The Thornton Burgess Society
Explorers Summer Programs 2017
(ages 7 - 9). note new age range
Classes meet 9am to noon unless otherwise noted.
Dress for outdoors and bring a snack. PLEASE DO NOT INCLUDE NUT PRODUCTS IN ANY SNACKS.
CHILDREN’S SUMMER DAILY PROGRAMS
Full Session is Monday - Friday (15 hours) $165 M $190 NM
3 Day Session (any 3 days/same week)
$ 99 M
3 Day Session (any 3 days/same week) $ 99 M $124 NM
Online registration for our Explorers
programs (3 or 5 days per week only) will start February 1
Online registration for our Explorers programs (3 or 5 days per week only) will start February 1
PROGRAM AND STAFF INFORMATION:
Our children’s programs are aligned for
E-STEM (Environment, Science, Technology, Engineering and Math).
Be sure to read the weekly course
Your child’s attendance for the full
week ensures all content is covered.
Individual day registrations will also
Please note that Class Drop Off / Pick Up
Locations vary week to week and even daily.
Each day’s class location is found
under the BOLD Class Title and to the right of the date.
A detailed summer class location
description is found on our web site under Child Programs.
While weekly sessions for the different age
groups may have the same title, every session is age/ability
There may be explorations out on the
water noted alongside the daily location. Discoverers
& Explorers explore the pond at Green Briar in our 14 foot canoe-catamaran powered
by staff and junior naturalist volunteers.
Rangers use single canoes and are
arranged according to experience/ability as noted by our staff.
Our staff provide necessary age/size
appropriate flotation vests.
You are welcome to bring your own
vests on those days.
Each Class is led by a Burgess Society
Teacher/Naturalist who is Pediatric First Aid Certified and CORI checked
with a Summer Naturalist Assistant.
Peter Rabbit’s Friends, Discoverers
are also assisted by a volunteer Junior Naturalist Aide.
Classes are limited up to 12 children
for Peter Rabbit’s Friends and up to 14 children for Discoverers and
Each child will need a hat, shoes that
suit the class (never send a child in flip flops) and a snack.
Water is provided.
Please avoid sugary drinks and canned
OUR CLASSES AND CLASSROOMS ARE NUT
PBS SCIENCE SESSION:
ANIMAL SAFARI SESSION:
Discoverers and Explorers only.
BUILD BANG BOOM SESSION:
BURGESS ANIMAL SESSION: Each day will focus on animals from a Thornton Burgess Adventures of book. Animals include Peter Cottontail, Slowpoke the Box Turtle, Grandfather Frog (with a canoe catamaran explore on the Smiling Pool Pond), Sammy Blue Jay and Tommy Trout (Discoverers and Explorers meet at the Sandwich Trout Hatchery this day) Learn about each animal, create related crafts and meet our live animals.
FACT or FABLE SESSION: Discoverers and Explorers seek to distinguish the fact or fable in sayings like "Blind as a bat" or "If you touch a toad you'll get warts." They also explore the world of fairies and Bigfoot. End the week with Cape Cod Pirate lore while hunting for pirate treasure out on the Smiling Pool Pond.
HERPS Explore SESSION:
All ages enter the world of reptiles and
amphibians through direct interaction with our live animals and out door
Topics include life cycles and
adaptations for survival.