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July 2019

Farmer’s Camp – FULL

July 23 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wolcott Mill Metropark, 65775 Wolcott Road
Ray, MI 48096 United States
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This 3-day camp will offer children the opportunity to work, learn and have fun on a working farm. Activities vary for ages, but may include a scavenger hunt, hike, candle dipping, felting, games, gardening, crafts, farm chores, and much more. Ages: 6-12 Time: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

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Nature Art Camp

July 24 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Kensington Metropark, 4570 Huron River Parkway
Milford, MI 48380 United States
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Discover art in nature through this camp. Explore the Kensington Metropark nature area and collect items from nature to make amazing sculptures. Spend time at the lake while painting an awesome canvas. Then explore the outdoors to get inspiration for creating your own nature print t-shirt. Canvasses provided, please bring a white t-shirt. Ages: 6 and up

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Nature Art Camp

July 25 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Capture the beauty of the natural world through journaling, crafting and more. We will head into the woods to see all that nature has to offer, and then we will use art to make natural keepsakes and lasting memories in this two-day camp. Ages: 8-14 - This is a 2-day camp 7/25 - 7/26

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Birds Gone Ballistic Camp

July 31 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Kensington Metropark, 4570 Huron River Parkway
Milford, MI 48380 United States
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Spend the day discovering the four forces of flight through hands-on demonstrations. You’ll learn to love life, that drag’s not a drag, how to trust thrust, and how gravity makes planes sag. You will fly through history to discover how humans mimicked bird flight, visit our Red-tailed Hawk Ranger, and then blast home after a rocket demonstration. Ages 7 and up. Please bring a lunch.

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Broomsticks & Hippogriffs Day Camp

July 31 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States
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Under logs, in bogs, on trees or flying high with bees — Indian Springs Metropark is home to an array of beasts, but to see them one must first know where to look. Channel your inner Newt Scamander as we spend the day investigating the park high and low to find evidence of the magical beasts we can find in our own backyards. We will also be spending some time indoors for potions lessons and herbology, so be ready to get a little messy at this two-day camp. Ages: 10 and up Time: 10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. - This is a 2-day camp 7/31 - 8/1

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August 2019

Daring Day for Boys Camp

August 3 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Kensington Metropark, 4570 Huron River Parkway
Milford, MI 48380 United States
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Are you daring enough to spend the day learning to survive in the woods? Build a survival hut, make natural noise-makers, learn how to survive a bear attack, how to identify poisonous plants and venomous snakes, and more! Boys will have fun learning real wilderness survival skills. Ages: 8 and up

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Daring Day for Girls Camp

August 3 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Kensington Metropark, 4570 Huron River Parkway
Milford, MI 48380 United States
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Are you daring enough to spend the day learning to survive in the woods? Build a survival hut, make natural noise-makers, learn how to survive a bear attack, how to identify poisonous plants and venomous snakes, and more! Girls will have fun learning real wilderness survival skills. Ages: 8 and up

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Farm Camp

August 6 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Kensington Metropark, 4570 Huron River Parkway
Milford, MI 48380 United States
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Farm Camp offers children a memorable experience and the opportunity to discover the wonders of life on the farm. Each day will offer a new adventure. The camp is very much hands-on and provides children with farm experiences that will leave a lasting impression. Campers will participate in daily farm chores as well as various organized activities. Planned activities may include: outdoor adventures like fishing, hikes (with goats!) and scavenger hunts; craft projects such as candle-dipping, pierced tin, and paper mache; pioneer life experiences like barn-raising, rope skills, or playing old-fashioned games; milking a cow or goat; or grooming and harnessing draft horses before going for a horse-drawn hayride. Time: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. - This is a 4 day camp 8/6 - 8/9. For Ages: 8-13

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Naturalist for a Day

August 7 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Kensington Metropark, 4570 Huron River Parkway
Milford, MI 48380 United States
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Designed to be educational and fun, this program allows kids the chance to work alongside our nature center interpreters. Kids will go behind the scenes to meet all the nature center’s animals, including turtles, salamanders, snakes, and Ranger, the red-tailed hawk. They will learn more about properly keeping animals in captivity by performing hands-on tasks such as feeding and watering animals. They’ll also get outdoors to check the trails and work on wildlife identification skills. Campers should bring a lunch and a water bottle. Ages 7 and older.

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Nature Day Camp: Junior Naturalist

August 12 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Lake St. Clair Metropark, 31300 Metro Parkway
Harrison Township, MI 48045 United States
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Does your child enjoy getting outside? Get ready to get dirty during Nature Day Camp! We’ll search for critters by bug sweeping, pond dipping, and digging through logs. The kids will get to see what fish are biting when they dip their line in. We’ll explore the beach and play games in the sand. Ages: 9 -12.

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Nature Day Camp: Nature Explorer

August 15 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Lake St. Clair Metropark, 31300 Metro Parkway
Harrison Township, MI 48045 United States
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Does your child enjoy getting outside? Get ready to get dirty during Nature Day Camp! We’ll search for critters by bug sweeping and pond dipping. The kids will get to see what fish are biting when they dip their line in. Ages: 7 - 8 Time: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. This is a 2-day camp Aug 15 - Aug 16

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Farmer for a Day Camp

August 21 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Kensington Metropark, 4570 Huron River Parkway
Milford, MI 48380 United States
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Designed to be educational and fun, this program allows kids the chance to work alongside our farmers taking care of animals. Each program includes a chance to meet all of the farm’s animals. Kids will perform hands-on tasks such as feeding and watering animals, mucking stalls, and hauling hay and grain sacks. Ages: 8 - 15

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Farmer Jr. Camp

August 23 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Kensington Metropark, 4570 Huron River Parkway
Milford, MI 48380 United States
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Now younger kids get their chance to work at the farm! If your child has the energy and enthusiasm for farm chores, but maybe not the muscle power yet, this is their program! Similar to our popular “Farmer for a Day,” but designed for the capabilities of younger kids. Farmer Jr. has kids work alongside Kensington Farmers to learn about life on the farm: meeting and feeding animals, hauling straw, doing chores and having fun! Ages: 6 - 8

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