PRAIRIE HILL Learning Center presents...

NatureWorks Summer Camp
Ages 6 - 13 years old

 

Early Bird Registration available starting: February 14th

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PRAIRIE HILL Learning Center invites you to be a part of a wholesome and holistic summer this year. Caring for farm animals, tending a garden, plenty of fresh air and movement, exploring our natural environment that includes picking fruit from our fruit trees, trails of woods and a wide open pasture, daily pony riding, making new friends, and learning about the world through hands on interactions and work with each sessions specific theme are all a part of what goes on daily at PHLC.    

GENERAL INFORMATION:

Time: 9:00 am-3:30pm daily (extended hours available from 7:00 a.m. until 5:45 p.m.) 

What: Children pony ride, investigate and care for the garden, play, read books, jump in puddles, care for farm animals, experience specific session material and activities, and enjoy their lunch and snack together. 

Why PHLC? PRAIRIE HILL Learning Center has a strong emphasis on instilling a lifetime love of learning + play + care of ourselves, others, and the Earth! Summer camp at PH is an idyllic way of enjoying summer at its best with friends (both well-loved and new).
PRICING: $200/week/camper (BuildWorks and Music Variety slightly different). Daily snacks + 1 official camp shirt included

2021 SESSION DATES:

  • June 1-4 BuildWorks

  • June 7-11 Suzuki Strings and Music Variety

  • June 14-18 Animal Encounters

  • June 21-July 2 PH Adventure & Games

  • July 5- July 9 NO CAMP

  • July 12-16 WaterWorks

  • July 19-30 ColorWorks

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BuildWorks (June 1- 4):

BuildWorks camp is a 6 - 13 year old camp for all creative and fun loving children to come and build with a wide variety of materials. With our expert craftsman, Jon Yates, children can build large structures at PRAIRIE HILL (learning about construction terms, tools, and techniques) as well as smaller individual and small group projects like forts, weight and force challenges, simple machines, Legos, KEVA planks, homes for a variety of the animal life around PRAIRIE HILL, and construction projects to take home. Come and BUILD! Jon and our dedicated camp counselors are excited to come and help the children spend the week building along with NatureWorks usual activities of horsemanship, garden, play, games, snacks, singing and FRIENDS!
 

Violin Suzuki Camp/ Music Variety (June 7-11):

Players from ages 3 - 15 are invited to come play SUZUKI STRINGS in the prairie with us! Small group lessons and master classes will take place throughout the day from experienced violin instructors and tutors. PRIOR EXPERIENCE with violin needed. Listening and nature games, pony riding, gardening, and exploring on the farm are also a part of the experience. Half or full day options are available for this session. Led by accomplished violin player and instructor, Donna Carnes, and her staff.


In MUSIC VARIETY Camp this year, campers ages 6 - 13 years old will practice team building, how to play music in a group setting/ensemble, songwriting, basic music theory, and how to play stringed instruments this year! The activities for the camp follow the Orff method and instruments. Orff combines music, movement, drama, and speech into lessons that are akin to a child’s world of play. Orff instruments include boomwhackers (pitched pvc pipes), djembe (drums), handbells, hand percussion, and more! On the last day of camp children will take their stringed instrument home to enjoy with their families. Our specialists are excited to come and help the children spend the week with music along with NatureWorks usual activities of horsemanship, garden, play, games, snacks, singing and FRIENDS!

Animal Encounters (June 14-18):

Miranda, a graduate student of Dr. Eileen Hebets from UNL, will provide campers with an amazing experience discovering facts related to animals and scientific inquiry for campers aged 6 - 13 years old. Experiments, investigation, creativity, and critical thinking will lead to greater awareness and appreciation of the animal world. Come explore the animal world and encounter creatures up close! Our specialists are excited to come and help the children spend the week with Animal Encounters along with NatureWorks usual activities of horsemanship, garden, play, games, snacks, singing and FRIENDS!

 

PH Adventure and Games (June 21-July 2):

Our very own Jeff Ahern, expert in all things outdoors, will lead us in exploring PRAIRIE HILL Adventure and Games. Much like the Olympics, our PH Adventures and Games will lead us to move with purpose, challenge our bodies, and stretch our minds and muscles. With both competitive and non-competitive elements, come gain skills that transfer across many different sports...Jeff and our dedicated camp counselors are excited to come and help the children spend two weeks with Adventures and Games along with NatureWorks usual activities of horsemanship, garden, play, snacks, singing and FRIENDS! Ages 6 - 13 years old!

 

WaterWorks (July 12-16):

What could be better on a hot day than playing with water, ice, and learning about our hydrosphere? Water and ice experiments, water play, water construction, and water explorations -- bring your swimsuit and towel and jump on in to WaterWorks! Our specialists are excited to come and help the children ages 6 - 13 spend the week with water exploration along with NatureWorks usual activities of horsemanship, garden, play, games, snacks, singing and FRIENDS!

 

ColorWorks (July 19-30):

Unleash your child's imagination this summer! ColorWorks camp for ages 6 - 13 year olds provides children a wonderful introduction to several forms of exploration with color, with various mediums and methods. Color can empower children to express themselves in new ways and gives them power in design and creativity. Each day at camp brings new experiences, experiments, and projects. We hope to inspire children to reach beyond and create in a way that is unique to them. It’s time for imaginations to soar! Our specialists are excited to come and help the children spend two weeks of Color Exploration along with NatureWorks usual activities of horsemanship, garden, play, games, snacks, singing and FRIENDS!   

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