No School Day Adventures
Modeled after our summer daycamps, these one-day programs are offered during many scheduled 4J school district No School Days. They take place at Alton Baker Park from 8:30 am-3:00 pm, for kids aged 6-9 years old.
No School Day Programs happen mostly outdoors, but we also have an indoor space (our yurt) for inclement weather. Each program is themed for the season and includes tons of fun games, crafts, hiking, stories, and outdoor exploration. Each program is taught by an experienced environmental educator and an adult volunteer. Class size is limited to a maximum of 12 kids. Programs cost $45 for members and $50 for non-members. For current No School Day programs see below or our Calendar. For registration forms see No School Day Adventure Registration Forms.
2017 No School Day Adventures
CANCELLED 1/16/2017 Creepy Crawlers -Turn over logs, search under leaves, discover who is scurrying, wiggling, and crawling on the forest floor. Make a model insect, play bug bingo, and learn what it takes to survive on the forest floor.
2/3/2017 Nature's Busy Builders - Enjoy a building adventure in nature nearby. Make a bird nest and your own fairy fort or gnome home on the forest. Go on an animal homes scavenger hunt and create your own fort from our new nature's builders super blocks.
2/20/2017 Birding Blitz! - Discover who's zipping, zooming, and looming in Alton Baker Park. Practice beak techniques, check out our talon collection, and make a tasty bird seed treat. Go on a bird watching walk in the park.
3/27/2017 Bugtopia!Spring Break Adventure - Discover who’s flying, digging, and hopping in the park and garden! Use nets, screens, and magnifiers to find hidden creatures in the compost, soil, ponds, and meadows. Play fun bug games and build your own cool insect out of recycled materials.
4/3/2017 Trees, Trails and Tails - Spend the day exploring off the beaten path at Hendricks Park. Search for hiding creatures in the forest and tell tall tree tales. Build an animal home with your friends and pretend to be a wild thing. Make your own animal tail to wear along the trail!