CREA Summer Day Camps

Every day at CREA campers will explore the Cathance River Nature Preserve under the supervision of our experienced and engaging camp staff. Each camp week includes “water walking” in the cool Cathance river, hiking on the 235 acres of wooded Preserve trails, fishing, hunting for frogs and turtles, and even weekly mud wallowing! Campers will have fun developing new skills, building friendships and exploring new interests in a safe and supportive environment.

Our 2019 Summer has come to a close and we’d like to thank all of our fantastic campers, staff and volunteers for making our summer so magical! Stay tuned for 2020 summer camp registration information coming this Winter. 

$250 / Camper per week: Non-CREA Members

$190 / Camper per week: CREA Members

  

2019 CREA SUMMER CAMP WEEKS

Outdoor Adventure Skills | July 8 – 12 | Grades 6 – 8 

This week CREA’s oldest campers will learn basic skills for survival. Campers will identify local flora and fauna and test their shelter building skills. From knot tying and cooking on a camp stove to orienteering and raft building, this week we’re ready for adventure! Are you up for the challenge?

Wilderness Squad Unite! | July 15 – 19| Grades 1 – 2 

This week is all about wilderness challenges! Campers will work together and as a team to build, explore, and challenge their 5 basic senses on the Preserve. Nature camouflage creations, silly minute-to-win-it games, and scavenger hunts abound!

The Green Team | July 22 – 26 | Grades 3 – 5 

Under the solar paneled roof of the CREA Ecology Center campers this week will learn about Going Green! We’ll tie dye bandanas with organic materials, build our own mini eco-systems, earn Leave No Trace awards and end the week with CREA’s very first Recycled Art Showcase.

Super Science Immersion I | July 29 – August 2 | Grades 3 – 5 

Campers will explore the Cathance River watershed from a scientific perspective, taking part in ecological research and monitoring projects. Participants might spend the day tracking turtles, testing water quality, or measuring salamander diversity at different spots throughout the Cathance River Nature Preserve. Campers will be immersed in nature, practicing fieldwork techniques as we collect data together – a hands on way to learn and have fun outdoors!

CREA’s Creations | August 5 – 9 | Grades 3 – 5 

This week is all about creating! Campers will design natural mandalas, build eco-rafts to race in the Cathance River, and engineer their own camp games to share at the end of the week. This week is a S.T.E.A.M. filled adventure at CREA!

Super Science Immersion II | August 12 – 16 | Grades 6 – 8 

We’re thrilled to offer TWO science focused camp weeks this summer at CREA! Campers will explore the Cathance River watershed from a scientific perspective, taking part in ecological research and monitoring projects. Participants might spend the day tracking turtles, testing water quality, or measuring salamander diversity at different spots throughout the Cathance River Nature Preserve. Campers will be immersed in nature, practicing fieldwork techniques as we collect data together – a hands on way to learn and have fun outdoors!

*Grade Level noted is rising grade level as of September 2019

2019 CREA COUNSELOR-IN-TRAINING SESSIONS

CIT Session 1: July 8 – 19 | Ages 14 – 16 

CIT Session 2: July 22 – August 2 

CIT Session 3: August 5 – 16 | Ages 14 – 16

Students ages 14 – 16 are eligible to apply for our Counselor-in-Training leadership program.  For 2019 Camps each CIT session is a 2 week commitment. CIT’s will be immersed in camper groups daily building their leadership skills and confidence while having fun. At the end of each camp day, CIT’s will stay for an hour (3-4pm) of leadership team building projects and games, lesson preparation, and camp recap discussions.

To register for camp weeks, please complete the

2020 CREA Summer Camp Registration Packet – Coming Winter of 2020!

for each camper and mail, with payment and immunization records

to: CREA, PO Box 187, Topsham, ME 04086.

 


If you have any questions regarding 2020 CREA Summer Camps please don’t hesitate to contact:

Jenny Mueller, Camp Director | jenny@creamaine.org

 

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