Group Challenge Games
In groups, students are presented with problems that require mental and/or physical solutions in a fun and supportive setting. The challenges involve both problem solving and teamwork.
Project Organisms on the Wall!
A bioscope is a microscope that projects its images onto a wall or screen. Minute pond organisms, magnified many times, provide live subjects for discussion. While witnessing these pond samples, students discuss adaptations, behavior, food webs, energy cycles, populations, relationships, and other concepts. (NOTE: We recommend you choose to do bioscope with pondering life during the day. The groups will be smaller and the individual attention will be greater.)
Swing Your Partner!
Line dances such as the Virginia Reel (Barrier Island style) and the Electric Slide are featured. These are simple dances, that are easy to learn; the majority of the time is spent dancing not teaching.
(Offered November – March only)
This activity is a walk through the forest or on the beach using our "night eyes." Sensory awareness, searching for animals, and overcoming fear of the dark are emphasized.
Stories, Songs, Fun!
This activity gets the kids singing and laughing, and is a nice end to the day. On clear nights, astronomy may be included.
(Available as a 45 or 90 minute session)
This activity involves a simulated town meeting in which a hypothetical situation is presented to the students. Groups of students are assigned a role which they must defend considering its economic, social, and environmental impacts. This is an activity that helps students to look at both sides of an issue.
Learn about the Night Sky (Offered November – March only)
Learn the night sky and find out some new facts about stars, planets, moons, meteors, satellites and folklore.
Tag, You're It!
This activity involves Non-Competitive, group oriented games. These fun ice breakers are designed to be fun, and to tire excited students before bed with lots of activity.
(Done during week long stays only)
Here is your groups chance to demonstrate their talents. Groups of students and adults prepare and present acts, skits, songs, or whatever!