Nature Based Programs
Our facilities open directly onto our Nature-based Playscape, 135 acres of farm, forest, Monocacy Creek Greenway, vegetable garden and woods. Children will be outside exploring the farm, forest and ponds, discovering local plants and trees, and interacting with both our farm animals and native animals including birds, butterflies, frogs and small mammals. Our Nature Playscape provides opportunities for digging, playing in the mud, building with natural materials and creating make believe in the little actors amphitheater. As a part of the Camel’s Hump Farm community, we also interact with environmental experts including educators, artists, the land stewardship team, and naturalist staff.
Camel's Hump Nature Center is open year-round and offers programs for summer camp, after school, Saturdays on the farm, Mom and me, home schoolers and scouts. We design programs appropriate for each group.
Saturday on the Farm
Make a nature craft and take a hike
Ages 3-10 9:00am- 12:00pm
Mom & Me
Come and play in nature with your little one
Ages 3- 10 Tuesdays 9:00-10:00 and 1:00pm- 2:00pm
Homeschool Science & Nature Days
Crafted to meet your curriculum needs
Forest Day-Off Camp
Spend your day off on the farm
Nov 29, Dec 26- Jan 3
Jan 20, Feb 17, April 10 and 13
Hands-on, experiential learning is the heart of our program. Our curriculum is inspired by nature, the children’s curiosity, and their inclination to learn through play. Young children develop social skills, cognitive abilities, physical strength, and coordination. We support our children in experimenting and learning through trial and error.
Children will have the opportunity to engage in learning through:
Dramatic and Imaginative Play
Thematic Nature Experiences
Environmental Education Concepts
Reading and Literacy Connections
Drawing and Writing
Music and Movement
Meaningful Math and Science
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