River Legacy is offering virtual Summer Camps for 2020! We are sending our famous hands-on/minds-on, nature-loving discovery and exploration adventures right to your email inbox!
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Virtual Summer Camp with River Legacy Nature Center provides campers (age 3 – 6th Grade) with an exciting hands-on, minds-on opportunity to explore the natural world from their homes.
A variety of weeklong programs in June, July, and now August offer children engaging ways to learn about wildlife, ecology and the environment.
Age-appropriate curriculums for preschool children through 6th grade.
All classes feature activities to do at home* and investigations filmed at the Nature Center and/or outdoors in the rich resources of River Legacy Parks.
Classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
*Resource Kits are provided for each Camp via curbside pickup.
If you have previously registered for in-person summer classes at the Nature Center, we are sorry for the inconvenience this change has caused you and your family. We will do our best to accommodate your choices. Your previous registration means that you have top priority for all Virtual Summer Camps.
Our virtual summer camps feature daily video lessons and activities for your child/children at home. Campers may contact their teachers with questions and comments. River Legacy Virtual Summer Camps are offered in June, July, and now August. Campers may sign up for one or two camps for their age group.
The leadership staff and Board of Directors do not want the children and families in our community to miss out on a summer of discovery. Our environmental educators and naturalists have developed and modified plans so that we can offer high quality, interactive nature exploration programming virtually.
COVID-19 restrictions and precautions limit our ability to safely offer regular classes onsite for this summer. River Legacy Foundation has made the difficult decision to cancel all in-person summer classes and programs for the Summer 2020 season.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: Will my child have to be at the computer all day?
A: Definitely not! Throughout the week each teacher will send daily content via email with multiple links in which your child can participate. These links will be available for the duration of the class. Your student then has the flexibility of watching the links and doing the activities at their own pace throughout the each day. The classes for 5 year olds and older will also have at least 2 Zoom sessions. The first will be Monday morning to welcome students and explain the general plan for the week. The last will be on Friday afternoon for a wrap up of the week’s curriculum. Our intent is not for students to be in front of a screen the entire day! We love nature and we want everyone to be able to get outside and listen, observe and be a part of nature as it’s happening, even in your own neighborhood.
Q: What makes River Legacy’s Virtual Summer Classes different from the free content I can get online?
A: Our Content – River Legacy’s science and nature based classes offer unique original content, inspired and informed by the rich and diverse flora and fauna that populate River Legacy Park, all of which is presented in an engaging, hands-on, inquiry based format. Our teachers use their extensive pedagogical content knowledge to challenge students to observe, discover and explore the natural world around them in a way that can’t be found elsewhere.
Our Teachers – Our trusted teachers love nature and want to share their excitement and enthusiasm with students. Some of our teachers have been teaching at River Legacy for over 20 years! Their invaluable experience, passion and dedication is like no other; it is priceless. They present the curriculum in a way that’s motivating, fun, supportive and of course, educational – all while saving you time!
“In the end, we will conserve only what we love; we will love only what we understand and we will understand only what we are taught.” ― Baba Dioum