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Summer Academic Enrichment Eligible Programs

 
Program:Fun In The Sun Day Camp
 
Sponsoring Organization: Hallie Q. Brown Community Center
 
Main Contact
Name: Mildred Brunson
Title: Manager of Youth Program
Address: 270 N. Kent Street
St. Paul, MN 55102
Phone: (651) 224 - 4601
Fax: (651) 224 - 7074
 
Email:
mbrunson@hallieqbrown.org
 
Curricular area: Science
Grades Served: 3 ,4 ,5 ,6 ,7
 
Goals:The goal for Fun In The Sun Day Camp is to motivate camper's interest in nature, foster individual development, develop social skills and increase environmental awareness through meaningful organized activities.

The objective is to offer a structured educational and recreational environment in which campers learn through experience and exposure to new ideas and activities.

 
Activities:SESSION I: SCIENCE MADE SIMPLE Kids are naturally curious about science, and our Science Made Simple Day Camp can help provide answers. Campers will have fun thinking and acting like scientist as they learn to use the powerful scientific tools of observation and asking questions. Campers will set up fun, easy science experiments and work together on simple projects.

SESSION II: CREATIVE CRAFTS Our Creative Crafts Day Camp will provide campers the opportunity to learn the art of self expression and creativity while building self confidence through craft projects. Campers will create projects using natural, recycled, reused materials like tissue paper, sand, stones and clay. Through visual learning experiences campers will have fun transforming natural materials into creative treasures.

SESSION III: ECOLOGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT The Ecology and the Environment Day Camp provides an opportunity to learn about Ecosystems. Campers will have fun exploring the environment while learning how to answer the question. What is a living or non-living thing? Campers will have fun learning how families of living things interact with each other and with their natural surroundings while observing how they affect each other.

SESSION IV: LITTLE CRITTERS Flying, buzzing, or scuttling around...that's the world of small critters. Campers participating in Little Critters will learn about small insects, birds, butterflies, frogs, spiders, ants and other small critters. Campers will learn why these small critters exist and how they contribute to the environment.

SESSION V: GOING GREEN Campers will explore and discuss ways of learning how to contribute to a clean and healthy environment. GOING GREEN...Campers will learn about pollution, energy use, recycling, natural habitats and natural foods. They will explore and learn about green jobs.