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Nature’s Small Wonders Camp Open House

Posted Apr 21 2010 12:00am

Imagine...
...children climbing high on top of an ancient boulder to peer down with binoculars at the wildlife below them, or pulling up fresh carrots from the garden to feed a bunny a snack.

Imagine them crafting bird houses out of simple recycled materials or watching in wonder as a baby chick emerges from its fragile egg shell. This is play in the great outdoors - hands on animal and bug interactions, imaginary games, and amazing discoveries. Nature’s Small Wonders is a place for exploration, learning about life and nature's many beauties, building confidence, and escaping into one’s imagination.

What is Nature’s Small Wonders?

Nature’s Small Wonders is a privately owned sensory-based nature exploration and science camp that is held on 12 acres of private land. Owned and operated by Angela Hanscom, a pediatric occupational therapist and with the help of some very enthusiastic UNH therapy students, this partial day camp is for any child between the ages of 4 and 6 years this summer.

Come visit the camp this Saturday, April 24th, from 9 - 4 pm for their Open House.  Find directions at the bottom of this post.  Here is the agenda for the three weeks the camp runs
July 12-16 ($106) 9-12pm
M Chickens and guinea fowl & real egg hunts
Tu Experimenting and learning all about worms and composting
W Splish Splash - Dog Bath & creating a Water Garden w/ live fish
TH Sunflower houses play party and watercolor lesson
F Rocks and ropes courses and other trust games

July 19-23 ($112) 9-12pm (only one spot left!)
M Making a bunny yard for Oreo and Mrs. Chips
TU Fairy houses and homemade ice cream making
W Nature’s Tea Party in the garden and plant exploration
TH Sounds of Nature w/ Jody Gourlay & making instruments
F Camouflaging ourselves in the woods and animal tracking

August 2-6 ($114) 9-12pm
M Pond dipping: Catching, observing, & discovering pond life
TU Building a wild den and a picnic adventure in the woods
W Bird watching and creating an array of birdie snacking delights
TH Exploring the Herbal Garden & its powerful healing secrets
F Visit from the miniature horses and a horseback riding lesson

Prices listed above are for signing up before or during April 24th and are 15% off of the regular prices (wk 1 - $125, wk 2- $132, wk 3 - $135).  A $20 deposit is required to secure a slot for a particular week.

Directions: From center of Barrington (Rt. 9 & 125), take 125 N towards Rochester. Take left onto Scruton Pond Road. Follow 2.5 miles & you will see sign for Nature’s Small Wonders on your left. Turn onto dirt rd, & follow the signs. 

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