Tadpoles Summer Camps

2019 Summer Nature Camps for Ages 3 - 7

Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.
— Henry James

Join in this unique opportunity to grow with your child and discover why it is crucial for everyone, especially the young child, to be engaged with nature. We’ll enjoy adventures on the land, nature crafts, songs, games, stories, and more! Space is limited.  Parent participation is welcomed but not required.

Camp Info:

Days:            Monday - Friday

Time:           9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Tuition:      $200 Early Bird Price/Week  - $225 After May 1, 2019

Location:  El Chorro Regional Park

Camps fill up fast. Don't miss out!

Week I - Animal Games!

AUGUST 05 - AUGUST 09, 2019

Ages: 3 - 7

Mentors:  Leo Matthews, Marcela Ponce

Let's go where the animals go...down the creek, up the tree, out in the hills, and into the fields to look for tadpoles and frogs, grasshoppers and ladybugs, lizards and snakes. We will creep and sneak and catch them, if we can! Games, stories, and crafts will be inspired by local animals and how they live.


Week II - Forts and Fairy Houses!

AUGUST 12 - AUGUST 16, 2019

Ages: 3 - 7

Mentors: Leo Matthews, Lily Begler

Let's get building! Find a secret hiding spot under the trees and bushes; gather sticks, leaves, long grass and treasures. Invite your friends, the gnomes and the fairies, to your new nature home. A developing sense of place and belonging in nature will inspire our games, stories, nature crafts, and wilderness skills.

Week III - Earth Art!

AUGUST 19 - AUGUST 23, 2019

Ages: 3 - 7

Mentors:  Leo Matthews, Kara Quinn

Wildcraft! Let's make something! Bows and arrows, fairy crowns, magic wands, stone axes, and dream catchers all start with a good stick! Nature provides the materials for endless creativity. Found objects will inspire our nature crafts, games, stories, and creative play.


Once your camper is enrolled, download and complete the registration form.  Please bring the completed forms with you on the first day of camp.