Spring 2020 Base Camp Home School Days
This registration is for the two spring sessions of homeschool programs at Base Camp. If you cannot attend these dates feel free to make a reservation for your specific homeschool group or co-op – our minimum group size for most activities is just ten! Activity options are listed in our Youth Program Catalog found here: http://www.explorebasecamp.org/Forms.
Below are the descriptions for our homeschool this series. There will be programs specific to younger ages (6-9 years) and older students (10 and up). If you have participants of different ages that wish to remain together through the day, you may enroll both students in the younger program.
Each field trip will begin at 9:00 AM and conclude at 2:00 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.
We also offer a half-day parent-child registrant type for youth ages 1-5 to attend with an adult alongside our normal activities with older siblings. You may sign up for the morning session from 9:00-11:00AM it is a mix of fun games, stories, crafts, and lessons matching the theme of our homeschool program that day. $10 per child, must attend with an adult. Adults companions may attend with multiple youth and are no charge.
Homeschool STEM Day
Tuesday, March 10, 2020
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Ages 6 and up: Ozobot robotics challenge, team problem solving puzzles, geometry of archery.
Ages 10 and up: LEGO Mindstorms robotics, team problem solving puzzles, archery statistics and probability, space simulator
Homeschool Nature Day - with Dodge Nature Center
Tuesday, April 7, 2020
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.
Following each of the field trips, 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.