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Care Adventure Camp: A Nature-Infused Journey for Young Explorers

Are you in search of a summer camp that not only educates but also nurtures your child’s connection with nature? Look no further! Join us at Little Leaders Academy for CARE Adventure Camp – where nature, STEM, and cultural exploration come together to create a unique and engaging learning experience for ages 3-12.

Classroom Under the Sky:

Our camp takes learning outdoors, offering an immersive experience in nature’s classroom. Your child will explore STEM projects, engage in creative art activities, and delve into cultural studies in our open-air setting.

Welcome to the St Louis Forest Summer Camp

Full Day Summer Camp: Kids Aged 3 to 12 years

In this Summer Camp we offer…

🌱 Garden Adventures: Our learners discover the joy of gardening, growing their own food, and even creating delicious salads from their harvest. It’s a hands-on experience that brings the farm-to-table concept to life!
🌎 Cultural Explorations: From opening a sushi restaurant to dissecting owl pellets and sculpting mushrooms, our little leaders embark on exciting adventures to learn about Japanese cuisine, the animal kingdom, fungi, and diverse cultures like Tanzanian mythology.
πŸš€ Engaging & Educational: Our program strikes the perfect balance between play, exploration, and structured activities. Little Leaders Academy is not just a camp; it’s a learning community that thrives on curiosity, creativity, and a passion for exploration.

Caring for the Land & Each Other: Care Adventure Camp is designed to instill values of environmental responsibility and mutual respect. It’s a safe space where children experience open-ended free play in nature’s playground, fostering their emotional development and entrepreneurial traits.

Unique Offerings: Daily practices of breathing, affirmations, meditation, and yoga contribute to our holistic approach. Surrounded by wildlife in our outdoor learning lab, we provide a screen-free environment that enhances the learning experience.

Wondering why parents would choose our immersive summer camp instead of a week-by-week option?

More Than a Taste: A Full-Course Feast of Discovery at CARE Adventure Camp

Enrolling your child in CARE Adventure Camp means more than just a week of fun. It’s an investment in an experience that goes beyond the ordinary. Picture your child not just learning about nature but living it every day, gaining a deeper understanding of STEM concepts through hands-on activities, and forging lasting connections with both the natural world and new friends.
In a world where week-by-week experiences offer a taste, CARE Adventure Camp provides a full-course feast of discovery, growth, and joy. Don’t miss the opportunity to give your child a summer they’ll cherish and carry with them into the future.
Secure your spot – our Summer Camp enrollment is open now! 🌿🌞

We can’t wait to welcome you into the enriching world of Little Leaders Academy!


Why This Summer Camp?

Parents, if you’re seeking more than just a week-by-week experience, look no further! Our camp is the ultimate choice for families who want their children to thrive in an environment that goes beyond the ordinary.

✨ Nature-Infused Learning: Immerse your child in the daily beauty of the outdoors, where curiosity and exploration come to life. At CARE Adventure Camp, nature is not just a backdrop – it’s an integral part of the learning experience, fostering a love for the environment that lasts a lifetime.

πŸ” STEM-Centric Activities: Watch as your child engages in hands-on experimentation, gaining a deeper understanding of STEM concepts. Our camp goes beyond traditional learning methods, offering an environment where science, technology, engineering, and math are explored through exciting and interactive activities.

🀝 Meaningful Connections: Forge lasting bonds with peers and the environment, creating memories that extend far beyond the summer. CARE Adventure Camp is not just about individual growth; it’s about building a close-knit community where connections with both friends and the natural world flourish.

🌟 Summer Interludes: Guided by teachers with a whole lot of heart and passion, our program offers a balance between unstructured play and structured experiential activities. Even if your family plans vacations, securing your child’s spot ensures they won’t miss out on the daily wonder of our close-knit community.

🌿🌞 Why settle for a taste when you can provide your child with a full-course feast of discovery, growth, and joy? Secure your spot now for an unforgettable summer adventure!

🌲 Explore, Experiment, Investigate: Campers will have ample time to drop in, play, and explore the surrounding land and trails. Our structured activities, including frequent field trips to our local park, art encounters, science experiments, and community service, aim to get kids in nature daily while supporting their need to connect with peers and place.

πŸš€ Freedom to Explore and Learn: At CARE Adventure Camp, we provide the space and freedom for your child to explore, experiment, and investigate the wonders of the natural world alongside other growing minds. It’s an experience centered on learning through play and guided risk-taking, all within the enchanting embrace of nature.

🌿 Join us for a summer filled with wonder, discovery, and growth at CARE Adventure Camp – where every day is an adventure!

New for 2024:

Two-Week Summer Sessions!

For the first time ever, we’re offering two-week sessions during our Summer Camp, providing families with more flexibility and options to suit their summer plans. We understand that a consistent, immersive experience is ideal for your child’s development, and our summer camp is designed to offer just that.

Why Choose Little Leaders Academy Summer Camp?
Consistent Learning Environment: Research shows that a consistent learning environment during the summer months benefits children, fostering ongoing growth and development.
Whole Summer Experience: Our Summer Camp is crafted to provide a holistic and enriching experience for your child, connecting them with nature, fostering creativity, and encouraging exploration.
Forest Learning Approach: Immerse your child in our unique forest learning approach, promoting hands-on experiences, curiosity, and a deep appreciation for the natural world.

Two-Week Sessions: Perfect for New Families!
We understand that some families may be new to the forest learning approach or have varied summer plans. Our two-week sessions offer a taste of the Little Leaders Academy experience, allowing your child to explore the wonders of nature, make new friends, and participate in engaging activities.

Discover the Harmony of Nature and Mindfulness: Our Daily Rhythm

Experience a transformative journey where nature and mindfulness intertwine in our enriching daily rhythm.

Join us on a journey of holistic development where nature and mindfulness intersect, creating a nurturing environment for your child to thrive.

8:00am to 9:15am: Drop Off
As the sun rises over Little Leaders Academy, our campers are welcomed with open arms to begin a day of adventure and discovery in nature’s embrace.

Morning Gathering: Embracing Mindfulness in Nature
During our morning gathering, we cultivate a sense of mindfulness as we practice affirmations, breathing exercises, and yoga. Guided by our experienced educators, campers start their day grounded and centered, ready to embrace the wonders of nature and the opportunities for growth that lie ahead.

Nature Exploration: Connecting with Nature’s Classroom
Venturing outside, our campers immerse themselves in nature’s classroom, engaging in activities that foster connection, curiosity, and collaboration. From building forts to creating art inspired by the natural world, every moment is an opportunity for exploration and creativity.

Lunch: Nourishing Body and Mind
Meals are not just a time to refuel our bodies but also an opportunity to nourish our minds and spirits. After enjoying a nutritious meal outdoors, our campers participate in a meditation session to quiet their minds and cultivate inner peace, fostering a deeper connection with themselves and the natural world.

Reading + Quiet Exploration: Igniting Curiosity and Wonder
Afternoon activities include listening to captivating read-alouds and engaging in quiet exploration, deepening our campers’ love for learning and their connection to the world around them. Through storytelling and hands-on exploration, we ignite curiosity and inspire a lifelong love for learning.

Closing Circle + Pick Up: Celebrating the Day’s Adventures
As the day draws to a close, we gather in a circle to reflect on the day’s adventures and accomplishments. With smiles on our faces and hearts full of gratitude, we bid farewell to another wonderfilled day at Little Leaders Academy Summer Camp, eagerly anticipating the adventures that await us tomorrow.

Immerse your child in a world of mindfulness, nature, and discovery this summer at Little Leaders Academy Summer Camp. With our holistic approach to learning and our commitment to nurturing the whole child, your child will create lifelong memories that last a lifetime.

Join us for a transformative experience filled with exploration, discovery, and endless opportunities for growth at Little Leaders Academy.

Embark on a Journey of Exploration and Growth

Embark on a Global Adventure:
This summer, we’re taking our campers on an unforgettable global adventure, exploring the diverse landscapes and cultures of three captivating countries:

June – United Arab Emirates
July – Greece
August – Kenya

Nature Study and Wilderness Exploration:
At Little Leaders Academy Summer Camp, we believe in the power of hands-on learning and immersive experiences. Our campers will delve into the wilderness, learning essential survival skills, tracking ocean migrations, and uncovering the secrets of the desert biome. Through nature study and exploration, they’ll develop a deep appreciation for the natural world and gain invaluable knowledge about our planet’s ecosystems.