Outdoor Adventure Center summer day camp virtual program offerings

Register for an Outdoor Adventure Center summer day camp virtual program.

Day camp offerings:

Virtual recorded programs 

The following two programs will consist of prerecorded instructional video and accompanying kits of materials. Activity kits will be mailed. Programs will need to be confirmed at least two weeks in advance in order to receive mailed materials in time. These programs can accommodate a large age range, and can be offered at flexible times as the recording will be available to watch at your convenience. These programs are $25 per class for prerecorded program and $2 per student for materials. 

Fantastic Fish  
A great program for those hoping to learn more about fish identification and why knowing how to properly ID a fish is important. This program will introduce the parts of a fish and the basics of fish identification. A prerecorded video will introduce the program, provide an overview of the Great Lakes and why fish ID is important, and introduce the program activity. Activities for younger audiences will include a color and shape activity and a craft, and activities for older participants will include DIY "pin the parts on the fish" along with a dichotomous key activity. For ages 5 and up. 

Nature Exploration Toolkit  
Calling all explorers! Whether it's finding colors and shapes in nature, identifying the trees and insects around you or independently building a nature journal, there are many ways to explore and enjoy nature. A prerecorded video will introduce participants to the concepts behind nature exploration, and will also give guidance and instruction on how to use the tools and activities provided. Activities for younger audiences will include a color and shape scavenger hunt and investigation circles, and activities for older participants will include tree/leaf identification and nature journaling. For ages 5 and up.   

Virtual live programs with an OAC educator 

The following two programs will be delivered in a live format with an educator who will teach the content of the program as well as lead the corresponding activities. Activity kits will be mailed. Programs will need to be confirmed at least two weeks in advance in order to receive mailed materials in time. These programs can accommodate groups of up to 40 participants, and the cost will be $40 per class for live programs and $2 per student for materials. 

Predator-Prey 
Teeth, beaks and feet, oh my! Join us for a virtual up-close exploration of the tools and adaptations of some of Michigan's bird and mammal species. Whether the animal is a predator, a plant eater or something in between, each is equipped with the unique tools it needs to survive. We'll compare and contrast some of these tools through a live presentation using a variety of real and replica materials, and we'll end with a guided owl pellet dissection, where participants become the scientist testing a hypothesis about what an owl typically eats. Prepackaged kits for the exploration will be sent to program leaders in advance of the program. For ages 8 and up. 

Feathered Friends 
Birds are all around us in our yards and neighborhoods - have you ever stopped to watch them or listen to them? Watched how they get food or how they interact with each other? We'll introduce you to a few common bird species and how you can identify them, then send you on your way to make your own observations of what you saw or heard!  Prepackaged kits for the exploration will be sent to program leaders in advance of the program. For ages 5 and up.