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Ancient Fire Skills and Wild Animal Tracking
Grafton, Vermont

Visit Our Ancient Fire Skills and Wild Animal Tracking Website
802-843-2111
info[AT]nature-museum.org
186 Townshend Road
Grafton, Vermont 05146

CAMPER AGES: 5-14

TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Wild Walkers: Ancient Fire Skills and Brave Bears: Wild Animal Tracking are hands-on, outdoor camps for young adventurers. Develop self-sufficiency,emergency preparedness, ecological awareness, and hazard avoidance in the wild. Learn to track our wild, furry, and feathered friends.

Visit Our Camp Website Link: www.nature-museum.org for more information on each of these camps, held in February 2015.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Team Sports, Adventure, Wilderness/Nature, and more.

CAMP LOCATION:
The Nature Museum at Grafton
186 Townshend Rd
Grafton, VT
05146
802-843-2111

Nestled in the mountains of southern Vermont, Grafton is one of New England’s prettiest villages. Many of its beautiful and historic buildings have been restored by its residents and by the Windham Foundation, so the town today looks much as it did years ago

CAMP FACILITIES: Open to the public since 1989, The Nature Museum at Grafton focuses on the region’s plants, animals, and geology. Hands-on exhibits, dioramas, and mounted specimens engage learners of all ages and connect visitors to the natural world in New England.

Visitors can crawl through an underground bear den; dig for fossils; find out about bats, bees, and catamounts; and learn about animal adaptations by dressing up as their favorite creature.

Outdoors, wander in our wildlife garden and catch a glimpse of passing butterflies and our resident honeybees out collecting nectar.

‚ÄčTake a hike through the maple, oak, beech, and birch forest in the Village Park behind the Museum. Visit "the cave," a historic rock structure created in the early 1900s. The three Village Park trails offer easy to moderate hiking.

There are picnic tables in the Museum's backyard as well as several picnic areas and gazebos along the Village Park trails.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Wild Walkers: Ancient Fire Skills
Tuesday, February 17th, 2015
9:30AM -3:30PM
Geared to 10-14 year olds
$30 per student/ Registration after February 3 will be $35.

The Nature Museum is thrilled to announce the fourth gathering of Wild Walkers, a partnership program with the Vermont Wilderness School for kids ages 10 to 14. Be trained in ancient fire making skills in the woods and fields around The Nature Museum. Develop self-sufficiency, emergency preparedness, ecological awareness, and hazard avoidance in the wild. Experienced instructors from The Nature Museum and Vermont Wilderness School guide kids in a safe, fun, respectful experience of living close to the earth. Please send your child fully prepared for a range of February weather.

Please register online or call us at (802) 843-2111. This program has filled quickly in the past, please register early!

Brave Bears: Wild Animal Tracking
Wednesday, February 18th, 2015
10AM- 3PM
Geared to 6-9 year olds
$20 per student/Registration after February 4 will be $25.

This five-hour vacation camp for Brave Bears, younger adventurers aged 6 to 9, will be led by The Nature Museum's experienced and energized environmental educators. We'll start the day by learning tracking skills inside, and then we'll embark on a snowshoeing adventure in forests and fields to identify tracks and prints left by our furry and feathered friends. The Brave Bears will also help build a campfire as a magical coming together at the end of the day. It will be an opportunity to enjoy each other's company, to make music and laughter together, and to sit huddled up around the leaping flames and enjoy some hot chocolate and a fireside snack.

Please register online here or call us at (802) 843-2111. This program has filled quickly in the past, please register early!

Please send your child fully prepared for a range of weather. We will provide the snowshoes!

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: The Nature Museum at Graftons's many programs include:

Summer and school vacation camps for pre-K, elementary, and middle schoolers.

Preschool programs for children ages 3-5 and their caregivers, held on Thursday mornings from September to June.

Quarterly hands-on nature programs for homeschooling families.

Customizable nature birthday parties year-round.

Exciting, interactive programs for adults and families which feature local naturalists experts on a wide variety of topics.

Hands-on natural science programs for students of all ages in local schools and libraries.

Visit Our Camp Website Link: www.nature-museum.org for more information!

OTHER CAMP INFO: The Nature Museum offers camps during local school vacation weeks in February and April, as well as during the summer.
We are leaders in the struggle to get kids unplugged, outdoors and combating nature-deficit disorder!

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
For more info on session dates and fees, please visit: Our Camp Website Link: www.nature-museum.org.


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