If It's Gross, We've Got It!
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We guarantee tired, dirty children who experience real learning!
Camps are open for Spring Break and summer 2021!
450 attended 2020 - no Covid (we stayed outside)
We have small, outdoor camps, with 20 max attendance
Campers - Entering 1st-4th Grade
Counselors-in-Training 5th-8th Grade
Fresh Air Family is a 501c3 non-profit organization.
Request scholarships at Programs@FreshAirFamily.org
"I aced 9th grad biology! It was all about what I learned in Gross Out Camp!" former camper.
"How did this student get so advanced in science?" asked a teacher - the answer: GROSS OUT CAMP! 40 hours of hands-on field biology.
Snakes, a red-tailed hawk, crawdads, roly poly races, slime and polar, non-polar molecules – all of this plus the freedom to explore the natural world, comprise Fresh Air Family's award-winning Gross Out Camp. It is the kind of science children love: hands-on, a bit disgusting, and all taking place in the Great Outdoors. It's a child's natural habitat! We offer campers the opportunity to learn, and they do, in spades, real spades as they dig up decomposers, i.e. worms and roly polies. All of our lessons are based on design-thinking -- which creates critical thinking skills.
It is also fun -- because we believe nothing is more fun than learning! With hands-on activities in summer camp, we address every learning style so that every child can be successful. Using self-directed studies, the children can learn at their own pace -- and focus on what they discover.