Meets daily August 14-18 from 9 am – 12 pm. This camp is intended for kids entering 4th – 6th graders.
Plant the seeds of great poems, stories and more as you dig in and explore the grounds of Boise Urban Garden School with a Cabin teaching-writer. Campers also receive education sessions by BUGS staff. Come think and write about this inspiring environment where food, plants, and minds grow!
A collaboration of The Cabin and Boise Urban Garden School.
Camp takes place at The Peregrine Fund’s World Center for Birds of Prey, 5668 W Flying Hawk Ln Boise, ID 83713. During the last hour of camp on the final day, writers are invited to share their work in a celebratory reading!
Foci for Student Learning:
- Engaging with research and scientific ways of understanding the natural world to find inspiration to write creatively
- Reflective journaling to process nature and science learning
- Analyze nature/environmental creative texts to learn about craft
- Writing, thinking, and talking about conservation/environment and the role of writing in encouraging and defining these concepts
- Learn to use place as more than a backdrop
- Producing nature and science inspired poems and stories
- Reflecting on the artist’s role in questions of our natural environment and conservation
- Responding to what works in one another’s work
- Offering constructive critique for peer’s work towards revision
- Revising for publication
Essential Questions Students Will Investigate:
- What is the role of an artist in communicating honestly about the natural world?
- How do we bridge arts and sciences? How does writing do that?
- Can writers work on ideas related to conservation? The natural world?
- How do we use nature as inspiration?
- How do we write about physical experience?
- What is nature?
Our ticketing system charges a $4.50 convenience fee for each camp purchased online. To avoid this fee, register by phone: 208-331-8000.