Summer camp is a time of fun, adventure, recreation, and - at The Piney Woods School - education. The 2019 Summer Adventure Camp provided innovative learning opportunities for every camper enrolled.
Beyond completing arts and crafts projects; campers participated in STEM programs that allowed them to study the environment and learn about careers in the field. Campers observed tarantulas, dung beetles, and South American cockroaches while learning how these creatures fit into the broader ecosystem.
Campers learned about the value of healthier lifestyles while practicing innovative cooking skills through an ongoing partnership with Alcorn State University. They studied survival skills under the tutelage of Mississippi Wildlife & Fisheries, and they learned about environmental stewardship and sustainability through observing Piney Woods’ newly installed solar field.
The campers were able to gain experience sleeping in a residence hall and, judging by the laughter that rang through the halls, they loved it! Campers raced up and down the basketball court during recreational time and learned the proper way to swing a golf club. Each day, after dinner, the campers cooled down in the pool before returning to the gymnasium for their final recreational slot of the day. With such busy days and nights, some students opted for an earlier bedtime with the goal of being rested and ready for the next day!
If your child will be between the ages of 10-15 next summer, please look into enrolling them in the 2020 Summer Adventure Camp.