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CAMP OVERVIEW

In Bugs & Botany, boys will get to explore and learn about insects and plant life — growing in their love for the outdoors and adventure. Using a field journal, Campers will hone their observational skills and document their discoveries so they can share them with family at the end of each day.

Bugs & Botany | Northridge Summer Programs

WHY BUGS & BOTANY?

Experiential Learning is central to the camp. Daily trips to nearby forest preserves give campers an opportunity to interact with wildlife — developing the scientific skills of observation, documentation, and contemplation. These outdoor activities are supplemented by fun and exciting educational activities indoors. Other skills campers learn include:

  • Basics of plant morphology
  • Insect collection methods
  • Anatomical sketching of plants and insects
  • Plant identification methods
  • How to use a hand lens
  • Observing nature up close with respect

NEW! Bugs and Botany will be available for two sessions this summer:

Session I — 5 Days — June 24-28; Monday to Friday.
Session II — 4 Days — July 8-11; Monday to Thursday.
The camp will not meet the Friday of the second session due to a wedding in Mr. Foster’s family. The session price is adjusted accordingly. Also please note that both camp sessions feature the same content.

 

CAMP DIRECTORS

Bugs & Botany | Northridge Summer Programs

Mr. Ben Foster

Life Science, Environmental Science, Geometry Teacher; Bugs and Botany Club Moderator

Mr. Foster’s passion is to introduce students to the wonders of the natural world and the rich array of scientific knowledge accessible there. He has been learning his craft since 2013, instructing students from Kindergarten through College. He has a B.S. in Biological Sciences from the University of Notre Dame and a M.S. in Botany from Miami University. Please email Mr. Foster at bfoster@northridgeprep.org if you have any further questions about the camp.

** due to a wedding in Mr. Foster’s family, there will be no camp on Friday of the second session of Bugs & Botany. We have adjusted the price accordingly.

 

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Dates:

Session IJune 24 – 28

Session IIJuly 8 – 11

Hours:

9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Grades:

Entering 1-3

Fees:

$275 Session 1

$220 Session 2 **

Enrollment Cap:

13 Campers

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8320 Ballard Rd, Niles, IL 60714
Tel: 847.375.0600 Fax: 847.375.0606
info@northridgeprep.org

Bugs & Botany | Northridge Summer Programs

Bugs & Botany | Northridge Summer Programs

-
8320 Ballard Rd, Niles, IL 60714
Tel: 847.375.0600 Fax: 847.375.0606
info@northridgeprep.org