Black Creek Adventure Camp
2021 Black Creek Adventure Camp Registration Now Open!
We are excited to announce that BLACK CREEK ADVENTURE CAMP (BCAC) will be open for the 2021 season! Online registration can be done here.
BCAC is eight weeks of summer camp at the Fairfield Community Center in East Fairfield for kids ages 5-12. At BCAC, we focus on community, a sense of self and exploring local resources through art, sports, the natural world, drama, food, music, and good ol’ summertime fun.
There will be a few changes this year, in keeping with state guidelines and recommendations, in an effort to keep everyone healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our goal is to provide a FUN and SAFE camp experience for your child. (Please be sure to read about our changes to camp in the Important Details section below.)
Camp takes place Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., the weeks of June 21 through August 13. Sign up for one or all weeks. (Pre-registration and pre-payment is required for your child to attend camp.)
Eight weeks of activities for the 2021 camp are outlined below. However, they are subject to change. Activities take place outdoors, rain or shine. Field trips for each week are pending and have yet to be confirmed.
Campers are welcome to bring their bikes as long as they have the proper safety gear. Swimwear is necessary every day ,as you never know when it’s the perfect hot summer day to go to Metcalf Pond. River shoes are essential.
Please click here to learn more about our COVID guidelines for summer camp.
𝐉𝐮𝐧𝐞 𝟐𝟏-𝐉𝐮𝐧𝐞 𝟐𝟓: 𝐏𝐚𝐦𝐩𝐞𝐫 𝐘𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐂𝐚𝐦𝐩𝐞𝐫 𝐖𝐞𝐞𝐤
Let’s face it: this has been a stressful time for all. We’re kicking off the first week of Camp with a nice, relaxing time for the kids to get to know each other and release all their worries. Eye bags, mud baths, and henna to pamper you on the outside, with yoga, haiku, herbal teas, and silent walks to fulfill you inside. You can expect mini zen gardens and guided meditations to help bring much needed calm, and the campers will learn to make natural repellents such as bug sprays and sunscreen to use for the rest of the summer.
𝐉𝐮𝐧𝐞 𝟐𝟖-𝐉𝐮𝐥𝐲 𝟐: 𝐒𝐮𝐦𝐦𝐞𝐫𝐭𝐢𝐦𝐞, 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐋𝐢𝐯𝐢𝐧’𝐬 𝐄𝐚𝐬𝐲
Summer is finally here in full swing! It’s almost Independence Day and we’re ready to spend time in the sun and soak it all up. Having picnics with homemade ice cream and lemonade, walking in the woods, throwing water balloons, gardening, and doing arts and crafts like tie-dye and friendship bracelets to commemorate the new friendships of the summer. There’s even time for s’mores and spooky stories, everything a summer camp needs.
𝐉𝐮𝐥𝐲 𝟓-𝐉𝐮𝐥𝐲 𝟗: 𝐌𝐨𝐯𝐢𝐧’ 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐚’𝐆𝐫𝐨𝐨𝐯𝐢𝐧’
This week is all about shaking things up, literally. Getting things moving, including us! Riding bikes and learning bike safety, going hiking, playing outdoor games like hopscotch, 4-square, and relay races. We’ll also be playing with physics in marble races, egg drops, and building all sorts of things that go go go. We’ll start off each day with some fun exercises to shake off the cobwebs and end the week with a dance party to remember.
𝐉𝐮𝐥𝐲 𝟏𝟐-𝐉𝐮𝐥𝐲 𝟏𝟔: 𝐒𝐡𝐨𝐰 𝐨𝐟𝐟
Everyone has their own talents and interests, and this is the week to hone those skills or delve into something new. We want to see what you’ve got! Improv exercises will start the day to get those creative juices flowing, and from there, campers can pick what they’re interested in. Some options of ways to spend the day will be in storytelling, art, music, dance, sports, and crafts. Those who want to can be involved in creating a play from start to finish. At the end of the week we’ll have a talent show so the campers can showcase their talented selves.
𝐉𝐮𝐥𝐲 𝟏𝟗-𝐉𝐮𝐥𝐲 𝟐𝟑: 𝐂𝐢𝐫𝐜𝐮𝐬 𝐖𝐞𝐞𝐤
Circus Week is back! This ever-popular week is here to turn that clown frown upside down. Stilt walking, face painting, juggling, puppeteering, crazy costumes, and parades are just a few of the attractions that that campers look forward to all year. This week the circus comes to you, you don’t have to run away to find it. Coincides with the annual Jig in the Valley, all are welcome!
𝐉𝐮𝐥𝐲 𝟐𝟔-𝐉𝐮𝐥𝐲 𝟑𝟎: 𝐀𝐫𝐭, 𝐁𝐨𝐝𝐲, 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐒𝐨𝐮𝐥
This week is about seeing beauty all around us, capturing what we can while leaving what we should. We’ll focus on painting, drawing, sculpture, and clay work while also taking time out to appreciate the world around us. We’ll do nature walks, yoga, and tai chi, then pick up things from the earth to be used in our craft projects. This is a time to talk about conservation and our responsibility to the earth, things that we can do daily to make the world a better place. It’s a week to step back and appreciate all the beauty in all forms: as is, and as it can be.
𝐀𝐮𝐠𝐮𝐬𝐭 𝟐-𝐀𝐮𝐠𝐮𝐬𝐭 𝟔: 𝐆𝐨 𝐖𝐢𝐥𝐝
It’s time to get down, dirty, and let out your inner naturalist. Plant and animal identification, bird walks, gardening, and animal tracking are just a few things to get campers into looking at the outdoors in a different way. Campers will make their own nature journals and learn how to collect and preserve samples for future studies. We’ll make things like butterfly nets, insect habitats, and terrariums so the campers can bring their piece of the outdoors inside at the end of the week.
𝐀𝐮𝐠𝐮𝐬𝐭 𝟗-𝐀𝐮𝐠𝐮𝐬𝐭 𝟏𝟑: 𝐋𝐨𝐜𝐚𝐥 𝐅𝐚𝐫𝐦𝐬, 𝐋𝐨𝐜𝐚𝐥 𝐅𝐨𝐨𝐝𝐬
Another week back by popular demand. We’ll visit some of the many farms in the region and see what’s grown, raised, and produced in our backyard. Berry picking, pie making, pickles and fermented foods, pigs, cows, flowers. . . there’s nothing you could want that isn’t right here. This is a week of going places and tasting everything. Meeting local farmers and seeing what makes Vermont so unique. At the end of the week we’ll have a cookout and party for the campers to celebrate another great year of memories at Black Creek Adventure Camp.
Register online here.