Camp Broadwater 2016 Themes
Week 1 - June 13 – 17: Green and Growing with SPLASH! This week is not just about the hot springs, swimming and pool safety. It also includes the joy of growing your own food, planting and why we recycle. Learn cool ways to save our Earth like how to up-cycle plastic bottles. This week’s adventures will include germinating seeds and hiking to the green house.
Week 2 - June 20 - 24: Movement We transform laboratory science into a fun, interactive learning experiences. How does our body move, bend and jump? It gives kids the opportunity to embark on a series of science adventures like how a ball moves through space. We will experience movement through design, make devices and create conditions that may cause movement of the air. This week will feature some local coaches and artists.
Week 3 - June 27 – July 1: Moovin’ and Groovin’ Here’s the “Hoe Down”, when Campers hear the music it’s their cue to let loose. We are going to bring back break-dancing from the 80’s, Disco Night, Groovy 60’s, Sock Hop, Line dancing and Zumba. Our special guest instructors will show us the “Solar Moves”; we will Hula Hoop like Saturn, twist our hips, jump and shout, Hip Hop and moon walk. Campers will research force of Motion, what gives us energy and make a hula hoop.
Week 4 - July 5 – 8: Montana Animals & Bugs (Creepy, Crawly & Fun) (No Camp on July 4) This is not the week to miss! We will be learning all about Montana’s wild life and insects, how they move, what they eat and why they are so important to use. This week includes eco-hikes, making spider webs, ant farms, animal tracks and learning animal Yoga. We will have a picnic on our hike to the wild life preserve at Spring Meadow Lake.
Week 5 - July 11 – 15: Geeky Have fun learning all sorts of projects and activities. We will conduct experiments in a variety of subjects. Our special guests make it an explosion of fun. Create rock candy crystals, construct a paper bridge and learn the fundamentals of electricity, magnetism and more!
Week 6 - July 18 - 22: S’more Montana It’s stamped week. We will learn about Montana history. Become official Wilderness Explorers! Campers will go on fun bug hunts, nature walks and play plenty of outdoor games. Campers will be introduced to Native American games and musical instruments. This week’s highlight will include hiking Mount Helena.
Week 7 - July 25 - 29: It’s Time to be Jedi Warrior In this week kids will make their own light sabers, galaxy slime and even explore our Solar System! May the force be with you! Try to pass through the laser obstacle course in your one-eyed costume. Have a blast learning to slime or brave the giant slip n’slide!
Week 8 - August 1 - 5: Make Music Rock Out! Oh, play that sweet music! Listen, can you hear it? We will learn about the different musical instruments, singing and our creative sound. We will make our own musical instrument, play musical chairs and explore sound. We’ll rock out with our special guest musician.
Week 9 - August 8 - 12: CSI Do you know what happens when you put soap in the microwave? This week we will dye flowers rainbow colors, experience the Diet Coke and Mentos geyser, make dancing oobleck and color changing magic milk, fake snot and bounce eggs. Giant gummy bears and vinegar volcanos are just some of the experiments we’ll conduct as we investigate why these fun reactions occur!
Week 10 August 15 - 19: Challenge (Olympics) Teams travel from “country to country” participating in different challenges. At every destination, each team must compete in a series of challenges, some mental and some physical and only when the tasks are complete will they learn of their next location.
Week 11 August 22 - 26: Community Heroes Who are your super heroes? Are the Real or make believe? Did you know we have super heroes living in Helena? Heroes are not just Spiderman, Captain American or Supergirl. Some Super Heroes are Fire Fighters, EMT’s, Police Officers and Nurses. A Super Heroes could even be your mom or dad! Come celebrate and meet some of ours.
Programs, themes and guests are subject to change.