FORESTcamp

West River Forest

5030 Sudley Rd, West River MD 20778

Summer the old fashioned way--with the time to explore, take risks, build, create, and dive into the imagination while immersed in nature. FORESTcamp offers diverse themes each week!

All camps run 9am-4pm

Ages 3-12yrs unless otherwise stated

Registrations are non-refundable after April 1, 2020
There is a 10% administration fee to cancel a registration.

The Enchanted Forest

June 8-12, 2020

Leave behind technology and step into the enchanted forest! The possibilities for adventure are endless when the only limit is your imagination! Experience the wonder of discovery in a forest rich with mud, leaves, trees, bugs and water; all the ingredients needed for creativity and imagination with friends! We will make magic potions, save the day from mud monsters, hunt for dragon treasure and maybe even see a unicorn or two peeking from behind the trees. You never know what you’ll discover in the enchanted forest! There will be plenty of time to play with friends in the creek, build a fort and experience the magic of the forest and maybe even swing in a hammock with a friend.

 

Sensations of the Forest 

June 15-19, 2020

Kick off your shoes and grab a bucket. This week is all about camp the old-fashioned way where children will experience the forest to the fullest using all of their senses. They will swing from ropes, go down a mudslide, make giant bubbles, and discover all the different sounds and smells of the forest in a massive treasure hunt. There are no limits to where their imaginations and senses will take them! There will be plenty of time to play with friends in the creek, build a fort and experience the magic of the forest and maybe even swing in a hammock with a friend.

Star Wars of the Forest

June 22-26, 2020

Who hasn’t imagined themselves as a Jedi fighting against the Evil Empire? That’s exactly what we’ll be doing this week as the forest transforms into the Galactic Empire! Children will hone their Jedi skills through physical challenges, travel at light speed, learn to use a slingshot in the forest of Endor and use their imaginations to the max! Come and join the rebellion!  There will be plenty of time to play with friends in the creek, build a fort and experience the magic of the forest and maybe even swing in a hammock with a friend.

Fairies, Gnomes, and Trolls of the Forest 

June 29- July 3, 2020

Have you ever walked through a forest looking for fairy homes? Have you ever wanted to build a troll cave? What about hunting for gnome treasure? Your child will experience all of this and more as their imaginations soar! Get ready to hear your child tell stories of how the forest is home for these magical creatures as fantasy comes to life!  There will be plenty of time to play with friends in the creek, build a fort and experience the magic of the forest and maybe even swing in a hammock with a friend.

The Forest as Palette

July 6-10, 2020

You’ve never seen art like this! We believe in full body immersion artwork that uses all of the senses to the fullest. Experience large scale, collaborative art using nature as our canvas all while challenging your child’s sensory system. Be prepared to experience full body painting, swing art, tie dye, and splatter paint wars. Get ready for the messiest most creative week of the summer!  There will be plenty of time to play with friends in the creek, build a fort and experience the magic of the forest and maybe even swing in a hammock with a friend.

Pirates of the Forest 

July 13-17, 2020

Does your child love to search for buried treasure? What about build a boat, walk the plank, or fight off brigands? Pirates of the Forest camp is just the place for them! Children will be challenged, physically, mentally and creatively, while building friendships along the way as they create, build, hunt, run and explore the pirate forest of River’s Edge! There will be plenty of time to play with friends in the creek, build a fort and experience the magic of the forest and maybe even swing in a hammock with a friend.

Carpenters of the Forest

July 20-24, 2020

The forest is a carpenter’s dream with raw materials at their fingertips! Does your child love using adult tools? We’re sure the answer is, yes.  At River’s Edge, we encourage learning real skills while having a blast doing it! We will teach campers how to create a design, how to choose materials, and how to safely use hand tools. They may choose to build a birdhouse, a stool, fun toys or just keep practicing. In any event they will feel empowered and proud as they see projects from design phase to completion.  At River’s Edge we empower children to take risk and build confidence, courage and self-esteem. There will be plenty of time to play with friends in the creek, build a fort and experience the magic of the forest and maybe even swing in a hammock with a friend.

*This camp is restricted to campers aged 8-12 and has a $50 materials fee.

Secret Life of Forest Pets  

July 27-31, 2020

A dog may be man’s best friend but you never know what adventures you can experience with a forest pet by your side! Children will explore the forest with their adopted “pet” as together they discover the critters of the forest and the secrets that are hidden in the moss, under the fern fronds and amongst the leaves of the trees. We will hunt for bugs, look for animal tracks, and learn what it takes to care for our furry friends. If you haven’t experienced River’s Edge before, this is the perfect camp for your young pet lover!  There will be plenty of time to play with friends in the creek, build a fort and experience the magic of the forest and maybe even swing in a hammock with a friend.

The Mighty Jungle

August 3-7, 2020

Welcome to The Jungle of River’s Edge where your child will explore living carefree, adventuring with jungle animals, and finding their way home to their lost village.  They might swing from vines like a monkey, float on a log like a mink, take refuge in the mud like a crayfish, or go on a forest safari. The forest becomes a jungle in this activity filled imaginative camp where kids are free to be wild. There will be plenty of time to play with friends in the creek, build a fort and experience the magic of the forest and maybe even swing in a hammock with a friend.

Survivors of the Forest 

August 10-14, 2020

Have you ever feared being lost or stranded and having to defend for yourself? Fear not, your child will come to the rescue after experiencing the thrill of survival at River’s Edge! Not only will children learn survival skills such as; shelter building, knot tying, fire starting and cooking, they will also work as a team, making new friends and have plenty of freedom to explore. Come experience nature play the River’s Edge way! There will be plenty of time to play with friends in the creek, build a fort and experience the magic of the forest and maybe even swing in a hammock with a friend.

Theater in the Forest 

August 17-21, 2020

This is not your typical theater camp; get ready for theatre the River’s Edge Way where kids gets to be the director of their own theatrical performance! This camp is perfect for the child in your life who is always pretending to be a ninja, princess, tiger cub, astronaut or any other characters. Children will hone their social skills through collaboration, creativity and problem solving. Come explore the forest with us as we work together, build sets, make costumes and use our imagination and creativity! There will be plenty of time to play with friends in the creek, build a fort and experience the magic of the forest and maybe even swing in a hammock with a friend.

Summer's Grand Finale

August 24-28, 2020

Say goodbye to SUMMER in a BIG way!  This week we bring back all our favorite experiences from the summer! Be prepared for a full body nature immersion extravaganza, as we get messy, create, explore and take over the forest! Nothing will be left untouched; trees, the creek, mud, bubbles, water, all are ingredients for a week of old-fashioned forest fun! There will be lemonade and watermelon and popsicles and maybe even beach time as we salute the summer of 2020! There will be plenty of time to play with friends in the creek, build a fort and experience the magic of the forest and maybe even swing in a hammock with a friend.

CONTACT

Teece Nowell Founding Director

PO Box 325

5030 Sudley Rd 

West River, MD 20778

410-703-6157

 

teece@riversedgeforestplay.com

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A nature immersion program designed to nurture children through nature play.

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