Campers at SPREE’s Adventures Outside Holiday Camp enjoyed a beautiful January day learning about energy at Johnson-Habitat Park. Campers explored the camp building and park grounds on an energy scavenger hunt, learning about the many forms of energy around us. They then made paper cup rockets and launchers, decorating their rockets before using elastic energy to send them flying! Click here to make your own rocket.
We worked together to create our own board game full of energy-saving tips and consequences for wasting energy. Then we played together to see who could reach the finish line first. Campers also created their own energy-saving reminders for our SPREE Headquarters building, finding creative words and pictures to help remind everyone to turn lights off, unplug, and save energy.
Later in the day, we learned the pros and cons of different types of energy, from coal to wind power. We created sailboats and harnessed wind energy to sail them down at the river. We closed our activities with a "Wanted" poster for the Energy Leech. Our efforts at camp helped us defeat him, at least for now!
We still have spaces open for our upcoming spring holiday camps:
Monday, February 15th: Animal Mystery ($40)
Put on your detective hat and test your skills solving an animal mystery!
Monday, February 29th: Feathered Friends ($40)
Discover which birds live along the South Platte River!
March 28- April 1: Attack of the Mini-Beasts! ($200)
Explore the crazy world of creepy crawly critters during spring break camp!
Campers must be attending the full week of camp.
Monday, April 11: Mad about Macros ($40)
Get your feet wet and investigate the creatures that live in the South Platte River!
For more information: www.greenwayfoundation.org/holidaycamp
Check our summer camp page on February 1st for detailed summer camp information and registration links: