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The camp season starts June 24-27 with NatureNauts’ Discovery Camp. Local educator Adrienne Hiatt will offer hands-on learning experiences integrating science, technology, engineering, arts, and math through nature exploration. Students can expect to learn about scientific experimentation, environmental science, biodiversity, and sustainability, and exercise their skills in critical thinking, project planning, and creativity. Open to learners ages 9 to 13 (4th to 7th grades), the camp is from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. and costs $50 per camper.  REGISTER HERE

From July 15-18, the Reynolds Homestead will host “Bugs Taking Over the World” art camp. This creative exploration of nature will dive into the world of imagination, with students dreaming up scenarios in which bugs are overtaking the world. Led by Grace Helms, campers will explore fun, nature-themed art techniques including watercolor, acrylic painting, and more. A public reception will be held on Thursday, July 18 at 12 p.m. for friends and family to view the artwork created during camp. Art camp will run from 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and is open to ages 7-12. The cost is $50 per camper.  REGISTER HERE

For questions or more information about our summer camp offerings, please email Melanie Gilbert.

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Ancient Cultures Treasure Chests

Our Ancient Cultures Treasure Chests can provide your classroom with SOL-based, hands-on learning about Jamestown, Austrailia, Ancient Greece, Rome, China and more. To request an Ancient Cultures Treasure Chest for your classroom, email Sarah Wray.

Link to Education About Forests (LEAF) Trail

The Link to Education About Forests (LEAF) Trail is heritage-based outdoor classroom, targeted to 6th graders and which meets several Science and Social Studies SOLs. Teachers who wish to bring their students to the LEAF trail will receive the following: Self-Guided Interpretive Maps, SOL-based learning activities, and can choose a project to be completed with Forestry Superintendent Kyle Peer. For more information, email Sarah Wray.

Field Trips

The Reynolds Homestead offers a variety of field trip opportunities. Bring a group to view an art exhibition, see the LEAF Trail, tour the historic Rock Spring Plantation house, attend Victorian Christmas, and more. Call Sarah Wray at 276-694-7181 x27 for more information.