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February 21 - 25

This winter campers will spend their February break creating ice sculptures, searching for animal tracks, creating snow games and so much more! 

 

Attendees will explore, discover, and take in new skills  while having fun and learning more about Maine’s wildlife.

Recommended Age: 9-12

We welcome you to sign up for 2, 3, or 5 days of fun! 

9am - 4pm

Price:

Tuesday & Thursday: $100

Monday, Wednesday, Friday: $150

Monday - Friday: $225

10% sibling discount

 

All Campers will be dropped off at the Pine Parking area, accessible through Gate 1 (Street address 1107 West Old Town Rd. Old Town, 04468).  

Your Outdoor Adventure Awaits!

Each day campers will investigate a new topic!

A packing list will be provided upon registration. Campers should dress warmly and be prepared to spend a large portion of the day outside.

Wednesday: Winter Animals & Tracking

Let’s go on a sightseeing adventure, searching for animal tracks and investigating some of Maine’s most notable winter animals! Peer through the trees and try to spot a Woodpecker or a Cardinal. Create Pinecone winter Owls and birdseed ornaments as we continue to discover more about some of Maine’s most interesting creatures!

Monday: Snow, Sculptures and Creating

Campers will pick up their snowshoes and hit the trails journeying through Hirundo and learning more about the Refuge and its frosty paths. Snowflakes and their shapes will be explored. Winter fun will begin! Campers will create sculptures and forts, learning about architecture and how to build the perfect snowy design!

Thursday: Icy Fun

Today is all about ice! Let’s make ice sun catchers and decorate the trees at Hirundo with your beautiful creations! Ever tried ice bowling? Now’s the perfect time! Try your hand at painting in the snow or watching bubbles freeze. A Maple syrup treat will be a great way to end the day. 

Tuesday: Foraging & Tree Identification

Discover the trees of Maine! Campers will have the opportunity to practice their tree identification skills, searching for pine cones and learning more about some of Maine’s tree species. While out on the trails campers will embark on a scavenger hunt, forage for winter plants and learn more about their uses. Hot dogs will be served and roasted over the campfire, while we create our very own Pine Needle Tea. 

Friday: Winter Game Day

Create and discover a day full of frosty winter games. Make sure to do your stretches because the winter relay is about to begin. Campers will also have the opportunity to create their own snowy game and will enjoy a cozy hot chocolate break before the snowman building competition begins!

Camp Mask and Social Distance Policy 

 

Hirundo is focused on providing a safe, educational and fun environment for youth participating in their youth summer camps.   In keeping with CDC guidelines, Hirundo has the following policy regarding mask wearing and social distancing. 

 

Indoors

Face coverings are required for individuals ages 2 and up in our indoor shelter, regardless of vaccination status. Face coverings are optional for participants in outdoor areas. 

 

Outdoors

All campers and staff shall maintain at least 3 feet between each other while outdoors.  If this distance can not be achieved,  masks shall be worn by campers and staff regardless of vaccination status. 

 

A Pre-Health Screening Form must be completed before the start of camp. 

 

Weather Policy 

Hirundo will cancel camp when weather presents an unsafe condition for participants. Participants will be notified by 6pm the evening prior. Due to the unpredictability of the weather,  Hirundo reserves the right to cancel camp at any point when it is deemed unsafe. Participants will be notified of cancellations via the contact info provided at registration.

Please note: Camp registration fees are non-refundable.