Eco-Explorer

Before & After School Club

AWARD WINNING PROGRAM

**Voted 1st Place for Best Afterschool Program 2016 by Severna Park Voice!

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K – 8th Grades

Mon-Fri

Before Care Drop Off at 7:30am

After Care from 4-6pm

(students will be divided up into groups for age appropriate instruction and activities)

Throughout each excitement-filled 8 week session, students will enjoy a variety of hands-on FUN activities that are guaranteed to blow their minds! From animal interactions, to games, hikes, some field trips, experiments and crafts.

Students will also enjoy guest speakers from various professions such as, veterinary medicine, herpetology (special visits and instruction will be provided by National Geographic’s Dr. Brady Barr), marine biology, animal rescuing, zoo keeping, falconry, The Brickhouse, Jing Ying Kung Fu, learn about genetics with snake breeder, and much more to see what it takes to have an animal career!

Daily lessons include animal care and husbandry, animal training and enrichment, public speaking, research tactics, program planning, team building, and leadership.

This program is ideal for students who are interested in training to be an EcoAdventures Jr. Assistant. At mid year and end of each 16-week session, parents are invited to a presentation led by their young explorers. Participants are encouraged to attend multiple sessions to pursue a variety of interests and themes.  

Before Care drop off is at 7:30am at EcoAdventures. We will provide independent activities such as educational videos, crafts, games, animal interactions, etc in the mornings with one qualified staff member. Transportation in the snake van would be provided to schools. SPACE IS LIMITED to 13 kids in the van. Must have 4 children participating for before care to run.

Payment plans are available.  We can prorate and start at any time based on availability. 

ECO Vans pick up at: Severna Park Elementary, Folger McKenzie, Benfield, Oakhill, Severna Park Middle, Shipley’s Choice, Indian Creek.  We do pick up on early dismissal days right after school (already allotted in the price).  Possible pick ups South Shore Elem, Rockbridge Academy, Crofton Elem. If you do not see your school, call to inquire.

There are two after school performances – mid year and at the end of the year.

We appreciate your business and loyalty!

Whenever possible want to give you rewards and discounts as a token of our appreciation.

 

Discounts for enrolling in either Before OR After Care:

-10% sibling discount (was previously 5%)

-$5 off one day camps in the summer

-$15 off full week

-2 passes for our Earth Day event 

-Bring a friend discount-  sign up a new friend and receive  $25 off a full session

-$5 off when paying by check for amounts over $300

 

Discounts for enrolling in both Before AND After care:

-10% sibling discount (was previously 5%)

-$5 off one day camps in the summer

-$15 off full week of summer camp

-pay only $50 for full day camps during the school year with before care and after care included (8am-5pm) for each child

-4 Passes for Earth Day event

-Bring a friend discount-  sign up a new friend and receive  $25 off a full session

-$5 off when paying by check

 

Policies
  • Pick up: Please be on time picking up your children. Subject to a late pick up fee after 5 minutes tardy ($1 per minute).  
  • Please do not bring any toys/electronics
  •  Absences: Please notify us when you child will be absent especially if your child has van pick up.  
  • Sick Policy:You may make up to 2 days of missed class anytime during the same session. *You must give advance notice to make up class & it is dependent on availability.  If that does not work out you may get one pass to a Jungle Express. If there is a closing due to snow/weather you may make up the day.  No refunds or credits.
  • Vacation Policy:  You may make up to 2 consecutive days for miss vacation days. *You must give advance notice to make up class & it is dependent on availability.
  • You may add on a day (a la carte).  You must give us 2 days advance notice to do so & it is dependent on availability for that day.
  • Snow/Inclement Weather Policy: If Anne Arundel County Schools close, EcoAdventures is closed.  If AACPS let out early, you are responsible for pick up.  If AACPS cancels afterschool activities, EcoAdventures is still open unless we notify you otherwise.
  • Special Needs: We welcome special needs students to learn and thrive in our hands-on learning style at EcoAdventures.  In order to maintain the quality of our programs and for your children’s and animals’ safety,  we require parents notify us of special needs such as ADHD, autism, behavioral problems, physical or medical disabilities, or allergies) Failure to do so, may result in cancellation of registration without a refund if the child becomes disruptive or fails to follow program rules, safety rules, and policies.  We are not special needs experts as stated in our camp policy form.
  • Payment plans must be paid in full before starting the next session.
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After School 2017 Clubs

April 3rd – June 8th

Call 410-987-1300 to Register

This year instead of weekly themes we will be conducting daily clubs that will last the entire school year. Sign up for one or sign up for them all as we dive into the environment, animals, science and much, much, more. 

 

MONDAY: Animal Craze

You asked for it and now it is here! A club dedicated to everything there is to know about animals from a keeper’s perspective. Kids will work with instructors to help train, care for, and even play with our animals. Enrichment is very important for animals and we will have a day dedicated to it. Help us train our baby alligators to go up a ramp, or enter a crate. Help us feed, bathe, and weigh our animals to monitor their growth and wellbeing. We will work to make enrichment toys for all of our animals at EcoAdventures from ice cubs of food, to things for climbing and exploring. Kids will learn about creature careers, have guest speakers, and more!  Are you ready??

 

TUESDAY: ECO “Showtime”

Ready to “break a leg?” so to speak?  It’s Showtime at EcoAdventures!  Perfect your presentation skills and show your knowledge about how much you know about snakes, alligators, and more! Join us for a club dedicated to learning about animals and presenting animals to the public. Kids will learn presentation skills through a number of interactive activities that will put them to the test and have them thinking on their feet. Every other session the kids will pick a different animal to research, learn how to handle, and present. The best part is that we get to give our “show” to assisted living homes in the area. At the end of the second session kids will also put on a show for the parents.

**Field Trip NOTE** On field trip days we will be away from EcoAdventures until 5:30pm. Please note that with picking up. All field trip days will be on the website in advance for each session.

 

WEDNESDAY: The ECO Project

In this fun outdoors club kids will explore and experience the wonders of nature. Whether it is going on a hike to Kinder Farm or in our own backyard right here at EcoAdventures, eco-explorers will not only connect with nature but be inspired to protect it!  Kids will create their own garden  with native plant species while learning all about the dangers of pesticides and the benefits of composting. Along with DNR experts, kids will test the nutrients of soil and water, and will work on a year-long project that tests the water quality of a nearby stream. This will be sure to  encourage them to come up with ideas to help with the quality and health of the water and habitats. They will also keep nature journals for the entire year that will bring out their creativity and advance their writing skills. But wait…there’s more!! Students will come up with their own marketing campaign to help promote awareness to these issues via posters, flyers, etc.  Then take them straight to Maryland’s State Capital and lobby and mingle with the legislators.  Are you ready to make a difference??

**Weather NOTE** If weather is to bad to go outside we will do indoor environmental activities relating to what we do outside as well as working on our journals

**Field Trip NOTE** Ogn field trip days we will be away from EcoAdventures until 5:30pm. Please note that with picking up. All field trip days will be on the website in advance for each session.

 

THURSDAY: Full S.T.E.A.M Ahead!

In this club we will move full STEAM ahead and explore the link between Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. Drawing upon EcoAdventures’ unique resources, special talents, and keen minds, our education team has created a dynamic, kid approved, set of STEAM activities that get kids excited! We’re proud to be offering our Kid Approved STEAM activities in an all new after school Club.  And, as always, Eco Adventures will bring it all together with fun, inquiry based, hands on learning, in a dynamic and high tech fashion.  In each class, kids can interact with animals, create experiments, test theories, formulate questions, utilize gear and gadgets, incorporate artwork, and even devise creations. You won’t want to miss a club of STEAM!

 

Fun and Wacky Fridays

What is life without having fun??  EcoAdventures is the place to be for FUN! Every Friday will have a wacky theme where activities will be as creative with our imaginations! We will play games, create art, play with animal friends, help set up tanks and feed or weigh animals, make tie-dye shirts, recycled art, dress up, moonbounces, scooters, and more. On nice days we can also go on field trips and hikes…anything goes at EcoAdventures!

Pricing Table Last Session of 2016-2017 School Year

Day                                 Session Price        Price including Van Pick up

Mondays                                      $189                            $224

Tuesdays                                      $243                           $288

Wednesdays                                $253                           $298

Thursdays                                    $253                          $298

Fridays                                         $216                           $256

*5 days/week                                                                  $1154

*5 days/week with before care                                   $1910

Before Care Only 5 days/week                                   $840

 

When signing up for multiple session days, simply add the session prices to find your total amount.

Prorating and Payment Plans are available.

The above amounts are calculated using the following prices:

-Before Care beginning at 7:30am $20 per day

-Discounted price for Before Care when enrolling in both Before and After Care $18 per day

-After Care 4-6pm $27 per day ($32 with van pick up from school)

-After Care on Early Dismissal Days (2-6pm) $37 per day ($42 with van pick up)

-Discounted Price for enrolling in 5 days/week – includes van pick up $27 per day, $37 per Early Dismissal Day

Other Discounts & Enrollment Benefits

$15 Special Trial Class (for new students only)

$5 Discount when paying by check

10% Sibling discount

$25 Discount if you bring a friend and they sign up for a session

$5 off one day summer camps

$15 off full week of a summer camp

2 passes for our Earth Day event (4 passes if enrolling in before AND after care)

Pricing Table Session 1 2017-2018 School Year

Day                                 Session Price        Price including Van Pick up

Mondays                                      $189                            $224

Tuesdays                                      $216                           $256

Wednesdays                                $226                           $266

Thursdays                                    $189                          $224

Fridays                                         $189                           $224

*5 days/week                                                                  $1009

*5 days/week with before care                                   $1675

Before Care Only 5 days/week                                   $740

 

*Some small daily changes in rates may apply due to specifics of activities or field trips within the new CLUB formats for 2017-2018.

When signing up for multiple session days, simply add the session prices to find your total amount.

Prorating and Payment Plans are available.

The above amounts are calculated using the following prices:

-Before Care beginning at 7:30am $20 per day

-Discounted price for Before Care when enrolling in both Before and After Care $18 per day

-After Care 4-6pm $27 per day ($32 with van pick up from school)

-After Care on Early Dismissal Days (2-6pm) $37 per day ($42 with van pick up)

-Discounted Price for enrolling in 5 days/week – includes van pick up $27 per day, $37 per Early Dismissal Day

Other Discounts & Enrollment Benefits

$15 Special Trial Class (for new students only)

$5 Discount when paying by check

10% Sibling discount

$25 Discount if you bring a friend and they sign up for a session

$5 off one day summer camps

$15 off full week of a summer camp

2 passes for our Earth Day event (4 passes if enrolling in before AND after care)

After School 2017 – 2018 Clubs

Call 410-987-1300 to Register

MONDAY: ECO “Showtime”

Ready to “break a leg?” so to speak?  It’s Showtime at EcoAdventures!  Perfect your presentation skills and show your knowledge about how much you know about snakes, alligators, and more! Join us for a club dedicated to learning about animals and presenting animals to the public. Kids will learn presentation skills through a number of interactive activities that will put them to the test and have them thinking on their feet. Every other session the kids will pick a different animal to research, learn how to handle, and present. The best part is that we get to give our “show” to assisted living homes in the area. At the end of the second session kids will also put on a show for the parents.

**Field Trip NOTE** On field trip days we will be away from EcoAdventures until 5:30pm. Please note that with picking up. All field trip days will be on the website in advance for each session.

 

TUESDAY: Full S.T.E.A.M Ahead!

In this club we will move full STEAM ahead and explore the link between Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. Drawing upon EcoAdventures’ unique resources, special talents, and keen minds, our education team has created a dynamic, kid approved, set of STEAM activities that get kids excited! We’re proud to be offering our Kid Approved STEAM activities in an all new after school Club.  And, as always, Eco Adventures will bring it all together with fun, inquiry based, hands on learning, in a dynamic and high tech fashion.  In each class, kids can interact with animals, create experiments, test theories, formulate questions, utilize gear and gadgets, incorporate artwork, and even devise creations. You won’t want to miss a club of STEAM!

 

WEDNESDAY: The ECO Project

In this fun outdoors club kids will explore and experience the wonders of nature. Whether it is going on a hike to Kinder Farm or in our own backyard right here at EcoAdventures, eco-explorers will not only connect with nature but be inspired to protect it!  Kids will create their own garden  with native plant species while learning all about the dangers of pesticides and the benefits of composting. Along with DNR experts, kids will test the nutrients of soil and water, and will work on a year-long project that tests the water quality of a nearby stream. This will be sure to  encourage them to come up with ideas to help with the quality and health of the water and habitats. They will also keep nature journals for the entire year that will bring out their creativity and advance their writing skills. But wait…there’s more!! Students will come up with their own marketing campaign to help promote awareness to these issues via posters, flyers, etc.  Then take them straight to Maryland’s State Capital and lobby and mingle with the legislators.  Are you ready to make a difference??

**Weather NOTE** If weather is to bad to go outside we will do indoor environmental activities relating to what we do outside as well as working on our journals

**Field Trip NOTE** On field trip days we will be away from EcoAdventures until 5:30pm. Please note that with picking up. All field trip days will be on the website in advance for each session.

 

THURSDAY: Animal Craze

You asked for it and now it is here! A club dedicated to everything there is to know about animals from a keeper’s perspective. Kids will work with instructors to help train, care for, and even play with our animals. Enrichment is very important for animals and we will have a day dedicated to it. Help us train our baby alligators to go up a ramp, or enter a crate. Help us feed, bathe, and weigh our animals to monitor their growth and wellbeing. We will work to make enrichment toys for all of our animals at EcoAdventures from ice cubs of food, to things for climbing and exploring. Kids will learn about creature careers, have guest speakers, and more!  Are you ready??

 

Fun and Wacky Fridays

What is life without having fun??  EcoAdventures is the place to be for FUN! Every Friday will have a wacky theme where activities will be as creative with our imaginations! We will play games, create art, play with animal friends, help set up tanks and feed or weigh animals, make tie-dye shirts, recycled art, dress up, moonbounces, scooters, and more. On nice days we can also go on field trips and hikes…anything goes at EcoAdventures!

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