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  • April Vacation Camp K-5 (Full Week)
    • Monday Apr 17, 2017 – Friday Apr 21, 2017
      9:00 am – 3:00 pm
    • Location: Gilsland Farm, Greater Portland
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    • Child Members: $280, Child Non-members: $355
    • K-5

    Children in grades K-5 are invited to register for our April Vacation Camp.  A new theme will be introduced each day through cooperative games, scientific examination and creative arts exploration at Gilsland Farm Audubon Center in Falmouth.

    Our vacation camps are taught by highly trained and experienced environmental educators.

    Single day registration available as space allows by calling 207-781-2330 x 273 

    (For or those of you returning – welcome back! – it’s a new year so we need all new forms).

    Monday 4/17: Migratory Monday

    Campers will learn about incredible journey of migration and see what birds are coming back to Maine.

     

    Tuesday 4/18: Natural Performers

    Learn about various Maine animals and their adaptations to attract a mate, defend their home and babies! Perform what they have learned!

     

    Wednesday 4/19: Home Sweet Home

    Campers will be able to create and discover various nests and shelters of Maine Audubon’s wildlife.

     

    Thursday 4/20: Spring Stewards

    Earth Day! Campers will create interpretive signs for their favorite spots on our Sanctuary to share with the public and spend time caring for the Earth in a stewardship project.

     

    Friday 4/21: Spring into Action!

    Live Animal Show! Many animals prepare for spring and summer in different ways.  We will take a trip to the pond to study the different things parents do from spring time to summer time!

  • Explorers Session 1: Pollinators
    • Monday Jun 19, 2017 – Friday Jun 23, 2017
      9:00 am – 3:00 pm
    • Location: Gilsland Farm, Greater Portland
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    • Child Members: $250, Child Non-members: $295
    • Ages 4-5

    Take a closer look at nature with full-day camps designed for a preschooler’s pace. Each day includes opportunities for indoor and outdoor play, hands-on exploration, art, music, and quiet rest.

    Full-day camp runs Monday – Friday, 9am-3pm

    June 19-23 – Pollinators
    How do honeybees help apple trees? What do monarchs need to grow? We’ll explore the important role that bugs, birds, and bats play in a plant’s life cycle.

    Please pack a lunch and two snacks


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  • Summer Camp: Aquatic Pathways Session 1
    • Monday Jun 19, 2017 – Friday Jun 23, 2017
      9:00 am – 3:00 pm
    • Location: Gilsland Farm, Greater Portland
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    • Child Members: $290, Child Non-members: $365
    • Grades K-5

    We will focus on how various aquatic species travel to fulfill their lifecycle.  This session include a field trip to Mill Creek in Freeport where we will explore the importance of the creek to fish and other wildlife.

    Camp session (5 days) – June 19-23

    Camp programs run 9-3 Monday through Friday unless otherwise noted.  Campers should pack a lunch and arrive prepared for outdoor exploration.


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  • Summer Squash Session 1: Butterflies and Bees
    • Monday Jun 26, 2017 – Friday Jun 30, 2017
      9:00 am – 1:00 pm
    • Location: Gilsland Farm, Greater Portland
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    • Child Members: $215, Child Non-members: $265
    • Ages 3-5

    Join us in learning about the plants and animals at Gilsland Farm through hands-on exploration, outdoor play, art, music, and more! Our daily adventures will foster an understanding of and appreciation for the natural world.

    Half-day camp runs Monday – Friday, 9am-1pm

    Please pack a lunch and snack


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  • Summer Camp: Aquatic Pathways Session 2
    • Monday Jun 26, 2017 – Friday Jun 30, 2017
      9:00 am – 3:00 pm
    • Location: Gilsland Farm, Greater Portland
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    • Child Members: $290, Child Non-members: $365
    • Grades K-5

    We will look at how the ocean plays a significant role for Maine Wildlife. This session features a full day at Mackworth Island.

    Camp session (5 days) – June 26-30

    Camp programs run 9-3 Monday through Friday unless otherwise noted.  Campers should pack a lunch and arrive prepared for outdoor exploration.


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  • Summer Nature Camp at Fields Pond: Wild Things
    • Monday Jul 10, 2017 – Friday Jul 14, 2017
      9:00 am – 3:00 pm
    • Location: Fields Pond, Greater Bangor
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    • Child Members: $250.00, Child Non-members: $300.00
    • Grades K-5

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    Join us for a week long adventure filled with hiking, hands-on experiments, crafts and games. We will explore the diversity of Fields Pond with a focus on the majestic forest, brilliant meadow, cool pond, awesome lake and sensational streams while learning about the species depend on these places for survival.

    This program requires release forms. Please download, fill out and return the forms prior to the start of the program.

  • Explorers Session 2: Earth Art
    • Monday Jul 10, 2017 – Friday Jul 14, 2017
      9:00 am – 3:00 pm
    • Location: Gilsland Farm, Greater Portland
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    • Child Members: $250, Child Non-members: $295
    • Ages 4-5

    Take a closer look at nature with full-day camps designed for a preschooler’s pace. Each day includes opportunities for indoor and outdoor play, hands-on exploration, art, music, and quiet rest.

    Full-day camp runs Monday – Friday, 9am-3pm

    July 10-14 – Earth Art
    What can we learn about nature by looking through an artist’s eye? How are art and science connected? We will find out through creative experimentation with different materials, techniques, and natural phenomena.

    Please pack a lunch and two snacks


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  • Summer Camp: Shorely Important Habitats Session 1
    • Monday Jul 10, 2017 – Friday Jul 14, 2017
      9:00 am – 3:00 pm
    • Location: Gilsland Farm, Greater Portland
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    • Child Members: $290, Child Non-members: $365
    • Grades K-5

    Campers will create a message “for the birds” while learning about their habitat needs.  We will visit a nearby beach to experience shorebird conservation in action.

    Camp session (5 days) – July 10-14

    Camp programs run 9-3 Monday through Friday unless otherwise noted.  Campers should pack a lunch and arrive prepared for outdoor exploration.


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  • Summer Nature Camp at Fields Pond: Keeping the Balance
    • Monday Jul 17, 2017 – Friday Jul 21, 2017
      9:00 am – 3:00 pm
    • Location: Fields Pond, Greater Bangor
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    • Child Members: $250.00, Child Non-members: $300.00
    • Grades K-5

     

    This week we will immerse ourselves into the diversity of Fields Pond with a focus on native plants and pollinators and how to encourage a nature balance in and around your home. Additionally we will learn how to collect and record data as a citizen scientist.

  • Summer Squash Session 2: Our Five Senses
    • Monday Jul 17, 2017 – Friday Jul 21, 2017
      9:00 am – 1:00 pm
    • Location: Gilsland Farm, Greater Portland
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    • Child Members: $215, Child Non-members: $265
    • Ages 3-5

    Join us in learning about the plants and animals at Gilsland Farm through hands-on exploration, outdoor play, art, music, and more! Our daily adventures will foster an understanding of and appreciation for the natural world.

    Half-day camp runs Monday – Friday, 9am-1pm

    Please pack a lunch and snack


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  • Summer Camp: Shorely Important Habitats Session 2
    • Monday Jul 17, 2017 – Friday Jul 21, 2017
      9:00 am – 3:00 pm
    • Location: Gilsland Farm, Greater Portland
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    • Child Members: $290, Child Non-members: $365
    • Grades K-5

    We will explore important wildlife habitats that waterfront land provide Maine’s iconic species.  This session includes a day of outdoor exploration to Mackworth Island.

    Camp session (5 days) – July 17-21

    Camp programs run 9-3 Monday through Friday unless otherwise noted.  Campers should pack a lunch and arrive prepared for outdoor exploration.


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  • Explorers Session 3: Birds
    • Monday Jul 31, 2017 – Friday Aug 4, 2017
      9:00 am – 3:00 pm
    • Location: Gilsland Farm, Greater Portland
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    • Child Members: $250, Child Non-members: $295
    • Ages 4-5

    Take a closer look at nature with full-day camps designed for a preschooler’s pace. Each day includes opportunities for indoor and outdoor play, hands-on exploration, art, music, and quiet rest.

    Full-day camp runs Monday – Friday, 9am-3pm

    July 31-August 4 – Birds
    From goldfinches to Great Blue Herons, the world of birds is diverse and fascinating! We will learn about the lives of birds and what makes them unique, all while looking and listening for the birds around us.

    Please pack a lunch and two snacks


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  • Summer Camp: Habitat Connections Session 1
    • Monday Jul 31, 2017 – Friday Aug 4, 2017
      9:00 am – 3:00 pm
    • Location: Gilsland Farm, Greater Portland
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    • Child Members: $290, Child Non-members: $365
    • Grades K-5

    We will explore how terrestrial and aquatic animals of Maine travel.  Campers will explore a former mill dam in Freeport and engineer ways to help wildlife cross road barriers.

    Camp session (5 days) –July 31-August 4

    Camp programs run 9-3 Monday through Friday unless otherwise noted.  Campers should pack a lunch and arrive prepared for outdoor exploration.


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  • Summer Squash Session 3: Things with Wings
    • Monday Aug 7, 2017 – Friday Aug 11, 2017
      9:00 am – 1:00 pm
    • Location: Gilsland Farm, Greater Portland
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    • Child Members: $215, Child Non-members: $265
    • Ages 3-5

    Join us in learning about the plants and animals at Gilsland Farm through hands-on exploration, outdoor play, art, music, and more! Our daily adventures will foster an understanding of and appreciation for the natural world.

    Half-day camp runs Monday – Friday, 9am-1pm

    Please pack a lunch and snack


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  • Summer Camp: Habitat Connections Session 2
    • Monday Aug 7, 2017 – Friday Aug 11, 2017
      9:00 am – 3:00 pm
    • Location: Gilsland Farm, Greater Portland
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    • Child Members: $290, Child Non-members: $365
    • Grades K-5

    Campers will study the diverse forests of Maine and the species that depend on them throughout the year.  The session includes a day of forest exploration at Freeport’s Mast Landing Audubon Sanctuary.

    Camp session (5 days) – August 7-11

    Camp programs run 9-3 Monday through Friday unless otherwise noted.  Campers should pack a lunch and arrive prepared for outdoor exploration.


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  • Explorers Session 4: Animal Architects
    • Monday Aug 14, 2017 – Friday Aug 18, 2017
      9:00 am – 3:00 pm
    • Location: Gilsland Farm, Greater Portland
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    • Child Members: $250, Child Non-members: $295
    • Ages 4-5

    Take a closer look at nature with full-day camps designed for a preschooler’s pace. Each day includes opportunities for indoor and outdoor play, hands-on exploration, art, music, and quiet rest.

    Full-day camp runs Monday – Friday, 9am-3pm

    August 14-18 – Animal Architects
    Animals build and create an amazing array of structures! From spider webs to beaver lodges, we will practice making our own as we discover how and why animals build the things they do.

    Please pack a lunch and two snacks


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  • Summer Camp: Nature’s Natural Helpers Session 1
    • Monday Aug 14, 2017 – Friday Aug 18, 2017
      9:00 am – 3:00 pm
    • Location: Gilsland Farm, Greater Portland
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    • Child Members: $290, Child Non-members: $365
    • Grades K-5

    We will find out about how bats, moths, mosquitos and other wildlife species benefit humans. This session includes an optional evening evening family program to monitor moths and bats.  

    Camp session (5 days) – August 14-18

    Camp programs run 9-3 Monday through Friday unless otherwise noted.  Campers should pack a lunch and arrive prepared for outdoor exploration.


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  • Summer Squash Session 4: Who Lives Here?
    • Monday Aug 21, 2017 – Friday Aug 25, 2017
      9:00 am – 1:00 pm
    • Location: Gilsland Farm, Greater Portland
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    • Child Members: $215, Child Non-members: $265
    • Ages 3-5

    Join us in learning about the plants and animals at Gilsland Farm through hands-on exploration, outdoor play, art, music, and more! Our daily adventures will foster an understanding of and appreciation for the natural world.

    Half-day camp runs Monday – Friday, 9am-1pm

    Please pack a lunch and snack


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  • Summer Camp: Nature’s Natural Helpers Session 2
    • Monday Aug 21, 2017 – Friday Aug 25, 2017
      9:00 am – 3:00 pm
    • Location: Gilsland Farm, Greater Portland
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    • Child Members: $290, Child Non-members: $365
    • Grades K-5

    We will explore how natural helpers like bees, butterflies, and birds take care of us in their own way.  This session includes a trip to Portland’s Farmers Market to see the “fruits of their labor”.

    Camp session (5 days) – August 21-25

    Camp programs run 9-3 Monday through Friday unless otherwise noted.  Campers should pack a lunch and arrive prepared for outdoor exploration.


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