Foothills Learning Center offers summer camp experiences for kids Ages 3.5 to 12. To register please contact Fort Boise Community Center at 208-608-7680. Registration begins April 17th for residents and April 19th for non-residents.
Summit to Streams Camp (age 8 to 12)
Students will spend a week adventuring and exploring Boise’s amazing outdoor environment. AmeriCorps Environmental Educators will lead campers on local ecosystem investigations from the forested mountains at Bogus Basin, through the foothills, within the city, and right into the Boise River. Campers will hike, explore, and play in the public open space that is Boise’s backyard. Along the way, they’ll have many opportunities to see how humans interact with the environment. We’ll be outside and on the move most of the time, so campers should dress for the weather and wear close-toed shoes. Bring a lunch, plenty of water and sunscreen. Each session is a repeat. Camp pick up and drop off are at Fort Boise Community Center.
Little Explorers Camp (age 3.5 to 6)
Give your preschooler a chance to discover nature using all 5 senses! Each day we'll explore a different theme: animals, plants, rocks, insects, and birds. Through hands-on activities, and outdoor play, every child will experience the foothills as their backyard! One snack will be provided each day, but campers should bring their own water bottle. Each week is the same program. Pick up and drop off at Foothills Learning Center.
Junior Naturalist Camp ( age 8 to 12)
The outdoor day camp will inspire children's curiosity, help them learn about their local environment, become leaders for stewardship and develop an appreciation of nature. Camp includes using multiple senses, outdoor play, exploration, writing, and the arts. Activities and topics will include geology, plants, water, and animal life. Camp drop off and pick up is at Fort Boise Commiunity Center.
We will explore the insects that are found in the Boise Area by collecting and identifying whatever we can find. We will make an insect model, using butterfly nets, learn some simple songs, and learn how to catagorize and mount an insect collection. Campers should come prepared with appropraite clothings for being outside and a sack lunch in sealable containers. Pick up and drop off with be at the Boise Watershed.
Preschool Nature Camp (age 3.5 to 6)
We'll learn about Mammals and Reptiles of the Boise area. There will be a story, photos, crafts, and songs each day. Campers should be prepared for fun in the sun and bring their own bagged lunch in sealable containers. Pick up and drop off will be at Foothills Learning Center.
Nature Art Camp
Artists have been inspired by nature for thousands of years. Your child will enjoy daily hikes and classroom activities where learning about and observing nature will inspire them to creat wonderful artworks in a variety of mediums including drawing, painting, and sculpture. All materials included. One week will be for 6-8 year olds and another for 9 -12 year olds. Pick up and drop off at Foothills Learning Center.