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  • Riverbend - Environmental Education Center : Programs & Activities : School ProgramsAboutField Trips for Pre-K and KindergartenField Trips for Grades 1 - 3Field Trips for Grades 3 - 5Field Trips to Your School GroundsRiverbend On The RoadRegistration FormKindergarten Enrichment ProgramCampsYear Round Exploration CampSummer Exploration Camps
    Girl Scouts Cub Scouts Registration Form Nature Clubs Outreach Programs Outreach to Children Access to Nature Philadelphia CAN Children Access Nature Aquaponics at Riverbend News Events Birthday Parties Events Calendar Special Events Photo Galleries Contact Us Donate Join Membership Gift Membership Give Annual Fund Donate Now Link Honor or Memorial Gifts Matching Gifts Stock Bequests Corporate Sponsorship Friends of the Bend Programs Activities School Programs About Field Trips for Pre K and Kindergarten Field Trips for Grades 1 3 Field Trips for Grades 3 5 Field Trips to Your School Grounds Riverbend On The Road Registration Form Kindergarten Enrichment Program Camps Year Round Exploration Camp Summer Exploration Camps Camps for 3 6 year olds Camps for 7 11 year olds Camps for 10 13 year olds Scout Programs Girl Scouts Cub Scouts Registration Nature Clubs About Registration Outreach Programs School Summer Aquaponics at Riverbend Programs Activities Home Programs Activities School ProgramsAboutField Trips for Pre K and KindergartenField Trips for Grades 1 3Field Trips for Grades 3 5Field Trips to Your School GroundsRiverbend On The RoadRegistration FormKindergarten Enrichment ProgramCampsYear Round Exploration CampSummer Exploration Camps School ProgramsAboutField Trips for Pre K and KindergartenField Trips for Grades 1 3Field Trips for Grades 3 5Field Trips to Your School GroundsRiverbend On The RoadRegistration FormKindergarten Enrichment ProgramCampsYear Round Exploration CampSummer Exploration Camps If you are interested in our Riverbend on the Road please use our separate Riverbend on the Road Online Registration Form This form is intended to inform Riverbend staff of the most preferable dates for your school field trip to our facility Although we will do our best to accommodate your first choice we cannot guarantee availability Program Title Program Date First Choice Second Choice Third Choice School Name School Phone Number School Address Teacher Name Email Address Other Phone optional Grade Age

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  • Riverbend - Environmental Education Center : Programs & Activities : School Programs•About•Field Trips for Pre-K and Kindergarten•Field Trips for Grades 1 - 3•Field Trips for Grades 3 - 5•Field Trips to Your School Grounds•Riverbend On The Road•Registration FormKindergarten Enrichment ProgramCamps•Year Round Exploration Camp•Summer Exploration Camps
    Donate Now Link Honor or Memorial Gifts Matching Gifts Stock Bequests Corporate Sponsorship Friends of the Bend Programs Activities School Programs About Field Trips for Pre K and Kindergarten Field Trips for Grades 1 3 Field Trips for Grades 3 5 Field Trips to Your School Grounds Riverbend On The Road Registration Form Kindergarten Enrichment Program Camps Year Round Exploration Camp Summer Exploration Camps Camps for 3 6 year olds Camps for 7 11 year olds Camps for 10 13 year olds Scout Programs Girl Scouts Cub Scouts Registration Nature Clubs About Registration Outreach Programs School Summer Aquaponics at Riverbend Programs Activities Home Programs Activities School Programs About Field Trips for Pre K and Kindergarten Field Trips for Grades 1 3 Field Trips for Grades 3 5 Field Trips to Your School Grounds Riverbend On The Road Registration FormKindergarten Enrichment ProgramCamps Year Round Exploration Camp Summer Exploration Camps Kindergarten Enrichment Program Kindergarten Enrichment Program Thank you for your interest in our Kindergarten Enrichment Program Unfortunately due to low demand for the program we are not offering this program for the 2015 2016 school year However if you have a group of interested children min 8 children we are happy to work with you to set up a Nature Club program that meets your needs Programs can vary in length from one hour to two and a half hours and can be once a week for the whole school year once a week for ten weeks once a month or whatever time frame works for your group Pricing varies depending on the length of program Riverbend Environmental Education Center s Nature Clubs provide a science based hands on learning opportunity for pre kindergarten to kindergarten aged children Participants will spend significant time in outdoor settings where they can play learn explore

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  • Riverbend - Environmental Education Center : Programs & Activities : School ProgramsAboutField Trips for Pre-K and KindergartenField Trips for Grades 1 - 3Field Trips for Grades 3 - 5Field Trips to Your School GroundsRiverbend On The RoadRegistration FormKindergarten Enrichment ProgramCampsYear Round Exploration CampSummer Exploration Camps
    children during the various school holidays Our year round exploration camps offer a relaxed combination of hands on activities including hikes stories crafts science experiments and free exploration Flexible and low key our program meets the needs of busy parents while providing children the perfect place for holiday fun General Information Ages 4 11 Times 9 00 a m to 3 30 p m extended day option from 8 00 a m to 6 00 p m Campers will need to bring Clothing appropriate for the weather a change of clothing for particularly cold weather or wet days is recommended A bagged lunch A water bottle Fees and Registration Information Daily Fee 75 day for non members 20 Discount Family Plus Members To register Sign up online Contact us at camps riverbendeec org or 610 527 5234 x 106 Payment options checks payable to Riverbend cash or credit card Visa American Express MasterCard or Discover Dates and Themes Year Round Camp 2015 2016 September 14th 15th Rosh Hashana A Walk in the Watershed Join us as we get our feet wet exploring Riverbend s ponds and stream to learn all about watersheds We ll search for frogs and crayfish meet some live animals like our Red eared Sliders and learn why it is so important that we protect and conserve water September 23rd Yom Kippur Migration Mania What is migration and why do animals do it How do animals know where to go Why do geese travel in a V shape Join us as we answer these questions and more and learn about the fascinating feat of migration We will meet live animals go bird watching and use our imagination to migrate around Riverbend October 12th Columbus Day Nature s Engineers Have you ever studied the intricate web of a spider or examined the perfect hexagons of a bee s honeycomb Nature is full of innovative engineers like the beaver and the Bower bird Let s explore Riverbend in search of nature s best engineers and do some building of our own November 3rd Election Day Symphony of the Senses Have you ever smelled the sweet smell of a sassafras leaf or felt the tickle of hundreds of millipede legs crossing your hand Let s explore our five senses and learn about some of the amazing ways animals smell hear taste see and touch We will meet live animals play Bat and Moth and enjoy a delicious treat November 25th Day before Thanksgiving Keepers of the Earth Let s travel back in time to learn about the Lenape Native Americans some of the first people to inhabit this area We will play Native American games do crafts and learn more about their exciting culture December 21st 23rd Winter Break 1 Wacky Science Nature is full of weird things like creatures called Aye Ayes and Star Nose Moles to bioluminescent waves and the northern lights Join us as we perform experiments make our very own bouncy balls glow in the dark

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  • Riverbend - Environmental Education Center : Programs & Activities : School ProgramsAboutField Trips for Pre-K and KindergartenField Trips for Grades 1 - 3Field Trips for Grades 3 - 5Field Trips to Your School GroundsRiverbend On The RoadRegistration FormKindergarten Enrichment ProgramCampsYear Round Exploration CampSummer Exploration Camps
    technology that will get your young adults gears turning and excited about science Summer Camp 2016 Registration Opens December 1st SAVE THE DATES Camp Open House Saturday February 27th 10 am 12 00 p m Camper Orientation Saturday June 11th 10am 12 00 p m Camps for 3 6 year olds Camps for 7 11 year olds Camps for 10 13 year olds Downloads Brochure 2016 Summer Exploration Adventure Camp Registration Registration opens December 1st Register early Space is limited and sessions fill quickly REGISTER HERE To register for camp weeks click the NEW or RETURNING USER buttons To access your online account to pay balances update camper information or review your purchase click the blue ONLINE ACCOUNT button Registration Policies Tuition Balances must be paid by June 1 2016 Any unpaid balances will be charged a 25 late fee Payments should be made online through your Active Network account Schedule Changes will be accommodated to the best of Riverbend s ability However many weeks are full by summer and changes may not be possible Cancellations Refunds Deposits are NON REFUNDABLE If cancellations are made after June 1st NO refund will be given Parent Information Camp Parent s Guide 2016 Riverbend is very much aware of the health issues associated with spending time outdoors We are especially mindful of issues caused by ticks Although we can not eliminate these threats completely Riverbend does take steps to mitigate these issues Please check out our Parent Guide for more information on Ticks Lyme Disease and don t forget do a through tick check of your camper every night Schedule Riverbend s Summer Exploration Day Camp Week at a Glance Monday Tuesday Wed Thursday Friday 8 00 AM Extended 8 50 9 10 Camper Drop Off 9 00 Group Get to Know You Morning Circle Time for songs games and stories with everyone in camp 9 30 Morning Circle 10 00 Morning Nature Lesson Activity Day Morning Nature Lesson Morning Nature Lesson 11 30 Lunch Rangers at 11 30 Adventurers at 11 45 Explorers Discoverers and Travelers at 12 15 12 00 12 45 Half Day Ranger Extravaganza 1 00 Half Day Ranger Pick Up All Camp Activity 1 00 2 00 Hikes Games Crafts Science Experiments and much much more Campers choose their morning and afternoon activities Explorers and Discoverers on field trip all day 3 00 Afternoon Circle Campers end each day together singing songs hearing stories and playing games Extravaganza 3 00 Parents Welcome 3 30 Camper Pick Up 6 00 PM Extended Pick up back to top Educator In Training formerly known as Camp Junior Volunteer Camp Junior Volunteers have been a very important part of the success of Riverbend s summer camp As we continue to grow we are constantly reevaluating and tweaking the program to ensure that campers staff and teen volunteer s get the most out of their summer experience at Riverbend With that in mind 2016 brings several new changes to the program in an

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  • Riverbend - Environmental Education Center : Programs & Activities : Camps for 3-6 year olds
    online button View camp schedule themes and price Register online Exploration Camps for 4 year olds Rangers Rangers are full of energy and imagination Our Ranger sessions are offered either as a half day option from 9 00 1 00 pm or as a full day option from 9 00 3 30 The full day option is only recommended for children who are already participating in full day programs June 13th 17th Sensing Nature We are equipped with five fantastic tools to help us learn about the world around us These tools are our five senses Hone your observation skills with us as we use our eyes to uncover animal tracks our nose to smell fragrant flowers our fingers to touch slimy snails our ears to listen for birds and our tongues to enjoy a sweet treat Price 240 half day 370 full day June 20th 24th Insect Invasion They re in forests ponds meadows and even in your backyard Insects can be found everywhere including Riverbend We will spend our days hiking around Riverbend in search of insects We ll learn what makes them so special and what we can do to help them thrive Price 240 half day 370 full day June 27th July 1st Little Einsteins From foaming explosions and sticky slime to aye ayes and glowing fish this week is all about weird and messy science We will learn about chemical reactions conduct exciting experiments that ooze and bubble and reveal the mysteries behind some of nature s weirdest creatures Full Price 240 half day 370 full day July 11th 15th Nature s Superheroes Many superheroes including Spiderman Batman and Antman have been inspired by the amazing abilities of the animal kingdom Join us as we delve further into the secret skills of animals and create a unique nature superhero of our own Full Price 240 half day 370 full day July 18th 22nd Blue Planet Nothing quite says summer like splashing in the stream We will meet live animals stomp through the stream in search of crayfish and salamanders explore the ponds for frogs and water striders and learn about how the water cycle keeps our H20 clean Full Price 240 half day 370 full day July 25th 29th Birds of a Feather Hollow bones beaks and feathers are just a few of the things that make birds so cool Join the flock this week to learn more about our feathered friends as we bird watch play games learn bird lingo and do experiments Full Price 240 half day 370 full day Aug 1st 5th Amazing Adaptations Why do opossums play dead and why don t vultures have feathers on their head How do fish breathe under water and why do leopard geckos have fat tails Join us to investigate these questions and examine the ingenious adaptations animals have developed to survive in their unique environments Full Price 240 half day 370 full day Aug 8th 12th Food Chain Frenzy Carnivores herbivores omnivores oh my

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  • Riverbend - Environmental Education Center : Programs & Activities : Camps for 7-11 year olds
    takes place on Wednesday for Discoverers and on Thursday for Explorers Full Price 420 Aug 1st 5th Survival of the Fittest Do you have what it takes to survive in the animal kingdom From razor sharp talons and claws to camouflage and venom animals have fascinating ways to ensure the survival of their species Join us as we immerse ourselves in the animal world to learn the secrets of survival Price 395 Aug 8th 12th Circles of Life Let s explore the natural cycles that make the world go round from water to rocks to insects We will study amphibian and insect metamorphosis learn about the importance of the water cycle and study the circular nature of the food web Price 395 Aug 8th 12th Advanced Science Exploration You Are What You Eat All animals need energy to survive even humans Where do we get our energy to run jump climb and swim From our food of course Join us for a week of fantastic food We will spend the week visiting an organic farm foraging for tasty food learning a new recipe straight from the chef and harvesting food from Riverbend s Aquaponics greenhouse We ll even cook lunch over the camp fire Join us as we fill our bellies and learn where our food comes from Full Price 450 Aug 15th 19th Habitat Heroes Worms bees squirrels birds spiders and bats are just a few of the animals that have vital roles in creating a healthy ecosystem They are outside every day rain or shine hard at work eating pests planting seeds and making fertilizer After learning about our Backyard Workforce and the important niches each has in nature we will learn how we entice these helpers to our yard by building insect hotels and recycled bird feeders and learning about composting Price 395 Aug 22nd 26th Discovering the Night When the sun goes down a whole new world comes to life From bats moths and flying squirrels to shooting stars and constellations we will immerse ourselves in the mysterious night life of Riverbend this week We will visit a planetarium dissect owl pellets and learn about amazing nocturnal adaptations Discoverers ages 9 11 will end their week stargazing around the fire roasting marshmallows and exploring Riverbend after dark during their Thursday evening camp out Full Price 395 Aug 29th Sept 2nd Summer Classics Summer is not over yet In classic Riverbend tradition we will spend the last week of the summer soaking up the sun s rays and enjoying being a kid The week will be full of favorite camp activities like building forts plenty of stream time hikes mud and games Full Price 395 Remaining camp capacity is updated manually on this page and thus may not always reflect actual capacity However spaces remaining are accurately determined via our Register online button View camp schedule themes and price Register online Exploration Camps for 9 11 year olds Discoverers Discoverers explore nature from morning til night Daily

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  • Riverbend - Environmental Education Center : Programs & Activities : Camps for 10-13 year olds
    and they are beginning to apply their knowledge and make real life connections To stimulate and encourage their development during this period of their life our camps focus on boosting their confidence by visiting new locations meeting new people introducing new concepts and nurturing their curiosity to learn What Skills Children are Developing How Our Camps Encourage Their Development Physical Skills Refining gross motor skills through kayaking hiking bike riding canoeing climbing running jumping Social Emotional Skills Positive role models who support and encourage self confidence team building activities providing a friendly and accepting environment Academic Skills Introducing higher level concepts analyzing data debating ideas implementing ideas interpreting and classifying data Adventure Camps for 10 13 year olds As campers get older we understand that they want more options in their summer experiences So for 2016 we are offering five exciting programs The activities throughout the week take adventure to the next level while fostering teamwork confidence and lifelong summer memories Some sessions include overnight camping trips while others are strictly day programs June 27th July 1st Adventure Excursions I Are you up for some adventure this summer Join us as we travel around to the area s best thrill seeker destinations to live life on the edge We will go hiking rock climbing fishing and defy gravity as we traverse a high ropes course We will spend Monday at a nearby hiking destination getting to know everyone and then we ll embark on new adventures Tuesday through Friday Pick up and drop off times may vary from the typical 9 3 30 pm day Full Price 675 July 18th 22nd Adventure Excursions II Can t get enough adventure this summer No need to look further Riverbend s second round of Adventure Excursions will not disappoint We will go hiking rock climbing practice the ancient skill of archery explore a cave and defy gravity as we traverse a high ropes course We will spend Monday at a nearby hiking destination getting to know everyone and then embark on new adventures Tuesday through Friday Pick up and drop off times may vary from the typical 9 3 30 pm day Full Price 675 July 25th 29th Hunger Games Let s ensure that luck is ever in our favor by honing our outdoor skills this week From fishing and foraging to archery and knot tying camouflage and orienteering to first aid this week is full of exciting skill building and teamwork The week will culminate in a thrilling game day to test what you have learned Camp will take place at Lower Merion Township s beautiful Rolling Hill Park Price 525 Aug 1st 5th Ocean and Beach Exploration Whale and dolphin watching kayaking camping and world class bird watching are a few of the adventures that travelers will experience on their ocean exploration to beautiful Cape May New Jersey As we trek through this biodiversity hotspot we will learn all about the shore s flora and fauna while experiencing thrilling adventures Monday

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  • Riverbend - Environmental Education Center : Programs & Activities : Scout ProgramsGirl ScoutsCub ScoutsRegistrationNature ClubsAboutRegistrationOutreach ProgramsSchoolSummerAquaponics at Riverbend
    fun hands on activities to help them add environmental awareness to the list Brownies Our programs are geared toward helping your Brownies have a positive experience in nature You can choose from Badge Try It s Campfire Socials Big Red Barn Overnights Night Hikes and Service Days Whether it s through making a s more for the first time or catching a frog at our pond your Brownies will experience the delight of being outside Brownie Try Its Senses Discover the natural world as we touch taste smell hear and see the wonders that are all around us Hiker Get ready get set now hike Learn about trail safety and so much more as we hike the trails of Riverbend Household Elf Learn how to be green from recycling to planet friendly cleaning products to saving energy Bugs Let s explore Riverbend s many habitats as we learn about bugs the good the bad and the not so cute Junior Confidence building through exploration is a part of being a Junior Girl Scout Riverbend s badge programs will help Juniors develop their knowledge of the outdoors through wildlife study identification outdoor exploration and nature crafts Junior Badges Animal Habitats Explore Riverbend as we learn about local wildlife and what they need to survive in their habitat Detective From following tracks and prints to asking the right questions follow the clues to solve the natural mystery Flowers Explore the wonders and benefits of flowers and create your own flowery work of art to take home Cadette Cadette Badges Night Owl Nature is very different at night explore what animals and people are doing when the sun goes down Trees From the top of their branches to tips of their roots trees help us in so many ways Let s explore some

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