Fall-Spring Programs

FALL 2020 CLASSES

 

Safety Day

All ages

September 3

Two sessions this year!  Session#1 9 AM-Noon and Session #2 1-4 PM

$5/student  *no charge for adults to attend

PRE-REGISTRATION ONLY

[Session # 2 participants are welcome to come at noon for lunch!]

Our Safety Day is a tradition for many families to kick off the new school year. Come join us for our annual day of fun, fellowship, and exciting programs designed to meet your fire safety educational requirements. In addition to the important program put on by our local fire company and the State Police, it is a great time for meeting new friends and reuniting with old ones. From noon to 1:00 pm we will have hot dogs and other snacks available to purchase for a picnic lunch or you can bring your own.

 

Outdoor Adv. Skills Lvl 1

Grades 7-12

September 9, 23 October 7, 21 November 4, 18

1:00-4:00 PM

$60/student  *Parents may observe at no charge, no parental participation

This popular class will introduce and allow students to try a variety of outdoor recreation skills to gain confidence and knowledge. Skills will include kayaking, canoeing, rock climbing, hiking, survival skills, mountain biking, team-building, and basic wilderness medicine.

 

How to Can Peppers

Grades 5-12

September 10

1:00-4:00 PM

$10/student  *Parents may observe at no charge, no parental participation

Learn about the basics of canning and prepare your very own jar of canned peppers to take home and enjoy.

 

Pre-K Day

Pre-K and Kindergarten

September 11

9:00 AM–12:00 PM

$5/family  *charge per family, no additional costs or restrictions

Join us for a morning of hanging out at the playground area and a guided visit to our pond, where we will have nets available to search for critters along the bank. Parental supervision is required for children at all times.

 

Honeybees 101

Grades 1-12

September 11

1:00-2:30 PM

$7/student  *Parents may observe at no charge, no parental participation

Come meet Susque’s bees! Students will learn about the lives of these amazing insects as well as the basics of beekeeping. Bring your questions!

 

Ceramic Christmas Ornaments

Grades 2-12

Morning or afternoon classes!

2-day class - October 9 & October 30

10:00-11:30 AM or 2:30-4:00 PM

$30/student  *Parents may participate at no additional charge

Join us in the pottery studio to make your very own ceramic Christmas ornaments to treasure for years to come! The first day involves shaping and cutting the clay, and the second day will be for glazing. Pick-up will be available 2 weeks after the second class.

 

 

Christmas Around the World: Tanzania

Grades 1-12

December 10

10:00 AM-12:00 PM

$10/student  *Parents may attend at no additional charge, no parental participation fee

Join us as we celebrate the country of Tanzania and learn about its history, how Christianity started, and how Christmas is celebrated.

 

Maple Sugaring

Grades 1-12

November 12, February 18

1:30-3:00 PM

$10/student  *Parents may attend at no additional charge, no parental participation fee

Learn about maple sugaring from a local expert. Learn how to prepare taps, lines, and collect sap, and then on the second class, make syrup! One of the sweetest classes offered.

 


SPRING 2021 CLASSES

Wilderness First Aid

Ages 16 and up 

TBD

 

Nature Study Mini-Course: Birds

Grades 2-6

10:00 AM-12:00 PM

January 7- February 25 (every Thursday - 8 classes total)

$50 - *Parents may observe at no charge

Come learn about birds at Camp Susque! In this 8 session course, students will learn how to identify common backyard birds by sight and sound, features that make birds unique, as well as do hands-on projects like owl pellet dissections! Class sessions cover topics such as eggs, feathers, flight, beak adaptations, diet, and more.

Through this course students will also participate in Cornell Lab’s Citizen Science Project, learning how to do data collection and participate in real scientific research.

 

TerraNova 2/ CAT 6 Testing

Grades 1-12

March 17

9:30-1:00 PM

$50/student

Camp Susque is pleased to offer the convenience of local standardized testing. We will proctor the TerraNova 2/ CAT 6 for students (generally taken in grades 3, 5, and 8). We will be offering the core portions of the test which cover Reading, Language, and Math.

 

SWAPLUCK!

All ages

March 25

12:00 PM-3:00 PM

FREE


Join us for our annual SWAPLUCK! This is a potluck + swap day, so bring a small dish to share and some items from home that you would like to donate and swap, like clothing, books, toys, shoes, homeschool curriculum, and more! Come and enjoy the food and fellowship, meet some new friends, and browse the tables to take home something new.

 

Animal Tracking

Grades 1-6

April 15

9:30-11:00 AM

$8/student  *Parents may attend/observe, at no charge, no parental participation fee

Come and take a walk around Susque in search of evidence of our four-footed friends. Students will learn how to identify various common tracks found in the wild. Each participant will cast a plaster track to take home as well as handouts for future tracking. Be prepared to walk in the woods with appropriate footwear and clothing. 

 

Stream Studies 

Grades 1-6

April 15 

12:30 - 2:00 PM 

$8/Student *Parents may observe at no charge

Students will learn about water ecology by exploring and identifying creatures in Lycoming Creek.  Wear appropriate shoes and clothing for creek exploration!  

 

Earth Day: Weather

Grades 1-12

April 22

10:00-11:30 AM

$10/student  *Parents may attend/observe at no charge, no parental participation fee

Our annual Earth Day class will focus on the topic of weather. What are the different components that contribute to the weather and how do we measure these components to create a weather forecast? 

 

Climbing Wall Adventure

Grades 2-12

April 22

1:00-3:00 PM

$15/student  *Parents may attend/observe at no charge, no parental participation fee

Come try out Camp Susque’s climbing wall. Challenge yourself to set goals and follow through with them on both faces of the 25-foot wall. This is personally and physically stretching – give it a try! 

 

Jewelry Making 101:   Hammered Pendant 

Ages 10+ 

April 26 

1:OO-3:00 PM 

Come try out your jewelry-making skills at Camp Susque! In this entry-level class, students will learn how to bend wire, hammer, and polish a pendant to make a necklace. Hint: This would be a great Mother's Day gift!

 

Spring Pre-K Day 

Pre-K and Kindergarten

April 29 

10:00 AM-12:00 PM 

$3/Child  *Parental supervision is required for all children. 

Come join us for our second  Pre-K Day!  After a time of play, we will spend the morning together exploring and learning about trees through stories, songs, and activities.   

 

OAS Lvl 2

Grades 9-12 OR successful completion of OAS Level 1

April 29-30

9:00 AM April 29 to 2:00 PM April 30

$60/student  *No parental participation

Take your outdoor adventure skills to the next level. Level II is a 2-day, 1-night camp-out opportunity which expands on, and puts into use, the skills learned in Outdoor Adventure Skills level 1. Activities include kayaking, rock climbing, rappelling, and backpacking.

 

To Register:

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By Phone: 570-998-2151

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