Nature Immersion Summer Sessions

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Monroe & Deer Isle | 9am – 3pm

Outdoor, self-directed, all weather nature immersion.

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Deepen sense of wonder through games, stories, crafts and hands-on exploration of field, forest, and stream ecology. We’ll co-create and learn by investigating curiosity, exploring the water, land, and meeting the beings that live there. Naturalist skills, crafting, laughter, and unknown adventures will make these exciting weeks for all ages.
Each session shares similar activities and daily flow. We play games upon arrival, then transition to morning circle to hear about the day’s projects, sing songs, and share naturalist knowledge about our surroundings. Activities include archery, wood craft, fire tending, shelter building, swimming in the stream in Hampden or the pond in Monroe, and plenty of time to explore trails and our surroundings.
Attending multiple weeks? Participants have the opportunity to select a skills based competency badge to work on or complete one they began during Spring Semester.
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Nature Immersion Overnight Sessions

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Thistle Pond in Monroe | Ages 7 – 14

Sleeping under the stars, opportunities to experiment with various sleeping systems, including individual and group shelters, cooking on the fire, working on handcrafted projects and crafts, with plenty of time to swim and play games will shape our time together. We’ll spend the week on Thistle Pond in Monroe where we’ll build camp together. Participants should be excited to be away from home and outdoors in all weather for the duration of the session. Contact us if you have questions about readiness for overnight camp.
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Day and Overnight Sessions

Monroe, ME 04951

Unceded Wabanaki Territory

Deer Isle

Day Session

19 Fieldstone Road
Deer Isle, ME 04681

Unceded Wabanaki Territory

Just a few of the benefits of a nature-based learning environment:

• Whole child development
• Increased fine and gross motor skills
• Increased language and communication skills
• Integrative approach to incorporating academic subjects
• Self-directed: based on participant interests and observations
• Practice regulating one’s own behavior
• Increase competence in social interactions and collaborative skills
• Development of problem solving skills and independent thinking
• Curriculum is not pre-scripted but instead inspired through nature-based play and skill building
• Deepening relationship with the more than human world