WEEKLY THEMED CAMPs
June 7-11 (Week #1)
June 28-July 2 (Week #4)
July 19-23 (Week #7)
August 9-13 (Week #10)
August 30-September 3 (Week #13)
June 14-17 (Week #2)
July 5–9 (Week #5)
July 26-30 (Week #8)
August 16-20 (Week#11)
June 21-25 (Week #3)
July 12-16 (Week #6)
August 2-6 (Week #9)
August 23-27 (Week#12)
A Joyful Heart – 2020 brought unique challenges to children of all ages and highlighted the need of children to learn to manage their emotions. In this camp, each day will focus on project and reflection on a related value of Growth, Kindness, Gratitude, Compassion, and Mindfulness. Learning to cope with challenges builds Resilience, Confidence and Joy!
Week #3 9 AM to Noon
American Art – Explore the works of Norman Rockwell and other American artists and how they view America. Create your own Americana art through mixed media, featuring flag art, fireworks, and other traditional symbols of liberty
Week #4 , 1 to 4 PM
American Girls Go Camping – Are you as adventuresome as your American Girl? Bring your favorite doll and join us as we
explore the wide world of nature. We will make sleeping bags for your doll, have a cookout and go exploring.
Week #9 9 AM to Noon
Archery – Beginning– Learn beginning archery skills and make your own bow and arrow. Learn archery folktales. Get sometarget practice and learn the etiquette and safety rules of for all projectiles.
Week #2, #5 1 to 4 PM
Archery – Advanced – This camp is for serious archers who have previously completed an archery class. This class provides
extended target time to practice consistent, accurate shooting skills.
Week #10 1 to 4 PM
Camping Skills - We’ll set up a campsite, cook over the fire, blaze a trail, whittle, and learn first aid. It’s everything great about
camping, but with a good night’s sleep in your own bed!
Week #8 1 to 4 PM
Dancing in the Woods – This is a Dance camp for children held in the great outdoors, including movements found in nature and exhibited by animals.
Week #11 9 AM to Noon
Eric Carle Bugs – Enjoy the stories of Eric Carle and spend the week exploring the woods, fields, and ponds for an up close look into the world of bugs. We’ll make bug-themed crafts and play fun games as we celebrate these fascinating critters.
Week #6 9 AM to Noon
Fairies & Elves in the Woods - We’ll look for Fairies and Elves and learn their characteristics and how they help care for the plants and critters in the woods. We’ll build fairy houses, look for treasures, play games, and create fairy gardens to take home.
Week #2 9 AM to Noon
Fancy Nancy Goes Glamping – Fancy Nancy loves everything shimmery, shiny, or sparkly. She also loves ribbons, tea parties, lavender and anything French. She loves bugs and flowers and knows how to find all the beautiful things in Nature. We will look extraordinarily spectacular as we explore outdoors with our Fancy gear and nature journal.
Week #12 9 AM to Noon
50 Dangerous Things –Inspired by the book, “50 Dangerous Things (You Should Let Your Children Do),” we hope to remember that climbing trees is good for the soul, and that a pocket knife is not a weapon. Full of exciting ways children can explore the world around them, we will learn to “Play with Fire” and “Taste Electricity” while learning about safety and much, much more.
Week #12 1 to 4 PM
Fishing Adventures – Spend time fishing as well as exploring the woods and pond. Experiment with different bait to catch catfish, brim, and bluegill. Learn about fish body parts, habitats, and those in North Carolina fresh water. We will taste different kinds of fish cooked over a campfire.
Week #1, #5, #9, #13 9 AM to Noon
Frog and Toad – Everyone loves Frog and Toad. We will recreate their world and act out their stories. They will teach us about being a great friend. We will sing all the frog songs we know. We will look for and learn the difference between real frogs and toads too. Week #13 9 AM to Noon
Geocaching – Join us as we explore this interactive outdoor game. We will use GPS coordinates and maps to hunt for
caches/”treasures.” We will learn map reading, map making, and have opportunities to hide your own cache for your camp friends to find. Week #9 1 to 4 PM
In These Trees - Not only will we identify and learn about trees and find uses for different parts, but we will learn about the birds, squirrels, and other critters who call them home. Learn all about the birds in this area, along with how to be a citizen scientist and participate in Bird Counts, and how to provide appropriate habitat and food for different kinds of living things.
Week #7 9 AM to Noon
It’s a Parade! – Building up to Independence Day, we will make musical instruments, dance, sing, and paint the town Red, White, and Blue! Explore regions of America and what makes this country beautiful.
Week #4 9 AM to Noon
Mad Scientist – Campers will wonder “What if?” as they do some mixing, melting, and exploding all while having a super time
acquiring STEM knowledge! They will do hand’s on experiments and have opportunities to ask new questions, create their own
experiments, and share their knowledge at this creative, exploratory, fun science camp. Depending on the Covid situation in July,
this camp may require masks.
Week #4 9 AM to Noon
Magical Creatures – A special class for Muggles interested in how to find and care for magical creatures from the world of Harry Potter. From Bowtruckles and Flobberworms, Pixies and Gnomes, to larger creatures like dragons and Hippogriffs, your child will learn about different habitats that they share with more familiar animlas, learn a bit about the parts of the world they can be found, care for a dragon egg, and learn what it takes to be a Magizoologist. Not only that, but they will learn how to become better stewards over all creatures great and small.
Week #8 1-4 PM
Mr. MacGregor’s Garden – We will dig in the dirt, plant seeds and create gardening accessories. We will also read stories by Beatrice Potter and learn about the plants and critters in Mr. MacGregor’s garden. This gardening experience for the youngest ofcampers will provide free play and age-appropriate games and activities.
Week #1 9 AM to Noon
Mud Monsters – Engage in all kinds of sensory, muddy and wet fun during this camp that will delight every child. We will mix up all kinds of concoctions using and making up our own recipes! Come ready to get wet and dirty.
Week #3 9 AM to Noon
Off to Neverland – Join Peter Pan and the Darling children in the adventures of Fairies, Mermaids, Pirates, Injuns, and the Lost
boys on this adventure of Never-Growing- Up
Week #5 9 AM to Noon
Outdoor Adventures – Campers will learn several skills required to survive in the wilderness or just plain have fun in the woods. We will mix camping skills and survival activities. We will cook over the campfire, try a little fishing and archery, and learn first aid.
Ages 5+ (Notice Week #3 is ages 11+) Week #3, #6, #11 1 to 4 PM
Plan on building a fire every day and learning techniques of foil, dutch oven, stick, and 1 pot cooking.
Incorporate fresh fruits and vegetables by selecting, foraging, or harvesting. Be prepared to experiment with new tastes. This
camp runs an extra hour for 4 days to include lunch that we make! No Allergies or special diets, please. (Mon - Thurs)
Week #2 9 AM to 1
Treasure Trails – Work with your team to discover clues, solve puzzles, and investigate mysteries in this new twist on summer camp. We will “escape” rooms, follow clues on treasure trails, and learn what makes a good mystery. Bring your ideas and create an escape room experience for us all to solve. Lots of role playing and mysterious fun will be had.
Week #7 1 to 4 PM
Woodland Art – Nature provides so many examples of art to admire, to recreate, and to use. Join us for this mixed media camp of creation! Week # 1 9 to Noon
Woodland Book Club - Each week we will explore a children’s classic to find a connection to nature and to ourselves. There
will be time for a read aloud, questions and answers, retelling the story, and reimagining the story through free pretend play and
recreating crafts and activities based on the book. The camp supports the love of reading, the power of the imagination, and the
inspiration of nature for the writer. Bring your own copy of your favorite or pre-order with registration .
Family fieldtrips will require carpool permission slips for children not riding with their own parents and admission fee. Rather than an age level, this camp will be mixed aged based on reading level (approximately 2nd to 7th grade) and interest in the subject of the story. June sessions are in the afternoon, July sessions are in the morning. Additional details will be sent with confirmation. Get one camp free if you sign up for the entire series.
Week 1 - Charlotte’s Web Week 2- Little House in the Big Woods Week 3 – Little House on the Prairie
Week 4 – Farmer Boy Week 5 – My Side of the Mountain Week 6 – Island of the Blue Dolphins
Week 7 –The Secret Garden Week 8 – Trumpet of the Swan
Camp Kindness with the Kindness Elves – This 6 week camp project recreates our favorite camp activities with an underlying message of showing kindness and empathy towards others. The Kindness Elves model kindness in a magical way with the understanding that kindness is not seasonal or a chore, but is great fun and can be an integral part of our lives every day. We experience happiness when we do things to bring happiness to others. Camps are offered in the morning and afternoon to help us determine age groupings, but may be adjusted by age and time frames as needed. Get one week free when you sign up for the entire series.
Week 3 – The Storytellers Week 4 – The Potion Mixers Week 6 – The Nature Lovers
Week 7 - The Artists Week 9 – The Wish Makers Week 10 - The Recipe Makers
Please email Woodlandsdiscovery@gmail.com or Call Carolyn at 704-439-7764
COVID: We are proceeding with plans as normal, but respectfully ask for flexibility if adjustments are needed. As we are exclusively outdoors, we allow masks, but do not require them. See full Covid statement on our website.
Ages: Age is determined by the child’s age on June 1, 2021. All children must be fully potty trained. There may be some age flexibility for siblings. Call before registering.
Registration forms are available by email at <email@example.com> or on the website: <www.woodlanddiscovery.org>. Campers will be placed in camps in order of receipt of registration form and payment. You will receive an email confirmation of placement. Wait lists will be maintained.
Payment may also be made by check, Zelle, or Venmo.
Camp Fees are due at time of registration. There is NO registration fee this year!
The All-Summer Explore is $250 for up to 13 weeks.
All Five day theme camps are $125 and run from 9 AM - noon or 1 PM to 4 PM. .
Full Day Options – Campers ages 6+ may attend a morning camp and another in the afternoon with a supervised lunch time between on specified weeks. Just register and pay for both camps if both the morning and afternoon camp are appropriate for your child.
Discounts - Because we have eliminated a Registration fee, we have also eliminated discounts for siblings.
Referrals - $10 credit towards another camp when registration of referred person is paid in full. No limit.
Assistant Pay- One child may attend tuition-free in exchange for an adult assisting for the week.
Scholarships – We believe that no child should be excluded because of family finances. We maintain a scholarship fund. Often those with referral credits donate them to this fund. Please inquire.
Payment –Campers receive a spot in the camp when full payment is received. Refunds are given until May 31 with a $50 cancellation fee. After May 31, camp fees are not refundable, but can be transferred to another week if space is available or to another camper. We reserve the right to cancel any camp
that has less than 10 campers enrolled for a full refund.
What to bring – Please wear sturdy shoes with closed heels and toes for hiking!!! No other shoe is acceptable and your child will not be allowed to stay. We will be outside, so please apply sunscreen and bug repellent before you come. Please bring an extra change of clothes to leave on site for the
week. You will receive an email prior to your camp letting you know of any other specific items to bring and what to expect for the week.
Food – We ask each child to bring their own snack (and lunch if they are staying a full day) and a water bottle. Label both with a name! We can provide water refills throughout the day.
Allergies - Some camps prepare and eat additional snacks throughout the week. Teachers will try to accommodate specific needs, but teachers and parents may decide that a particular camp is not a safe environment for some allergies. If your child has other severe allergies, including bees, you must
send a labeled Epipen to camp each day. Be sure to note ALL allergies on the registration form. A CPR/First Aid trained teacher is on site..
Pick up – Drop Off Procedure – This will be explained in the email prior to each camp. Carpooling is encouraged. Late pick up – Please be considerate of our teaching staff and pick your child up on time. If you are more than 10 minutes late, you will be asked to pay a $10 late fee before returning.
What if my child suddenly cannot attend, or becomes ill? You may “give” your slot to someone else, but they must fill out the forms and pay a $25 registration fee.
Internships –Youth have an opportunity to gain leadership skills. Interns may request to be a “buddy” for a child with special needs or an assistant for a particular camp. Interns must be at least two years older than the oldest camper. Interns are not paid, but they may receive community service credit.