Forest Friends

[This session is full— please complete the registration form in order to be put on the wait list.]
June 25 – June 29
5-Day Session: $250 Local / $300 Non-Local

Venture down to the woods to visit with the creatures wriggling in the leaf litter, perched on branches, and hopping from limb to limb. Come with an observant eye, as we explore the mushrooms, moss, rocks, and plants that live on the forest floor and make crafts to accompany them. Build fairy houses, make bark prints, play games, find food caches, and be enchanted by the forest friends we meet.

Beachcombers

July 2 – July 6  [* There will be no SFS on the 4th of July)
4-day Session: $200 Local / $250 Non-Local

Bring your bathing suit and goggles to explore what critters and treasures you may find along our rocky shore. Learn about the world beneath the waves through stories, projects, games and songs. Make works of art with seaweed and seashells and find creatures amidst the pools of the intertidal, while taking a dip in Frenchman Bay and enjoying our beautiful coastline.

Tiny Wonders

July 9 – July 13
5-Day Session: $250 Local / $300 Non-Local

Open your senses and imagination to the magical and tiny wonders of the natural world. Follow insects under logs and search the intertidal for hidden sea creatures. Learn how to tread lightly like a sand piper, build a cocoon like a monarch and sprout a tiny seed. Each day will be themed around a certain habitat, animal or plant, so dive in and deepen your understanding of the world around you. Enjoy stories, games, crafts and songs too!

Down By The Bay

[This session is full— please complete the registration form in order to be put on the wait list.]
July 16 – July 19
4-day Session: $200 Local / $250 Non-Local

Bring your bathing suit and goggles to explore what critters and treasures you may find along our rocky shore. Learn about the world beneath the waves through stories, projects, games and songs. Make works of art with seaweed and seashells and find creatures amidst the pools of the intertidal, while taking a dip in Frenchman Bay and enjoying our beautiful coastline.

Color Collectors

July 23 – July 27
5-Day Session: $250 Local / $300 Non-Local

Set your sights on the vibrant colors and patterns found all around you—the wings of a bird, the scales of a fish, the crystals in granite, and the petals of a flower.  Head down to the beach, into the forest, and through the garden to discover the rainbow of plants and animals that don brilliant hues and consider why this helps them survive. Be inspired to paint, tell stories, collect treasures, and play games.

Animal Abodes

[This session is full— please complete the registration form in order to be put on the wait list.]
July 30 – August 2
4-day Session: $200 Local / $250 Non-Local

 Build forts, nests, and burrows while learning about how animals make their own unique homes. Visit the forest, beach, and gardens and see how humans and other animals use the materials of the natural world to build their dwellings. From beehives to birdhouses—come explore and construct the structures creatures call home. Games, papier mâché art, and songs, too!

Garden Gnomes

August 6 – August 10
5-Day Session: $250 Local / $300 Non-Local

What does it take to make a seed sprout? A garden grow? Roll up your sleeves, grab a trowel, and come learn about the magic that happens when you combine seeds, sun, soil, water, worms, and a little love. Plant seeds, harvest fresh vegetables, and observe the interesting insects that help the SFS garden grow. Create beautiful portable gardens, fairy houses and artwork; learn about the magic of seeds, sing songs, play games, and explore what grows in the forest, fields and at the seashore!

Bug World

[This session is full— please complete the registration form in order to be put on the wait list.]
August 13 – August 16
4-day Session: $200 Local / $250 Non-Local

Take a closer look at the billions of little lives that surround us.  On your skin, beneath the soil, under tree bark, or along the shoreline— it is inevitable we will come across a six, eight, or hundred-legged friend. With magnifying glass in hand, see another side of the insects with which we share our world.  Bees, wolf spiders, roly-polys, butterflies, crabs, ladybugs, slugs, and lobsters are just a few of these bizarre animals you might encounter.