Week 1 (July 1-5): What Lives Beneath Us
Let’s explore the world under our feet! During this week we will travel through caves and caverns, search for worms and insects, investigate root systems and learn about how both animals and people build their homes below the ground!
Week 2 (July 8-12): A World of Wonder
Have you ever pondered how the Grand Canyon formed or how long the Nile River is? Let’s travel the world in search of nature’s greatest wonders. Together we will travel to Antarctica, North America, Australia, Africa and South America is search of breathtaking sites and landmarks.
Week 3 (July 15-19): First Nations Week
We will have a hands on, interactive week of First Nations history, culture and traditional lifestyles. Children will learn about edible & medicinal plants, survival techniques, tool making, ancestral knowledge & the balance of nature. They will learn through stories and the making of a personal dreamcatcher. (presented by First Nations Creations & Aboriginal Adventures/Gananoque, ON)
Week 4 (July 22-26): Digging in the Dirt
Grab a shovel and get ready for a week of hard work. We will be learning about renewable energy, where our food comes from, and how making our lives easier have made the lives of animals more difficult. By the end of this week, you will have a greater appreciation for the local farmers in the area.
Week 5 (July 29-Aug 2): Natural Nightmares
Do you have what it takes? Can you imagine two weeks without power, no drinking water, or no shelter? During this week, we will learn about Mother Nature’s natural phenomenon, and how to survive if you ever have the unfortunate luck of ending up in a blizzard, earthquake, hurricane, tornado or avalanche.
Week 6 (Aug 5-9): Diamonds in the Rough
Travel well below the ground for this week of discovery as we learn what it takes to turn rocks into jewellery. We will be learning about the various rocks, minerals and precious stones found both in Canada and around the world, as well as examine rock formations and volcanoes.
Week 7 (Aug 12-16): Nasty Nature
Is it cute and cuddly or colourful and deadly? Let’s learn how to safely live among the deadliest creatures on the planet. We will discover the tricks of trade to handling some of these critters while distinguishing them from those we are better off avoiding.
Week 8 (Aug 19-23): Across the Universe
Reach for the stars! Explore space in this week filled with planets, moons, stars and asteroids. We will travel through the solar system and beyond to discover the truths of the universe. At the end of the week we will have a campout ($10), during which we will explore the stars through telescopes and identify constellations.