All of the classes listed below adhere to the Next Generation Science Standards. Along with each lesson is an accompanying field journal worksheet that reinforces the lessons learned back in the classroom.
Students enjoy the beauty of the Prescott National Forest as they explore, define foundational ecological concepts, and make discoveries about the local flora and fauna.
Fire in the Desert
Students will learn about how wildfires are a healthy process for desert environments and how humans utilize prescribed burns to protect the health of the forest and those who live in the area. Students will build a campfire using kindling, twigs and logs and compare their fire building lesson to predict what might happen to the area around them during a fire.
A treasure hunt for the 21st century! Students will learn how to use GPS devices to track down different caches around camp. At each cache, students will observe different animal markings that will help lead them to the secret final cache!
Energy Of The Archers
Students learn about the relationship between kinetic and potential energy. They then use bows and arrows to put their learning into action.
Students will predict what goes into building a secure shelter in the woods and what problems they might encounter. They will strategize different ways to build a strong shelter and then put their plans to the test using natural resources.
Students learn about physical and behavioral adaptations of desert owls and what makes them elite predators of the area. Later, students will have a chance to dissect an owl pellet and log abundance and diversity of the owl's diet.
Water In The West
Students will learn about the different stages of the water cycle and how it specifically relates to Desert Environments. They will then come up with different ways pollutants enter the cycle and brainstorm ways they can minimize human impact in their everyday lives.
Everybody Needs A Rock
Students acquire a deeper appreciation for
rocks while gaining a geological perspective on
Students will learn skills in communication and teamwork while participating in different levels of challenging games and initiatives.
Students will learn how to set personal goals and work through personal limitations while participating in our high ropes course.
Our evening activities are the perfect way to end the day. We adjust all evening activities ensuring it accommodates everyone’s age, ability, and energy level.
At Camp Fire, our facilitators tell stories and teach students a variety of camp songs. It’s also a place where students can perform rehearsed skits for one another. After the singing and story telling, students roast marsh mellows over the fire and enjoy s’mores with one another. A true camp classic.
Game night is centered around students having fun and playing. Students will be split up into their small groups and have different tasks assigned to them by either their teachers or chaperones. Then, it’s a race to see which team can fulfil the most tasks by the night’s end. Laughter and silliness is sure to fill the room.
Below is what your time will look like when coming to camp.
11:00 Arrival - Unload and Find Cabins
12:00: Sack Lunch (Optional)
1:00 Split into Outdoor Ed Groups
01:15 Zip Line
02:30 Fire In The Desert
03:45 Energy Of The Archers
05:00 Activities End (Free Time)
08:30 Back to Cabins
09:30 Lights out
09:00 Outdoor Ed Group Time
09:15 Nature Hike
10:30 Water In The West
01:00 Owl Pellets
02:15 Shelter Building
04:45 Activities End (Free Time)
07:00 Game Night
08:30 Back to Cabins
09:30 Lights out
07:00 Move out of cabins
08:30 Move Luggage to Ball Field
09:00 Busses Depart