Sound of Nature School
Registration Now Open!
Herpetology (ages 8-13)
Come explore the wilds of Pine Lake and learn about the different groups of reptiles and amphibians that inhabit this region of Georgia. We will observe and learn about Salamanders, Frogs/Toads, Snakes, Lizards, and Turtles in their natural habitats during this five day camp. Focusing on the five main groups of "Herps" found in this piedmont region we will discover the importance of these often misunderstood creatures. Exploring their vital role in the ecosystem, the ecology and biology of reptiles and amphibians, and even hear some native american mythology in regards to these majestic animals.
10:30-3:00pm , $225
Stream Ecology (ages 8-13)
Exploring the streams of the southern Piedmont, specifically Snapfinger creek where it enters Pine Lake from the Eastern Wetlands and leaves along the Western Wetlands, we will discover the vast amount of invertebrate and vertebrate life that exists within a waterway. Participants will encounter numerous plant and animal life including but not limited to crayfish, various shiner fish, the aquatic nymph stages of stoneflies, dragonflies, damselflies, mayflies, caddisflies, and much more. We will learn about how the health of a waterway can be determined by the types of organisms found in it (EPT Index). We will explore the ecology and biology of the creatures they discover and compare their needs within that special ecosystem and how they interact within their specific niches.
Nature Art and Music (ages 5-8)
Nature provides an unlimited canvas upon which to dream with a wide variety of natural materials to use to create endless amounts and ever evolving works of art. Participants will explore the various habitats within Pine Lake, including meadows, gardens, wetland trails, beach, lake trails, and more to become inspired, find resources, and design whatever types of art they dream up. We will discover and observe various techniques others use, whether it is using flower petals as ink sources for their limitless pallet, or collecting different natural materials full of varied textures, durability, and uses. We will paint, sketch, design, mold, build, get inspired and more during this limitless nature art camp all the while being immersed in natural habitats. This combo camp will also explore the joys of the musical world by singing and experiencing rhythm through children's folk songs and dancing. Participants will have the opportunity to sing, play hand percussion and dance (both in groups and individually). Kids will explore american children's folk songs, chorus/refrain and rounds, free/interpretive dancing and line/square dancing, learning names of instruments and basic rhythm.
10:15-2:15pm, ages 5-8, $190
Music and Groove II (ages 9-13)
Sound of Nature School's music camp for 9-13 year olds will explore rhythm, melody and harmony through singing and dancing. Syncopated rhythms will be introduced and song structure will be investigated. Participants will have the opportunity to sing, play hand percussion and dance (both in groups and individually).
- rhythm (basics and intro to syncopation)
- melody (scales and how to use them)
- harmony (chords and chord progressions)
- song structure (verses, choruses, refrains, bridges/breaks, codas, etc)
- dancing (line and free)
10:15-2:15pm , $200 .
*Discounts: Multicamp discounts available for participants interested
in signing up for 2 or more camps this summer. OR Additional sibling
discounts available for families wanting to send more than one child
to Sound of Nature camps this summer.
Nature Camps take place almost entirely outdoors. Space is limited, registration is now open. To register please email us at Soundofnatureschool@gmail.com or click here to fill out the contact form on our webiste so we can add you to our growing list of participants. Registration packets and invoices will go out in late April.
(This camp is held at Sound of Nature but run by Ella and her team from EcoArtsCamp who have been doing summer camp in Pine Lake for many years now).
Come explore and make art with us. Each day campers choose their adventures . . . birdwatching, collecting insects and creating a habitat, using the microscope to see what lives in the compost, learning the names of the trees and wild plants . . . and much more. Campers build, sculpt, mold and assemble play structures and site-specific art in nature. Pine cone mandalas, fairy gardens, forts, woven structures, play houses, and villages made of gathered and found materials create a magical interactive play environment. Nature is filled with treasures and materials for artistic exploration and imaginative play! Traditional camp crafts such as friendship bracelets, and community building songs and games, create a summer camp experience that is truly memorable. Along with exploration and making art, campers make friends, team up to create together, and focus on summer fun!
Find out more about this camp at www.ecoartscamp.com , with info on registration and payments for this camp found there as well.
Pollinator Camp (ages 7-13 )
10:30-2:30pm, ages 7 and up, $105