bit of Everything: It’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.
Week 9 (August 24-28) A Little Bit More!: School isn’t here yet, so we can stay at camp for a few more days. Join us for one more awesome grab-bag week to celebrate the REAL last week of camp!