KEEN - SNOW CAMP
DECEMBER 19-23, 2022
Winter is right around the corner and we need to get excited! For what, you might ask? For snow and hot cocoa, for warm fires and roasted marshmallows, for handmade presents and learning about winter traditions throughout the world! All of this and more at SNOW CAMP 2022!
Snow Camp is an opportunity for K-5 children to explore the best of the Kittitas Valley's festive season. Every day from 9-3 is filled with games, crafts, science, and free play for all, complete with campfires and warm snacks.
Location and Facilities
KEEN’s Earth Explorers programs are located at the Yakima Canyon Interpretive Center just five miles south of Ellensburg on Canyon Road. We are 100% outdoors and have limited primitive resources and facilities: including walled tents, propane fire pits, and porta potties.
How it Works
Snow Camp 2022 is five days of winter fun from December 19-23 (Mon-Fri). Every day's session will run from 9am - 3pm, with a lunch break (snacks are included, but lunch is not included).
Registration: $200 for the week
Drop-In Rates: $55/day
Who’s ready for Snow? Join us December 19-23 for Snow Camp. Experience the Yakima Canyon Interpretive Center in a whole new season- winter!
Be ready to do some bird watching, learn the science behind snow and snowflakes and discover who hibernates and who migrates. Find answers to the age-old questions, “Are you bigger than an Emperor Penguin?” and “Do polar bears and penguins really share the same habitat?”
Experience winter celebrations from around the world, while learning why conifers play such an important role in so many celebrations. Of course (weather permitting), we’ll have sledding, snow shoeing, snow building, campfire and smores!
Tentative week schedule:
Monday - Birds
Build a nest STEM activity
Make pinecone/ pb bird feeders
Bird seed gelatin feeders
Make cheerio bird feeders
Decorate a bird tree
Make TP binoculars, for bird watching
Build a snowflake tinker tray (STEM activity)
Snowflake slime (premade)
Salt snowflake painting
Snowflake stamping craft
Salt crystal snowflakes
Wednesday - Solstice/Conifers
Candle making kits
Paper cup luminaries
Package up/decorate decorative fire starters
Make winter scented potpourri bags/ jars
Are you bigger than an Emperor Penguin?
Hibernate, Migrate or Stay active? (PDF file)
How do Penguins Stay Warm and Dry
Friday- Smores/campfire day
Popsicle stick/smore craft
Smore cardboard craft
Fire making/ who can make a fire?