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Wild Child

Three-season day camp program for 3 & 4 year olds

 

Three days (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday) per week 9am til Noon

Between 5 and 15 students

 

Operating as a camp, under Skyline’s existing camp license,

and accreditation by the American Camp Association.

Cognizant of current pre-school standards and objectives.

 

Beginning in Fall 2018

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

 

The Wild Child program offers 3 and 4 year old children experiential learning through play, sensory, gross and fine motor activities, and creative expression.

 

Wild Child campers use the natural world as a learning environment that meets their developmental needs. The program aims to spark children’s life-long meaningful connection with the natural world.

 

The program includes natural science exploration, music, art, social and cognitive skill development. Skyline’s pond, wildflower hill, labyrinth, farm, and woods are our classroom.

 

Campers will build their knowledge through first-hand experiences with nature and relationships with peers and adults.

 

Price: Per season (10 or 11 weeks), $66 per week.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

2018-2019 Calendar

 

Please contact us for more information.

Wild Child Typical Day

 

8:40-9:00 Arrival

9:00-9:10 Free Play in the Zone

9:10-9:20 Morning Meeting

9:20-9:40 Walking Time

9:40-10:40 Daily Destination

10:40-11:00 Walking Time

11:00-11:20 Snack Time

11:20-11:50 Choice Time

11:50-12:00 Free Play and Pickup

 

Morning Meeting.  This is a daily check in to welcome everyone, sing songs together, story time, and share information that might be helpful for our daily destination.

 

Daily Destinations. Each day will we walk to a place at camp. Primarily our daily destination will be going to the farm and working with the animals and in the garden. We will also take time to visit place like the pond, the labyrinth, wild flower hill, and just hike the trails and visit the trees.

 

Choice Time. During this time there will be stations set up for the campers to visit. Stations will have a task for the camper to work on such as sorting activities, crafts, cooking, music and movement, and theme specific activities.

 

Free Play. This is a time for the children to play within the boundaries of the Zone. They can build things out of natural materials, dig in the dirt, use the sports equipment, play at the potion station, etc.

 

Walking Time. This is transition time. Campers will be given time to use the restroom if needed before we begin walking to our destination. As we walk (if time allows) we will stop and look at things we find along the way.

 

Snack Time. The snack will be provided by Skyline. The campers will help us prepare them as much as possible. We will cater the snacks to any allergies we have and try and source the food from Skylines gardens when available.

BEGIN APPLICATION

OPEN HOUSE!

Wild Child welcomes any interested children and families to an

Information Night on Tuesday August 7, 7pm.

Call 248-644-2043 for more details, or email erin@campskyline.org