2018 Summer Programs!

Opportunities for ages 2-14 | Scholarships Available |   PDF Version

 


 

Thursdays in August (16 & 23)   Rivers to Oceans for Preschoolers (Avery House Nature Center)

Ages 3-5, 9am-noon, $100 (for all 4 classes) REGISTER HERE

Discover animal life in our rivers and learn how the water flows to the sea!  Get a little wet while we do hands-on water activities and experience how water moves. Art projects will focus on watery wonderlands!

 

Aug 13-17      Time Travelers Survival Guide (Avery House Nature Center)

Age 4, 9am-12pm & on Wednesday 9am-3pm (field trip) $145/week (extended care available) REGISTER HERE
Ages 5-13, 9am-3pm, $225/week (extended care available) REGISTER HERE

Travel into a time where dinosaurs disappear with the rise of the mammals. When the ice age ends with fierce floods, earthquakes and volcanoes and the arrival and survival of human life begins. We’re on a historic adventure from Native American survival tools to the lifestyle of the pioneers. Activities with raft building, botany, shelter making, fire skills and hydrology will show us how the valley we live in came to be the unique place it remains today! Wednesday field trip to Beazell Memorial Forest and Ft Hoskins. On Thursday we will find signs of the past in Willamette Park. Optional river rafting trip with Free Spirit Journeys on Thursday for campers ages 9 and up!

  •  Monday: Drop off and Pick up Avery House
  • Tuesday: Drop off and Pick up Avery House  
  • Wednesday: Drop off and Pick up Crystal Lake Boat Ramp parking lot (all campers NOT rafting).
  • Wednesday: Drop off Crystal Lake Boat Ramp parking lot and Pick up Hyack Park, Albany @ 4:30 (campers who have pre-registered  for rafting and are ages 9-13)
  • Thursday: Drop off and Pick up at Avery House (field trip to Beazell Forest and/or Ft Hoskins)
  • Friday: Drop off and Pick Up Avery House

 

Aug 20-24      Aquatic Bike Adventures (Avery House Nature Center)

Ages 5-8, 9am-3pm, $220/week includes bus fee, (extended care available) REGISTER HERE

Minnows, whirligigs, water striders and so many more amazing creatures to investigate while exploring the underwater world in ponds, streams and rivers around Corvallis and surrounding natural areas. We’ll get our feet wet and explore our local diverse aquatic life and ecosystems by bike! This is a beginner to advanced nature bike camp for bikers on two wheels only. 

  • Monday: Drop off and Pick up Avery House
  • Tuesday: Drop off and Pick up Mary’s River Park Philomath
  • Wednesday: Drop off and Pick up Crystal Lake Boat Ramp parking lot
  • Thursday: Drop off and Pick up Avery House (field trip to Alsea Falls – no bikes on this day)
  • Friday: Drop off and Pick up Avery House

 

Aug 20-24      Advanced WaterWheelin’ (Avery House Nature Center)

Ages 9-13, 9am-3pm, $245/week includes bus and camping fee, (extended care available) REGISTER HERE

Are you ready to conquer mountains, bridge creeks, jump tree logs and speed along river trails all by bike? Join us for a week of wet and wild fun as we roll through the water cycle in this advanced bike camp! Overnight trip to Alsea Falls to mountain bike around stunning waterfalls! Skills test to be completed the first day of camp, your child is welcome to join Aquatic Bike Adventures for the week if they do not pass the skills test!

  • Monday: Drop off and Pick up Avery House
  • Tuesday: Drop off and Pick up Oak Creek Road Parking Lot of Bald Hill Park
  • Wednesday: Drop off and Pick up Peavy Arboretum in McDonald Dunn Forest
  • Thursday: Drop off Avery House (Overnight camping trip to Alsea Falls (bring mountain bike)
  • Friday: Pick up Avery House

 

Aug 27-31       Adventure Camp (Avery House Nature Center)

Ages 5-13, 9am-3pm, $220/week (extended care available) REGISTER HERE

Balance between trees on a slackline, navigate an obstacle course, bog hop, zipline through the trees, mountain bike, go geocaching, ride the river currents and float the Marys River, and so much more! Get muddy at the Crystal Lake bog and balance on logs.  Bike Bald Hill Park on Wednesday and take a trip to Cascadia State Park on Thursday to explore waterfalls and natural swimming pools! This is our summer capstone camp and is designed to enrich your sense of adventure!

  • Monday: Drop off and Pick up Avery House (treeline swing and balance)
  • Tuesday: Drop off and Pick up Crystal Lake Boat Ramp parking lot (mud bog and big log balance)
  • Wednesday: Drop off and Pick up Floral Garden at Fairgrounds (bike day creek walk and climb)
  • Thursday: Drop off and Pick up Avery House (field trip to Cascadia State Park)
  • Friday: Drop off and Pick up Avery House (Marys River float)