Office: 60 Island St., 3rd Fl Lawrence, MA 01840 (978) 974-0770
Camp: 168 Newbury St Lawrence, MA 01841 (978) 974-0770
Urban Adventures Urban Adventures Summer Camp is a naturebased day camp right in the heart of Lawrence! Our fun, summer program is designed to give children in the city the experience and adventure of an authentic nature camp. Each week features a unique theme, tailored for every age group and each day is packed with outdoor exploration, science activities, arts & crafts, games, and songs! We have an engaging camp community that encourages camper participation, diversity and inclusion. Our highly qualified staff is dedicated to ensuring a safe and enjoyable summer and invites you to join us.
Looking for a fun way to spend summer? Come join us for eight exciting weeks of activities for campers age 7-13! Urban Adventures offers: All day childcare with programming from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm. A safe environment with a high staff to child ratio. Nature-based activities that focus on outdoor fun and scientific exploration. A Family Open House and Celebration at the end of the summer. Sessions for Summer 2012 Week 1: June 25 –29
Week 2: July 2—6
Week 3: Jul y 9—13
Week 4: July 16—20
Week 5: July 23—27
Week 6: July 30—Aug 3
Week 7: Aug 6—10
Week 8: Aug 13—17
Adventurers! Ages 9-10 Children, ages 9-10, will use engineering and scientific investigation to explore the natural history of Lawrence. A sample of the weekly themes for Adventurers:
Power Up! – Earth, air, fire, water – the power of the elements are in your hands! Use green engineering to build your own wind turbine, navigate using the sun, and bake pizza in a solar oven. Then cool off with some water fun! Secrets of the Wild – Become a nature detective. Who dug that hole? What’s living in that tree? Use your keen skills of observation and exploration to track down the animals and plants that make nature so fascinating.
Stewards! Ages 11-13 Children, ages 11-13, are engaged in a unique program that uses technology and outdoor adventure to challenge the children mentally and physically. Stewards also enjoy special field trips to interesting locations to study nature around the state. Samples of weekly themes for Stewards:
Global Garden – Grab your passport and join us for this international gardening adventure. Buy local food from the Farmer’s Market or pick it yourself from our garden. Learn a recipe from a different country each day. Flights of Fancy – Learn about the amazing animals that make their living in the air. Study the mechanics of flight and make your own airborne creations. Take a trip to see the interesting and unique birds of the North Shore.
Daily Schedule 8:30 – 9:00 am: Drop Off & Breakfast 9:00 – 9:30 am: Opening Circle 9:30 – 12:00 am: Group Activity & Snack 12:00 – 12:30 pm: Lunch 12:30– 2:00 pm: Free Choice Play 2:00 – 4:30 pm: Group Activity & Snack 4:30 – 5:00 pm: Closing Circle 5:00 – 5:30 pm: Pick Up Each day may include:
Nature Walks Science Experiments Gardening Sports & Games Arts & Crafts Field Trips & Fun!
Explorers! Ages 7-8 Children , ages 7-8, will learn about nature and wildlife that lives in the city through hands-on experiments, games, and creative play. Some of the weekly themes for the Explorers :
Crafty Critters – Spiders spin. Beavers build. Woodpeckers drill. Take a closer look at animals’ crafty homes and the habitats where they can be found. Then try your hand at building your own habitat house in the woods. Water World – It’s a rainbow! It’s an ice cube! It’s a raindrop! It’s water!!! Through art, exploration, and games we’ll discover all the wild and wonderful ways we all depend on water. Then we’ll have some wet and wild fun in the sun.
Important Camp Information Urban Adventures Summer Camp will be held at Movement City, located at 168 Newbury St, Lawrence, MA 01841.
Urban Adventures participates in the Summer Meals program, which provides breakfast and lunch for all camp participants. Children may bring lunch and snacks from home or participate in our free summer food program. We do not provide transportation to or from camp. We encourage families to sign up for multiple sessions. Children can attend as many sessions as they would like. Enrollment is on a first come, first served basis. There is a waiting list available if enrollment is full.
Mass Audubon & Groundwork Lawrence Urban Adventures Summer Camp is a program of Mass Audubon in collaboration with Groundwork Lawrence. Mass Audubon works to protect the nature of Massachusetts for people and wildlife. Together with more than 100,000 members, we care for 34,000 acres of conservation land, provide educational programs for 225,000 children and adults annually, and advocate for sound environmental policies at local, state, and federal levels. Mass Audubon's mission and actions have expanded since our beginning in 1896 when our founders set out to stop the slaughter of birds for use on women's fashions. Today we are the largest conservation organization in New England. Our statewide network of wildlife sanctuaries, in 90 Massachusetts communities, welcomes visitors of all ages and serves as the base for our work. To support these important efforts, call 800-AUDUBON (283-8266) or visit www.massaudubon.org. Through its environmental and open space improvements, community food program, youth initiatives, educational programming and events, Groundwork Lawrence creates the building blocks of a healthy community, and empowers Lawrence residents to improve their quality of life. To learn more about our work, call 978-974-0770 or visit www.groundworklawrence.org.
This camp must comply with the regulations of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and be licensed by the local Board of Health. You may request copies of Urban Adventures policies regarding background checks, health care, and grievances.
Registration The sliding-scale fees listed below are per week, per participant and are according to the family’s gross income. Limited scholarships are available. If your total household income is:
You Pay: Lawrence Residents
$39,999 - Below
$40,000 - $49,999
$50,000 - $59,999
$60,000 - $69,999
$70,000 - Above
A non-refundable deposit of $20 per child is required at registration. Deposits are applied to enrollment costs upon your child’s attendance at camp. Deposits are not refunded if your child fails to attend camp. Mass Audubon members pay the Lawrence Resident rate. Sibling discounts are available. Urban Adventures accepts child care vouchers. For registration or scholarship information, please contact the Camp Director, Nia Keith, at: 60 Island St, 3rd Floor c/o Groundwork Lawrence Lawrence, MA 01840 (978) 974-0770 ext 7008