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, or for 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 learning about winter ecology, as well as enjoying cozy indoor activities such as exploring the mansion, playing games, and creating winter arts and crafts. A new theme each day will combine indoor and, weather permitting, outdoor activity.
Monday, February 17: Magical Day — Campers need to bring their wild imaginations to camp today! The day will be filled with stories, science experiments, make-believe, and surprises. Campers will get to create herbal potions, write fairy tales, and even create fairy or gnome houses in the gardens. And they will take home their own personal magic wand!
Tuesday, February 18: Garden Adventures — This day is for searching out the wonders of nature in Blithewold’s magical woodlands! First there is 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 .
Wednesday, February 19: Winter Olympics — With the Olympic Winter Games this year, what do your children want to know about Olympic Games, both ancient and modern? At camp we will celebrate Olympic traditions by participating in games and team building exercises, as well as engaging in arts and crafts. On this day… every camper will take home the gold medal!
Thursday, February 20: Winter Wonderland — Our fourth day is dedicated to the wonders of winter! Campers will delve into the beauty of snowflakes, explore the change of seasons, and discover the wonders of winter at Blithewold. And create a unique watercolor painting, using the blue tones and tints of the winter landscape.
Friday, February 21: 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 tour 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
* 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.
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