Family Camp in a Box
Family Camp in a Box

Family Camp In A Box

$125.00
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Family Camp in a Box

Virtually transport your family to an island in Maine with daily camp activities!


Available for Pre-Order July 15th!


All activities are designed to be done with an adult.  Target age of children is from 7 to 13 years old.


Join Hog Island Audubon Camp’s Program Manager, Eva Matthews and the Family Camp Team in exploring the natural world of Maine.  Your kit will include daily activities and a camp guide full of fun, facts and more.  Camp activities are designed to share the Maine Coast’s unique ecosystems through explorations your family can do with our camp instructors, right from your own home. 
You’ll take a peek at Hog Island’s Osprey nest, determine what “your” owl ate, test your nautical knot-tying skills, learn about the seldom seen seabird world with puffins, and explore your own backyard pollinators.   We can’t wait to see you online!

Daily activities & lessons include

5 days of fun Maine-themed topics:


Owls Vs. Ospreys: Included in your box is an owl pellet dissection kit. You can follow the instructions or join us for a live tutorial.  All tutorials will be recorded and shared afterwards.  Also included in the box is a lesson activity guide all about owls and ospreys.  Have you seen the live Osprey cam at Hog Island Audubon Camp? The cam streams live daily, check it out to watch our favorite raptor nest: https://explore.org/livecams/ospreys/osprey-nest 


Knots and Nautical: Travel to the coast of Maine where the lobster boats are busy hauling traps and the lighthouses help guide you through the fog. For our online component you can tune in to learn how to tie some basic knots.  Your camp box includes two different colored ropes to make learning easy.  You will find some fun activities all about living on the Maine coast in the day's activity guide.


Seabirds!: For our third day of camp we will learn about our avian friends that spend their lives at sea.  Included in the box is a Paint-your-own Decoy kit, but don’t start yet.  We’ll provide a paint-along activity to transform your decoy into a tern species fit for a research island!  More activities about seabirds and researchers are included.


Pollinator Power: In this activity we will explore topics such as botany, insects, and birds as pollinators. A hand lens is provided to investigate further and participate in activities that include plants and bugs.  What pollinator magic does your backyard hold?


Puffin Palooza: We wrap up the Hog Island family camp with a day's worth of activities devoted to our favorite bird, the Atlantic Puffin. Your kit includes a puffin patch sewing activity. 

 

ALSO INCLUDES:

·         Hog Island Audubon Camp sticker

·         Owl pellet kit, Paint your own Decoy Kit, Puffin Patch kit, Knot tying rope, and a hand lens for botany and insect study, crayons for coloring activities

·         5 Daily Activity guides

·         Supplemental Adult guide for download

·         Link to pre-recorded videos and live demonstrations

·         15% off future online store purchases (expires 9/30/20)

·         Discount if you purchase two kits!