June 5th- June 9th. Camp meets Monday through Friday from 9 am – 12 pm each day. This camp is for kids going into 3rd and 4th grade.
Creative writing makes science come alive at The Foothills Learning Center
Explore Boise’s foothills with a pencil and notebook in hand. Together with a Cabin teaching-writer and a naturalist from the Foothills Learning Center, you’ll observe our native environment and translate what you learn into wildly original poetry and stories.
Please arrive at The Foothills Learning Center no later than 8:55 am. You can find a map on Google by typing in the address: 3188 Sunset Peak Road, Boise, ID 83702. Or, just drive up 8th Street until you see the center on your right. During the last half-hour of camp on Friday, family and friends are invited to The Foothills Learning Center for lemonade and a public reading of student writing.
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.