Get your feet wet and your hands dirty exploring ponds from sandy banks to tangled plants. Hunt for minnows, whirligigs, water striders and many more amazing creatures in the underwater world of our local wetlands.

Tuesday Field trip: Drop off and pick up at Philomath Scout Lodge

Thursday Field Trip: Drop off and pick up at Crystal Lake Sports Park

Monday: Explore Avery Park

  • Before Care/Drop Off/Lunch/Pick up/After Care: Avery House – ALL DAY
Aquatic plants and plankton (Macro and Micro organisms)
  • Algae and Plankton netting
  • Growing Algae experiments
  • Decomposition and debris in stream
  • Water quality and turbidity in pond areas

Tuesday:  Philomath Scout Lodge –  rowing/boating at beaver ponds 

  • Before Care/Drop Off/Lunch/Pick up/After Care: Philomath Scout Lodge – ALL DAY
Beaver Biology
  • Beavers as keystone species and habitat builders 
  • Find sings of beavers: trails, tracks and footprints
  • Dams and beaver lodges
  • Muskrats, nutria and ducks: food and habitat

Wednesday: Explore Avery Park (island trail)

  •  Before Care/Drop Off/Lunch/Pick up/After Care: Avery House – ALL DAY
Fish and frogs
  • Fish gills, Fish fins, fish scales, and slime
  • Net for fish
  • Make fish or fish printing
  • Frogs of the Willamette Valley
  • Frogs in danger – how can we help?

Thursday: Explore Crystal Lake Sports Park

  • Before Care/Drop Off/Lunch/Pick up/After Care: Crystal Lake Sports Park – ALL DAY
Ponds, Wetlands and Big Rivers
  • Aquatic Invertebrates
  • Find rocks and stoneflies
  • Aquatic webs

Friday: Explore Avery Park 

  • Before Care/Drop Off/Lunch/Pick up/After Care: Avery House – ALL DAY
Birds and Mammals
  • Beavers and nutria impacts
  • Pollution and how it affects birds and mammals
  • Predators & Prey
  • Identify species in different aquatic environments (who am I)

COSTS:

Full Day 9:00-3:00–$40
Half Day 9:00-12:00–$25  
Full Week of Full Days–$200 (With some exceptions, see camp registration for details)
Full Week of Half Days–$125 (With some exceptions, see camp registration for details)
Extended Care is available from 8-9am and 3-5pm for $6 an hour. We are flexible if you need to drop off earlier or pick up later.
SCHOLARSHIPS  – We strive to make our programs available to all.  Please click on scholarship and fill out an application.  We will contact you upon review.
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