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Broadmoor Summer Camp 280 Eliot Street 2013 Natick, MA 01760 Programs for Campers Entering Grades K through 9

“[I came to camp here] because I wanted to learn about nature.� - Camper


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Welcome Letter Grades K-1: Discoverers Grades 2-3: Curious Naturalists Grades 4-5: Indian Brook Explorers Grades 6-9: Voyagers Art & Nature; Before/After Care Sample Camp Day, Contact Info, Staff Registration Information Calendar Registration Form

Ask about Camp Scholarships! Broadmoor is a classic Nature Camp Campers will:  Have fun exploring nature in a safe environment  Spend the day outside, rain or shine  Build friendships with other campers  Create lasting memories

Camp Welcome Letter Dear Campers and Parents, We are pleased to announce that you may register for camp ONLINE! Visit the Mass Audubon website when it is convenient for you and sign up for camp, before care, and after care: www.massaudubon.org We are also thrilled that our Nature Center is being improved. Campers will have the same quality camp experience exploring nature during construction. We are still compliant with the Board of Health, American Camp Association standards and Mass Audubon’s regulations for a safe and fun camp. We are excited to see you this summer, Melissa Hansen Camp Director since 2004 Phone: 508-655-2296 Email: broadmoorcamp@massaudubon.org This camp complies with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health regulations and is annually licensed by the Natick Board of Health. 1


Discoverers—Grades K and 1 7/1—7/5

7/8—7/12

7/15—7/19

7/22—7/26

7/29—8/2

8/5—8/9

8/12—8/16

Patterns in Nature

Birds of a Feather

Water Wonders

Patterns in Nature

Birds of a Feather

Water Wonders

Patterns in Nature

Patterns in Nature

Water Wonders

Play games about life, air and nutrient cycles  Discover number patterns and track the sun  Make mobiles and other crafts to remember these patterns $330 / Session $50 minimum deposit due upon registration

Play games and make crafts about how water moves  Find marshes, streams, and ponds and explore for animals  Learn and sing the water cycle boogie $330 / Session $50 minimum deposit due upon registration

Grades K & 1 Program Ratio 2 staff: 10 campers

Birds of a Feather Learn all about Birds–  Play games to learn how birds behave  Watch birds and see some up close to discover characteristics of birds $330 / Session $50 minimum deposit due upon registration 2


Curious Naturalists—Grades 2 and 3 7/1—7/12

7/15—7/19

7/22—8/2

8/5—8/9

8/12—8/16

Have to Have a Habitat

Wild Predators

Have to Have a Habitat

I Can Fly

Wild Predators

Have to Have a Habitat

Wild Predators

Sing songs, play games and investigate nature to better understand habitats and communities at Broadmoor  Make crafts, act things out, and explore the sanctuary to learn about local animals  2 weeks $495 / Session $75 minimum deposit due upon registration

Play games to learn about food chains  Investigate Broadmoor’s predators: fox, hawks, snakes, and spiders Spider eating a fish  1 week $285 / Session $50 minimum deposit due upon registration Grades 2 & 3 Program Ratio 2 staff: 16 campers

I Can Fly 

Explore the sanctuary for things that fly: insects, birds, seeds, and more  Experiment with how things can fly  1 week $285 / Session $50 minimum deposit due upon registration

“[My favorite memories are] seeing the baby snapping turtle, the praying mantis walking on my arm, the great games...” - Camper

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Indian Brook Explorers—Grades 4 and 5 7/1—7/12

7/15—7/19

7/22—8/2

Survive the Wild

Things with Wings

Survive the Wild

Survive the Wild*

8/5—8/9

8/12—8/16

Things with Claws, Jaws Wings and Paws

Things with Wings

Could you survive in the wild?  Build a shelter, use a compass, and play games about survival skills  Learn to leave almost no impact  Camp out at Broadmoor 7/11-12; 8/1-2  2 weeks $525 / Session $75 minimum deposit due upon registration Grades 4 & 5 Program Ratio 2 staff: 16 campers *OVERNIGHT sessions end at 9am on Friday morning; there is no camp on Friday 7/12 or 8/2 for these programs. Before and After Camp does not apply on days with overnights; fees have been adjusted for this.

Take an up close and personal look at wings  Play games about how they work, investigate what they are made of and what animals have them  Design “wings” inspired by nature  1 week $285 / Session $50 minimum deposit due upon registration 

Claws, Jaws and Paws Discover how local animals survive the wild with unique body parts and behaviors  Play games about predation, camouflage, and adaptations  1 week 

$285 / Session $50 minimum deposit due upon registration 4


Voyagers—Grades 6 and 7 & Grades 8 and 9 7/1—7/12

7/15—7/19

7/22—8/2

Grades 6 & 7

Grades 6 & 7

Grades 8 & 9

Canoe and Camp

River Run

Eco-Trekkers

Canoe and Camp*

8/12—8/16

No Session

No Session

Gr 6 & 7

Practice canoeing while exploring the ecology of river communities.  Camp out on the Charles River 7/11-12  2 weeks $675 / Session $75 minimum deposit due upon registration

River Run

8/5—8/9

Gr 6 & 7

Develop canoe skills through games and challenges, focusing on water safety and fun.  1 week $375 / Session $50 minimum deposit due upon registration

“I have been here for six years and always have a great time!” - Camper

Eco-Trekkers*

Gr 8 & 9

Explore the connections between fresh water and salt water  Go on boating adventures, investigate marshes and tidal pools, and become an ocean advocate  Camp on the Boston Harbor Islands 7/31-8/2  2 weeks $810 / Session $75 minimum deposit due upon registration 

Voyagers programs leave Broadmoor to travel off-site on all or most days! Ratio 2 staff: 11 campers *OVERNIGHT sessions end on Friday morning; there is no full camp day on Friday 7/12 or 8/2 for these programs. Before and After Camp does not apply on days with overnights; fees have been adjusted for this.

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Art & Nature Sessions 7/15—7/19

7/22—8/2

8/5—8/16

Art & Nature Patterns

Shades of Nature

Manipulation & Motion

Art & Nature Patterns Grade 2 & 3 Find colors and patterns in nature, such as leaf veins and flower petals. Observe natural objects closely and create detailed art, inspired by Georgia O’Keefe. $350 / 1 week $50 minimum deposit due upon registration

Before & After Care Before & After Care– weekly options Broadmoor Camp Staff will supervise children enrolled in before and after care. Fees have been adjusted for weeks that include an overnight.

Before Care 8:00—9:00am Children can choose between free play, crafts or games in designated areas. All regular weeks Monday—Friday $30/week Gr 4-7 overnight week Monday—Thursday $24/week Gr 8-9 overnight week Monday—Wednesday $18/week

Shades of Nature Grades 4 & 5 Investigate color theory & manipulation, shapes, light and shadow, and sculpting with objects. The artistic styles of Andy Goldsworthy and Robert Smithson will influence your perception of sustainability and life cycles in nature. $550/ 2 weeks $75 minimum deposit due upon registration

Manipulation & Motion Grades 6 & 7 Create manipulated landscapes like Christo & JeanClaude Reichstag. Use light and shadow to capture spectacular images like Ansel Adams. Experiment with color schemes, such as using cool tones only; try to capture and convey motion while investigating animal movement adaptations. $550 / 2 weeks $75 minimum deposit due upon registration

After Care 3:00—5:30pm 3:00-4:00pm Children will go on a short hike and have snack (provided from home.) 4:00-5:30pm Children choose between free play, crafts or games in designated areas. All regular weeks Monday—Friday $75/week Gr 4-7 overnight week Monday—Wednesday $45/week Gr 8-9 overnight week Monday—Tuesday $30/week

Pre-registration is required! Carefully select the proper dates on the camp registration form. If you register online, you will be offered the chance to enroll in the correct weeks during check-out. 6


Camp Information All Broadmoor Summer Camp Staff have enthusiasm, experience working with children, natural history knowledge and outdoor teaching skills. Camp Educators are college students or graduates who are certified in First Aid and CPR, or beyond, and have participated in over one week of camp training. CITs are volunteer teens who want to work with children and have attended training as well. We use fun and creative Camp Names to promote an atmosphere of creativity and camp magic; parents will be given biographies on all camp educators on the first day of camp.

There's more to explore at Wildwood, Mass Audubon's overnight camp, in Rindge, NH. Choose 1- or 2-week sessions for campers ages 9-14, Teen Adventure Trips for campers ages 14-17, or Leaders-in-Training for campers entering grades 10-12. Everyone is welcome at our 4-day Family Camp programs. Go wild this summer! Call toll-free 866-MAS-CAMP for more information, or visit Wildwood online at www.wildwoodcamp.org.

A Sample Camp Day‌ 8:00 Before Care starts 9:00 Camp starts; welcome activities 9:30 Voyagers depart 9:30 Thematic nature hikes & explorations 10:30 Snack (provided from home) & story 10:45 Nature activities & group-building games 12:00 Lunch (provided from home) 12:30 Nature explorations, hikes & crafts; choice time and free play 2:45 Wrap-up games & closing circles 3:00 Voyagers return; wrap-up activities 3:00 Pick-up for Grades K-5; After Care starts 3:15 Pick up for Grades 6-9 5:30 After Care ends

The Broadmoor camps are an amazing resource and I tell all of my friends.� - Parent

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Registration Information Mass Audubon Membership

Registration Process

All summer camp participants need a current Mass Audubon family level (or greater) membership. Please provide your membership information on the registration form. If you do not have a membership, please purchase it for $65.00 on the registration form.

Register online, in person, by mail or by phone.  Participants may enroll in more than one session if the session title is different; the material and content will be repeated in sessions of the same name.  If the session you request is full, you will be notified; no deposit is required for the wait list.  Confirmation information will arrive electronically from broadmoorcamp@massaudubon.org.

Payment, Cancellation, and Refund Policy A non-refundable deposit for each session per child is required to enroll: $50 / 1-week session $75 / 2-week session The camp fee, less the deposit, is refundable only if we receive notice of your cancellation at least 4 weeks prior to the first day of the camp session. We reserve the right to cancel a session due to low enrollment, in which case, you will receive a full refund. All health forms, waivers and the balance of your payment are due by May 15, 2013. If you miss the deadline, we cannot guarantee your camper a space. Pro-rated fees for partial attendance are not available. If your circumstances are such that you cannot meet our payment terms, please contact the Camp Director today about options.

Questions or Concerns If you have any suggestions, questions or concerns, please contact the camp director. You may request to see copies of our policies regarding staff hiring, background checks, health care, child care and discipline at any time.

Contact Phone 508-655-2296 Ask for Registration or Camp Office Email broadmoorcamp@massaudubon.org Web www.massaudubon.org/broadmoor-camp 8


2013 Broadmoor Summer Camp Calendar Camp will run on Thursday, July 4! 7/1—7/5

7/8—7/12

7/15—7/19

7/22—7/26

7/29—8/2

8/5—8/9

8/12—8/16

Patterns in Nature

Birds of a Feather

Water Wonders

Patterns in Nature

Birds of a Feather

Water Wonders

Patterns in Nature

2&3

Have to Have a Habitat

Wild Predators

Have to Have a Habitat

I Can Fly

Wild Predators

4&5

Survive the Wild

Things with Wings

Survive the Wild

6&7

Canoe & Camp

River Run

No session

No session

No session

8&9

No session

No session

Eco-Trekkers

No session

No session

K&1

Things with Claws, Jaws Wings and Paws

Grade 2 & 3

ART

No session

No session

Art/Nature Patterns

Grade 4 & 5

Grade 6 & 7

Shades of Nature

Manipulation & Motion

*OVERNIGHT sessions end on Friday morning; there is no camp on Friday 7/12 or 8/2 for these programs. Before and After Care does not apply on days with overnights; fees have been adjusted for this. I feel [my son] gained an even deeper curiosity and appreciation for nature. His enthusiasm is fantastic. -Parent For Your Records…

Note child’s session above. Amount paid: $________ Date ______ Balance owed $_______ by May 15!


Mass Audubon’s BROADMOOR SUMMER CAMP 2013 Registration Form Please print clearly! Copy this form for additional campers. Guardian 1 _______________________________________ Email ___________________________________________________ Home (_______)______________________ Work (_______)_____________________ Cell (________)_____________________ Address ____________________________________________ City _____________________ State ______ Zip ______________ Guardian 2 __________________________Contact (________)_____________________ □ Send Scholarship Information REGISTRATION AGREEMENT: Camp program fees include a non-refundable registration fee per camper per session. The Payment, Cancellation & Refund Policy is outlined on Page 8; please read it carefully. Call immediately if you have questions. I have read, understand and accept the Camp’s Payment, Cancellation & Refund Policy. Signature: Date: ________ CAMPER ENROLLMENT Read descriptions carefully for details; campers may not enroll in more than one camp session with the same title. If you are enrolling in before / after care, please carefully CIRCLE the correct dates and calculate your fees. Before

After

Camper’s Name ______________________________________________

7/1—7/5

7/1—7/5

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Date of Birth: ____/____/_____

7/8—7/12

7/8—7/12

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Camp Session ___________________________ Dates _____________________ $ ________

7/15—7/19

7/15—7/19

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Camp Session ___________________________ Dates _____________________ $ ________

7/22—7/26

7/22—7/26

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Camp Session ___________________________ Dates _____________________ $ ________

7/29—8/2

7/29—8/2

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8/5—8/9

8/5—8/9

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8/12—8/16

8/12—8/16

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Entering Grade ________ in fall 2013

Camp sub-total:

$ _________

Before/After Subtotal

Total Fees for enrollment in Camp and Before / After Care $____________________ Current Mass Audubon Member #: __________________ Exp. ______ If you do not have a current MAS membership, Purchase Family Membership ($65.00) see pg 8 Scholarship Contribution ($10, $25, $50, other) Total Balance to be paid in full by May 15 (add all above) Total amount enclosed at this time for camp (Minimum due = deposit per program + membership) Remaining Camp Balance (Subtract amount enclosed from Total Balance Due) Method of Payment:

A check made payable to Broadmoor is enclosed

Fees

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$____________________ $____________________ $____________________ $_________________ $____________________

Charge to: Master Card / Visa / Discover

Acct #___________________________________ Exp. ____/_____ Signature ____________________________________ For your financial security, we may ONLY accept credit card information in person, by phone or postal mail, NEVER by fax or email.


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