Camp Fire Heartland Summer Camp 2018

Camp Fire Heartland Summer Camp 2018


Campers will explore cultures from each continent through arts, science and games to collect stamps in their Camp Fire Passport and become global citizens. Daily activities are fun and purposeful – supporting social-emotional, physical and cognitive growth for youth to thrive. Campers decide how to lead the way from their corner of the world. Weekly activities will include field trips, outdoor education and conflict resolution.

Theme: Around the World

Asia: June 11 – 15
Dive into the continent of Asia as we investigate environmental issues as well as highlight the countered and customs of the region. Even wonder how sharks ca smell blood in water? Curious about what happens to the trash in our ocean? Find out during Asia week!

Europe: June 18 – 22
We’ll observe famous and ancient buildings of Europe, and then engineer our own castles. Campers will read fairy tales and perform interactive science experiments based on the stories they hear. We’ll design, construct and test our own cardboard model Viking ships to explore the high seas.

Australia: June 25 – 29
Coral, reef, boomerangs and kangaroos – oh my! Campers travel to the land down under to experience life as an Aussie by learning local slang, creating Aboriginal instruments, playing traditional children’s games and more.

North America: July 9 – 13
We’ll travel to Canada to Mexico and discuss what it means to be a citizen of Toronto, New York and Guadalajara. Camper will explore North American inventions from silly putty to solar energy. We’ll discover what makes Kansas City such a great town to live in.

Middle East: July 16 – 20
This week we’ll travel to the Middle East to engage our sense of smell to identify local spices, study the ancient pyramids then compete to build our own and embark on a hieroglyphic scavenger hunt. We’ll take to the air with handmade kites and talk about cultural recreational games.

South America: July 23 – 27
Did you know that seven species of penguins call South America home? And it hold the largest and most biodiverse tract of tropical rainforest in the world? We’ll learn about the biodiversity of animals that inhabit the Amazon rainforest. Campers will learn about cultural holidays, practice some Spanish and translate Mayan hieroglyphics. We’ll compete in our own Summer Olympics and examine how a host country influences the celebration and competitions.

Africa: July 20 – August 3
Join us as we explore the continent of Africa to find out what makes the people, land and animals so unique. We’ll study the geology, investigate soil composition, learn about water scarcity and experiment with quicksand. Camper will read African folk tales to get a taste of the Savana.

LOCATION: Camp Lake of the Woods in Swope Park


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