BASE CAMP | Home School Field Trips Are Back!

We are excited to announce that we will be hosting 2 more home school field trips in April! These field trips are open to any and all youth ages 5 & up. Each field trip has a different theme and activities that will be a great enrichment to your home school curriculum!

**NEW in 2021** we will be offering an Environmental Education field trip program at Kiwanis Scout Camp near Stillwater, MN. This field trip will focus on outdoor exploration and discovery! There will be a mix of student lead discovery and structured lessons from instructors. Check it out!

Each field trip will begin at 9:00 AM and conclude at 4:00 PM. Check-in begins at 8:30 AM and pre-registration is strongly encouraged in guaranteeing your spot in the program. Parents or adults may register at no cost to observe the activities throughout the day, but are not required to remain onsite. For adults dropping youth off, we request that you accompany your children into the building for check-in (please do not let them walk up on their own). All youth participating in the program must have a waiver form signed by their parent or guardian (separate forms for each youth and each program). Participants must wear closed-toed shoes and comfortable clothing – dressing for the weather if your program includes outdoor activities. In addition, we recommend bringing a water bottle, bag lunch and a snack if desired.

Homeschool Nature Day
Wednesday, April 7, 2021
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Ages 6-9: Minnesota Wildlife (wild and domestic animals you might find in our state with some live animals to meet)
Ages 10 and up: Mammals (hands-on comparison of skulls and diet for herbivores, omnivores and carnivores)

After lunch, Dodge Nature Center will be leading a live animal presentation for our entire group – adults and siblings are invited to arrive early to join for this starting at 1:00 p.m.

Environmental Education Day
Tuesday, April 20, 2021
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Join us at Kiwanis Scout Camp (near Stillwater, MN) for an amazing day of outdoor adventure! Staff will guide students through a series of hands on activities learning about the plants and animals around them. There will be a mix of self guided learning as well as structured lessons for students. Come prepared to get a little dirty and have a ton of fun!

Following each of the field trips (Except Environmental Education Day) students have the option of staying for an additional open climb and archery session from 2:00-4:00 PM at a cost of $5.00/participant.