Summer Children’s Program
The Camp Linden experience is not just a pleasant day in the country. The goal of our environmental education curriculum is to enable campers to achieve an age-appropriate understanding of the laws and processes of nature, which we believe are truly amazing, as well as an age-appropriate appreciation of the challenges facing our planet. We accomplish this through short lessons and related activities. We also provide our partners with a list of resources they can use to prepare campers for the subject matter of each week. Link to Environmental Education Curriculum and Resources.
Our facilities include a 30 by 75 foot pool with separate bathrooms and dressing tents for boys and girls. Campers are given a swimming lesson and period of free swim each day.
Our environmental education curriculum, designed for children ages six through twelve, has a different theme and major activity each week. It includes gardening, exploration of the natural world, as well as natural processes and environmental issues. We also provide our partners with resources to use in the city to enhance the lessons at camp.
Our organic garden is planted in the Spring by volunteers for campers to harvest and taste. Campers are also given an area of the garden to plant and cultivate during the summer. One of our raised beds is planted with beans, corn and squash in keeping with the Native American method of agriculture.