This article was originally published in CREA’s Spring 2019 newsletter.
Did you know that CREA has been offering summer camp to youth in grades 1 – 8 since 2007?
This summer we’re excited to add new themes to our awesome science and art-based curriculum, engaging young minds to explore, invent, and discover the natural world that surrounds them.
We’ll be diving into Leave No Trace activities, seeing what it takes to hide in nature, and building recycled art, not to mention new games, activities, and camp songs!
Our camp programs have also grown for teens. CIT (Counselor-in-Training) sessions this summer will build leadership skills, confidence, and self-esteem. During these two-week sessions, CIT’s will work with the Camp Director to plan and lead hikes and outdoor adventures, design games and activities, and learn what it takes to be a CREA Counselor.
This summer, we also welcome Jenny Mueller, our new Camp Director, to CREA summer camp. Jenny comes to CREA with over 10 years of experience in youth and camp programming and operations. Jenny has been working with our Education Coordinators to learn about the history of CREAs summer programs and the operations of the Ecology Center.
Jenny has worked with CREA behind the scenes since last August and is thrilled to join the summer team!