OWCCs Summer Camp 2017

OWCC Summer Camp 2017

Mission: “OWCC fosters stewardship, locally and beyond, by connecting the community to the Natural World.”

OWCC plans and teaches science, nature and environmental education programs to children, youth and adults in the Bennington Community. This includes: classroom, homeschool, community based and field trips to the Greenberg Reserve.

Camp will be enjoyed at our Education Center and our 96 acre Greenberg Re- serve. Campers should come prepared for all weather conditions. Lunch, sunblock, hat, water shoes, water bottle, rain gear, pants, sturdy shoes and tick/bug repellant should be labeled and sent for your child.


Price includes all materials $150.00/week per child

$100.00 for each additional child per week.

$50.00 non-refundable deposit with registration per child per week.

Sign up for all five weeks and receive an additional $10.00 off per week per camper.

Full payment is due the Friday prior to the week of camp. (minus deposit)

We are happy to work with grant funders to help your child get to camp!

Click here for a printable camp flyer

Register Here!


9am to 2pm
After-camp care is available from 2-3pm for an additional fee of $10/day per child.


OWCC provides a daily healthy snack for campers (included in registration fee). Campers should bring their own lunch.

July 10-14    It all starts with the sun

  • What is photosynthesis?

  • How do plants, animals, and humans use solar energy?

  • Celebration of the sun with yoga sun salutations

  • Plant a seed and see what it needs to grow

July 17-21    Bird Exploration

  • Explore Vermont’s bird habitat

  • Build birdhouses

  • Learn about special bird adaptations

July 24-28    Wild About Flowers

  • Explore Vermont native and invasive flowers

  • What is a meadow?

  • Create plant imprints and botanical journals

  • Wildflower mandala art

  • Plant wildflower seeds

July 31- Aug. 4    Wetland Wonders

  • Be a wetland scientist and discover what this habitat is all about

Aug. 7-11     What’s Down Under?

  • Explore the world of decomposers

  • Dig in the dirt and see what we find

  • Set up a compost bin for our snacks

Each week will incorporate the following…

Earth Artists

  • Build Fairy homes

  • Take a spin with some pottery

  • Learn the tricks of nature photography and build your own natural frame

  • Dreamcatchers

Woodland Wandering

  • Mindfulness in nature and using all of our senses to connect to nature

  • Exploring the cycles of nature

  • Fun games in the woods

  • Scavenger Hunts


  • Learn to show kindness to plants and animals

  • Think about what special powers we might need to improve our world

  • Discover simple things we can do each day to care for our earth

Daily Outlook

9:00:  Camper check-in and games

9:30-10:00:  Opening Circle, Daily Nature Theme, Mystery of the Day, and Nature Riddles

10:00-12:00:  Outdoor Exploration

12:00-12:30:  lunch

12:30-1:00:  Mindful movement

1:00-1:50:  Hands-on activities

1:50-2:00:  Closing Circle

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