February Vacation Camp Sequoia
For Children in Grades 1–4
Looking for plans for the upcoming February school vacation week? Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum offers a fun-filled week of camp during February vacation. Enroll your child in the full week, one day, or even a few half days! No child will want to miss being with friends and getting to explore our winter wonderland. Camp staff will encourage the children to get involved in outdoor winter play such as nature hikes and games, while learning about winter ecology. Campers will also participate in cozy indoor activities such as exploring the mansion and creating winter arts and crafts. Each day has a unique theme that will combine indoor and, weather permitting, outdoor activity.
Monday, February 16: Mansion Alive — Blithewold is a beautiful and magical place to discover! During this day at camp, we will dive into the rich and colorful history of Blithewold, all while exploring every nook and cranny of the mansion. Campers will stay busy completing a scavenger hunt, preparing for their own tea party by cooking in the kitchen, creating art projects, and even enjoying home movie footage from summers and parties at Blithewold over 100 years ago. The highlight of the day will be the excursion up to the 3rd floor archives, where Campers will get a glimpse of what it’s like to be a museum curator!
Tuesday, February 17: Owls & Fowls — Whoooo loves Camp Sequoia? Campers will be sure to enjoy a day dedicated to some of they’re favorite feathered friends! We’ll begin the day learning about owls and will then get to dissect owl pellets and test out our best owl calls. After a hoot of a morning, we will enjoy a birding trek along Blithewold’s beautiful shoreline searching for waterfowl. We will end the day with an art project and a special guest visitor!
Wednesday, February 18: Greenhouse Adventures — This day is for discovering the wonders of nature in Blithewold’s magical woodlands! There will be a hike through the winter landscape, ending in a visit to the bamboo forest. The day would not be complete though, without a visit to the greenhouse where campers will make their own miniature gardens, as well as create a customized packet of seeds.
Thursday, February 19: Snow Day — There is nothing more exciting than a real “snow day” from school! Think of all the fun things you would want to do on a snow day! We will dedicate the day to fun winter activities, including arts and crafts such as making mini snowmen and snow globes, outdoor games, music, and theatrical skits. Campers will delve into the beauty of snowflakes, explore the change of seasons, and discover the wonders of the winter landscape at Blithewold.
Friday, February 20: Pajama Party — That’s right! Campers will be encouraged to wear their pajamas (or some other favorite cozy clothes) on Friday. This last day of vacation camp they will have fun with a pajama party brimming with music, art, and games. As a grand finale, they will cozy up inside the Mansion’s Living room and watch a movie!
Become a member today and save! Family membership is $57 for the year.
Full Week of Camp: $160 Blithewold members; $180 Non-members Feb. and April Camp offers daily drop-in Member Day: $45; Non-member Day: $55. Half-Day $30
* Register more than one child or more than one week of camp and SAVE! Sibling discount code: SIBL
Maximum number of attendees not to exceed 20 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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