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Nature Science Camp, Summer @ Potomac School
Spare clothing required! These campers will be getting down and dirty with nature. Nature Science Camp has a long standing tradition of providing hands-on experiences for children in nature. The camp fosters children’s appreciation for the outdoors and diverse habitats using our 90 acre campus and local, state and national parks. Much of the day is spent outside, but a science classroom will provide space for campers to maintain and observe aquatic and terrestrial animals found on campus.
In Nature Science Adventure (formerly Level A) campers will engage in many outdoor activities and are introduced to making observations in nature which they will record in a nature journal that they keep at the conclusion of camp. A typical day consists of an on or off-campus field trip, followed by activities, games, or crafts relating to a daily theme. Adventure campers will have one extended field trip followed by a barbeque.
In Nature Science Expedition (formerly Level B) campers will be transformed into natural explorers like Jacques Cousteau, Bob Ballard, and Ernest Shackleton who all integrated science into their expeditions. Expedition curriculum has a greater academic focus and two overnights provide opportunities to be completely immersed in various habitats. Campers will narrow their focus to gain more depth into nature content and science skills as they use a variety of equipment, collect and record data, and engage in more targeted experimentation. Expedition campers need no camping experience as they will be introduced to basic camping skills and the first campout will be close to home.
Nature Science campers have daily swim lessons, if time allows.
The dates for this camp are 7/16 - 8/3. To enroll, please visit www.potomacschool.org/summer
|Where||Potomac School 1301 Potomac School Rd, Mc Lean, VA 22101|
|Next on||This event is over.|
|Time||9:00 am–3:00 pm|
|Who to bring||Kids|
More About Potomac School
Nestled on a 90-acre campus, the Potomac School looks more like a college than a secondary school. Students can spend their years in kindergarten through twelfth grade at this private school.
Potomac is divided into four separate schools. The campus includes three libraries, three gyms, a performing arts center, tennis courts, squash courts and a football stadium. Potomac believes that nature is the best teacher and has developed a special environmental program for students. Potomac runs its own school bus system.