Several day camps to be offered at China School Forest this summer

Local educator and Maine Master Naturalist, Anita Smith, will be offering several day camps and family forest activities at the China School Forest. All programs start at the China Primary School bus circle, 763 Lakeview Drive, China. For more information or registration form, contact Anita Smith at 968-2255 or

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Day camps are for children entering grades 2-6. Space is reserved once your registration form and fee are received and you receive a confirmation email. Each day camp is limited to 10 students. Camps run rain or shine. Cost is $30, per child, per camp.

June 26-28 – Pond Explorers Day Camp: We will use dip nets and learn about pond plants and animals, play games and meet some fascinating critters. Prepare to get wet! 12:30 – 3:30 p.m.

August 7-9 – Pirate Day Camp: Ahoy, Matey! Make “treasure” maps & dig for buried “treasure”, create your own pirate treasure chest and learn to talk like a pirate at this fun adventure-themed camp. 12:30 – 3:30 p.m.

August 21-23 – Nature Explorers and Nature Games Day Camp. Learn about different plants and animals that live in the forest by playing fun games and hands-on activities. 12:30 – 3:30 p.m.


Family activities are for all ages, even our littlest friends! An adult must accompany the child for the activity.

Please RSVP on our facebook page or by email so we have enough materials for all participants. Family Forest Activities are free, but donations are gratefully accepted the day of the event to help cover the cost of materials. If we have to cancel, it will be posted on our facebook page the day before the event.

June 2 – Family Forest Fun: Butterfly, Oh My! Learn about butterflies, make a butterfly craft and play a butterfly game. Costumes are optional. For all ages. Suggested donation $5, per child to cover materials. 9:30 – 11a.m.

June 29 – Family Forest Fun: Pond Explorers. Come explore the pond using dip nets and see who lives here. For all ages. Suggested donation $5, per child to cover materials. 9:30 – 11a.m.

July 7 – Family Forest Fun: Nature Walk, Fairy Houses and Toad Homes Learn about Fairy Houses, gather natural forest materials and build fairy houses in our school forest. Suggested donation $5, per child to cover materials. 9:30 – 11 a.m. Please RSVP on our facebook event page or email to register. August 10 – Family Forest Fun: Pirate Adventure Search for buried treasure, look for gems, and play a pirate game. Come dressed in your favorite pirate garb! Suggested donation $5, per child to cover materials. 9:30 – 11 a.m.


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