April Vacation Camp
April Vacation Camp
For children grades K - 4
Making plans for the upcoming April school vacation week? Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum is offering a fun-filled week of camp during April Vacation. Enroll your child for the full week or one day, or even a few half days!
Each day’s new theme will combine indoor and outdoor activities, plus each day we will feature a new and exciting creature!
Each day’s new theme will combine indoor and outdoor (weather permitting) activities.
Monday, April 18: Celebrate the Sea - We'll be making a splash at Blithewold today as we learn about life by the sea! Campers will explore our shoreline, enjoy water activities at our newly restored dock, create ocean-inspired art, and take part in other washed-ashore adventures.
Creature feature: Name and help to create the perfect home for our new camp pet fish!
Tuesday, April 19: Flowers & Frogs - Blithewold is always a magical place, but it’s especially so in the spring when all of the flowers (and fairies) return to the gardens! Campers will investigate some wonders of nature and explore how spring has appeared in Blithewold’s gardens, including a visit to our frog ponds.
Creature feature: Get to know our froggy friends!
Creature Feature: Get wild at camp! Spend the day among Blithewold’s WILDerness, WILDflowers, and even a visit from some WILD animal friends!
Creature feature: Animal visit from Animal Affair
Thursday, April 21: Thankful for Trees -What is an arboretum? Get a chance to learn about Blithewold’s tree collection and spend the day exploring beneath the branches. We will each get to take home a tree to plant and plant a special tree on the grounds.
Creature feature: Say hello to some fine feathered friends
Friday, April 22: Earth Day Celebration - We appreciate the Earth every day at Blithewold, but today we will hold a special celebration! Join us for a garden party for Mother Earth, with garden planting, recycled-materials art projects, games, face painting, and fun in the great outdoors
Creature feature: Welcome ladybug friends! Camp will do a special ladybug release into the gardens.
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 25 children.
Camp spaces are limited, so call Allan Millora, 401-253-2707 ex21.
or please click here to register online for the week or the links above to register for a day.
Tuesday, April 05
- Friday, May 13
Afternoon Tea in the Dining Room
Wednesday, April 06
- Wednesday, October 05
Friday, April 15
- Friday, May 06
Daffodils at Dusk
Saturday, April 16
- Saturday, May 28
Exploring the Spring Garden
Saturday, April 16
- Saturday, October 08
Monday, May 02
Canceled- Sogetsu Ikebana
A Boy’s Trip to Europe, 1869
(Apr 27, '16)
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(Apr 22, '16)
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(Apr 15, '16)
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