Capture The Flag, With A Twist: Be one of three groups to build a shelter and a fort in a secret location. With other skills learned this week, hide a map with coordinates to your fort. Play Capture the Flag using a compass and camouflage. Plan rescue missions to save captured team mates! August 13-17
Get Your Head In The Clouds: This environmental weather study will teach you the effect weather has on the world around us. Gain an understanding of the effects of temperature, moisture and air movement. Is it global warming or the natural cycle of climate change? Let’s explore the possibilities. Students keep a weather journal and build their own rudimentary weather station instruments. June 25-29
Jr. Forester: Forestry embraces the science and art of managing, using, and conserving forests in a sustainable way. We look to our forests, the most important component of the biosphere, for clean air, water, raw materials, wildlife habitat and recreation. This class will take a close look at each of those area’s as we explore this vital field of science as Jr. Foresters. July 16-20, August 6-10
Lego Challenge: This introduction to the Lego League Challenge will give children interested in the Lego program a chance to see what it’s all about. They will begin by building structures and designing table mats, they will then move onto programming robots. The activities will include the use of Lego's, programmable robots with sound, light and motion sensors as well as computer based programs. August 6-10
Living In The Woods: Build a fort using ropes, downed wood and found objects. Could we really live in the woods? Challenge the limits of physics, engineering and creativity as we build a fort. Knot tying will be taught and no trees will be injured in the building the structures. July 2-6 (not 7/4), July 23-27
Nature Detective: Let’s take a closer look at nature and see what we will find. Through scientific investigation, we’ll examine water, soil and animals of all types to see what lies beyond the naked eye. Compile a journal recording the facts discovered. July 9-13, August 13-17
Wipe Out in the Woods: Can you face the challenges before you? The obstacle course will be comprised of low ropes, rock climbing and much more, all setup to test your physical abilities. The course will involve running, climbing, jumping, crawling, balance, test of endurance and mental quickness. July 30-August 3
Wet & Wild: A perennial favorite has been modified to provide even more fun in this water based program. Children will explore different types of wetlands in the Joe English Conservation land and the wildlife that lives there. New this year the program will be offered in two grade groups. Grades k-3 will enjoy a light science based program with tons of water fun while the 4th-8th grade children will enjoy a fun but more science based water exploration class.
June 25-29, July 9-13
Please note: Classes below are listed by date.
All program curriculum will be delivered as advertised but the Hartshorn Program under the direction of the Recreation Department reserve the right to modify the curriculum if necessary at the descretion of the program director or class teacher.