Broadmoor Nature Camp | Sample Schedule

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No two days are alike at Broadmoor Nature Camp! However, this sample schedule gives an overview of daily activities and flow. 

9–9:30 am — Welcome & Games

Campers arrive at their unique camp meeting space to reunite and socialize. They may play name games or do an activity to get to know one another better. Caregivers and staff can communicate at this time about their camper and how the day may go.

9:30–10:15 am — Nature Theme Introduction, Activities, & Games

Campers are introduced to Theme of the Day with a fun activity, such as the Mystery Box, a story, or a skit put on by counselors! They may also play a game to deepen their understanding of a theme or concept such as life cycles.

10:15–10:30 am — Morning Snack Break

After cleaning hands, campers enjoy a snack sent from home, usually in a shady spot out on the sanctuary. After they finish, campers perform a tick-check, then reapply sunscreen and bug spray.

10:30 am–12:00 pm — Nature Exploration & Investigation

Campers directly interact with nature on trails, in the meadows, in the forest, and from the boardwalks to find plants and organisms related to the day’s theme! They may use scavenger hunts or tools, such as magnifying glasses, to aid their investigation.

12:00–12:30 pm — Lunch

After cleaning hands, campers enjoy lunch sent from home, usually in a shady spot out on the sanctuary. After they finish, campers perform a tick-check, then re-apply sunscreen and bug spray.

12:30–1 pm — Curiosity Club Activity & Wrap-up

Curiosity Club campers participate in a final activity or craft and then share their favorite moments of the day. Caregivers and staff can communicate at this time about their camper and how the day went.

12:30–2:30 pm — Nature Exploration, Activities, & Games

Campers directly interact with nature on trails, in the meadows, in the forest, and from the boardwalks to find plants and organisms related to the day’s theme! Concepts are reinforced through fun thematic activities, crafts, and games (including camp favorite, "Camouflage").

2:30–3 pm — Camper Wrap-up

Campers share their favorite moments from the day with their camp groups.

3–3:15 pm — Camper Pick-up

At their group meeting space, campers participate in simple games such as “Everybody-Is-It" tag, where they can exit the group as they are picked up without affecting the game. At pick-up, caregivers and staff can communicate about their camper and how the day went.


What Others Are Saying . . .


"Her favorite thing was the opportunity to be outside all day exploring nature. She loved making, observing and recording the compost and learning about how to reuse and recycle." —Camp Parent