Summer Camps

Summer Camps at McKeever Environmental Learning CenterThe average school-aged student spends over 5 hours every day looking at a monitor.  Summer is a time for children to spend time outdoors.  Our camps are designed to connect children with the natural world through play, adventure and fun.

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Nature Day Camp (Ages 5-10)

June 13-17, 2016

Our Nature Day Camps are designed to connect children with the natural world through play, adventure and fun – all of which takes place in the natural world at McKeever, it’s trails, forests, streams and the many plants and animals that live there.  Throughout the camp, we instill a sense of wonder while children explore the natural world around them. Our Nature Day Camps run 9 AM – 3 PM Monday through Friday. This year there are two sessions for 5 – 10 year olds. Smaller learning groups will be divided by age each session. Campers can register for either or both weeks as themes and activities are different each week.

Nature Day Camp Registration Form 2016

 

Earthkeepers Level II Camp

June 20-24, 2016

The Earthkeepers Level II Camp is for those students who have earned all four keys and one bead. Many new adventures await you during this program including finding a new magic spot, hiking to hemlock hollow and swimming in nearby Sandy Lake. This is a five-day, four-night camp.

Earthkeepers Level II Registration Form 2016

 

Nature Day Camp (Ages 5-10)

July 11-15, 2016

Our Nature Day Camps are designed to connect children with the natural world through play, adventure and fun – all of which takes place in the natural world at McKeever, it’s trails, forests, streams and the many plants and animals that live there.  Throughout the camp, we instill a sense of wonder while children explore the natural world around them. Our Nature Day Camps run 9 AM – 3 PM Monday through Friday. This year there are two sessions for 5 – 10 year olds. Smaller learning groups will be divided by age each session. Campers can register for either or both weeks as themes and activities are different each week.

Nature Day Camp Registration Form 2016

Earthkeepers Summer Camp (Ages 10-11)

July 27-29, 2016

This summer experience involves students going through the Earthkeepers program, a three-day experience where children earn a set of keys and become an Earthkeeper.  A mysterious, unseen character known as E.M. permeates the Earthkeepers program.  As the keeper of the keys, E.M. is everyone’s dream of the wizard of the woods. This is a three-day, two-night camp.

Earthkeepers Camp Registration Form 2016

 

 Outdoor Adventure Camp (Ages 12-14)

August 1-5, 2016

This five-day, four-night camp is for children ages 12-14. Outdoor skills and adventures await, as participants will have an opportunity to hike, canoe and cycle.  While honing these skills, we’ll begin working on developing a personal relationship with the natural world.  Mornings include sessions on wildlife, ecology, leave no trace and orienteering.

Outdoor Adventure Camp Registration Form 2016

 

Richard Freni Memorial Scholarships

The McKeever Environmental Learning Center is proud to offer scholarships through the Richard Freni Memorial Scholarship Camp Fund.  Scholarships cover full or partial tuition for McKeever’s Summer Camps.  Recipients must reside in the Lakeview School District.  Scholarships are awarded based on need for outdoor experience, desire for educational enrichment, and/or financial need.  To apply, complete and submit the pdf form linked below to the McKeever Center.  You will be notified if the scholarship is awarded as well as the amount of the scholarship.  Scholarships will be awarded at the sole discretion of the McKeever Center.

Richard Freni Scholarship Application 2016

Sandy Creek Conservancy Scholarships

The McKeever Environmental Learning Center is proud to offer scholarships through the Sandy Creek Conservancy, the founding organization of the McKeever Center.  Scholarships cover full or partial tuition for McKeever’s Summer Camps.  Scholarships are awarded based on need for outdoor experience, desire for educational enrichment, and/or financial need. To apply, complete and submit the pdf form linked below to the McKeever Center.  You will be notified if the scholarship is awarded as well as the amount of the scholarship.  Scholarships will be awarded at the sole discretion of the McKeever Center.

SCC Scholarship Application 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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