Frazer’s Nature-Based Camp returns for 8 weeks this summer and is now open for registration!
Under the direction of our Nature-based Curriculum Coordinator, Kim Corson, campers will enjoy an array of outdoor activities in Frazer Forest and our surrounding gardens.
Kim and her crew of counselors will guide the campers, but “we want the activities to be child-led,” Kim says. “We give them parameters, and together we come up with ideas for craft projects using materials found in nature.”
A typical day may begin with mindful yoga before heading outside to explore and play. Sometimes a visiting expert from organizations such as Trees Atlanta, Eco-Addendum, and the Wylde Center will join the campers for a morning session, sharing their wisdom and leading fun activities. After lunch and a rest period, the children head back outside for more fun.
Research on nature-based learning is a growing field, and certain benefits continue to emerge from studies, such as increased critical thinking and problem-solving skills, increased resilience, increased executive functioning, and reduced stress.
“The kids had so much fun last year,” says Kim. “The counselors enjoyed it too, and we got a lot of positive feedback from parents.”
Frazer’s nature-based summer camp will be a wonderful experience that stimulates campers’ curiosity about the natural world that surrounds them—hopefully, for a lifetime!