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Summer Camp 2016

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Hartley Halfpints
3 years (no parents)
Hartley Halfpints (HH)
Hartley Halfpints are taking their first solo steps into the wilds of Hartley Park with opportunities to create, explore and learn in a shortened week. Hartley Nature Preschool staff will immerse campers in one fascinating theme for the entire camp, inspiring wonder and allowing for in-depth, hands-on fun. Campers must be at least three years old and fully toilet trained before camp begins.
July 6-8 (Hello Hartley)
9:00-12:00
Section full
July 13-15 (Sticks & Stones)
9:00-12:00
Section full
July 20-22 (Mud!)
9:00-12:00
2 seats open
July 27-29 (Sticks & Stones)
9:00-12:00
6 seats open
Aug 3-5 (Mud!)
9:00-12:00
4 seats open
Aug 10-12 (Hello Hartley)
9:00-12:00
Section full
$78.00 $60.00
Young Explorers
4-5 years (grades PreK-K)
Going Wild
Jump into the wild outside with this nature sampler! Themes change with each day as we investigate bugs, delve into dirt, splash in the pond and explore the park in search of a wild good time.
June 20-24
9:00-12:00
Section full
July 25-29
1:00-4:00
Section full
$130.00 $100.00
Young Explorers
4-5 years (grades PreK-K)
Water Stompers
Few things are more fun than the waterways of Hartley Park. Visit vernal ponds, babbling creeks, and the big pond in search of the plants and animals that call water home. Bring your own rubber boots or borrow ours-you'll need them-as we grab our nets and leave no slimy rock unturned!
June 13-17
1:00-4:00
Section full
July 11-15
9:00-12:00
Section full
$130.00 $100.00
Young Explorers
4-5 years (grades PreK-K)
Hartley Greatest Hits
Get a piece of the action from our most beloved summer camps. We'll examine pond critters, build nature sculptures, chase butterflies and explore hidden nooks and crannies of the forest with our newfound friends.
June 27-July 1
1:00-4:00
Section full
July 18-22
1:00-4:00
Section full
Aug 15-19
9:00-12:00
Section full
$130.00 $100.00
Young Explorers
4-5 years (grades PreK-K)
Forest Friends
Up for a little fairy fun? We'll learn about our friends with feathers, fins and fur while exploring some of Hartley's best spots.Add art projects, songs, stories and outdoor playtime and you might just emerge a forest friend yourself!
June 13-17
9:00-12:00
Section full
$130.00 $100.00
Young Explorers
4-5 years (grades PreK-K)
Forest Friends- July 5-8
Up for a little fairy fun? We'll learn about our friends with feathers, fins and fur while exploring some of Hartley's best spots.Add art projects, songs, stories and outdoor playtime and you might just emerge a forest friend yourself!
July 5-8
1:00-4:00
7 seats open
$104.00 $80.00
Young Explorers
4-5 years (grades PreK-K)
Creepy Crawly Critters
Creepy crawlies are some of the coolest critters around! We'll search for bugs, worms, butterflies, tadpoles and much more. Learn why these critters are important and discover the best places in Hartley to find creepy crawlies.
July 11-15
1:00-4:00
Section full
July 25-29
9:00-12:00
Section full
$130.00 $100.00
Young Explorers
4-5 years (grades PreK-K)
Trail Trekkers
If you like to hike, this camp is for you! Explore Hartley Park as we take to the trails, wander the woods, gaze at the vistas while learning to be good outdoor trekkers.
Aug 8-12
9:00-12:00
Section full
$130.00 $100.00
Young Explorers
4-5 years (grades PreK-K)
Dirt!
Discover how plants and animals use dirt, mud and soil. We will be playing and digging in the dirt, making mud pies and dirt cakes, and learning about Hartley's underground critters. Can you dig it?
June 27-July 1
9:00-12:00
1 seats open
Aug 1-5
1:00-4:00
Section full
$130.00 $100.00
Young Explorers
4-5 years (grades PreK-K)
Nature Play
We're all about getting kids outside to run, dig, jump, climb, splash, invent, imagine and play. Campers will catch tadpoles, pick rocks, create mud pies and explore our new nature play area.
June 20-24
1:00-4:00
Section full
Aug 1-5
9:00-12:00
Section full
$130.00 $100.00
Young Explorers
4-5 years (grades PreK-K)
All About Art
Wildflowers in the breeze, a duck family on the pond, rain clouds above Rock Knob; we'll use nature as our inspiration for painting, drawing, sculpting and much more. Budding artists will hike, play games and create art all week long.
July 18-22
9:00-12:00
Section full
Aug 8-12
1:00-4:00
Section full
$130.00 $100.00
Young Explorers
4-5 years (grades PreK-K)
Trail Trekkers- July 5-8
If you like to hike, this camp is for you! Explore Hartley Park as we take to the trails, wander the woods, gaze at the vistas while learning to be good outdoor trekkers.
July 5-8
9:00-12:00
5 seats open
$104.00 $80.00
Junior Naturalists
6-7 years (grades 1-2)
Water Wanderin'
Slip on your sloppin' boots as we travel Tischer Creek, splash through deep puddles and explore the pond with nets, poles and even an underwater camera. Plants, animals, waves and water will be our focus all week.
June 27-July 1
1:00-4:00
Section full
Aug 1-5
9:00-12:00
Section full
$130.00 $100.00
Junior Naturalists
6-7 years (grades 1-2)
FORT
With sticks, mud, leaves, pine needles and more as tools, and the shelters of our favorite forest friends as inspiration, we'll spend the week building the best forts Hartley Park has ever seen.
July 11-15
9:00-12:00
Section full
Aug 8-12
1:00-4:00
Section full
$130.00 $100.00
Junior Naturalists
6-7 years (grades 1-2)
Pond Life
Who lives in Hartley Pond? Where are their favorite hiding places? Are they babies or grown-ups? Join us as we learn about animals large, small and even tiny that depend on our biggest body of water!
June 20-24
9:00-12:00
Section full
July 18-22
9:00-12:00
Section full
$130.00 $100.00
Junior Naturalists
6-7 years (grades 1-2)
Bugstruck!
Do you love bugs? We'll learn about bugs and the other crawling critters while leaving no log unturned, no web un-admired and no net dusty in our quest to observe these animals in action. Let your heart sing (or buzz) with grand adventure!
June 13-17
1:00-4:00
4 seats open
$130.00 $100.00
Junior Naturalists
6-7 years (grades 1-2)
Best of Hartley- July 5-8
Each day will be a new adventure featuring Hartley's most popular activities. From fishing to climbing the highest heights, we'll discover and explore the best that Hartley has to offer.
July 5-8
9:00-12:00
Section full
$104.00 $80.00
Junior Naturalists
6-7 years (grades 1-2)
Best of Hartley
Each day will be a new adventure featuring Hartley's most popular activities. From fishing to climbing the highest heights, we'll discover and explore the best that Hartley has to offer.
Aug 1-5
1:00-4:00
5 seats open
$130.00 $100.00
Junior Naturalists
6-7 years (grades 1-2)
Outdoor Life
What does it take to live the outdoor life? Learn outdoor skills like hiking, cooking and setting up camp. We'll tromp to the farthest reaches of Hartley Park, and learn how to be comfortable in the great outdoors.
June 27-July 1
9:00-12:00
Section full
July 25-29
1:00-4:00
11 seats open
$130.00 $100.00
Junior Naturalists
6-7 years (grades 1-2)
Scramblin' Scientists
Scientists are a curious lot. This week will be full of experiments covering all kinds of topics. Campers will be introduced to basic science concepts with classic games and hikes to keep us smiling and engaged all week long.
July 11-15
1:00-4:00
12 seats open
Aug 15-19
9:00-12:00
13 seats open
$130.00 $100.00
Junior Naturalists
6-7 years (grades 1-2)
Nature Detectives
We've got a mystery on our hands, detectives. Tracks. Scat. Bones. Holes. Dens. Tunnels. Fur. Teeth marks. Feathers. It's all to be found in the woods. Wwe'll unravel a new mystery each day using clues to learn about Hartley's many animals.
June 13-17
9:00-12:00
Section full
July 18-22
1:00-4:00
12 seats open
$130.00 $100.00
Junior Naturalists
6-7 years (grades 1-2)
Nature's Ninjas- July 5-8
Some of Hartley’s wild critters are as stealthy as ninjas. They tread lightly, have natural camouflage and slink around hoping avoid attention. Join us as we take to the woods to learn about nature’s ninjas via games, crafts and exploration.
July 5-8
1:00-4:00
2 seats open
$104.00 $80.00
Junior Naturalists
6-7 years (grades 1-2)
Nature Art & Play
Nature provides the inspiration and material; campers provide the energy and imagination. Join us as we build sculptures, climb trees, dig with sticks, splash in puddles, make messes and create art projects to share with your family.
June 20-24
1:00-4:00
Section full
July 25-29
9:00-12:00
Section full
$130.00 $100.00
Junior Naturalists
6-7 years (grades 1-2)
Nature's Ninjas
Some of Hartley’s wild critters are as stealthy as ninjas. They tread lightly, have natural camouflage and slink around hoping avoid attention. Join us as we take to the woods to learn about nature’s ninjas via games, crafts and exploration.
Aug 8-12
9:00-12:00
Section full
$130.00 $100.00
Bushwhackers
8-9 years (grades 3-4)
Hook, Line and Sinker
After mastering fishing equipment, skills and techniques, we will hit the water of Hartley Park in search of perch, sunfish and bass. Campers will explore the ponds and streams of Hartley by foot and canoe. Friday will be spent at Wild Rice Lake in search of bigger fish.
June 13-17
9:00-12:00
Section full
June 27-July 1
1-4 pm
2 seats open
July 11-15
9:00-12:00
Section full
$130.00 $100.00
Bushwhackers
8-9 years (grades 3-4)
Hartley Sampler
We'll cram as many of our favorite Hartley activities into this week as possible. We may put our animal detective skills to the test in the fields and forests, before gathering supplies to build a cozy fort. Or we'll head to the pond to see what life is like underwater. Whatever you like to do at Hartley, you're sure to find it here!
June 27-July 1
9:00-12:00
Section full
July 25-29
1:00-4:00
4 seats open
$130.00 $100.00
Bushwhackers
8-9 years (grades 3-4)
Survival
You're lost in the woods with nothing but the clothes on your back… could you make it out on your own? There are many secrets to staying alive. We'll learn all about how to not only survive in the wilderness, but how to enjoy the experience!
July 11-15
1:00-4:00
Section full
Aug 8-12
9:00-12:00
Section full
$130.00 $100.00
Bushwhackers
8-9 years (grades 3-4)
Art Outside
Perfect for the budding artist, this session includes all new outdoors-inspired art projects. Each day brings a new art concept and a project, from sculptures to drawings,plus lots of time in the woods in search of inspiration. The week culminates in an awesome art show and a chance to showcase your talents.
June 20-24
9:00-12:00
Section full
July 18-22
1:00-4:00
15 seats open
$130.00 $100.00
Bushwhackers
8-9 years (grades 3-4)
Mountain Biking
Hartley Park is awesome for biking! Geared toward campers with little to no trail riding experience, we'll learn safety and basic technique, then get out there to experience the hills, pines and bridges. Each day will also include nature study and team games. Campers must bring their own helmet and trail bike (with front and rear hand brakes) each day!
June 13-17
1:00-4:00
Section full
July 18-22
9:00-12:00
Section full
Aug 1-5
1-4 pm
2 seats open
$130.00 $100.00
Bushwhackers
8-9 years (grades 3-4)
Slippery, Slimy Sleuths
Hartley Park has all sorts of animals that creep, crawl and slither. Most of them are small and shy. Think you can find some? We'll be turning over logs, looking under rocks, bushwhacking in the woods and digging into mud as we try to catch them!
Aug 1-5
1:00-4:00
2 seats open
Aug 15-19
9:00-12:00
7 seats open
$130.00 $100.00
Bushwhackers
8-9 years (grades 3-4)
Forest Hideouts
Campers will be exploring the deeper woods of Hartley Park searching for the perfect place to build a great hideout. Looking at the building techniques of park residents like squirrels, beavers and foxes, we will build hideouts using natural materials.
June 20-24
1:00-4:00
1 seats open
July 25-29
9:00-12:00
Section full
$130.00 $100.00
Bushwhackers
8-9 years (grades 3-4)
For the Birds
Become a budding birder! Birds have some great adaptations to live in every part of the world. we'll dissect owl pellets, observe song bird banding at Hartley, and take a field trip to Hawk Ridge.
July 5-8
9:00-12:00
Section full
$115.00 $90.00
Bushwhackers
8-9 years (grades 3-4)
Water Engineering
How does a beaver build such an effective dam? Why do rivers move sideways? We will explore both of these questions and more as we learn about water and how it changes the landscape. We'll test our dam building skills, make a glacier and create flood models to see the action first hand.
June 27-July 1
1:00-4:00
3 seats open
Aug 1-5
9:00-12:00
Section full
$130.00 $100.00
Bushwhackers
8-9 years (grades 3-4)
Basic Outdoor Adventurers
Get your hiking boots ready... campers will come home ready to build a safe fire, read a map and compass and sleep under the stars. We'll cover the basics of camping, like knots, shelter building and leave-no-trace camping ethics with plenty of outdoor adventures thrown in for good measure.
Aug 8-12
1:00-4:00
Section full
$130.00 $100.00
Bushwhackers
8-9 years (grades 3-4)
Glensheen Explorers
Spend a few days on the grounds of the historic Congdon Estate exploring the history and ecosystem on this 7 acre site. Campers will identify plant and animal life and collect data on the aquatic life in Tischer Creek. A little history, a few games and creek cruising fills out this week–long adventure.
July 5-8
1:00-4:00
Section full
$115.00 $90.00
Outdoor Adventurers
10-12 years (grades 5-6)
Tischer Trekkers
Tischer Creek flows through Hartley Park and all the way to Lake Superior. Trekkers will travel and explore Tischer from start to finish and learn about the different parts of its watershed. Trekkers will also use Glensheen, the Historic Congdon estate, as a base for two days of exploration and data collection.
June 20-24
9:00-12:00
Section full
$140.00 $110.00
Outdoor Adventurers
10-12 years (grades 5-6)
Urban Wilderness Camp
Using the nature center as a launching point, we'll spend the week exploring other wild places in Duluth. We may stroll through Chester, hike around Lester Park, or enjoy the beauty of Park Point. Play games, swim, catch critters, build forts, skip rocks, hang out and enjoy the splendor of Duluth's parks and green spaces.
June 13-17
9:00-4:00
Section full
July 11-15
9:00-4:00
Section full
$260.00 $200.00
Outdoor Adventurers
10-12 years (grades 5-6)
Geocaching
Never lose your way again after this camp on all things navigation. You'll learn the ins and outs of modern GPS technology as well as old school map and compass skills that will never steer you wrong. This camp will keep you on the move with fun games, treasure hunts and off-the-beaten-path adventures.
June 20-24
1:00-4:00
Section full
$130.00 $100.00
Outdoor Adventurers
10-12 years (grades 5-6)
Boys in Boats!
Having honed basic fishing skills on site, this full-day camp will go a-field, affording campers the opportunity to fish a few of the area's finest waters. Highlights will include adventures on Wild Rice Lake and a two day, one night trip to a nearby northern lake. Campers will experience setting up a campsite, cooking over a fire and practicing skills needed to comfortably enjoy the outdoors.
July 18-22
9:00-4:00
4 seats open
$330.00 $280.00
Outdoor Adventurers
10-12 years (grades 5-6)
Girls in the Outdoors!
We’ll explore both the science and art sides of nature while learning new skills. Together we’ll spend our time hiking, undertaking science investigations, canoeing, creating art projects and venturing out on off-site field trips. We’ll put our new skills to the test when we cook over a fire and camp out Thursday night. Campers will be ready for pickup 8AM Friday morning.
June 27-July 1
9:00-4:00
Section full
$330.00 $280.00
Outdoor Adventurers
10-12 years (grades 5-6)
Reptiles & Amphibians
Prepare to jump into the world of herpetology, the study of reptiles and amphibians. We'll investigate a different species of reptile or amphibian each day and discover where the animal lives, what it eats and how you will find them in Hartley Park. The week promises to be herp-tacular!
July 25-29
1:00-4:00
5 seats open
$130.00 $100.00
Youth with Adult
4-8 years and adult
Family Nature Workshop: Fairy House
Grown-ups, grab your favorite littles (4-8 yrs) and head to Hartley for a camp of your own! This one day camp is intended to give you an opportunity to try camp for yourself,learn something new about nature and create a project and many memories together. No charge for accompanying adult. FAIRY HOUSE: Spend the afternoon exploring some of our favorite outdoor spaces in search of fairies. Sing songs, go for a hike, forage for fairy house materials and build your own simple fairy house.
June 22
9:00-12:00
8 seats open
July 20
1:00-4:00
8 seats open
$30.00 $20.00
Youth with Adult
4-8 years and adult
Family Nature Workshop- Butterfly Caretaker
Grown-ups, grab your favorite littles(4-8 yrs) and head to Hartley for a camp of your own! This one day camp is intended to give you an opportunity to try camp for yourself, learn something new about nature and create a project and many memories together. BUTTERFLY CARETAKER: Get a hands-on experience with our resident monarch butterflies within our large Butterfly Garden. Learn about butterfly habitat, explore our native plants, collect seeds to start your own butterfly garden at home! We will hopefully have an opportunity to observe caterpillars, chrysalises, and release our adult monarchs, depending on availability.
July 27
1:00-4:00
10 seats open
$30.00 $20.00
Youth with Adult
4-8 years and adult
Family Nature Workshop- Paper Making
Grown-ups, grab your favorite littles (4-8 yrs) and head to Hartley for a camp of your own! This one day camp is intended to give you an opportunity to try camp for yourself,learn something new about nature and create a project and many memories together. No charge for accompanying adult. Paper Making: Explore the woods, investigate trees, collect natural materials and make your own paper. Together our families will create a community Origami sculpture our of our paper.
June 29
1:00-4:00
11 seats open
$30.00 $20.00

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