February Vacation Camp at Blithewold Mansion
For Children in Grades 1-4
February 18 - 22
Need to make plans for the upcoming February school vacation week? Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum is now offering a fun-filled week of camp during February Vacation. Enroll in the full week, one day or even a few half days! No child will want to miss an opportunity to play with friends and explore our winter wonderland. The camp staff will encourage children to get involved in active outdoor winter play such as nature hikes and winter ecology, as well as warm and cozy indoor activities such as exploring the mansion, plays, games and winter arts and crafts. Each day has a new theme that will combine indoor and outdoor activity, weather permitting.
Monday, February 18 – Snowflake Fun
This day is dedicated to the wonders of winter! Campers will explore the beauty of snowflakes, explore the change of seasons, and discover the wonders of water turned into crystals.We’ll create fun snowflake arts and crafts, then end the day with a special snowflake story time.
Tuesday, February 19 – Bamboozled
Search for all the wonders of nature in Blithewold’s magical woodland! The day will begin with a hike through the winter landscape, ending in a visit to the bamboo forest! Campers will learn all about the many sides of bamboo and even use it to make a special art project. And they will get to take home their own lucky bamboo plant!
Wednesday, February 20 – Things with Wings
Lots of things fly through the air with the greatest of ease. In this camp, you’ll learn why and how some creatures do it. Campers will meet live birds, search for nests, learn how bats use radar, even create their own winged costume!
Thursday, February 21 – Theatrical Thursday
Lights! Cameras! Action! Join us Thursday for some theatrical fun, including getting acting lessons from our special guest, making costumes, role-playing, and doing some creative writing in story and song. We’ll end the day with an original camp theatrical production!
Friday, February 22 – Pajama Party!
That’s right—campers will be encouraged to wear their pajamas (or some favorite cozy clothes) on Friday! We will celebrate the last day of vacation camp with a pajama party brimming with music, art, and games. And as a special treat, campers will get their own tour of the Mansion, then watch a movie in the Mansion’s living room!
Become a member today and save! Family membership is $57 for the year.
Full Week of Camp: $140 Blithewold members, $160 Non-members
Member Day $35, Non-member Day $55. Half-Day $25
Early-bird option (drop off child at 8 a m.): Member $45 full week;
Non-member $55 full week; Single Day $10
Maximum amount of attendees not to exceed 25 children.
Camp spaces are limited, so call today: 401-253-2707.
or please click here to register online for the week or the links above to register for a day.
Saturday, March 28
Bristol Parks and Recreation Town Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, March 28
Children's Easter Bunny Tea
Sunday, March 29
The Shop at Blithewold Members and Friends Preview Party
Tuesday, March 31
- Sunday, April 26
Friday, April 03
- Friday, April 24
Daffodils at Dusk
Tuesday, April 07
- Friday, May 08
Afternoon Tea in the Dining Room
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